Sign in for a personalized experience.
Japan Guide Homepage
Travel
Living
Forum
Restaurants
Shopping
Jobs
Friends
Essentials
-
Sightseeing
-
Accommodation
-
Transportation
-
Restaurants
-
Shopping
-
Budget Travel
-
Questions

Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Chubu
Shizuoka
# 53   of 175 destinations
in our travel guide

jump to:   access  -  ratings  -  links

Mount Fuji, Shimizu Port and tea plantations seen from Nihondaira

With over 700,000 residents, Shizuoka (É) is a medium sized city situated halfway between Tokyo and Nagoya. It is the capital of Shizuoka Prefecture. The main city center is located around Shizuoka Station, while Shimizu and its port make up a secondary center, which was only recently merged into the city. Like the prefecture, the city is known for its tea leaves and scenic views of Mount Fuji.

The city has a long history dating back to the Nara Period (710-784), when it was the capital of the Suruga Province. The prosperity of the town greatly improved in the early 1600s when Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate, made the local Sumpu Castle his retirement home. One of the most famous shrines dedicated to Ieyasu is located on nearby Mount Kunozan.

Any Questions? Ask them in our question forum.

Attractions
 1  Kunozan Toshogu
Ieyasu's second most important mausoleum.
User rating: 81/100 (14 votes)
Visited by: 35 users
 2  Miho Beach
Beach with pine trees and views of Mount Fuji.
User rating: 77/100 (18 votes)
Visited by: 50 users
 3  Sumpu Castle
Ruins of Tokugawa Ieyasu's former castle.
User rating: 71/100 (20 votes)
Visited by: 52 users
 4  Shimizu Port
Handsome port with views of Mount Fuji.
User rating: 70/100 (21 votes)
Visited by: 64 users
  

Access and Orientation
Access and Orientation
How to get to and around Shizuoka.

About transportation in Japan

Advertisement

User Ratings
Ratings for Shizuoka:
japan-guide.com Rating:
  interesting  
User Rating (by 150 users):
73/100
  recommended

Best rated destinations (out of 160):
128.  Nagoya   74/100
129.  Arita   74/100
130.  Takamatsu   73/100
131.  Naruto   73/100
132.  Yamaguchi   73/100
133.  Shizuoka   73/100
134.  Ikaho Onsen   72/100
135.  Bandai   72/100
136.  Marugame   72/100
137.  Kuju Mountains   72/100
Most visited destinations (out of 175):
48.  Kochi   490
49.  Hakuba   489
50.  Inuyama   469
51.  Iga Ueno   459
52.  Aizu   441
53.  Shizuoka   433
54.  Yamaguchi   431
55.  Kusatsu Onsen   419
56.  Noboribetsu   410
57.  Matsue   402

User Feedback
We strive to keep japan-guide.com up-to-date and accurate, and are always looking for ways to improve the user experience. If you have any updates, suggestions, corrections or opinions, please let us know:

English Links
Shizuoka City
Official English website.

Japanese Links
Shizuoka City
Official website.

Online Reservations
Hotel
 
Car
 
Flight
 
Bus

(check-in)

Related Pages
Travel
Sightseeing
Chubu Region
Shizuoka Prefecture

Sumpu Castle
Kunozan Toshogu Shrine
Shimizu Port
Miho Beach

Shizuoka Airport
Shizuoka: Access and Orientation

Related Questions
How can I get from Nihondaira to Miho...
 3 reactions, last updated 163 days ago
Shizuoka one day pass
 1 reaction, last updated 257 days ago
Best way to Shizuoka please?
 4 reactions, last updated 398 days ago
To Shizuoka from Mt Fuji 5th Station
 3 reactions, last updated 412 days ago
Access to nihondaira
 3 reactions, last updated 439 days ago
View of Fujisan and tea fields in...
 1 reaction, last updated 605 days ago
Micro Breweries in Shizuoka
 1 reaction, last updated 684 days ago
Cheapest way to Shizuoka from Toyohashi?
 1 reaction, last updated 917 days ago
From Tokyo Narita Airport to Shizuoka
 1 reaction, last updated 1134 days ago

Travel
Living
Japan A-Z
Community
Sightseeing
Accommodation
Transportation
Shopping
Essentials
Regions
Prefectures
Cities
Working
Studying
Living Cost
Apartments
Arts and Crafts
Entertainment
History
Religion
Etiquette
Food
Language
Tradition
Question Forum
Classifieds
Trip Reports
Member Area
Sightseeing Guide
Hokkaido
Sapporo
Otaru
Hakodate
Noboribetsu
Niseko
Furano
Daisetsuzan
Shiretoko
more...
Tohoku
Sendai
Matsushima
Hiraizumi
Hachimantai
Hirosaki
Lake Towada
Dewa Sanzan
Aizu
more...
Kanto
Tokyo
Yokohama
Kamakura
Hakone
Nikko
Kawagoe
Kusatsu
Narita
more...
Chubu
Nagoya
Mount Fuji
Izu Peninsula
Matsumoto
Kiso Valley
Takayama
Shirakawa-go
Kanazawa
more...
Kansai
Kyoto
Osaka
Nara
Kobe
Himeji
Mount Koya
Kumano
Ise Shima
more...
Chugoku
Hiroshima
Miyajima
Okayama
Kurashiki
Tottori
Matsue
Iwakuni
Hagi
more...
Shikoku
Takamatsu
Kotohira
Naoshima
Matsuyama
Kochi
Tokushima
Naruto
Iya Valley
more...
Kyushu
Fukuoka
Nagasaki
Kumamoto
Mount Aso
Beppu
Kagoshima
Kirishima
Yakushima
more...
Okinawa
Honto
Kume
Miyako
Yaeyama
Copyright © 1996-2014 japan-guide.com All rights reserved - Last Page Update: September 12, 2012
home - site map - privacy policy - terms of use - contact - employment - Lɂ‚ - advertising