As well as being the location of Fukuroi City, a host city of the Rugby World Cup 2019, Shizuoka Prefecture is also home to Japan’s most iconic sight, Mt Fuji. Shizuoka’s Pacific coast has earned the nickname the Japanese Riviera, thanks to its beautiful stretches of easily accessible sand, whilst inland spectacular nature abounds. The prefecture is perfect for outdoor activities such as hiking, but there is plenty of history and culture too, such as old Tokaido Inns, medieval temples and plenty of museums. Shizuoka is particularly famous for two things: hot springs – there are a lot of lovely onsen here; and green tea. Half of Japan’s supply is grown here, alongside cuisine staple wasabi. One thing that is a must when visiting Shizuoka, other than paying homage to Fujisan of course, is to eat seafood – it is great here! 

Shizuoka Prefecture at a Glance

We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about Shizuoka Prefecture:

GMT +9
time difference
12 Hours
flight time
3.75 Million
population
Mt Fuji
famous landmark
Sakuraebi
ryouri
local food
Spring
best time to visit

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