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07 Top Highlight
Top sightseeing: Pine grove of Miho (jap. 三保松原), throughout the year
08 Top Highlight
Top sightseeing: Mt. Kuno Toshogu (jap. 久能山東照宮), throughout the year
09 Top Highlight
Top sightseeing: Sunpu castle park (jap. 駿府城公園), throughout the year
10 Pflaumenblüte
Plum blossom in: Nihondaira plum grove (jap. 日本平梅園), 02/11 to 03/10
11 Kirschblüte
Cherry blossom in: Sunpu castle park (jap. 駿府城公園), 03/21 to 04/10
13 Herbstlaub
Autumn leaves in: Umegashima Onsen village (jap. 梅ヶ島温泉郷), 10/21 to 11/30
15 Souvenir
Souvenir: Shizuoka tea (jap. 静岡茶)
17 Welterbe
World heritage: Pine grove of Miho (jap. 三保松原).
18 Nationalerbe
National heritage: Mt. Kuno Toshogu (jap. 久能山東照宮).
20 Ältestes Gebäude
Oldest building: Deva gate of Reizan temple (jap. 霊山寺 仁王門). Built in 1516.
21 Feuerwerk
Fireworks: Abe river fireworks (jap. 安倍川花火大会). On 07/29 2017. 15.000 rockets. Where? Abe riverbed (安倍川河川敷).
22 Feuerwerk
Fireworks: Shimizu port festival (jap. 清水みなと祭り). On 08/06 2017. 10.000 rockets. Where? Shimizu port (清水港).
23 Gourmet
Gourmet: Shizuoka Oden (jap. 静岡おでん).
24 Gourmet
Gourmet: Cherry prawn (jap. 桜えび).
25 Onsen
Hot spring: Umegashima Onsen (jap. 梅ヶ島温泉). Effect: Beautiful skin. Address: Umegashima-kyo (梅ヶ島郷).
26 Onsen
Hot spring: Shimizu Nishizato Onsen "Yamase-no-Yu" (jap. 清水西里温泉「やませみの湯」). Effect: Incisions. Address: Shimizu-ku nishizato 1449 (清水区西里1449).
27 Weitere Besichtigung
Highlight: Shizuoka Tokaido Hiroshige art gallery (jap. 静岡市東海道広重美術館). Experience: Ukiyoe exhibition. Address: Shimizu-ku 297-1 (清水区297-1).
28 Weitere Besichtigung
Highlight: Shizuoka - city of tea concierge (jap. しずおか・茶の町コンシェル). Experience: Culture and experience of the tea city. Address: Aoi-ku Dodayu-cho 27 (葵区土太夫町27).
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Shizuoka, City in Japan

General Information about Shizuoka

Shizuoka (Shizuoka) is a city and prefecture capital within Shizuoka prefecture in the Chūbu region. Sister cities of Shizuoka are Stockton in the USA, Omaha in the USA and Shelbyville in the USA.

You can travel directly to Shizuoka via an airport. There is a fishing, commercial and passenger port in the city. The city is quickly accessible by the Shinkansen. You can easily reach the suburbs of Shizuoka by local rail services in 26 stations.

Famous persons connected with Shizuoka are Enni (1202 - 1280), Ikku Jippensha (1765 - 1831) and Yoshio Tamiya (1905 - 1988).

Travel tips for Shizuoka

Attractions

Top Shizuoka destinations for your sightseeing are the Pine grove of Miho (三保松原) throughout the year, the Mt. Kuno Toshogu (久能山東照宮) throughout the year and the Sunpu castle park (駿府城公園) throughout the year.

The Sunpu castle park, nowadays in ruins, was built in the year 1589.

The Shizuoka Tokaido Hiroshige art gallery (静岡市東海道広重美術館), another great attraction where you can experience the Ukiyoe exhibition (浮世絵の展示). Go to Shimizu-ku 297-1 (清水区297-1) for this. Another experience is the Shizuoka - city of tea concierge (しずおか・茶の町コンシェル) in Aoi-ku Dodayu-cho 27 (葵区土太夫町27). Of interest here is the Culture and experience of the tea city (お茶の町の文化や体験).

Culture and History

Cultural roots make Shizuoka tourism particularly attractive. The Pine grove of Miho (三保松原) is listed as world heritage. National heritage respectively national treasure are the Mt. Kuno Toshogu (久能山東照宮) and the Sword named "Sanetsune" (太刀 銘 真恒).

The oldest building in the city was constructed in the year 1516 and is named Deva gate of Reizan temple (霊山寺 仁王門).

Fireworks

Do you want to see fireworks in Shizuoka? The Abe river fireworks (安倍川花火大会) with 15.000 rockets is popular. You can best watch from the Abe riverbed. Another fireworks is the Shimizu port festival (清水みなと祭り) with 10.000 rockets. Have a good view from the Shimizu port.

Hot spring

If you want to take a hot bath in Shizuoka, the spa Umegashima Onsen (梅ヶ島温泉) brings you relaxation and is also good for Beautiful skin. The address: Umegashima-kyo (梅ヶ島郷). Another hot spring here is Shimizu Nishizato Onsen "Yamase-no-Yu" (清水西里温泉「やませみの湯」), which helps amongst other things in Incisions. Go to Shimizu-ku nishizato 1449 (清水区西里1449) for this.

Gourmet

You want to eat well and enjoy a drink in Shizuoka? Shizuoka Oden (静岡おでん) is recommended by locals. Another recommendation for gourmets: The Cherry prawn (桜えび).

Souvenir

Do you already own a souvenir from Shizuoka? You could buy for example the Shizuoka tea.

Flowers and Foliage

The plum flowers from 02/11 to 03/10 and is the most beautiful in the Nihondaira plum grove (日本平梅園). Discover the cherry blossom in Shizuoka from 03/21 to 04/10, best in the Sunpu castle park (駿府城公園). A feeling of summer freshness brings the lotus blossom from 06/11 to 08/31, to view in the Asahata retention basin (麻機遊水地). The maple trees changing colour in Shizuoka is the highlight in the romantic autumn. Discover in the Umegashima Onsen village (梅ヶ島温泉郷), how the leaves turn from golden yellow to shining red. Start is around the 10/21 and the foliage lasts until 11/30. To mention in Shizuoka is the Cold kamelia in flower, which you can see in the Camelia village (Seiho garden) (椿の里(静峰園)) from 01/01 to 03/31.


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