Shizuoka Prefecture | Travel Guide
Shizuoka prefecture between Tokyo and Osaka has a lot to offer to those who are traveling to Japan. One of Japan’s most famous icons, Mt. Fuji, is located in Shizuoka. But as you will be able to see in this travel guide, that is not all that the area has to offer.
The Izu Peninsula boasts some amazing natural highlights that will make visitors feel like they are in a subtropical region. There are not only many health-boosting natural hot spring areas, but the beaches and oceans are reminiscent of Okinawa between spring and fall. And if that is not enough yet, some of the best cherry blossom viewing in Japan can be done in Kawazu where the flowers bloom early between February and March.
Izukogen Travel Guide | Shizuoka
Izukogen is is a popular resort area for Tokyoites because it is not far from Tokyo. There are many beaches, hot springs, and sightseeing spots. Find out where to go!
Shimoda Travel Guide | Shizuoka
You don't need to go all the way to Okinawa if you want to go to a white sandy beach with azure blue waters. Volcanic peninsula Izu has its fair share of wonderful beaches.
Lake Hamanako Travel Guide | Shizuoka
Lake Hamanako is a resort area, with an amusement park and onsen with lake views. Located on the way between Tokyo and Kyoto, it is a good place to make an overnight stop.
Kawazu Travel Guide | Shizuoka
Kawazu is only a small town, and it is a good spot to include in your itinerary if you want one or a few days of nature and rest with fewer international tourists.
Atami Travel Guide | Shizuoka
Atami is a popular destination for cherry blossom viewing in spring and fireworks and the beach in summer. It is a good destination to combine with a multi-day trip to Mt. Fuji, Hakone, or Shimoda.