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 is located on the eastern coast of Izu Peninsula in Shizuoka Prefecture. It is a popular resort area for Tokyoites because it is not far from Tokyo. There are many beaches, hot springs and sightseeing spots. Please visit for your Japan tour.
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, of which Shimoda has the most beautiful one according to most people. It is hard to believe that this subtropical paradise is only 2 hours away by train from Tokyo station.
The lake has been developed as a resort area, with an amusement park and onsen with lake views. Some of the onsen resorts accept day visitors, such as Hanasaki no Yu. Amusement park Pal Pal is especially interesting for families
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 is a popular destination for cherry blossom viewing in spring and fireworks and the beach in summer and can be combined with a multi-day trip to Mt. Fuji, Hakone, or other areas on the Izu Peninsula like Shimoda.
Mt Fuji Shibazakura Festival
The Fuji Shibazakura Festival is an exceptional event near Mt. The Shibazakura flower is a species that blooms in different colors and in different shapes, creating a beautiful multicolored field.