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  • Central region (Shizuoka direction)
  • Eastern region (Mount Fuji direction)
  • Western region (Hamamatsu direction)
  • Izu region

Introducing great sightseeing spots in Shizuoka!

Shizuoka has great weather. Sprawling Shizuoka prefecture is known for many fantastic sightseeing spots, like the vast Nakatajima Sand Dunes; Lake Hamana, famous for eel; Mt. Fuji, a World Heritage Site; and Atami and Izu, with their hot springs!
Here are some major sightseeing spots in Seibu (around Hamamatsu), Chubu (around Shizuoka city), Tobu (around Mt. Fuji) and the Izu area.
  • Western region
  • Central region
  • Eastern region
  • Izu region

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Izu Peninsula (Atami Onsen)

  • Atami City
  • Hot Springs
One of the largest spa areas of Japan, on the East Coast of the shoulder of Izu Peninsula. Modern and traditional hotels, and souvenir shops fill the city from the coast to the mountain. The hot spring was said to found in the 8th Century or even older, and the name of the city ”Atami (hot sea)” was derived from the old story that hot water sprung from the sea. General Tokugawa-Ieyasu visited here in the 17th Century, and the hot water was sent to Edo Castle in Tokyo from the 3rd General of Tokugawa Government Iemitsu. Mild climate, and many tourists visit here in summer and winter from the 19th Century. Famous as the city of famous literature ”Konjiki-Yasha” written by Koyo Ozaki. Beautiful night view.

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Mt. Fuji (Fujinomiya Trail New 5th Station)

  • Fuji City
  • Nature & Parks
n addition to serving as the starting point of the Fujinomiya Trail, which leads to the summit of Mt. Fuji, Fujinomiya Trail’s 5th Station offers visitors hiking opportunities such as the Hoei Course, a hike around the crater of Mt. Hoei that can be completed in 60 minutes, and a hiking course located in Mt. Fuji’s natural recreational forest, which offers enjoyable leisurely hiking opportunities. Visitors can enjoy Mt. Fuji’s natural environs with its majestic views, singing birds, rare flowers and plants, and other wonderful features. The hiking season is from May to November.

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Gotemba Premium Outlets

  • Gotemba City
  • Shopping
Located at the foot of Mt. Fuji, this large scale outlet shopping center is masive in scale and holds approximately 165 domestic and international brand stores. There are also restaruants and a Ferris wheel, making a trip here a fun day out.

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Hamanako Kanzanji Onsen

  • Hamamatsu City
  • Hot Springs
This spa is located on the north edge of the Shonai Peninsula, which juts into the northeastern part of Lake Hamana. Although the hot spring is new, having been opened in 1958, the region has long been renowned for swimming, fishing, and moon viewing. With complete tourist facilities and a transportation network, this spa is one of the most important in the northeastern part of Japan. There is a beautiful view surrounded by the lakes on the three sides, and the acclaimed eel cuisine of Lake Hamana. This is the largest spa resort of Lake Hamana, and many guests visit in all four seasons. The sightseeing bus takes visitors to tourist spots free of charge.

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Izu Peninsula (Shuzenji Onsen)

  • Izu City
  • Hot Springs
One of the best Onsen in Nakaizu ( Mid-Izu ) area. Lots of pure Japanese ryokans can be found along Katsura River, a tributary of Kamo River. “Tokko no Yu”, the open-air foot spa that is said to have blown out when Kobo-daishi hit the ground with a Tokko, one of the Buddhist objects, still remains at the riverside, which has become known as a symbol of Shuzenji onsen spa resort. Some ryokans are of Japanese tea ceremony house and others are with large gardens, all of which, and with the historical temple and other old ruins, forms Shuzenji to be more refined and tasteful.

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Sumatakyo

  • Kawanehoncho
  • Nature & Parks
Deep valley of the Sumata River, a branch of the Oi River. Many waterfalls can be seen on the rock walls on both sides of the valley and the slopes of the mountains are covered with fir, hemlock and cedar trees. Visit Sumatakyo spa, where you can take an approximately 90 min walk along a path that includes crossing a 90m long suspension bridge (Yume no Tsuribashi) and another arch-shaped bridge (Hiryubashi).

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Fuji International Speedway

  • Oyama Town
  • Sport & Recreation
Japan's largest racing course of around 4,563m which runs in the background Mount Fuji.
Japan's top category of race watching and bicycle race, such as Formula Nippon and Super GT, and has held a variety of events such as the marathon.

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Ecopa Stadium

  • Fukuroi City
  • Sport & Recreation
The 50,889 seat Ecopa Stadium is Shizuoka’s largest stadium which serves as a stage for many types of events ranging from track and field and soccer to sports entertainment. The 10,000 seat Ecopa Arena is Shizuoka’s largest arena used for volleyball, concerts, and exhibitions. In addition, the expansive grounds were ecologically designed and feature walking paths where visitors can enjoy looking at seasonal animals and plants throughout the year.

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Izu Peninsula (Ito Onsen)

  • Ito City
  • Hot Springs
The second largest spa city in Izu, next to Atami. The city spreads in the form of a Japanese fan, at the end of the Matsu River on the seaside of Sagami Bay, with a row of hotels from the seaside to the mountains. Although there are many luxury hotels, the city has a relaxed atmosphere of health resort spa due to its old history. Started in the 17th Century as three original hot springs, and now there are about 800 original hot springs, of which amount is larger than that of Atami. There are many sightseeing points such as the swimming beach, heights, lake, and historical spots of old powerful Ito family, hiking paths, golf courses, etc.

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Hamanako Garden Park

  • Hamamatsu City
  • Nature & Parks
The park is the former site of the Hamanako Flower Expo held in 2004. You can enjoy plants of all seasons, views across Lake Hamana from the observatory tower, playing in the water in summer and various events in this city park.

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