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Shizuoka
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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.

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Attractions
 1  Kunozan Toshogu
Ieyasu's second most important mausoleum.
User rating: 81/100 (14 votes)
Visited by: 36 users
 2  Miho Beach
Beach with pine trees and views of Mount Fuji.
User rating: 77/100 (18 votes)
Visited by: 54 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
  

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