Shizuoka Articles

Cycling in Shizuoka

Cycling in Shizuoka There is no doubt that Japan is quickly becoming recognized as one of the world's top cycling destinations - Shizuoka has something for everyone. With mountains that rival that of Europe, abundant quiet roads where cars are seldom seem and a...

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Shuzenji – A walk through history

Walking Through History With over 1200 years of history as a place of rest, reflection and recuperation the secluded hot-spring (onsen) town of Shuzenji on the Izu Peninsula has had many years to refine what it takes to help you soak away the stresses and pressures of...

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Farm to Table Experience in Kawane

Farm to Table, Steam Locomotive & Bridge of Dreams Take a journey on a steam locomotive deep into the forest covered mountains of Kawane, Shizuoka – discover turquoise waters nestled amongst a canvas of green, friendly locals creating farm to table

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Sunpu Castle Shizuoka City

Sunpu Castle Shizuoka City Explore Sunpu Castle, which has the largest keep in Japan and dates back nearly 1,000 years to the Warring States Period. Sunpu Castle, or Sunpu-jō in Japanese, is a castle in Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture, originally built in 1337 by...

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RWC 2019 – Ecopa Stadium

Ready for RWC 2019 Shizuoka Ecopa Stadium The 2019 Rugby World Cup is coming to Ecopa Stadium Shizuoka! Here is a quick breakdown of the four huge matches to be contested in Shizuoka, and an introduction to the world class stadium known as Ecopa Stadium. Japan vs...

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Mt Fuji Ecotours – Fujinomiya

Explore iconic Mt. Fuji from a different perspective From exploring the majesty of the Shiraito falls and cycling through traditional villages, to personalised kimono fittings and sweet making - Fujinomiya City based Mt Fuji Ecotours is your gateway to authentic...

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Kakegawa – Honjin Dori

Honjin dori – the hidden food alley in Kakegawa Less than 10 minutes away from Kakegawa station on the Tokaido Shinkansen in Shizuoka, lies a hidden gem, outdoor eateries and bars along a traditional Japanese eating street, beckoning you in for a bite and enticing you...

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Mt Fuji World Heritage Centre

Mt Fuji World Heritage Centre Fujinomiya, Shizuoka Begin your ascent of this iconic Mountain from sea level, explore the lush forests and Mt Hoei Crater as you hike from the 5th station, and then make your final push to the summit to experience a magnificent sunrise –...

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Sumata Gorge and Oigawa Railway

Sumata Gorge and Oikawa Railway A 2-day scenic journey into the heart of Shizuoka. Take a historic Steam Locomotive to visit one of the most famous suspension bridges in the world, enjoy some of Japan’s most pristine nature and soak in the local natural hot springs -...

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Party with the Locals

Partying with the locals Every year across Japan communities come together and participate in festivals that help to promote community spirit and foster teamwork. Joining in one of these events is one of the most unique and authentic experiences a visitor to...

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9 Things to do in Shizuoka City

Best 9 Things to Do in Shizuoka City Shizuoka City is the prefectural capital of Shizuoka Prefecture, and second largest city in the prefecture. Located between the scenic Suruga Bay and the Japan Southern Alps, there is no shortage of things to do in Shizuoka City...

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Shizuoka Wasabi

Shizuoka Wasabi Many sushi lovers will be shocked to learn that their beloved green paste may not be what it seems - Exploring Shizuoka is a great way to learn the truth and understand more about the origins of this uniquely Japanese plant. Shizuoka wasabi is the best...

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Haruno Off the Beaten path

Haruno off the beaten path Away from the hustle and bustle of city life is where you really start to understand and appreciate the heart and soul of Japan – in Haruno Northeast of Hamamatsu City you will find yourself in a part of Japan you may never have believed...

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Hunting in Haruno

Hunting culture in Haruno Deep in the Heart of Hamamatsu in a small country town surrounded by mountains, forests and rivers hunting is an important way of life. It is a skill passed down through generations and is helping to save the local Eco-system. Japan has a...

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Kakegawa Castle

Kakegawa Castle Kakegawa Castle stands majestically on the hill protectively watching over the historic castle town of Kakegawa. It’s a lovely picture, like a stereotypical postcard of Japan. You might think you’ve seen this view before in other parts of Japan, or...

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Baird Brewery in Shuzenji

Baird Brewery in Shuzenji Baird Beer combine Shuzenji’s natural bounty and crystal clear water to brew some of the finest amber beverages and craft beers in the east - and now Baird Beer is fast becoming a flagship for the emerging Japan craft beer scene around the...

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