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.

 

Shizuoka Station

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Grab a Coffee & Breakfast

Grab a Coffee and BreakfastIf 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.

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Sunpu Castle grounds

Sanpu CastleSunpu Castle played a big role in Japanese history and is now a great spot to start the day with your takeaway coffee.

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Lunch at Fugetsuro

Fugetsuro GardenResidence 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.

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Shizuoka Green Tea

Shizuoka City Green TeaShizuoka 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.

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Green Tea Ice Cream

Shizuoka Green Tea Ice CreamNo 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.

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Shizuoka Craft Beer Adventure

Shizuoka Craft BeerShizuoka City has a burgeoning craft beer scene with more than 11 different bars to choose from within walking distance of the station.

Shizuoka Station

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