77 Luxury Hotels and Ryokans for a Relaxing Stay in Shizuoka This 2017

Shizuoka (静岡) is a beautiful prefecture in central Japan, boasting warm weather and home to the iconic tallest mountain in the country, Mt. Fuji (富士山). The southern peninsula, Izu (伊豆), is famous for its gorgeous beaches and hot spring resorts. Shizuoka is easily reachable from Tokyo (東京), and is popular among visitors for its breathtaking…

Try Green Tea Gelato Covered in Gold in Japan’s Shizuoka Prefecture This Summer!

Uji (宇治) is a small city in Kyoto (京都) highly popular for producing high-quality powdered green tea. It is one of the biggest tea producers in Japan. But did you know that there is another top tea-producing area closer to the capital city? Around 40% of Japan’s cultivated tea areas lie in the picturesque fields…

Check Out 9 of the Best Places to Visit in Numazu City, Shizuoka!

Numazu City (沼津市) in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture (静岡県) was recently placed in the spotlight because of the anime, Love Live! Sunshine!! Numazu City is a gateway to major tourist sites such as Mt. Fuji (富士山) and Hakone (箱根). The city is also known for its numerous hot springs. If you are setting off for an…

Visit This Strange Yet Cool Japanese Sex Museum in Shizuoka!

Atami (熱海) is a city located on the coast in Shizuoka Prefecture (静岡県) of Izu Peninsula (伊豆半島). It is adjacent to Tokyo (東京) and Hakone (箱根), making it one of the most frequented cities in the region. Thousands of tourists visit Atami every year, discovering its famous onsens (温泉; hot springs), museums and culture. There…

Animals, Views of Mt. Fuji and More at Fuji Safari Park!

One of the things I really wanted to do during my trip to Japan was to visit Mt. Fuji (富士山). Since I was there for almost a month, I didn’t want to pass up the chance to see Mt. Fuji and its magical beauty. I thought going to Japan in the summertime would automatically mean…

Do You Know This Area Offers Viewing Mt. Fuji, Sakura and Light Displays All in One?

When foreigners think about Japan, the representative Mt. Fuji (富士山) may first come to mind. When most visitors plan to see Mt. Fuji, they may imagine Yamanashi Prefecture (山梨県) as a destination to see Japan’s most famous landmark. However, there is another area – Shizuoka Prefecture (静岡県) – where visitors can enjoy not only seeing…

Climbing Mt. Fuji? Here Are 6 Things They Don’t Tell You About!

Climbing Mt. Fuji is a bucket list item which most local and foreign travelers plan on doing even before they set foot in Japan. It is something that you have always dreamed of doing and when you go home, you tell all your friends how you conquered a mountain (even if all the centenarians passed…

See 4 Million Lights Sparkle at This Illumination Event in Izu, Japan

As the end of 2016 approaches, there is a wide array of winter illumination events taking place all over Japan. Due to time constraints, it is impossible to visit every single event. However, here is an event that you should not miss this winter as it’s reputed to be the world’s largest flower field of…

Spending the Day in Shizuoka? Here Are 4 Fun Activities to Try

Located in the southeast part of central Japan, Shizuoka Prefecture (静岡県) is popularly known as a beach resort destination. It is also known for several onsen (温泉) resorts and attractive spots such as the Mt. Fuji (富士山). It is located between Tokyo (東京) and Kyoto (京都) making it an ideal destination for travelers coming in…

Feeling Adventurous? Put On Your Hiking Boots and Head for Mt. Fuji This Summer!

With the arrival of summer which includes events and festivals such as Marine Day (Umi no Hi), Japanese Festival of the Dead (Obon), and the summer vacation for students, many people in Japan will be heading outdoors especially to the mountains and beaches. As Japan’s most iconic mountain, Mt. Fuji is a popular choice for…
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