Category Archives: Shizuoka Prefecture Tourism

Sengen Shrine (浅間神社) and Kumano Shrine (熊野神社) in Mochimune, Shizuoka City!

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Sengen Shrine/浅間神社 and Kumano Shrine/熊野神社 were ercted in Mochimune, Shizuoka City at a time when the ocean/sea reached the slopes bordering the JR Railway Line.
Now you have to find a way across the same railway line to be able to reach them in Shiroyama Cho!

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Once past the fairly modern concrete “torii”/sacred gates you will encounter the first stone lanterns/”ishidoroo”!

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The stone lanterns bear the common carvings of clouds and deer.

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As well as that of mountains!

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you will find on your left a simple, rustic stone hand wash basin with a small roof.

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You will also notice another red torii ans small shrines on your left!

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Past the stone hand was basin you will discover a tiny shrine spanning over what used to be a small pond!

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Many more stone lanterns beside the stairs!

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Sengen Shrine “haiden”/worshiping building.

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More stone lanterns!

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The shrine is guarded by two “komainu”/lion guards, the one of the left with its maw closed!

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Its right paw resting on the back of a smaller lion.
I’m still investigating the meaning of this smaller lion sometimes found in other shrines!

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The lion guard on the right with its maw open!

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Its left paw resting on a sphere!

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A closer view of the “haiden” with its praying bell rope!

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“Sengen Shrine/浅間神社”, one of the more than 1,300 shrines affiliated to the main Sengen Shrine at the foot of Mount Fuji in Fujinomiya City!

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Let’s have a look at Kumano Shrine/熊野神社 on the left!

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Guarded by two very ancient lion guards!

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Always two of them!

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From there we can have a look at the “honden”/House of the god of Sengen Shrine closed to the public!

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The side access to Kumano Shrine lined up with stone lanterns!

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Actually it is more an association of small shrines, some of them with their own money offfering boxes!

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All under big old trees!

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Although the torii plaque states “Sengen Shrine”, the stone is carved with the name of “kumano shrine”!

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Dominated as usual by enormous trees which have seen a lot of puny humans along the years!

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This anchor is the very proof that the site is dedicated to local mariners and fishermen!

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Good-bye, Sengen Sengen Shrine! Good-bye, Kumano Shrine!

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Shizuoka Prefecture Main Touristic Attractions: Railway, Bus & Ferry Access (constantly expanded)

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As this particular page will be too big to cover all Shizuoka Prefecture I divided it into 3 zones:

1) EASTERN ZONE:

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Atami Ciy, Fuji City, Fujinomiya City (including Shibakawa Cho), Gotemba City (including Oyama Cho), Higashi Izu Cho, Ito City, Izu City, Izu no Kuni City,Kannami Cho, Kawazu Cho, Matsuzaki Cho, Mishima City, Minami Izu Cho, nagaizumi Cho, Numazu city, Nishi Izu Cho, Shimizu Cho, Shimoda City, Susono City

2) CENTRAL ZONE:

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Fujieda City (including Okabe), Makinohara City, Omaezaki City, Shimada City (including Kawanehon), Shizuoka City (including Aoi Ku, Shimizu Ku, Suruga Ku), Yaizu City.

3) WESTERN ZONE:

BENTENJIMA

Fukuroi City, Hamamatsu City (including Hamakita Ku, Higashi Ku, Kita Ku, Naka Ku, Nishi Ku, Tenryuu Ku), Iwata City, Kakegawa City, Kikugawa City, Kosai City, Mori Machi

Moreover, as all of them will be regularly updated keep checking them!

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-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
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Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

Shizuoka Prefecture Main Touristic Attractions: Railway, Bus & Ferry Access 1) Eastern Zone (constantly updated)

shizuokamap

As this particular page will be too big to cover all Shizuoka Prefecture I divided it into 3 zones:

1) EASTERN ZONE:

Atami City, Fuji City, Fujinomiya City (including Shibakawa Cho), Gotemba City (including Oyama Cho), Higashi Izu Cho, Ito City, Izu City, Izu no Kuni City,Kannami Cho, Kawazu Cho, Matsuzaki Cho, Mishima City, Minami Izu Cho, nagaizumi Cho, Numazu city, Nishi Izu Cho, Shimizu Cho, Shimoda CitySusono City

2) CENTRAL ZONE:

Fujieda City (including Okabe), Makinohara City, Omaezaki City, Shimada City (including Kawanehon), Shizuoka City (including Aoi Ku, Shimizu Ku, Suruga Ku), Yaizu City.

3) WESTERN ZONE:

Fukuroi City, Hamamatsu City (including Hamakita Ku, Higashi Ku, Kita Ku, Naka Ku, Nishi Ku, Tenryuu Ku), Iwata City, Kakegawa City, Kikugawa City, Kosai City, Mori Machi

Moreover, as all of them will be regularly updated keep checking them!
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FUJI CEMETERY PARK/富士霊園 

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Location: Shizuoka Prefecture, Oyama Cho, Ookami, 888-2

Access: From Suruga Oyama JR Station/駿河小山駅 (Gotemba railway Line/JR御殿場線) Go to Bus platform no 1 and board Fuji Reien Line Bus/富士霊園線) and get off at Fuji Reien Bus Stop/富士霊園 (12 minutes). 1 minute on foot.
From Gotenba JR Station: Go to Bus platform no 5 and board Fuji Reien Line Bus/富士霊園線) and get off at Fuji Reien Bus Stop/富士霊園 (30 minutes). 1 minute on foot.

HOMEPAGE (Japanese)
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FUJI SAFARI PARK/藤サファリパーク

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Location: Shizuoka Prefecture, Susono City, Suyama, 2255-27
Phone enquiries: 055-998-1311

Access: About 15 minutes by car (10 km) from Susono IC on Tomei Expressway
About 25 minutes by car from Gotenba IC
About 35 minutes from Fuji IC.
By train: Shinkansen for Tokyo to Mishima Station~bus service to Fuji Safari Park 50 minutes)
Normal train to Gotemba Station~bus to Fuji Safari Park (35 minutes)
By bus:
From Gotemba Station bus platform No 4 Board Gurinba Line Bus/ぐりんば線 or Juurigi Line Bus/十里木線 (Fujikyuuko/富士急行 Bus Company) and get off at Fuji Safari Park (36 minutes).
From Mishima Station South exit Bus Platform 2 Board Gurinba Line Bus/ぐりんば線 (Fujikyuu City/富士急シテイ Bus Company) and get off at Fuji Safari Park (58 minutes)

Opening hours: 09:00~17:00 (Mar 16th~Sep 30th)/09:00~16:30 (Oct 1st~Oct 31st)/10:00~15:00 (Nov 1st~Mar 15th)
WEBSITE (Japanese)

Related Article HERE
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FUJISAN HONGU SENGENTAISHA SHRINE/富士山浅間大社 (Shinto Shrine)

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Location: 〒418-0067 1-1, Miya Machi, Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka Prefecture
TEL: 0544-27-2002

Access: Get off at Fujinomiya Station along the Minobu Line. Either go to Bus Platform No 2 (Station north exit) and board Fujikyuu Shizuoka Bus (富士急静岡バス), Fujinomiya Station~Kambara Hospital Line(富士宮駅。蒲原病院線). Get off at Kandamiya Bashi/神田宮橋 (3 minutes) and 2 minutes walk. Or to same platform and board Sankoo Town Bus (山校タウンバス), Shiroito Waterfalls Line (白糸滝線) and get off at Kanda Bashi/神田橋(2 minutes) and 3 minutes walk.

Opening hours: 06:00~17:00 (November=February), 05:30~17:30 (March and Novemeber only), 05:00~20:00 (April=September)

FUJISAN HONGU SENGENTAISHA ENGLISH WEBSITE
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FUJI SPEEDWAY/富士スピードウェイ

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Location: 〒410-1307 Shizuoka Prefecture, Oyama Cho, Nakahinata, 694
Tel.: 0550-78-1234
Opening hours: 09:00~17:30

Access: From Suruga Oyama Station/駿河小山駅 (Gotemba JR Railway Line/御殿場鉄線) Go to Bus Platform No 1 and board Speedway Keiyu Fuji Reien Line/スピードウェイ経由富士霊園線 (Fujikyuu Bus/富士急 Company) and get off at Fuji Speedway West Gate/富士スピードウェイ西げーと bus Stop (20 minutes). 2 minutes on foot.
From Gotemba HR Station/御殿場駅, Go to Bus Platform No 3 and board Speedway Keiyu Fuji Reien Line/スピードウェイ経由富士霊園線 (Fujikyuu Bus/富士急 Company) and get off at Fuji Speedway West Gate/富士スピードウェイ西げーと bus Stop (25 minutes). 2 minutes on foot.

HOMEPAGE (Japanese)
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FUJIYAMA RESORT GRINPA/フジヤマリゾートぐりんぱ

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Location: 〒410-1231 Shizuoka Prefecture, Susono City, Suyama fujiwara 2427
Tel.: 055-998-1111
Opening hours: 09:00~17:00
Closed On irregular days(usually Tuesdays and Wednesdays but still depending on season). Call beforehand!

Access:
From Gotemba Station Bus Platform 4 board Gurinpa Line Bus/ぐりんぱ線 (Fujikyuuko/富士急行 Bus Company) and get off at Gurinpa/ぐりんぱ (40 minutes)
From Mishima Station South exit Platform No 2 board Gurinpa Line Bus/ぐりんぱ線 (Fujikyuuko/富士急行 Bus Company) and get off at Gurinpa/ぐりんぱ (76 minutes)

HOMEPAGE (English)
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GOTEMBA PREMIUM OUTLETS/御殿場プレミアム・アウトレット

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location: 〒412-0023 Shizuoka Prefecture, Gotemba City, Fukazawa, 1312
Tel.: 0550-81-3122
opening hours: 10:00~20:00

Access: From Gotemba JR Station/御殿場駅 south exit, board Premium Outlet Shuttle/プレミアムアウトレットシャトル Bus from Otome Guchi No Riba/乙女口のりば Bus Platform and get off at Gotemba Premium Outlet Stop/御殿場プレミアムアウトレット (10 minutes).

HOMEPAGE (japanese)
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IZU MITO SEA PARADISE/伊豆・三津シーパラダイス

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Location: 〒410-0224 Shizuoka Prefecture, Numazu City, Uranagahama, 3-1
Tel.: 055-943-2331
Access: Either Get Numazu JR Station south exit and go bus platform No 8. Board a Tokai Bus (東海バス), Nishiura Line (西浦線9 and get off at Izu Mito Sea Paradise(伊豆・三津シーパラダイス). 36 minutes.
Or get off at Izu nagaoka Station(伊豆長岡駅) along the Izu Hakone Railway Line (伊豆箱根鉄道. Izu Peninsula, from Mishima Station) and go to bus platform No 2. Board a Izu Hakone bus (伊豆箱根バス), Izu Mito Sea Paradise Line (伊豆三津シーパラダイス線) and get off at Izu Mito Sea Paradise bus stop. 25 minutes.

HOMEPAGE (Japanese)
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JOREN FALLS/浄蓮の滝

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Location: 〒410-3206 Shziuaok Prefecture, Izu City, Yuugashima, 892-14
Tel.: 0558-85-1125

Access: Get off at Shuzenji Station (修善寺駅), last station along Izu Hakone Railway Line (伊豆箱根鉄道) and go to bus platform No 4. Board a Tokai Bus (東海バス), Amagi Line (天城線9 and get off at Joren no Taki Bus stop (浄蓮の滝) bus stop. 33 minutes. 5 minutes walk.

Related article HERE!
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KAKITA RIVER PARK/柿田川水公園

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Location: 〒411-0907 Shizuoka Prefecture, Shimizu Cho, 71-7
Tel.: 055-981-8224

Access: From Numazu JR Station/沼津駅 South Exit Bus Platform No 2, board (Kyuudou) Numazu Mishima Line/(旧道)沼津三島線 ((Tokai Bus/東海バス Company) and get off at Kakigawa Wakimizu Kouen Mae/柿田川湧水公園前 (30 minutes). 1 minute on foot.
From Mishima JR Station/三島駅 South Exit Bus Platform No 4, board Kakitasen Hoka Line/(柿田線他 ((Tokai Bus/東海バス Company) and get off at Kakigawa Wakimizu Kouen Mae/柿田川湧水公園前 (15 minutes). 1 minute on foot.

WIKIPEDIA WEBSITE
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MAKAI RANCH/まかいの牧場

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Location: 〒418-0104 1327-1, Uchino, Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Tel.::0544-54-0342
Opening hours: 09:00~17:00
Holidays: Irregular (call first!)

Access: 1) Get off At Shin Fuji Railway Station (bullet trains only). Take bus from Stop No 6 outside the Station North Exit. Board Fujikyuu Shizuoka Bus (富士急静岡バス) Route Shinfuji Kawaguchikoo Line(新富士河口湖線) and get off at Makai Noo Bokujo Stop (まかいの牧場バス停). 70 minutes + 1 minute walk
2) Get off at Fujinomiya Railway Station. Take same bus as above from outside north exit (Direction Fujisan Eki/富士山駅). 30 minutes + 1 minute walk.

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Related Article HERE!
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MISHIMA TAISHA SHRINE/三嶋大社 (Shinto Shrine)

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Location: 〒411-0035 Shizuoka prefecture, Mishima City, oomiya Cho, 1-5
Tel.: 055-975-0172

Access: From Mishima JR Station South exit, go to Bus Platform N0 5, board a Tokai Bus/東海バス (Tokai Bus Company) on Hakone Line/箱根線, or Sankeidai Line/三恵台線, or Natsumegi Line/夏梅木線 and get off Mishima Taisha Mae/三嶋大. 4 minutes.

Check related articles HERE and HERE!
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MOUNT FUJI VISITOR CENTER JUKU FOREST PARK/富士山樹空の森

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Location: 〒412-0008 Shizuoka Prefecture, Gotemba City, Inno, 1380-15
Tel.: 0550-80-3776
Opening hours: 09:00~17:00
Closed on Tuesdays (on Wednesday if Tuesday is a National Holiday)
Open every day July 20th=August 31st
HOMEPAGE (Japanese)

Access: From Gotemba Station either bus platform No 1 or No 4 Board Innohonmura Line bus/印野本村線 (Fujikyuuko/富士急行 Bus Company) and get off at Fujisan Jukuu no Mori/富士山樹空の森 bus stop (18 minutes)
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NIRAYAMA REVERBERATORY FURNACE/韮山反射炉

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Location: 〒410-2113 Shizuoka Prefecture Izu No Kuni City, Nakaji Narutaki Iri, 268
Tel: 055-949-3450

Access: Board Izu hakone Railway Line (伊豆箱根鉄道) from Mishima City and get off at Izu Nagaoka Station (伊豆長岡駅). 15 minutes on foot
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RAKUJUEN PARK/楽寿園

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Location: 〒411-0036 Shizuoka Prefecture, Mishima City, Itiban Cho, 19-3
Tel.: 055-975-2570
Opening hours: 09:00~17:00 (April~October), 9:00~16:30 (November~March)
Closed on Mondaus (tuesday if Monday is a National Holiday)
Entrance fee: 300 yen. One year ticket: 1,000 yen

Access: 1 minute of foot from Mishima JR Station/三島JR駅 South exit.

HOMEPAGE (Japanese)
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SHIRAITO FALLS/白糸滝

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Location: 〒418-0192 273-1, Kamiide, Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka Prefecture (parking address)
電話: 0544-27-5240

Access: Get off at Fujinomya Railway Station, go to North exit bus platform No 2. Take bus Shiroito Taki Line (白糸滝) and get off Shiroi Taki Stop (白糸滝). 30 minutes.

HOMEPAGE (Japanese)
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SHOWA NO MORI CENTER/SHOWA FOREST CENTER/昭和の森会館

Location: 〒410-3206 Shizuoka Prefecture, Izu City, Yuugashima, 892-6
Tel.: 0558-85-1110

Access: Get off at Shuzenji Station (修善寺駅), last station along Izu Hakone Railway Line (伊豆箱根鉄道) and go to bus platform No 4. Board a Tokai Bus (東海バス), Amagi Line (天城線9 and get off at Showa No Mori Bus stop (昭和の森会館9 bus stop. 38 minutes.

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SHUZENJI NIJI NO SATO/修善寺虹の郷

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Location: 〒410-2416 Shizuoka prefecture, IzuCity, Shuzenji, 4279-3
Tel.: 0558-72-7111

Access: Get off at Shuzenji Station (修善寺駅9 at the end of Izu Hakone Railway Line (伊豆箱根鉄道.Starting from Mishima City) and go to bus platform No 6. Board a Tokai Bus (東海バス), Niji No Sato Line (虹の郷線) or Heda Line (戸田線) and get off at Shuzenji Niji no Sato bus stop 8修善寺虹の郷9. 15 minutes.

HOMEPAGE
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SHUZENJI TEMPLE/修禅寺

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Location: 〒410-2416 Shizuoka Prefecture, Izu City, Shuzenji, 964
Tel.: 0558-72-0053

Access: Get off at Shuzenji Station (修善寺駅), last along the Izu Hakane Railway Line (伊豆箱根鉄道。Starting from Mishima City) and go bus platformas No 1 or 6 and board a Tokai Bus (東海バス), Shuzenji Onsenba Line (修善寺温泉場線) and get off at Shuzenji Onsen bus stop (修善寺温泉). 8 minutes. 5 minutes on foot.

HOMEPAGE (English)
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SUBASHIRI ROAD STATION/道の駅すばしり

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Location: 〒410-1431 Shizuoka Prefecture, Oyama Cho, Subashiri, 338-44
Tel.: 0550-75-6363

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Access: Get off at Gotemba JR Station and Board on bus platform 2 the Kawaguchi Ko Line/河口湖線 (Fujikyuu/富士急 Bus Company) and get off at MIchi no Eki Subashiri/道の駅すばしり (23 minutes9. 5 minutes on foot.

HOMEPAGE (Japanese)
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TOKKO NO YU SPA (SHUZENJI)/独鈷の湯

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Location: 〒410-2416 Shizuoka Prefecture, Izu City, Shuzenji
Tel.: 0558-72-2501

Access: Get off at Shuzenji Station (修善寺駅), last along the Izu Hakane Railway Line (伊豆箱根鉄道。Starting from Mishima City) and go bus platformas No 1 or 6 and board a Tokai Bus (東海バス), Shuzenji Onsen Line (修善寺温泉線) and get off at Shuzenji Onsen bus stop (修善寺温泉). 8 minutes.

Related article HERE

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So Good Sushi Restaurant in Nice France
Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pierre.Cuisine, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

Shizuoka Prefecture Main Touristic Attractions: Railway, Bus & Ferry Access 3) Western Zone (constantly expanded)

shizuokamap

As this particular page will be too big to cover all Shizuoka Prefecture I divided it into 3 zones:

1) EASTERN ZONE:

Atami City, Fuji City, Fujinomiya City (including Shibakawa Cho), Gotemba City (including Oyama Cho), Higashi Izu Cho, Ito City, Izu City, Izu no Kuni City,Kannami Cho, Kawazu Cho, Matsuzaki Cho, Mishima City, Minami Izu Cho, nagaizumi Cho, Numazu city, Nishi Izu Cho, Shimizu Cho, Shimoda CitySusono City

2) CENTRAL ZONE:

Fujieda City (including Okabe), Makinohara City, Omaezaki City, Shimada City (including Kawanehon), Shizuoka City (including Aoi Ku, Shimizu Ku, Suruga Ku), Yaizu City.

3) WESTERN ZONE:

Fukuroi City, Hamamatsu City (including Hamakita Ku, Higashi Ku, Kita Ku, Naka Ku, Nishi Ku, Tenryuu Ku), Iwata City, Kakegawa City, Kikugawa City, Kosai City, Mori Machi

Moreover, as all of them will be regularly updated keep checking them!
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ARAI BARRIER and ARAI BARRIER MUSEUM/新井関跡・新井関所史料館

ARAI-BARRIER

Location: 〒431-0302 Shizuoka Prefecture, Kosai City, Arai Cho, Arai, 1227
Tel: 053-594-3615

Access: Get off at JR Kosai Station. Go to bus platform 1. Board Enshu Bus/遠州バス, Hamana Line bus/浜名線 and get off at Kanjyoseki bus stop/関所跡 (1 minute). 10 minutes walk.

Opening hours: 09:00~16:30
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BENTENJIMA HOT SPRINGS/弁天島温泉

BENTENJIMA-HOT-SPRINGS

Location: 〒431-0214 Shizuoka Prefecture, Hamamatsu City, Nishi Ku, Maisaka Cho, Bentenjima, 2669-1
Tel.: 053-597-3300

Access: From Hamamatsu JR Station North exit carousel bus platform No 4 board Hamana Line No 10 bus/浜名線 (Enshu/遠州 Bus Company) and get off at Bentenjima Onsen/弁天島温泉 bus stop ((68 minutes).
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BENTENJIMA SEASIDE PARK/弁天島海浜公園

BENTENJIMA-SEASIDE-PAEK

Location: 〒431-0211 Shizuoka Prefecture, Hamamatsu City, Nishi Ku,Maisaka, 3775-2
Tel.: 053-592-0757

Access: Go to bus Stop No 4 on the bus platform carousel in front of Hamamatsu Station North exit. Board Enshu Bus/遠州バス, Hamana Line/浜名線 and get off at Bentenjima Onsen/弁天島温泉 (68 minutes). Just in front of you.
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HAMANAKO GARDEN PARK/浜名湖ガーデンパーク

HAMANAKO-GARDEN

Location: 〒431-1207 Shizuoka Prefecture Hamamatsu City, Nishi Ku, Murakoshi Cho, 5475-1
Tel.: 053-488-1500
Opening hours: 08:30~17:00

Access: Go to bus Stop No 1 on the bus platform carousel in front of Hamamatsu Station North exit. Board Enshu Bus/遠州バス, Kanzanji Line/舘山寺線 No 30 and get off at Hamanako Garden Park/浜名湖ガーデンパーク (60 minutes).

ENGLISH WEBSITE
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HONKOUJI TEMPLE/本興寺 (Buddhist temple)

HONKOJI

Location: 〒431-0431 Shizuoka Prefecture, Kosai City, Washizu, 384
tel.: 053-576-0054

Access: Get off at JR Kosai Station. Go to bus platform 1. Board Enshu Bus/遠州バス, Hamana Line bus/浜名線 and get off at Honkouji Mae/本興寺前 bus stop (2 minutes). 4 minutes walk.
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MAKAYAJI TEMPLE (Buddhist Temple)/摩訶耶寺

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Location: 〒431-1413 Shizuoka Prefecture, Hamamatsu City, Kita Ku, Mikkabi, Makaya, 421
Tel.: 053-525-0027

Access: From Hamamatsu JR Station North exit carousel bus platform No 15 board HAMAMATSU SHI JISHU UNKOU BUS/浜松市自主運行バス and change at Mikkabi/三ヶ日. 30 minutes walk or transfer Kiga Mikkabi Line Bus/気賀三ヶ日線 (No 40) and get off Makayaji Iriguchi Stop/摩訶耶寺入口 It will a total 80 minutes if you use buses all the way. Count 9 minutes walk from Makayaji Iriguchi Stop/摩訶耶寺入口.

HOMEPAGE (Japanese)
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MAISAKA POST STATION/舞坂宿脇本陣

MAISAKA-POST

Location: 〒431-0211 Shizuoka Prefecture, Hamamatsu City, Nishi Ku, Maisaka Cho, Maisaka, 2091
Tel.: 053-596-3715
Opening hours: 09:00~16:00
Closed on Mondays (Tuesday if Monday is a National Holiday)

Access: From Hamamatsu JR Station North exit carousel bus platform No 4 board Hamana Line No 10 bus/浜名線 (Enshu/遠州 Bus Company) and get off at Maisaka Nishi Cho/舞坂西町 bus stop ((40 minutes). 1 minute on foot.

WIKIPEDIA SITE (English)

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-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
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Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

Shizuoka Prefecture Main Touristic Attractions: Railway, Bus & Ferry Access 2) Central Zone (constantly expanded)

shizuokamap

As this particular page will be too big to cover all Shizuoka Prefecture I divided it into 3 zones:

1) EASTERN ZONE:

Atami City, Fuji City, Fujinomiya City (including Shibakawa Cho), Gotemba City (including Oyama Cho), Higashi Izu Cho, Ito City, Izu City, Izu no Kuni City,Kannami Cho, Kawazu Cho, Matsuzaki Cho, Mishima City, Minami Izu Cho, nagaizumi Cho, Numazu city, Nishi Izu Cho, Shimizu Cho, Shimoda CitySusono City

2) CENTRAL ZONE:

Fujieda City (including Okabe), Makinohara City, Omaezaki City, Shimada City (including Kawanehon), Shizuoka City (including Aoi Ku, Shimizu Ku, Suruga Ku), Yaizu City.

3) WESTERN ZONE:

Fukuroi City, Hamamatsu City (including Hamakita Ku, Higashi Ku, Kita Ku, Naka Ku, Nishi Ku, Tenryuu Ku), Iwata City, Kakegawa City, Kikugawa City, Kosai City, Mori Machi

Moreover, as all of them will be regularly updated keep checking them!
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FOORE NAKAGAWANE CHAMEIKAN TEA HALL/フォーレなかがわね茶名鑑

FOORE

Location: 〒428-0312 Shizuoka Prefecture, Shimada City, Kawane Hon, Mizukawa, 7-1-1
Tel.: 0547-56-2100
Opening hours: 08:30~16:30
Closed on Wednesdays, December 29th=January 3rd

Access: Get off at Suruga Tokuyama Station/駿河徳山駅 along the Ooigawa Railway Line/大井川鉄道. 10 minutes on foot.

HOMEPAGE (Japanese9
FACEBOOK PAGE (Japanese9
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GYOKURO NO SATO/GYORYOKU TEA VILLAGE/玉露の里

GYOKURONOSATO

Location: 421-1115 Shizuoka Prefecture, Fujieda City, Okabe Cho, Shintan, 1214-3
Tel.: 054-668-0019

Access: first get off at Fujieda JR Station north exit and go to bus platform No 2. Board a Shizutetsu Just Bus (しずてつジャストライン) Chuubu Kokudou Line (中部国道線) and get off at Fujieda Shi Okabe Shisho Mae bus stop (藤枝市岡部支所前). 24 minutes. Transfer to a Jishu Unkou Bus (自主運行バス), Asahina Line (朝比奈線) and get off at Gyokuro No Sato Bus Stop (玉露の里). 14 minutes. 1 minute on foot. Bear in mind that Asahina Line buses are few, only 8 between 08:03 and 18:52 on week days, and only 5 between 10:00 and 16:00 on week ends.

HOMEPAGE (Japanese)
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HORAI BRIDGE/蓬莱橋

HORAI-BRIDGE

Registered in the Guinness Book Of Records as the longest pedestrian wooden bridge in the World!

Location: 〒427-0017 Shizuoka Prefecture, Shimada City, Minami, 2-22-14
Tel.: 0547-37-1241

Access: 15 minutes walk from Shimada JR Station/島田JR駅.

Related Article
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KAWANE HOT SPRING-FUREAI NO iZUMi/川根温泉・ふれあいの泉

KAWANE-ONSEN

Location: 〒428-0101 Shizuoka Prefecture, Shimada City, Kawane Cho, Sasamado, 220
Tel.: 0547-53-4330

Access: get off at Kawane Onsen Sasamdo Station/川根温泉笹間渡 along the Ooigawa railway Line/大井川鉄道. 3 minutes walk from station.
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OCHA NO SATO & OCHA NO SATO MUSEUM/お茶の郷・お茶の郷博物館

OCHA-NO-SATO

Location: The Tea Musuem/Ochanosato, 3053-2, Kanaya, Shimada Shi, Shizuoka Ken, 428-0022 Japan
Tel: (81)0547-46-5588
Fax: (81)0547-46-5577
Opening hours: Museum, 09:00~17:00, Tea room, 09:30~16:00
Closed every Tuesday (the following day when Tuesday is a National Holiday), December 29th~January 3rd.
Parking: free of charge for 9 large buses and 90 cars.

HOMEPAGE (Japanese)

Access: Get off at Kanaya Station. 30 minutes on foot. Ocha no Sato does have a community bus (5 minutes) but hours are irregular. Call beforehand to check!

Related articles HERE and HERE!
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OOI RIVER CROSSING OLD INNS/大井川川越遺跡

KAWAGOE

Location: 〒427-0037 Shizuoka Prefecture, Shimada City, Kawahara, 1
Tel.: 0547-37-1000

Access: Get off at Shimada JR Station/島田JR駅 north exit and go to Bus Platform 1. Board Shizutetu Just Line Shimada Community Bus (しずてつジャストライン島田市コミュニティバス) either on Kanaya Shimada Byouin Line (金谷島田病院線9 or Tajiri No Sato Onsen Line (田代の郷温泉線) and get off at Mukoujima Nishi bus stop (向島西). 5 minutes

HOMEPAGE (Japanese9
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OLD TOKAIDO ROAD STONE PAVED SECTION & STONE PAVED ROAD TEA ROOM/旧東海道石畳・石畳茶屋

ISHITATAMI

Old Tokaido Road Stone Paved Section

TATAMI-CHAYA

Stone Paved Road Tea Room

Location: Shizuoka prefecture, Shimada City, Kanaya Cho, Saka machi, 2482-1
Tel.: 0547-45-5715

Access: Get off at Kanaya JR Station. 10 minutes walk.
Opening hours: 09:00~17:00 (until 16:00 in winter)
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OTOGI NO SATO/音戯の郷/SOUND VILLAGE

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Location: 〒428-0411 Shizuoka Prefecture, Shimada City, Kawane Hon, Senzu, 1217-2
Tel.: 0547-58-2021

Access: Get off at Senzu Station/千頭駅 along the Ooigawa Railway Line/大井川鉄道. 3 minutes on foot.

HOMEPAGE (Japanese)
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RENGEIJI POND PARK/蓮華寺池公園

RENGEIJI

Location:〒426-0014 Shizuoka Prefecture, Fujieda City, 474-1
Tel.:054-643-3487

Access: Get off Fujieda JR Station north exit and go to bus platform No 2. Board a Shizutetsu Just Line bus (しずてつジャストライン)either on Chuubu Kokusen Line (中部国線) or Hanashi Line (葉梨線) and get off at Rengeiji Ike Kouen Iriguchi (蓮華寺池公園入口). 30 minutes. 10 minutes walk.

HOMEPAGE (Japanese)
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SHIMADA CENTRAL PARK-ROSES HILL PARK/島田中央公園・ばらの丘公園

Location: 〒427-0007 Shizuoka Prefecture, Shimada City, Noda, 1652-1
Tel.: 0547-37-0505

Access: Get off at Shimada JR Station/島田JR駅 exit and go to bus platform No 2. Board a Shimada Community Bus (島田コミュニティバス) on the Oozu Line (大津線) and get off at Chuuouu Kouen Bara no Oka Kouen (中央公園・ばらの丘公園)bus stop. 10 minutes. 1 minute walk.

HOMEPAGE (English)
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SHIZUNAMI BEACH/静波海水浴場

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Location: 〒421-0422 Shizuoka Prefecture, makinohara city, Shizunami
Tel.: 0548-22-5600

Access: Either get off at Fujieda JR Station/藤枝JR駅 south exit and go to bus platform No 5. Board a Shizutestu Just Line Bus (シズテツジャストライン) on the Fujieda Sagara Line (藤枝相良線) and get off at Shizunami Kaigan Iriguchi (静波海岸入口). 45 minutes. 5 minutes walk.
Or get off at Shizuoka JR Station/静岡JR駅 north exit and go to platform No 11. Board a Shizutetsu Just Line (シズテツジャストライン) on the Tokkyuu Shizuoka Sagara Line (特急静岡相良線) and get off hizunami Kaigan Iriguchi (静波海岸入口). 55 minutes. 5 minutes walk..

See related article HERE
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SUMATAKYOU HOT SPRINGS & YUME SUSPENDED BRIDGE/寸又峡温泉・夢の吊り橋

SUMATAKYOU

Location: shizuoka Prefecture, Shimada City, Kawane Hon Cho, Senzu
Tel.: 0547-59-1270

Access: Take the Ooigawa Railway frrom Kanaya Station or any other station and get off at Senzu Station/千頭駅.

HOMEPAGE (Japanese)
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YAIZU FISH CENTER/焼津魚センター

YAIZU-SAKANA-CENTER

Location: 〒425-0091 Shizuoka Prefecture, Yaizu City, Yakusu, 4-13-7
Tel.: 0120-821-137

Access: Get off at Yaizu JR Station South exit and go to bus platform No 1. Board a Yaizu Jishu Unkou Bus (焼津自主運航バス9 and get off at Sakana Center (さかなセンター). 15 minutes.

HOMEPAGE (Japanese)

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HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

Shizuoka Prefecture Tourist Information Offices List (constantly expanded)

ALPHABETICAL ORDER

shizuokamap

For access to the whole English Map of Shizuoka Prefetcure click the link below!
SHIZUOKA-PREFECTURE-MAP

Atami City Tourism Association
Address: Shinsui Park, 2018-8 Nagisa-cho, Atami-city, Shizuoka Prefecture
Access: 20 min walk from Atami station on JR TOKAIDO Railways.
Phone: 0557-85-2222
Hours open to visitors: Apr-Sep 9:00-17:30 Oct-Mar 9:00-17:00
Languages: English.
Wi-Fi: Not Available
Internet PC: Available for free

Bentenjima (Hamamatsu City)Tourist Information Center
Address: 3755-2 Maisaka-cho Bentenjima, Nishi-ku,Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture
Access: 3 min walk from Bentenjima station on JR Railways.
Phone: 053-522-4720
Hours open to visitors: 8:30-16:30
Languages: English:Part-time
Wi-Fi: Not Available
Internet PC: Not Available

<strongFujieda Association for Local Tourism Information Center
Address: 1-1-2 Ekimae, Fujieda-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture
Access: Outside of north exit of JR Fujieda station, near the stairs.
Phone: 054-645-2500
Hours open to visitors: Open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Closed from 29th Dec.to 3rd Jan.
Languages: No full-time English-speaking staff on duty, however, service is available in minimal English.
Wi-Fi: Not Available
Internet PC: Not Available

Fujieda City Tourist Information, Okabe Branch
Address:〒421-1121 Fujieda City, Okabe Cho, Okabe, 29-1, Shizuoka Prefecture
Tel.: 054-667-6060
Hours open to visitors: 8:30~17:00
Closed on New Year Holidays

Fujinomiya City Tourist Association
Address: 〒418-0065 Fujinomiya City, Chuo Machi, 16-1, Shizuoka Prefecture
Tel.: 0544-27-5240
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Fukuroi City Tourist Information Center
Address: 〒437-0027 Fukuroi City, Takao machi, 1-1 (Left of Fukuroi JR Station), Shizuoka Prefecture
Tel.: 0538-44-3156
Open to visitors: 9:30~18:00
Closed on Mondays or the day after if National Holiday, New Year Holidays

Gotemba Premium Outlets Welcome Center
Address: 1312 Fukasawa, Gotemba-Shi, Shizuoka Prefecture
Access: A free shuttle bus service operates from JR Gotemba Station and Gotemba Interchange on the Tomei Expressway at 10,30,50 min. every hour.
Direct highway buses are available from major stations in Tokyo.
Phone: 0550-81-3122
Hours open to visitors: Closed on the 3rd of Thursday in February
Languages: English and Chinese
Korean,Thai,Spanish and Portuguese services are available by telephone.
Wi-Fi: Available for free
Internet PC: Available for free

Gotemba Tourism Association
Address: 1988 Niihashi, Gotemba-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture
Access: 1 min walk from Gotemba station on Gotemba Railways.
Phone: 0550-83-4770
Hours open to visitors: 9:00-17:00 Closed from Dec.31 to Jan.1.
Languages: English. Korean:Part-time. Chinese service is avairable by telephone.
Wi-Fi: Available for free
Internet PC: Available for free

Hamamatsu Tourist Information Center
Address: 265-16 Sunayama-cho, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture
Access: 0 min walk from Hamamatsu station on JR Railways.
Phone: 053-452-1634
Hours open to visitors: Open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Languages: English
Wi-Fi: Available for free
Internet PC: Not Available

Ito City Tourist Information
Address: 1-8-3 Yukawa, Ito-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture
Access: 1 min walk from JR Ito station.
Phone: 0557-37-6105
Hours open to visitors: Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Languages: No full-time English-speaking staff on duty, however, service is available in minimal English.
Wi-Fi: Available for free
Internet PC: Not Available

Ito Marinetown City Tourist Information
Address: 571-19 Yukawa, Ito-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture
Access: ・Located on Route 135.
・15 min walk from JR ITO station.
Phone: 0557-38-8841
Hours open to visitors: Open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Languages: English, Chinese and Korean.
Wi-Fi: Not Available
Internet PC: Not Available

Iwata City Tourism Information Center
Address: 〒438-0078 Iwata City, Nakaizumi, 3300-7, Shizuoka Prefecture
Tel: 0538-33-1222
Hours open to visitors: 9:00~18:00
Closed on Mondays or the day after if National Holiday, New Year Holidays

Izu City Tourist Information Center
Address: 631-7, Kashiwakubo, Izu-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture
Access: At Shuzenji Station on Sunzu Line of Izu Hakone Railways.
Phone: 0558-99-9501
Hours open to visitors: 9:00-17:30
Languages: English and Korean
Wi-Fi: Available for free
Internet PC: Not Available

Kakegawa Tourism Association Visitor Center “Tabi-no-Switch”
Address: (Inside the JR Kakegawa Station South Gate Concourse), 1-1-1 Minami Kakegawa City , Shizuoka Prefecture
Access: Inside the JR Kakegawa Station South Gate Concourse
Phone: 0537-24-8711
Hours open to visitors: 9:00-17:00
Languages: English
Wi-Fi: Available for free
Internet PC: Available for free

Kanzanji-Onsen (Hamamatsu City) Tourist Information Center
Address: Kanzanji-cho 1832-1,Nishi-ku, Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture
Access: 5min walk From Kanzanji-Onsen bus stop.
Phone: 053-487-0152
Hours open to visitors: 9:00-1700
Languages: English:Part-time
Wi-Fi: Not Available
Internet PC: Not Available

Kawazu (Izu Peninsula) Tourist Association
Address: 72-12 Sasahara Kawazu-cho, Kamo-gun, Shizuoka Prefecture
Access: ・800 meter from located on Route 135
・8 min walk from Kawazu station bus stop.
・8 min walk from Kawazu staion.
Phone: 0558-32-0290
Hours open to visitors: Open daily from 8:30 to 17:30
Languages: English.
Wi-Fi: Available for free
Internet PC: Available for free

Kikugawa City Tourism Association
Address: Kikugawa City, Kamo, 2156, Shizuoka Prefecture
Tel.: 0537-36-0201

Maknohara City Hall Tourism Information Center
Address: 〒421-0422 Makinohara City, Shizunami, 1771-5, Shizuoka Prefecture
Tel.: 0548-22-5600
Open to visitors: 8:30~17:00

Michi-No-Eki Fuji City Tourism Information
Address: 1488-1 Iwabuchi, Fuji-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture
Access: 1 min walk from Fujikawarakuza bus stop.
Phone: 0545-81-5555
Hours open to visitors: Open daily from 9:30 to 17:30
Closed on the day of the building Inspection.
Languages: English:Part-time
Wi-Fi: Not Available
Internet PC: Not Available

Michi-no-Eki Amagi-goe (Izu City)(syowa-no-moricenter)
Address: 892-2, Yugashima, Izu-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture
Access: 30 min drive from kawazu station on Izu Kyukou Line.
25 min drive from shuzenji station on Izuhakone Railway’s Sunzu Line.
Phone: 0558-85-1110
Hours open to visitors: 8:30-16:30
Closed on 3rd Wednesday
Languages: No full-time English-speaking staff on duty, however, service is available in minimal English.
Wi-Fi: Available for free
Internet PC: Available for free

Michi-no-Eki Subashiri
Address: 338-44 Subashiri Oyama-cho, Sunto Gun, Shizuoka Prefecture
Tel.: 0550-75-6363

Mishima City Tourist Information Center
Address: 17-1 Ichiban-cho, Mishima-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture
Access: Mishima Station south entrance Side
Phone: 055-971-5000
Hours open to visitors: 9:00-18:00
Languages: English
Wi-Fi: Available for free
Internet PC: Available for free

Mt.Fuji Shizuoka Airport Information Counter
Address: 3336-4 Sakaguchi Makinohara, Makinohara-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture
Phone: 0548-29-2220
Hours open to visitors: 9:00-18:00 Mon. Wed. Sat. 9:00-17:00 Sun. Tue. Thu. Fri.
Languages: English, Chinese and Korean
Wi-Fi: Available for free
Internet PC: Available for a fee

Okuhamanako (Hamana Lake, Hamamatsu City) Tourist Information Center
Address: Hosoe-cho Kiga 429-1, Kita-ku,Hamamatsu City , Shizuoka Prefecture
Access: 0 min walk from Kiga Station on Tenryu-Hamanako Railways.
Phone: 053-522-4720
Hours open to visitors: 9:00-16:30
Closed on New Year holidays
Languages: English:Part-time
Wi-Fi: Not Available
Internet PC: Not Available

Omaezaki City Tourism Association
Address: 〒437-1623 Omaezaki City, Minato, 6899-1, Shizuoka Prefecture
Tel.: 0548-63-2001
Open to visitors: 9:00~17:00
Closed on Tuesdays

Shimada City Tourist Information Center
Address: Shimada Shi, Hontori, 1 Chome, 4788-5 (JR Station North Exit), Shizuoka Prefecture
Phone: 0547-37-1241
Hours open to visitors: 8:30~17:00
Closed on Mondays, day afetr National Holidays, New Year Holidays

Shimada City Tourism Association, Kanaya Branch
Address: Shimada City, Kanaya Shincho, 14-2, Shizuoka Prefecture
Tel.: 0547-46-2844
Hours open to visitors: :8:30~17:00
Closed on Mondays, Day after National Hlidays, New Year Holidays

Shimada City Tourism Association Kawane Branch
Address: 〒428-0104 Shimada City, Kawane Cho, Ieyama, 359, Shizuoka Prefecture
Tel: 0547-53-2220
Closed on Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays, New Year Holidays

Shimoda City Tourist Association
Address: 1-2-3, Shimoda-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture
Access: 1 min walk from izukyuushimoda station
Phone: 0558-23-5593
Hours open to visitors: Open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Languages: No full-time English-speaking staff on duty, however, service is available in minimal English.
Wi-Fi: Available for free
Internet PC: Not Available

Shimoda City Tourist Association
Address: 1-1 Sotogaoka, Shimodashi, Shizuoka Prefecture
Access: ・Located on Route 135・10 min walk from izukyuushimoda station
Phone: 0558-22-1531
Hours open to visitors: Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Languages: No full-time English-speaking staff on duty, however, service is available in minimal English.
Wi-Fi: Available for free
Internet PC: Available for free

Shin Kanaya Station (Kanaya, SHIMADA CITY) Station Tourist Information Center
Address: Shimada City, Kanaya Cho, 2122-6, Shizuoka Prefecture
Phone: 0547-46-3500
Hours open to visitors: march/1~1November/30: 9:00~17:00, December/1~February/28~29: 9:00~16:00
Closed on Mondays or the day after if National Holiday, New Year Holidays

Shin Tomei Express NEOPASA SHIMIZU KU (Shizuoka City) Area Concierge
Address: 885-15 Koguchi, Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture
Access: 40 min drive from Shimizu station on JR Railway
Phone: 054-394-0811
Hours open to visitors: Open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends and national holidays
Languages: No full-time English-speaking staff on duty, however, service is available in minimal English.
Wi-Fi: Available for free
Internet PC: Not Available

Shin Tomei Expressway NEOPASA HAMAMATSU CITY Area Concierge(Outbound)
Address: 7822-7,Miyakoda-cho,Kita-ku, Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture
Access: 35 min drive from Hamamatsu Station on JR Railway
Phone: 053-482-8235
Hours open to visitors: Open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends and national holidays
Languages: No full-time English-speaking staff on duty, however, service is available in minimal English.
Wi-Fi: Available for free
Internet PC: Not Available

Shin Tomei Expressway NEOPASA SHIZUOKA CITY Area Concierge(Inbound)
Address: 1544-3 Kozeto, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture
Access: 20 min drive from Shizuoka station on JR Railway
Phone: 054-295-9200
Hours open to visitors: Open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends and national holidays
Languages: No full-time English-speaking staff on duty, however, service is available in minimal English.
Wi-Fi: Available for free
Internet PC: Not Available

Shin Tomei Expressway NEOPASA SHIZUOKA CITY Area Concierge(Outbound)
Address: 1258 Hamma, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture
Access: 20 min drive from Shizuoka station on JR Railway
Phone: 054-295-9211
Hours open to visitors: Open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends and national holidays
Languages: No full-time English-speaking staff on duty, however, service is available in minimal English.
Wi-Fi: Available for free
Internet PC: Not Available

Shin Tomei Expressway NEOPASA SURUGAWAN-NUMAZU CITYArea Concierge(Outbound)
Address: 919-1 Negoya, Numazu-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture
Access: 10 min drive from Hara station on JR Railway
Phone: 055-946-5772
Hours open to visitors: Open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends and national holidays
Languages: No full-time English-speaking staff on duty, however, service is available in minimal English.
Wi-Fi: Available for free
Internet PC: Not Available

Shin Tomei Expressway NEOPASA SURUGAWAN-NUMAZU CITY Area Concierge(Inbound)
Address: 998-27 Negoya, Numazu-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture
Access: 10 min drive from Hara station on JR Railway
Phone: 055-946-5250
Hours open to visitors: Open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends and national holidays
Languages: No full-time English-speaking staff on duty, however, service is available in minimal English.
Wi-Fi: Available for free
Internet PC: Not Available

Shin-Fuji Station Tourist Information Center (FUJI CITY)
Address: Shin-Fuji Station 1F, 654-10 Kawanarijima, Fuji-City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Access: Inside the JR Shin-Fuji Station (Tokaido Shinkansen, Kodama Train Station)
Phone: 0545-64-2430
Hours open to visitors: Open daily from 8:45 to 17:30
Closed from 29 Dec. to 3 Jan.
Languages: English
Wi-Fi: Available for free
Internet PC: Not Available

Shizuoka City Tourist Information Center
Address: JR Shizuoka Station, 49-1 Kuroganecho, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture
Access: Inside JR shizuoka station, on the ground floor, north exit.
Phone: 054-253-1170
Hours open to visitors: Open daily from 9:00 to 17:45
Closed on the year-end and New Year holidays.
Languages: English
Wi-Fi: Available for free
Internet PC: Not Available

Shizuoka Prefecture Tourism Association
Address: Mizunomori Bldg. 2F, Minamicho, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture
Access: 1 min walk from the south exit of JR Shizuoka Station on Tokai Railways.
Phone: 054-202-5595
Hours open to visitors: Open from 8:30 to 17:15
Close on Every weekends,the year-end and New Year holidays
Languages: English, Chinese and Korean
Wi-Fi: Not Available
Internet PC: Not Available

Tenryu (HAMAMATSU CITY) Tourist Information Center
Address: Hutamata-cho Akura114-2, Tenryu-ku,Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture
Access: 0 min walk from Futamata Station on Tenryu-Hamanako Railways.
Phone: 053-925-5845
Hours open to visitors: 9:00-16:00
Closed from Dec.29 to Jan.3
Languages: English:Part-time
Wi-Fi: Not Available
Internet PC: Not Available

Tomei Expressway EXPASA ASHIGARA (GOTEMBA CITY) Area Concierge(Inbound)
Address: 1801-1 Maenohara Fukasawa, Gotemba-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture
Access: 10min drive from Gotenba station on JR Railway
Phone: 0550-83-1311
Hours open to visitors: Open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Languages: No full-time English-speaking staff on duty, however, service is available in minimal English.
Wi-Fi: Available for free
Internet PC: Not Available

Tomei Expressway EXPASA ASHIGARA (GOTEMBA CITY) Area Concierge(Outbound)
Address: 603-18 Minaminohara Kuwagi Oyama-cho, Sunto-gun, Shizuoka Prefecture
Access: 10min drive from Gotenba station on JR Railway
Phone: 0550-83-1842
Hours open to visitors: Open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Languages: No full-time English-speaking staff on duty, however, service is available in minimal English.
Wi-Fi: Available for free
Internet PC: Not Available

Tomei Expressway FUJIKAWA Service Area Area (FUJI CITY) Concierge(Inbound)
Address: 1500,kitayoshino iwabuchi, Fuji-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture
Access: 11 min drive from Fuji station on JR Railway
Phone: 0545-81-1355
Hours open to visitors: Open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends and national holidays
Languages: English:Part-time
Wi-Fi: Available for free
Internet PC: Not Available

Tomei Express FUJIKAWA Service Area Area (FUJI CITY) Concierge (Outbound)
Address: 1224 Iwabuchi Funayama, Fuji-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture
Access: 11 min drive from Fuji station on JR Railway
Phone: 0545-56-2122
Hours open to visitors: Open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends and national holidays
Languages: No full-time English-speaking staff on duty, however, service is available in minimal English.
Wi-Fi: Not Available
Internet PC: Not Available

Tomei Expressway MAKINOHARA Service Area Area Concierge(Inbound)
Address: 2559-3 Shizutani, Makinohara-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture
Access: 15 min drive from Kikukawa station on JR Railway
Phone: 0548-27-2802
Hours open to visitors: Open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends and national holidays
Languages: No full-time English-speaking staff on duty, however, service is available in minimal English.
Wi-Fi: Available for free
Internet PC: Not Available

Tomei Express MAKINOHARA Service Area Area Concierge (Outbound)
Address: 2545-60 Shizutani, Makinohara-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture
Access: 15 min drive from Kikukawa station on JR Railway
Phone: 0548-27-2801
Hours open to visitors: Open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends and national holidays
Languages: No full-time English-speaking staff on duty, however, service is available in minimal English.
Wi-Fi: Available for free
Internet PC: Not Available

Tomei Expressway HAMANAKO Service Area Hamana Lake) Area Concierge
Address: 47-1 Sakiyama Sakume Mikkabi-cho, Kita-ku, Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture
Access: 30 min drive from Hamamatsu station on JR Railway
Phone: 053-526-7220
Hours open to visitors: Open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Languages: No full-time English-speaking staff on duty, however, service is available in minimal English.
Wi-Fi: Available for free
Internet PC: Not Available

Yaizu City Tourism Association
Address: 〒425-0027 Yaizu City, Sakae machi, 1-2-14, Shizuoka Prefecture
Tel.: 054-626-6266

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