Shizuoka City Day Trip
The cosmopolitan City of Shizuoka offers plenty to fill a day of green tea, Japanese cuisine, shopping and craft beer.
Shizuoka City is the state capital of Shizuoka Prefecture – this charming city has a proud history as the chosen home of Tokugawa Ieyasu – perhaps the greatest of all Japanese samurai.
Modern day Shizuoka is a mix of old and new – spend a day wandering through the city soak up the history, enjoy traditional and modern green tea experiences and finish the day sampling some of the local craft beer offerings.
Grab a Coffee & Breakfast
If you arrive early you might find many shops don’t open until 10 am – but you can grab a coffee and bagel at Hop coffee close to the station.
Sunpu Castle grounds
Sunpu Castle played a big role in Japanese history and is now a great spot to start the day with your takeaway coffee.
Lunch at Fugetsuro
Residence of the last Tokugawa Shogun from 1869 – 1888 wandering through the garden of Fugetsuro is like stepping back in time. Enjoy a traditional Japanese kaiseki meal and tranquility just 3 minutes walk from the station.
Shizuoka Green Tea
Shizuoka City has a number of different green tea cafes in which you can sample green tea espresso, maccha lattes or enjoy pouring your own fresh sencha leaves.
Green Tea Ice Cream
No trip to Shizuoka City would be complete without trying some of the green tea ice cream – so many flavours to choose from one is never enough.
Shizuoka Craft Beer Adventure
Shizuoka City has a burgeoning craft beer scene with more than 11 different bars to choose from within walking distance of the station.