Plan Your Trip
Exceptionally well located between Tokyo and Osaka with bullet trains leaving each major city almost every 20 minutes Shizuoka is very easy to get to.
The following information will help you to Plan your Trip.
Coming from Tokyo to Shizuoka is very easy.
On the shinkansen bullet train (Tokaido Line), one of the first stops is Atami, in eastern Shizuoka, and only takes 45 minutes. Atami is the gateway to Eastern Shizuoka where you can find white sand beaches and natural hot springs overlooking the sea.
Coming by car from Tokyo takes just over an hour, and allows the freedom to explore all the hidden gems the prefecture has to offer.
Coming from Osaka, or nearby Kyoto, to Shizuoka is extremely convenient.
On the shinkansen bullet train (Tokaido Line), one of the first stops in Shizuoka is Hamamatsu, in the heart of Western Shizuoka. Explore centuries old festivals or wander the mountains of the west.
Coming by car from Osaka is less than 4 hours, but allows the freedom to explore the natural wonders of the west with freedom of movement.
Many of the best areas of Shizuoka can be explored by train. From the beaches of Shimoda at the bottom of the Izu peninsula via Izukyu Shimoda Station, to Gotemba station for outlet shopping with Mt Fuji as the background, both fast and slow trains access the prefecture. To figure out how to get here, enter your starting and arrival station here.
JR Rail Pass
If you have a JR rail pass, there are six Shinkansen stations you can visit in Shizuoka: Atami, Mishima, Shin-Fuji, Shizuoka, Kakegawa, and Hamamatsu. Stop by Shin-Fuji station and explore Mt. Fuji for a day, or relax in a natural onsen at a Japanese inn near Atami station for an easy overnight trip.