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How to travel between Shizuoka and Tokyo

By shinkansen
Direct, 1 hour, about 6000 yen one way, three connections per hour
Tokyo and Shizuoka are connected with each other by the JR Tokaido Shinkansen. The ride takes about 60 minutes by Hikari or 90 minutes by Kodama. Nozomi trains do not stop at Shizuoka Station. The regular one way fare is 5940 yen by unreserved seat or around 6500 yen by reserved seat. The Japan Rail Pass is valid on both the Hikari and Kodama trains.

By highway bus
Direct, about 3 hours, around 3000 yen one way, multiple connections per day
The one way trip between Tokyo and Shizuoka by highway bus takes about three hours and costs 2990 yen one way. Some buses also serve Shimizu Station (2900 yen one way).

By local trains
1 transfer, 3 hours, 3410 yen one way, multiple connections per hour
By local trains, the one way trip between Tokyo and Shizuoka takes about three hours and typically involves a transfer at Atami Station. The regular fare is 3410 yen, however, with a Seishun 18 Kippu you could theoretically do the trip for as little as 2410 yen.

Above fees and schedules are subject to change. Be sure to check current yen exchange rates.

Getting around

Shizuoka is centered around JR Shizuoka Station along the JR Tokaido Shinkansen and the JR Tokaido Line. Local trains along the JR Tokaido Line run frequently between Shizuoka Station and the secondary city center around Shimizu Station (10 minutes, 240 yen one way). The two city centers are, furthermore, connected by a parallel running train line operated by Shizuoka Railways (Shizutetsu) between Shin-Shizuoka and Shin-Shimizu Stations (20 minutes 330 yen one way).

Shizuoka also has an extensive bus network, operated by Shizutetsu, that provides access to attractions not along the train lines. A combined 1-day pass for the Shizuoka Railway and most of the convenient Shizutetsu buses is available for 1380 yen. Water buses provide transportation around Shimizu Port.

Mount Fuji Shizuoka Airport is a minor airport 30 kilometers west of the city center. Buses connect the airport to Shizuoka Station (55 minutes, 1100 yen one way). The bus timetable is adjusted to flight arrivals and departures.

Hotels around Shizuoka

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    • Guesthouse Hitoyado
      Budget-friendly
      Well set in the Aoi Ward district of Shizuoka, Guesthouse Hitoyado is located 3.5 km from Twin Messe Shizuoka, 3.6 km from Ofuro Cafe Bijinyu and 3.7 km from Blossom Garden Shizuoka. Among the facilities at this property are a shared kitchen and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. Mochimune Port Spa is 6 km from the guest house and Natural Marker Qupu is 8 km away. Guest rooms in the guest house are equipped with a kettle. All units include a shared bathroom, slippers and bed linen. A continental breakfast is available daily at Guesthouse Hitoyado. Tenjin no Yu is 3.9 km from the accommodation, while Sauna Shikiji is 6 km away. The nearest airport is Shizuoka Airport, 27 km from Guesthouse Hitoyado.
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    • Nippondaira Hotel
      Luxury
      Featuring free WiFi and a terrace, Nippondaira Hotel offers accommodation in Shizuoka. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and has a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. You will find a kettle in the room. All rooms are equipped with a private bathroom equipped with a bath. For your comfort, you will find slippers, free toiletries and a hairdryer. You will find free shuttle service and gift shop at the property. Shizuoka Airport is 33 km from the property.
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    • HOTEL GRAND HILLS SHIZUOKA
      Luxury
      Conveniently situated just a 1-minute walk from JR Shizuoka Station, Hotel Century Shizuoka offers comfortable guestrooms with great views, all located above 18th floor. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the property. Fitted with large windows and modern simple d?cor, each room features a flat-screen TV with pay-per-view programmes, a fridge and an electric kettle. The en suite bathroom includes a bath tub and toiletries. While staying at Hotel Century Shizuoka, guests can request in-room massages or laundry services at an extra charge. A range of items like DVD player and air humidifier can be borrowed from the 24-hour front desk. Rental laptops are available, and coin-operated internet PCs can be used in the lobby. The Century Hotel is a minute's walk from Shizuoka City Museum of Art and a 15-minute walk from Sumpu-jo Park. Nihondaira Zoo is a 20-minute drive away. A hearty Western breakfast buffet is offered at THE TABLE, an all day dining restaurant, on the ground floor. Keyaki restaurant serves delicious Teppanyaki dishes, while Hisuikyu offers sophisticated modern Chinese cuisine. Cocktails and whiskies can be enjoyed at the Email bar lounge on the top floor.
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    • Hotel Associa Shizuoka
      Luxury
      Boasting a 15th-floor Italian restaurant, massage services and a spa, Hotel Associa is right next to JR Shizuoka Train Station. Rooms offer free wired internet, video-on-demand movies and a minibar. The air-conditioned rooms at Hotel Associa Shizuoka feature wood furnishings and a flat-screen satellite TV. The en suite bathroom includes a bathtub and hairdryer. Shizuoka Sengen-jinja Shrine and the Toro Iseki Village Ruins are a 10-minute drive away. Sunpu Park is a 15-minute walk. Shizuoka Prefectural Office is 1 km away, and has a free 21st-floor observation deck with Mount Fuji views. Ka-Un Restaurant serves Kyoto-style Japanese specialities, and Lin-Ka offers a Chinese menu. Seafood and meat are freshly grilled before your eyes at Nakotei Teppanyaki. Pergola has coffee and light meals, while Estmare Bar offers drinks and top-floor views.
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    • Shizutetsu Hotel Prezio Shizuoka Ekinan
      Mid-range
      Featuring free WiFi, wired internet and bicycle rentals, Shizutetsu Hotel Prezio Shizuoka Ekinan is conveniently located just a 2-minute walk from JR Shizuoka Shinkansen (bullet train) Station. Coin launderette and free-use PCs are available in the public area. Fitted with chic colours, all rooms come with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV. An air purifier/humidifier is also provided in each room. The bathroom has a massage shower head, a bathtub and free toiletries. The Prezio Hotel provides drinks vending machines and a mini shop on site. The 24-hour front desk offers luggage storage services. The hotel is a 15-minute walk from Sunpu Castle Park. Guests can enjoy a healthy breakfast buffet what includes homemade Japanese dishes and local specialities.
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    • Hotel Quest Shimizu
      Mid-range
      Only a 2-minute walk from the West Exit of JR Shimizu Train Station, Hotel Quest Shimuzu offers modern rooms with free wired internet access. Free Wi-Fi is available the public areas and relaxing massages can be requested for an extra cost. Guests can enjoy a breakfast buffet at the dining room. The air-conditioned rooms feature a flat-screen TV and a fridge. Guests can wear the provided night wear and make green tea using the electric kettle. The en suite bathroom comes with a hairdryer. Wi-Fi can be used in the rooms with a deposit that will be returned at time of check-out. A coin-launderette is on site and dry cleaning services are offered at the 24-hour front desk. Luggage storage is provided as well. Guests can enjoy a breakfast buffet featuring various local ingredients and a morning curry dish. Quomo restaurant serves Italian dishes. Shimizu Quest Hotel is a 25-minute drive from Nihondaira Stadium and a 10-minute drive from S-Pulse Dream Plaza.
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    • Garden Hotel Shizuoka
      Budget-friendly
      Situated in Shizuoka, 2.8 km from Twin Messe Shizuoka, Garden Hotel Shizuoka features views of the city. This 2-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage space and free WiFi. The property is set 3.8 km from Ofuro Cafe Bijinyu and 5 km from Sauna Shikiji. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a desk, a kettle, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. At Garden the rooms include bed linen and towels. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a buffet or an American breakfast. Tenjin no Yu is 2.8 km from Garden Hotel Shizuoka, while Blossom Garden Shizuoka is 3.3 km from the property. The nearest airport is Shizuoka Airport, 27 km from the hotel.
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    • Kur and Hotel Suruga
      Mid-range
      Kur and Hotel Suruga offers accommodation in Shizuoka. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Bathing facilities are shared with other guests at this accommodation. Shizuoka Airport is 43 km away.
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    • Shizutetsu Hotel Prezio Shizuoka-Ekikita
      Mid-range
      Under 5 minutesf stroll from Shizuoka Shinkansen Station, Shizutetsu Hotel Prezio Shizuoka-Ekikita offers an on-site restaurant and free property-wide WiFi. Each simply decorated room are carpeted and comes with a flat-screen TV, a work desk and a refrigerator. En suite bathroom is fitted with a large bath, a shower and free toiletries. Pronto, the on-site restaurant located on the ground floor, serves breakfast from 06:45 until 10:00. It serves snacks and soft beverages from 10:00 to 17:30 and then alcoholic beverages from 17:30 until 23:00. Guests can also purchase snacks at the convenience store located in the building next door. From the hotel, the famous Shizuoka Hobby Square is a 5-minute walk. Sunpujo Park is a 15-minute walk away. The hotel is a 15-minute drive from Shizuoka Interchange and a 20-minute drive from Shin-Shizuoka Interchange.
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    • Hotel Citio Shizuoka
      Budget-friendly
      Located a 5-minute walk from JR Shizuoka Station, and within a minute's walk from Shin-Shizuoka Station and Shin-Shizuoka Bus Terminal, Hotel Citio Shizuoka offers rooms with free WiFi access in the heart of the city. large food courts, department stores, convenience stores, restaurants and Sunpu Castle Park are all within a 5-minute stroll from the Hotel. All rooms come equipped with a Simmons bed and are air-conditioned. Rooms feature high-tech toilets, a refrigerator, an electric kettle and free toiletries. All rooms have been renovated in August 2016. The hotel offers a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage and an iron service. Guests can borrow items such as a trouser press, air purifier and air humidifier from the front desk. Drink vending machines are available on site. There is a public paid parking space situated within a 3-minute walk from the hotel. Hotel CITIO Shizuoka is a 5-minute walk from Sunpu Castle, and a 7-minute drive from Sengen Jinja Shrine.
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