SHIZUOKA

SHIZUOKA

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...

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...

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...

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....

If you like suspension bridges, then Mishima Skywalk will definitely not let you down. It is one of the longest suspension bridges in the country and measures around 400 meters long. With its location in Shizuoka Prefecture, it provides a variety of spectacular views of Mt Fuji and the...

Atami is well-known for its hot spring waters and easy distance from Tokyo. The coastal town is a popular retreat for city dwellers. Most of the hot springs are located in ryokans and are generally fairly small baths where private bathing is preferable but this really requires an overnight...

When talking about game meats, reactions generally fall into two categories which resemble that of a love-hate relationship, people either rave or cringe at the idea of game meats. While some may draw the line at beef or lamb, others are wonderfully appreciative of relatively exotic meats such as...

A couple hours drive southwest from Tokyo lays the Izu Peninsula, which is shaped rather like India, having a south-pointing tip. Popular amongst locals and ocean lovers, the Seven Islands of Izu are home to some famous snorkeling and scuba diving spots. Being in the vicinity of Mt Fuji,...

Have you ever imagined being at the top of a mountain and having a panoramic look on the world around you? It is possible at Mount Omuro (Omuroyama) on the Izu peninsula in Shizuoka prefecture. Izu peninsula is known for its hot springs, beaches, and cliffs, and it is...

Many people who wish to visit Japan want to see the iconic cherry blossom. Sometimes life doesn't all go to plan and maybe you can't travel in the main cherry blossom season. Don't despair, there are still a few spots you can visit for some early blooms and to...

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