40 recommended spots for sightseeing in Shizuoka! Carefully selected from standard to hot spot!
Shizuoka Prefecture is easily accessible from both Kanto and Kansai, making it a perfect tourist destination for domestic travel. There are many sightseeing spots rich in nature, including Mt. Fuji, a World Cultural Heritage Site, Atami Onsen, and Shiraito Falls. In this article, we will introduce recommended spots for sightseeing in Shizuoka for driving and day trips. Full of Shizuoka sightseeing information, from classic sightseeing spots to hidden spots that repeat travelers know! Enjoy the charm of Shizuoka that you can only experience in Shizuoka sightseeing!
Sightseeing in Shizuoka is a popular choice for domestic travel! Which sightseeing areas are recommended?
Shizuoka Prefecture stretches wide from east to west, and there are many sightseeing spots that families and couples can enjoy.
Therefore, it is recommended to choose a sightseeing area based on the purpose of your trip! Being easily accessible by bullet train or car, it is a popular tourist destination for domestic travelers.
[Hamamatsu area] Enjoy sightseeing in Shizuoka’s largest city!
The first city we will introduce is Hamamatsu, a large city in Shizuoka. Hamamatsu has many recommended sightseeing spots.
From lakes and modern candy factories to historical buildings and temples, visitors can enjoy a wide range of tourist attractions! Here are some of the popular recommended sightseeing spots in the Hamamatsu City area.
1. If you want to see the sunset and sunrise in Shizuoka, this is a perfect spot! Lake Hamana where you can enjoy the surrounding facilities all day long
The first sightseeing spot in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, is “Hamana Lake,” the symbol of Hamamatsu City in western Shizuoka. Lake Hamana is famous for eels and boat races.
Lake Hamana offers scenic views during sunsets! If you visit Lake Hamana at dusk, you can see a spectacular view colored in red and blue. Visiting in the early morning is also recommended to enjoy the beautiful sunrise. There are various sightseeing spots near Lake Hamana, such as the Kanzanji Ropeway that runs over the lake, and restaurants. This allows you to enjoy sightseeing around the area for a day without getting bored! For more information, please visit the Hamamatsu/Lake Hamana Tourist Information Site .
Address：Hamamatsu City and Kosai City, Shizuoka Prefecture
2. Shizuoka’s classic sightseeing spot for history! “Hamamatsu Castle” is recommended for driving as it has a parking lot.
Another sightseeing spot in Hamamatsu to introduce is “Hamamatsu Castle”. This castle, located in Hamamatsu City, is a popular sightseeing spot known as the place where Tokugawa Ieyasu lived for a long time (*).During the Edo period, many successive lords of the castle held important posts in the shogunate, and Hamamatsu Castle gradually gained the reputation of a “castle of success (*). For this reason, Hamamatsu Castle is also known as a power spot (*) that is said to bring good luck in your career. If you desire the benefits of success and matchmaking, make sure to visit Hamamatsu Castle! There is also a parking lot, so it is also recommended for driving.
※ Refer to “Hamamatsu Castle Park official website”
Address：100-2 Motoshirocho, Naka Ward, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Directions：(1) About 20 minutes on foot from Hamamatsu Station (2) Take a bus from Hamamatsu Station and get off at “Shiyakusho Minami” and walk for 6 minutes (3) About 30 minutes by car from “Hamamatsu IC” or “Hamamatsu Nishi IC” (4) “Hamamatsu” About 40 minutes by car from Hamakita IC
Business hours：Open to the public: 8:30-16:30 Closed: December 29-31
[Extra edition] For accommodation when sightseeing in Shizuoka! A resort hotel operated by the Yamaha Group
“Katsuragi Kitanomaru” [PR]
Next, I would like to introduce the resort hotel Katsuragi Kitanomaru, which is recommended for lodging when sightseeing in Shizuoka. Approximately 5 minutes by car from Shin-Tomei Expressway Morikakegawa IC.
Katsuragi Kitanomaru is a resort hotel operated by the Yamaha Group. There are two grand pianos in the museum, one of which is a special piano with only one in the world.（※”Refer to “Katsuragi Kitanomaru official website”） Guests can enjoy the audio room equipped with high-end Yamaha audio equipment. You can enjoy music to your heart’s content.
When visiting the museum, take measures against infectious diseases such as temperature checks and hand disinfection. We also take thorough measures to manage the physical condition of our employees.
An extraordinary travel experience comes true in a discerning guest room standing on a vast site!
The charm of “Katsuragi Kitanomaru” is its luxurious structure with only 49 guest rooms on a vast site of 50,000 tsubo. Surrounded by rich nature, you can enjoy an extraordinary trip in an environment where you rarely come into contact with people.
Hotel amenities are the first in Japan to introduce the hair care and body care series “Aroma Leaf” from Chanson Cosmetics, a company in Shizuoka Prefecture (※). An aroma leaf developed using naturally derived plant essences (※).
Food hospitality using seasonal ingredients
At Katsuragi Kitanomaru, we focus on ingredients such as fresh seafood and local vegetables caught in Enshunada, Suruga Bay, and Lake Hamana, Shizuoka branded meat, and other ingredients from Shizuoka Prefecture, the land of Mt. Fuji. They carefully examine and stock ingredients that we are particular about. “Katsuragi Kitanomaru” strives for local production for local consumption, with a focus on Shizuoka and Enshu. We purchase ingredients directly from nearby farmers and markets.
Seasonal dishes that are carefully prepared by Japanese and Western chefs using such high-quality ingredients are also visually appealing. The treats and the hospitality of the staff, which are woven with reliable skills and experience, will bring you a wonderful dining experience.
Enjoy overnight golf at the adjacent Katsuragi Golf Club
If you like golf, you can also play at the adjacent “Katsuragi Golf Club”. “Katsuragi Golf Club” has 36 holes on 2 elegant courses that make use of the natural topography, designed by master golfer Seiichi Inoue, who has worked on numerous prestigious courses. The Yamana Course, where the LPGA tournament “Yamaha Ladies Open Katsuragi” is held, is also known as a difficult course, and motivates players to take on challenges.（※”Refer to “Katsuragi Kitanomaru official website”）
Enjoy both lodging and golf with the lodging golf plan at ‘Katsuragi Kitanomaru’.
Address：2505-2 Ukari, Fukuroi City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Directions：2328m from Morimachi Byoin-mae Station on Tenryu Hamanako Line 2377m from Haradani Station on Tenryu Hamanako Line 2451m from Enda Station on Tenryu Hamanako Line 2597m from Harada Station on Tenryu Hamanako Line 2652m from Towata Station on Tenryu Hamanako Line
3. Ryutan-ji Temple, a Shizuoka historical tourist spot related to the Ii family
The next recommended sightseeing spot in Hamamatsu is ‘Ryotanji’. This temple was built by a monk named Gyoki, who appears in textbooks on Japanese history during the Heian period.
Inside the temple, there are exhibitions of valuable cultural properties and a garden full of atmosphere that has been designated as a national scenic spot (*) . If you want to spend a relaxing time surrounded by nature while experiencing the history, this is a recommended little-known sightseeing spot!* Refer to “Ryutanji official website”
Address：1989 Iinoya, Inasa-cho, Kita Ward, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Directions：1,710m from Kanasashi Station
4. Popular tourist spot “Unagi Pie Factory” where you can see how Shizuoka’s famous eel pie is made
The next sightseeing spot in Shizuoka/ Hamamatsu is the Unagi Pie Factory.
This is a facility where you can observe the manufacturing process of eel pie, a specialty of Shizuoka! Inside the facility, the guide will give you a tour of the factory, so you can deepen your knowledge about eel pie.Reservations are not required for free tours, but reservations are required for guided tours. It is a spot that I would definitely recommend for families.
“Unagi Pie Factory Shop”
Address：748-51 Okubocho, Nishi Ward, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Directions：15 minutes by car from JR Maisaka Station 3,531m from Takatsuka Station
Business hours：9:30-17:30 Special business only in July and August 9:30-18:00 Open on Sundays
5. If you want to buy souvenirs for sightseeing in Shizuoka, go here! “Shunkado” where you can buy specialty sweets
Shizuoka is famous for its eel pie.
If you want to buy “eel pie” as a souvenir in Shizuoka , we recommend purchasing it at the manufacturer “Shunkado”.SHUNKADO has 7 stores (*) only in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture. There are a wide variety of eel pies that you won’t find in ordinary souvenir shops, making it the perfect souvenir for sightseeing in Shizuoka.* Refer to “Shunkado Official HP”
“Shunkado Main Store”
Address：Shunkado Building, 321-10 Blacksmith Town, Naka Ward, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Directions：Along Kajimachi Street ・4 minutes walk from Enshu Railway Line “Daiichi Dori” station, 250m ・4 minutes walk from Enshu Railway Line “Shin-Hamamatsu Station”, 300m ・From JR Tokaido Main Line / Tokaido Shinkansen “Hamamatsu” Station (North Exit) 6 minutes walk 400m 221m from Daiichi-dori Station
Business hours：10:00-18:00 *Closed on Sundays during the pandemic
6. Visit a famous theme park in Shizuoka! “Hamanako Pal Pal” recommended for families with children and dates
The next recommended sightseeing spot in Shizuoka Prefecture is ‘Hamanako Pal Pal’. An amusement park on the shores of Lake Hamana.
It is attractive that there are attractions that children around 3 years old can enjoy! In the summer, we recommend the “pal pool” inside the facility, and in the winter, we recommend the day-trip hot spring “Hanasaki no Yu” right next door. There are also indoor attractions and shows, so you can definitely enjoy even on a rainy day! It’s a perfect spot for families. Shows and events are held depending on the season, so be sure to check the official website .
“Hamanako Pal Pal takeout shop”
Address：1891 Kanzanjicho, Nishi Ward, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture Hamanako Palpal
Directions：2,880m from Sunza Station
7. [Shizuoka Gourmet] Famous Gyoza Restaurant in Hamamatsu [Gomihachin Hamamatsu Station Building May One Branch]
Next, we will introduce famous Hamamatsu gyoza restaurants located near tourist attractions in Hamamatsu City.
Hamamatsu dumplings are characterized by boiled bean sprouts placed on top of gyoza dumplings and grilled to perfection. There are many shops in Hamamatsu City, but the most popular chain shop in Hamamatsu City, “Gomihachin Hamamatsu Station Building May One Branch” is recommended. It’s located in the station building of Hamamatsu Station, so it’s easy to stop by by train or car. Please enjoy the crispness and juicy taste of thin-skinned dumplings.
“Gomi Hachichin Hamamatsu Station Building May One”
Address：6-1 Sunayama-cho, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture Hamamatsu Station Building May One 7F
Directions：Directly connected to Hamamatsu Station on the Tokaido Line 66m from Hamamatsu Station
Business hours：11:00 – 22:00 Open on Sundays
8. “Hamamatsu Flower Park” where you can enjoy seasonal flowers and greenery in Shizuoka sightseeing
The next recommended sightseeing spot in Shizuoka Prefecture is “Hamamatsu Flower Park”. This is a botanical garden that utilizes the natural topography of Lake Hamana.
The rose garden, plum garden, cherry blossoms, tulips, hydrangea trees, and other seasonal flowers bloom to create a relaxing space. The large greenhouse full of flowers throughout the year and the fountain show of water and music are also noteworthy. We recommend going around the park on the “Flower Train”.
“Hamamatsu Flower Park Shop”
Address：195 Kanzanjicho, Nishi Ward, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Directions：3,712m from Sunza Station
Business hours：9:00-17:00 Open on Sundays
[Atami area] If you want to enjoy a relaxing hot spring while sightseeing in Shizuoka, go here!
The next recommended area for sightseeing in Shizuoka is Atami! Atami is easily accessible from Tokyo and is a popular tourist spot where you can enjoy everything from sightseeing to hot springs! Recommended for those who want to go to a hot spring and sightseeing at ease.
We will introduce the charm of Atami, the gateway to the Izu Peninsula located in the south of Shizuoka Prefecture.
9. A classic spot for sightseeing in Shizuoka! “Atami Onsen” recommended for families and couples
The first sightseeing spot in Atami to introduce is “Atami Onsen”!
Speaking of Atami , many people think of “hot springs”.
Atami Onsen is a hot spring town boasting a long history and a large amount of hot spring water, with an average temperature of 63 degrees Celsius (*), making it one of the hot spring resorts in Japan.
There are many wonderful inns and hotels, so get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and relax in a hot spring!
※ Refer to “Atami City Official Website”
“Atami Onsen Hotel Ryokan Cooperative Association”
Address：9-1 Tawaramotocho, Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture 1st Building 2F
Directions：(1) 1 minute walk from JR Atami Station
Business hours：Closed: Sundays and Saturdays Closed: December 29th to January 3rd National Holidays
10. Visit a famous historical shrine in Shizuoka sightseeing “Kinomiya Shrine”
The next recommended sightseeing spot in Atami is “Kinomiya Shrine”. It is a shrine (*) that enshrines a deity that has been worshiped in the land of Atami since ancient times, and is said to bring benefits of recovery and good fortune .It is also the general shrine (*) of 44 Kinomiya Jinja companies nationwide, and is a nationally famous shrine. Among them, there is a sacred tree designated as a natural monument (*), and there is a legend that if you go around the thick trunk once while making a wish, your life expectancy will be extended by one year. Please visit Atami’s leading power spot!
※ Refer to “Kinomiya Shrine Official Website”
Address：43-1 Nishiyamacho, Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Directions：(1) On foot from Kinomiya Station
11. “Atami Sun Beach” is a must-visit for sightseeing in Shizuoka in the summer
The next recommended sightseeing spot in Atami, Shizuoka is “Atami Sun Beach”. During summer vacation, Atami Sun Beach is a spot where many families and couples gather.
The town of Atami spreads out around this beach, and hotels are lined up around it. Also, the road running along the coastline is lined with palm trees, so please enjoy the feeling of being in a tropical country .Furthermore, in the early morning, the sun rises from the horizon, giving it a yellow tint, and at night, it glows blue when it is lit up. It is popular as a beach where you can enjoy the whole day even if you are not swimming in the sea!
Atami is a town full of attractions such as hot springs and sea bathing, so you can enjoy it whenever you visit.*Beach opening in 2022 was from 7/9 (Sat) to 8/28 (Sun). For more information, please visit the official tourism website of the Atami City Tourism Association .
“Atami Sun Beach”
Address：Higashikaigancho, Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Directions：(1) By bus from Atami Station (2) On foot from Atami Station
Business hours：Open: July 16th to August 28th 9:00-17:00 Beach swimming period
12. A historical tourist spot where you can enjoy a spectacular panorama! “Atami Castle” is full of facilities that children can enjoy
The next recommended sightseeing spot in Atami, Shizuoka is “Atami Castle”. This historic castle was built in 1959 and was used as the base of the shogun during the Sengoku period (*).
From the observatory of the castle tower, you can see the city of Atami , Hatsushima, and the Izu Peninsula! Inside the castle, there are many facilities such as an Ukiyo-e exhibition, a Shunga exhibition, and a history corner where children can enjoy themselves. This is a great spot for history buffs and families.
Address：1993 Sogayama, Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Directions：(1) By taxi from Atami Station (2) By bus from Atami Station (Bus bound for Ajiro/Taga Shako) On foot from Nishikigaura Bus Stop (3) By bus from Atami Station (Bus bound for Atami Port/Korakuen Garden) Take the ropeway from the end of the bus
Business hours：Open to the public: 9:00-17:00 Closed: No holidays
13. Recommended date spot for sightseeing in Shizuoka! “MOA Museum”, a hidden art museum with an ocean view
The next recommended sightseeing spot in Shizuoka is the MOA Museum of Art. This is an art museum that exhibits (*) numerous works of art, including national treasures and important cultural properties.
From the museum, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery overlooking the sea of Atami . Various limited exhibitions and events are held depending on the period, so be sure to check it out. For detailed information on the facility, please see the official website of the MOA Museum of Art .
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※ Refer to “MOA Museum of Art Official Website”
“MOA Museum of Art”
Address：26-2 Momoyamacho, Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Directions：(1) Take a bus from Atami Station (to MOA Museum of Art) * About 7 minutes from bus terminal No. 8 to MOA Museum of Art Get off at the last stop “MOA Museum of Art”
Business hours：Opening hours: 9:30-16:30 (Last admission 16:00) Closed: Year-end and New Year holidays (open from January 1st to 3rd) Closed: Open on Thursdays and holidays
14. [Shizuoka Gourmet] Popular sweets shop cafe “Drive-in Atami Pudding Shokudo”
Next, I would like to introduce you to the cafe “Drive-in Atami Pudding Shokudo” where you can eat exquisite sweets in Atami , Shizuoka . Atami pudding, a popular souvenir from Shizuoka, is served at this café . These cute sweets look great on Instagram, and you’ll want to take a picture of them. Please enjoy the exquisite sweets of Atami that can only be eaten here .
“Drive-in Atami Pudding Restaurant”
Address：10-1 Kamitaga, Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Directions：Although our shop is a drive-in, there are few parking spaces, and the surrounding roads will also be congested, so we will limit admission when the car is full. Please use nearby parking lots (charged) when admission is restricted. *Please note that there is no paid parking service. *We do not allow waiting in the parking lot as it may cause traffic congestion. *Please do not park on the street, as it not only causes inconvenience to local residents, but also causes congestion and traffic accidents. [Information about nearby parking lots] Umieru paid parking lot: 1,000 yen/car *Summer only 272 m from Izu-Taga Station
Business hours：10:00-18:00 (LO 17:30) Open on Sundays
15. Land on a remote island for sightseeing in Shizuoka! Experience glamping on the remote island “Hatsushima”, which is close to the Tokyo metropolitan area!
Hatsushima is a remote island not far from the Tokyo metropolitan area, and can be reached in about 30 minutes (*) by high-speed boat from Atami .The recommended activity on Hatsushima is the popular “glamping”. The entire island of Hatsushima is an entertainment facility, so there are luxurious facilities such as camping, BBQs, and hot springs. Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the relaxing island life!
※Refer to “Hatsushima official website”
Address：1113 Hatsushima, Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Directions：(1) 25 minutes by Fujikyu Marine Resort High Speed Sightseeing Boat from Atami Port, 10 minutes on foot from Hatsushima Port to the left along the coastline
Business hours：Opening hours: Asian garden 9:00-16:00 (until 17:00 in summer) Closed: Thursdays (excluding busy season)
16. [Shizuoka Gourmet] Fresh seafood bowl from Hatsushima is delicious [Fresh Fish Cuisine Sakaya]
The last place we would like to introduce is “Sakaya” where you can enjoy fresh seafood rice bowls from Hatsushima.
Fresh fish caught in the surrounding area is used, and the sashimi is plump! There is a wide variety of toppings and the volume is plentiful.Eat fresh seafood from Hatsushima and enjoy both gourmet food and sightseeing!
“Sakaya dining room”
Address：165 Hatsushima, Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Business hours：11:00-16:00 17:00-19:00 (Reservations only) Open on Sundays
[Izu/Shimoda area] There are many spots recommended for sightseeing in Shizuoka!
The Izu/Shimoda area, which I will introduce next, is a popular place with abundant nature and many sightseeing spots! From the Izu peninsula, you can see the beautiful sea and sunset overlooking Mt. We will introduce not only popular sightseeing spots, but also hidden tourist spots.Shimoda City, located at the tip of the Izu Peninsula, is a city surrounded by the sea, mountains and rich nature!
17. “Nirayama Reverberatory Furnace”, a World Heritage Site in Shizuoka
The first popular sightseeing spot in Izu that we will introduce is the uniquely shaped building “Nirayama Reverberatory Furnace”. During the spring season, there is a wonderful view like the one in the photo.A reverberatory furnace is a facility used to melt and process metals in the 18th and 19th centuries. It was actually used in the 19th century, and in recognition of its historical value, it was registered as a World Heritage Site as part of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution Heritage Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding, and Coal Industry (*)!
* Refer to “Izunokuni City Official HP”
“Nirayama Reverberatory Furnace”
Address：268 Narutakiiri, Izunokuni City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Directions：(1) From Izu-Nagaoka Station on the Izu-Hakone Railway Sunzu Line: Unlimited ride shuttle bus “Reki Bus Noru-ra” (Operates on weekends and public holidays + specified days on weekdays) ¥300 http://www.city.izunokuni. shizuoka.jp/seisaku/machizukuri/koutsukekaku/hansyaro_bus/documents/30unkoubi_rekibus_karenda-.pdf Taxi one-way 850 yen ~ 25 minutes on foot
Business hours：Visiting hours: April-September 9:00-17:00 October-March 9:00-16:30 Closed: 3rd Wednesday of every month (the following day if it falls on a national holiday)
18. Sightseeing spot where you can experience the natural beauty of Shizuoka [Izu Peninsula Geopark Dogashima]
The next popular sightseeing spot in Izu is “Izu Peninsula Geopark Dogashima”. It is a land that was formed over a long period of time when volcanic ash and debris flows from past volcanic activity accumulated on the sea floor.
The Izu Peninsula Geopark is a famous spot that has been certified as a UNESCO Global Geopark (*). The layer of white volcanic ash is beautiful and many tourists visit. Another great point is that you can enjoy from the promenade and pleasure boats. It is a valuable historical spot where you can see traces of volcanic activity.
* Refer to “Izu Peninsula Geopark Official Website”
19. Sightseeing at one powerful waterfall in Izu! Recommended spot for summer drive “Joren no Taki”
The next sightseeing spot in Izu to introduce is Joren Falls, located in the middle of the Izu Peninsula.
It is one of the few spots where you can feel a stream of water up close.You can also experience trout fishing in a nearby river (*). Not only can you rent out all the equipment, but there are plenty of services such as pre-cooking and rental stoves when you catch a fish, so you can enjoy it empty-handed.Especially in summer, it is popular as a spot where you can feel cool! There is a free parking lot, so it’s perfect for driving.
※ Refer to “Izu City Tourist Information Site”
Address：892-14 Yugashima, Izu City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Directions：(1) 40 minutes by bus from Shuzenji Station (Tokai Bus bound for “Kawazu Station”, get off at Joren Falls, a short walk)
20. A little-known spot for sightseeing in Shizuoka! “Hirizo Beach” where you can enjoy nature in the unexplored region of Izu
The next sightseeing spot in Izu to introduce is a beach that looks like a scene from a movie! This superb view located at the southern tip of Izu is called “Hirizo Beach”.
In addition to the amazing transparency, it is so attractive that it is said to be an unexplored unexplored region because it can only be reached by boat.Despite its proximity to the city center, it is one of the leading snorkeling spots where the water is crystal clear. Hirizo beach is recommended if you want to play in the sea thoroughly in the summer.
Address：Nakagi, Minamiizu Town, Kamo District, Shizuoka Prefecture
Directions：(1) 2 hours and 40 minutes from Tomei Expressway Numazu IC via R414, 5 minutes by boat from Nakagi Port Depart from Izukyu Shimoda at 9:00 bound for Ocean Park, change destination at OP to Nakagi bound for 1 hour
Business hours：Open: Ferry: Early July to late September, 8:00 to 16:30 (September 1st to 4:00 pm) Closed: No holidays during business period (cancelled in case of stormy weather) Closed: Ferry: September Late to early July
21. Dogashima, a recommended sightseeing spot in Shizuoka and Izu that will tickle your sense of adventure
The next sightseeing spot in Izu to introduce is Dogashima, a natural sightseeing spot that represents West Izu. At low tide, a road appears and the island can be reached on foot.
Cruising is a recommended activity that you can enjoy on this island. You can board a ship and explore the island as if you were an adventurer. In particular, the climax of this adventure is the large hole called Tensodo! The natural art that has been created over many years in rough seas is breathtakingly beautiful.*Cruising status is subject to change depending on the weather. For details, please check the “Dogashima Marine Official Website” .
Address：Dogashima, Nishiizu Town, Kamo District, Shizuoka Prefecture
Directions：(1) 90 minutes by bus from Shuzenji Station (2) 100 minutes by car from Tomei Numazu IC/Shin Tomei Nagaizumi Numazu IC
22. A spot where you want to relax while sightseeing in Shizuoka! If you come to Izu, you should visit “Shuzenji Onsen”
The next sightseeing spot in Izu to introduce is “Shuzenji Onsen”. It is a hot spring resort along with Atami Onsen. Shuzenji , also known as “Izu’s Little Kyoto” , retains an old-fashioned townscape and a relaxing time.You can soak in the hot springs, or you can stroll around the city. Especially during autumn leaves, the atmosphere changes dramatically! We recommend the “Katsura Bridge” dyed vermilion. Matching the autumn leaves, you can see the scenery as if it were written on a picture postcard.
“Shuzenji Hot Spring”
Address：838-1 Shuzenji, Izu City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Directions：(1) 7 minutes by bus from Shuzenji Station (Tokai Bus/Izu Hakone Bus bound for “Shuzenji Onsen”, get off at Shuzenji Onsen, the last stop.) (2) 30 minutes by car from Tomei Expressway Numazu IC (via Izu Jukan Expressway)
23. A sightseeing spot where you can get in touch with nature and animals in Shizuoka! Recommended for families with children “Izu Shaboten Zoological Park”
The next sightseeing spot in Izu to introduce is ‘Izu Shaboten Zoological Park’. This park is a popular tourist spot where you can see about 1,500 kinds of cacti and interact with about 140 kinds of animals. Not only can you interact with cute animals without feeling distance, but there are also shows. Everyone from children to adults can enjoy themselves. For more information on the park, please see the “Izu Shaboten Zoological Park Official Website” .
|Adult (Junior high school students and above)||Elementary school student||Infant (4 years old and over)|
|Admission fee||2,600 yen (tax included)||1,300 yen (tax included)||700 yen (tax included)|
|business hours||9:00-17:00 * Please check the official website of Izu Shaboten Zoological Park|
for details as it varies depending on the season .
“Izu Cactus Park”
Address：1317-13 Futo, Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture
24. “Chikurin no Komichi”, a little-known sightseeing spot where you can enjoy tranquility in Izu, Shizuoka
The next sightseeing spot in Izu to introduce is “Chikurin no Komichi”. About 5 minutes on foot from Shuzenji Onsen Bus Station. A walking path that runs through the center of the hot spring town where you can feel the refreshing breeze.
After sunset, it is lit up, creating a calm atmosphere. Please visit when you stay around Shuzenji Onsen.
“Bamboo grove narrow path”
Address：3463-1 Shuzenji, Izu City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Directions：(1) On foot from Shuzenji Onsen Station
25. A sightseeing spot by the sea in Ito City, Shizuoka! A spot you want to stop by on your drive “Michi-no-Eki Ito Marine Town”
The next recommended sightseeing spot in Izu is the tourist facility “Michi-no-Eki Ito Marine Town” in Ito .
This is a facility by the sea where you can play, eat, and relax in a hot spring.There are many ways to enjoy yourself, such as looking at the ocean from a pleasure boat, relaxing in a footbath, or taking a leisurely stroll along the promenade! It’s a space that everyone from children to adults can enjoy, so please stop by.For more information, please see the “Road Station Ito Marine Town Official Website” .
“Izunaka Ito Marine Town”
Address：Ito Marine Town, 571-19 Yukawa, Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Directions：1,112m from Ito Station
Business hours：9:00-18:00 Open on Sundays
26. Sightseeing at Shizuoka’s slightly different aquarium “Shimoda Undersea Aquarium”
The next sightseeing spot in Shimoda to introduce is “Shimoda Underwater Aquarium”. The reason why this aquarium stands out from other aquariums is undoubtedly the “Fureai no Umi”.
You can feed and touch the dolphins in this zone, which was created using a natural cove as it was.Of course, there are various facilities other than Fureai no Umi, where you can find a wide variety of aquatic creatures. It is an irresistible spot for children!
|Admission fees||Adult rate (junior high school students and above): 2,100 yen (tax included)|
Children (4 years old to elementary school students): 1,050 yen (tax included)
|business hours||Please check the official website of “Shimoda Aquarium” as it varies depending on the season .|
|access||About 5 minutes by taxi or about 25 minutes on foot from Izukyu Shimoda Station on the Izukyu Line|
“Shimoda Underwater Aquarium”
Address：3-22-31 Shimoda City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Directions：(1) Car: About 70 km from Tomei Expressway Numazu IC via Izu Jukan Road and Route 414. Train: Izukyu Line From Izukyu Shimoda Station, take the bus bound for Shimoda Aquarium for about 7 minutes, get off at the last stop and walk for 1 minute.
Business hours：Business hours: 9:00-16:30 on weekdays from March to October, 9:00-17:00 on Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays and Golden Week. From 9:00 to 17:00 from March 25 to spring break. From 9:00 to 17:00 from 3rd Saturday of July to 24th of July and from 26th of August to 31st of August. From July 25th to August 25th from 8:30 to 17:30. 9:30-16:30 on weekdays from November 1st to February 28th, 9:00-16:30 on Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays and December 29th to January 3rd. *Business days and hours may change due to social conditions.
27. A little-known spot in Shizuoka sightseeing! A spot where you can return to your childhood in Shimoda “Tagyu Sand Ski Resort”
The next recommended sightseeing spot in Shimoda is “Toji Sand Ski Resort,” which is located about 20 minutes away by Tokai Bus from Izukyu Shimoda Station on the Izukyu Line. Located at the southern tip of the Izu Peninsula, this unique landscape of Tagyu was naturally created, with a maximum slope of 30 degrees () in some places.
If you bring your own sled and slide all the way down to the coast, you can enjoy the thrill and exhilaration. It is recommended to bring sunglasses and goggles as the sea breeze and sand may damage your eyes while you are sliding. * Refer to the ‘Izu Peninsula Geopark Official Website. It is recommended that you bring sunglasses and goggles as the sea breeze and sand may damage your eyes while you are skating!* Refer to “Izu Peninsula Geopark Official Website”
“Taushi Sand Ski Resort”
Address：Tagyu, Shimoda City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Directions：(1) 3 hours from Tomei Atsugi IC via Odawara-Atsugi Road, R135, R136
Business hours：Business hours: board rental to sunset Others: open all year round
28. [Shizuoka Gourmet] Sweet House Wakaba, a Little-Known Coffee Shop Loved by Locals
Next, we will introduce Shizuoka gourmet around tourist attractions in the Izu/Shimoda area. This is the old-fashioned coffee shop ‘Sweet House Wakaba’ loved by the locals of Shizuoka.
The retro atmosphere of the shop is cozy and perfect for taking a break during sightseeing in Shizuoka. Soft-serve ice cream and hotcakes are the specialties, and they also serve sundaes Soft serve ice cream and hot cakes are the signboard menu, and there is also a sundae! There is a partner parking lot with a parking service nearby, so it is also recommended as a detour on your drive.
“Sweet House Wakaba”
Address：6-4 Chuocho, Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Directions：About 7 minutes on foot from JR Ito Line “Ito” Station 426m from Ito Station
Business hours：9:00-22:00 (LO 21:30) In case of change of business date and time, we will announce it on SNS Open on Sundays
[Fuji/Shizuoka area] Sightseeing spots where you can enjoy nature and famous places such as Mt. Fuji and Mihonomatsubara
Fuji City in Shizuoka Prefecture, where the symbol of Japan, Mt. Fuji, is located.
There are many popular sightseeing spots in Shizuoka where you can enjoy the rich nature. In addition to nature, there are sightseeing spots where you can come into contact with animals such as ‘Fuji Safari Park,’ making it a recommended area for family driving tripsso it is a recommended area for driving with families. Shizuoka City, which is the center of Shizuoka Prefecture, has fewer sightseeing spots where you can enjoy nature compared to Fuji City, but there are many sightseeing spots unique to the central city! Among them, we will introduce the historically famous spots!
29. A must-see when sightseeing in Shizuoka! Japan’s symbol “Mt. Fuji”
The first place I would like to introduce is Mt.Fuji.
Mount Fuji, which boasts the highest peak in Japan, has been praised as a symbol of Japan since ancient times. Mt.Fuji is located in Fujinomiya City and has an altitude of 3,776m (*)! Historically, it has served as a model for numerous paintings, and the renowned artist Katsushika Hokusai even created a work titled ‘Gaifu Kaisei’. In the summer, the mountain trail is open and you can climb to the top of the mountain. There is a congestion forecast calendar on the official website, so please check it before climbing.* Refer to “Mt.Fuji official website”.
Business hours：Opening period: Yamanashi side (Yoshida entrance) early July to mid-September Shizuoka side (Fujinomiya entrance, Subashiri entrance, Gotemba entrance) Mid-July to early September Closed: Open all year round
30. A World Heritage Site in Shizuoka! Sightseeing spot “Miho no Matsubara” registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site
The next sightseeing spot in Shizuoka ‘s Fuji area is “Miho no Matsubara”. It is a scenic spot that was registered as a World Heritage Site in 2013 as part of Mt. Fuji.Around the Hagoromo no Matsu in the center of Miho no Matsubara, there is Miho Shrine and a tree-lined road called Kami no Michi, which is said to be the path of the gods that came from the sea. Recommended because you can walk on the road!* Refer to “Shizuoka City Official HP”
A new sightseeing spot in Mihonomatsubara has opened!
In March 2019, ‘Mihoshirube’ (Shizuoka City Mihonomatsubara Cultural Creation Center) opened, featuring various exhibits related to Mt. Fuji. There is also a bicycle path in the area, so it is recommended that you rent a bicycle and cycle around the Miho Peninsula.
Address：Miho Orito, Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Directions：(1) 25 minutes by bus from Shimizu Station
31. Shizuoka’s photogenic sightseeing spot! Recommended for driving “Shiraito no Taki”
The next recommended Shizuoka sightseeing spot in the Fuji area is “Shiraito no Taki”.
It is located in Fujinomiya City, where Mt. It has also been selected as a World Heritage site as one of the constituent assets of Mt. Fuji (*). The area surrounding Shiraito Falls is refreshing, allowing you to breathe in the pure air! Witnessing the spectacular sight of spring water gushing down a distance of about 200 meters (*) is an awe-inspiring experience that should not be missed.
※ Refer to “Fujinomiya City official website”
You can enjoy autumn leaves in autumn at “Shiraito Falls”!
You can usually admire the beautiful and pristine natural scenery, but during autumn, the landscape becomes even more stunning with vibrant autumn foliage. By collaborating with Mt. Fuji, you will be able to take wonderful photogenic pictures!If you’re looking for Instagram-worthy spots, the best time to visit is mid to late November, when the autumn foliage is at its best. Feel the power of nature with your whole body in the colorful scenery.
Address：Hara Kamiide, Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Directions：(1) 30 minutes by bus from JR Fujinomiya Station (5 minutes on foot from Shiraito Falls bus stop) (2) 40 minutes by car from Shin-Tomei IC (Shin-Tomei Expressway)
32. Yume no Tsuribashi, a sightseeing spot with a beautiful view of turquoise blue
Next, we will introduce Shizuoka ‘s scenic sightseeing spot, “Dream Suspension Bridge”. A suspension bridge spanning across a turquoise lake.
Located in Kawanehon- cho on the left side of Shizuoka City , this bridge is located in the area where the popular hot spring resort “Sumatakyo Onsen” is located in Shizuoka .The lake over which the Dream Suspension Bridge spans is part of the Oma Dam Lake and was artificially created (*). It is dyed blue by particles floating in the water.
There is only a thin board under your feet, so it shakes quite a bit, but the pictures of the lake taken from the bridge are so beautiful that it’s a perfect photo spot.
* Refer to “Dream Suspension Bridge Official Website”
“Dream suspension bridge”
Address：Senzu (Sumatakyo), Kawanehon-cho, Haibara-gun, Shizuoka Prefecture
Directions：(1) 40 minutes by bus from Oigawa Railway Senzu Station 20 minutes on foot from Sumatakyo Onsen bus stop
33. A popular sightseeing spot in Shizuoka where you can get close to the animals! “Fuji Safari Park” that you can enjoy while driving
The next sightseeing spot to introduce in Shizuoka is ‘Fuji Safari Park’. It is a popular zoo with a unique concept that allows you to observe animals up close while driving through the park. In the “Safari Zone”, animals live on the vast grounds, and you can see the natural appearance of large carnivores such as lions, cheetahs, and leopards that are rarely seen up close. You can also enjoy driving your own car through the park. If you prefer, you can opt for the Jungle Bus. For more information, please refer to the “Fuji Safari Park Official Website” for more information.
|Fee (general)||Adults (high school students and above): 3,200 yen (tax included)|
Children (4 years old to junior high school students): 2,000 yen (tax included)
Seniors (65 years old and over): 2,500 yen (tax included)
Under 3 years old: Free
*Business hours vary depending on the day, so please check the business schedule
for details .
|Jungle bus fare||1,500 yen (tax included)|
*3 years old and above pay
*Entrance fee is separate
“Fuji Safari Park”
Address：2255-27 Suyama Fujiwara, Susono City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Directions：(1) [By car] For Tokyo: About 10 km from Tomei Expressway Susono IC / For Nagoya: About 18 km from Shin-Tomei Expressway Shin-Fuji IC (2) [By train/bus] JR Gotemba About 35 minutes by bus from Gotemba Station on the line, get off at Fuji Safari Park and get off at Repark
Business hours：Business hours: 9:00-16:30 (depending on the season) Closed: Open all year round
34. A sightseeing spot where you can feel the nature of Shizuoka! Paragliding experience is also “Asagiri Plateau”
The next sightseeing spot in Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka Prefecture, is Asagiri Plateau.
It is a renowned sightseeing spot in Shizuoka, designated as part of the ‘Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park’ (*). The name Asagiri Plateau comes from the fact that this plateau, which is idyllic and has a thriving dairy industry, has a lot of fog in the morning and evening from May to August.
Let’s enjoy a walk in the air at “Asagiri Plateau”!
You can enjoy paragliding in Asagiri Kogen. Take off from the foot of Mt.Fuji and look down on Mt.Fuji from the clear sky.You need a license to paraglide by yourself, but if you take the experience course where you travel in the sky with an instructor, you can enjoy walking in the sky without a license.If you want to enjoy a spectacular view of the world heritage site while taking a walk in the air, please visit Asagiri Kogen.
Address：Nehara, Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Directions：(1) 50 minutes by bus from Fujinomiya Station (for Motosuko)
35. Sightseeing at Shizuoka’s National Treasure “Kunozan Toshogu Shrine”
The next sightseeing spot in Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture, is Kunozan Toshogu Shrine, which is dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu (*). It is a solemn power spot located in Shizuoka City.At Toshogu Shrine on top of the mountain, the appearance of the gorgeous shrine building is truly gorgeous! The main shrine is designated as a national treasure (*).
※ Refer to “Kunozan Toshogu Official Website”
“Kunozan Toshogu Shrine”
Address：390 Negoya, Suruga Ward, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture
36. [Shizuoka Gourmet] Famous hamburger restaurant [Charcoal-grilled restaurant Sawayaka]
Next, we will introduce Shizuoka gourmet around sightseeing spots in Fuji City. This is “Charcoal Grill Restaurant Sawayaka”. It is so popular that people come from other prefectures just to eat the refreshing hamburg steak.
Refreshing signboard menu “Genkotsu hamburger” is very meaty and juicy! You can eat it in a rare state, so it’s soft and juicy when you put it in your mouth.As it is a popular restaurant, the waiting time is long every day, so it is recommended to visit the restaurant early when sightseeing.
Address：1-11-16 Nishikicho, Fuji City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Directions：Get off at Tomei Expressway Fuji Interchange About 3km 1,017m from Jatoko-mae Station (Jatco 1 district-mae)
Business hours：[Mon-Fri] 11:00-23:00 (LO/22:00) [Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays] 10:45-23:00 (LO/22:00) *Lunch menu Monday-Saturday 11:00-15:00 (excluding Sundays, national holidays, and special business days) open on Sundays
[Mishima/Numazu area] Tourist spots where you can enjoy Shizuoka’s beautiful nature and seafood
Mishima City, Shizuoka Prefecture is a place where radish cultivation is thriving! In Mishima City, which is famous for producing daikon radish, there are places where you can enjoy superb views, including the scenery from high bridges, and elegant shrines.Numazu City in Shizuoka Prefecture is the gateway to the Izu Peninsula, located south of Mt. Fuji. Access from the metropolitan area is perfect! The characteristic of Numazu City is that it is a place where “fresh seafood” gathers. Highly recommended for those who want to enjoy fresh seafood.
37. Large panorama! Shizuoka sightseeing new attraction “Mishima Skywalk”
The next sightseeing spot in Shizuoka with spectacular views is the suspension bridge, nicknamed “Mishima Skywalk.” It is located in Mishima City, which is close to Numazu City, and its real name is “Hakone Seiroku Mishima Otsuribashi.”
If you turn left while crossing the bridge, you will see the majestic Mt. Fuji in front of you. It’s not an exaggeration to say that it was built for this scenery, so you can see it beautifully, and if you want to take pictures of Mt.There is also a facility called “Sky Garden” where various souvenirs are lined up around the bridge. There are about 400 free parking spaces available, so it’s a safe spot to visit by car. For more information, please see the “Mishima Skywalk official website” .
Address：313 Shinden Sasahara, Mishima City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Directions： (1) Tomei Expressway About 60 minutes from Atsugi Interchange, about 15 minutes from Numazu Interchange. Approximately 15 minutes from Shin-Tomei Expressway Nagaizumi-Numazu Interchange (2) Train, etc.: Approximately 20 minutes by taxi or 20 minutes by bus from JR Mishima Station (3) Bus from Mishima Station: Take the Tokai Bus at bus stop number 5 at the south exit of Mishima Station. Get off at Mishima Skywalk (approximately 20 minutes) *When using a route bus for a round trip, there is a discounted “Mishimaru Ticket” (4) Taxi from Mishima Station: Take a taxi from Mishima Station at the rotary (approximately 20 minutes) minutes)
Business hours：Hours: 9:00-17:00 *Subject to change due to events, weather, etc. Closed: Open all year round
38. Shizuoka’s magical row of cherry blossom trees is a must-see! Perfect for driving “Mishima Taisha”
The next recommended sightseeing spot in Mishima, Shizuoka is “Mishima Taisha”.
With a history recorded in ancient books from the Nara and Heian periods, this shrine has been a revered presence in the region since time immemorial (*). Especially recommended is Mishima Taisha in spring! As you can see, the cherry blossoms in the precincts are lit up and a fantastic road appears. If you aim and shoot, it will be Instagrammable! There is also a parking lot, so it is perfect for driving.
* Refer to “Mishima Taisha Official HP”
“Mishima Taisha Shrine”
Address：2-1-5 Omiyacho, Mishima City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Directions：(1) 5 minutes by bus from Mishima Station
39. Numazu Port, a sightseeing spot where you can enjoy Shizuoka’s fresh seafood gourmet
The next sightseeing spot in Shizuoka to introduce is ‘Numazu Port’. When you come to a fishing port, what you really want to eat is the fishing port meal!
Here in Numazu Port, there are many shops that use fresh seafood, and it is always bustling with people.In addition, Numazu Port is a famous port for “deep-sea fish”! If you go to a sushi restaurant, you can enjoy crunchy deep-sea fish with a pleasant texture. Please try it. For more information, please visit the Numazu Port official website .
Address：1-5-5 Ebisu Minami, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Atre Ebisu 3F
Directions：37m from Ebisu Station
Business hours：[Monday-Friday] 9:30-21:30 [Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays] 10:00-21:30 Business hours and regular holidays are subject to change, so please check with the store before visiting.
40. [Shizuoka Gourmet] Enjoy the taste of a long-established restaurant [Unagi Sakuraya]
Next, we will introduce delicious gourmet foods around the sightseeing spots of Mishima!
Shizuoka is famous for its eel, but the most recommended restaurant is ‘Unagi Sakuraya’.It is popular not only with locals but also with tourists, and you can enjoy exquisite eel. It is perfect for those who want to enjoy not only sightseeing spots but also gourmet food. It is recommended to make a reservation in advance as it is a famous restaurant with long lines!
Address：13-2 Hirokojicho, Mishima City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Directions：・1 minute walk from Izu Hakone Railway Sunzu Line “Mishima Hirokoji” station ・12 minutes walk from JR Tokaido Main Line “Mishima” station 74 m from Mishima Hirokoji station
Business hours：11:00 – 20:00 *May be under preparation due to preparation from 15:30 – 17:00 → Confirmation by phone may be possible. Open on Sundays when you may not be able to connect
Enjoy sightseeing in Shizuoka to your heart’s content!
Shizuoka, which is easily accessible from the Kanto region, has many attractive tourist destinations. It is a recommended spot where you can enjoy rich nature by driving, enjoy historical buildings, and relax in hot springs.I want to go sightseeing in a nearby area slowly, I want to go around various genres of sightseeing spots! We can make those wishes come true! Please use this article as a reference to enjoy sightseeing in Shizuoka .