Hamamatsu is for Artisans, musicians, craftsman, tinkerers and people who like to dig a little deeper to discover the hidden jems – and for anyone who likes gyoza (Japanese dumplings).
Honda Motor company was founded in Hamamatsu and today some of Japan’s most famous brands such as Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawai Musical Instruments, Roland and Tokai Guitars call Hamamatsu home.
The biggest city in Shizuoka Prefecture on the surface Hamamatsu City seems like many other cities in Japan but make an effort and you will be rewarded as it is not until you dig a little deeper do you uncover the hidden gems – today craftsman and artisans in Hamamatsu are continuing to hone traditional crafts and techniques handed down over many generations.
From Hamamatsu Station the brackish Lake Hamana is also easily accessible which is a popular all-year destination due to the many activities and gourmet options on offer.
Follow the Tenryu River to the North and explore the Haruno area…
Things to Do – Highlights
Hamamatsu City – Yamaha Innovation Road, Suzuki Factory, Musical Instrument Museum, Gyoza, Hamamatsu Castle, Green tea experience, Kimono fitting, Soy Sauce making, Sake brewery tours and luxury golf experiences
Lake Hamanako – Night Spear-fishing experience, Hot Spring resorts, marine sports, Speed boat racing, Strawberry picking, Arai Sekisho checkpoint
Tenryu River Area – Akiha Shrine, Kayaking, River Fishing, Hiking
Getting there and around
Step off the bullet train at Hamamatsu Station and there are a number of activities, experiences, food and shopping options easily accessible by foot. A short taxi ride from Hamamatsu station and the number of options increase.
From Hamamatsu station areas such as Lake Hamana and Tenryu river areas are easy to access by local train lines – JR Tokaido main line and the Entetsu Railway Line – for more information check In Hamamatsu.
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