First Time Tourists Guide in Shizuoka

Image by T.Kiya from Flickr - Shizuoka city

Shizuoka is one of a city in Japan located in the eastern part of Japan

This city also the capital city of Shizuoka Prefecture

This city dominated by authentic buildings and nature tourism places such as mountains, beaches, and temples

Don't forget to take the picture in Miho Sea No Matsubara, Nihondaira and Shizuoka Sengen Shrine

SHARE

SIGHTSEEING

Start your traveling in Port of Shimizu when visit Shizuoka is the right destination. Here you can see how the stunning landscape Fuji mountain from this port. This port became a place which to export Shizuoka tea. Now, this port becomes a place to handle a variety of cargo including raw materials, food, and gas.

Port of Shimizu

You can see gorgeous view of Fuji Mountain from here

Address : 10 Hinodechō, Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka, 424-0922, Japan

DOWNTOWN

Visit Sunpu Castle Park is a great place to spend your day. This castle located in the heart of this town. This building built in 1586 and built by Tokugawa Ieyasu and also as his retirement home. Thus, this place where people gather because in this castle has a beautiful park. This park also becomes attractive for local people as well as tourists.

Sunpu Castle Park

Historical place to bring the family or go on a stroll yourself

Address : 1-1 Sunpujokoen, Aoi Ward, Shizuoka, 420-0853, Japan

SHOPPING

Go shopping Shimizu Fish Market in Shizuoka is the traditional market. Here, you can find many sellers that sell fresh food which dominated by fresh fish. Some seller also sells cooked dishes that make costumers feel interested to buy and try that food. This market gives you an amazing landscape because from this market you can see how beautiful Fuji mountain. The other option, S-Pulse Dream Plaza is the shopping mall located at the seaside. In the shopping center offers shopping area, food court, and entertainment.

Shimizu Fish Market

You should visit Shimizu Fish Market to get fresh seafood and there are cooked dishes to taste

Address : Shimazakicho, Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka, 424-0823, Japan

S-Pulse Dream Plaza

Harborside mall offering a variety of eateries, gift shops & entertainment options for children

Address : 13-15 Irifunecho, Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka, 424-0942, Japan

FOOD & DRINK

Try the authentic food from Shizuoka to complete your traveling. Unagi is the authentic food from Shizuoka that you can find easier when visiting this city. Unagi is a Japanese eel that processed into complementary food such as unadon. The typical drink that you can easy find is Matcha. Matcha is a green tea that usually drinks by local people and now this drink really famous almost in worldwide.

CULTURE

Japan has an authentic habit that many tourists know. Normally, japan people very hardworking and appreciate the time. Then, almost local people love to use public transportation compared to private vehicles.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to visit Shizuoka city is from June to August. These months have a good temperature that really comfortable for the tourist. Then, that month is a slow season which means not really crowded for traveling.

HOTEL

The best accommodations in Shizuoka is Nippondaira Hotel. Nippondaira Hotel is the three stars hotels that have beautiful landscapes such as Mt. Fuji and Suruga Bay from the rooftop. This hotel also has a good service with facilities that makes this hotel become the recommended hotel. Another great hotel is the Kuretake Inn Premium Shizuoka Ekimae. Kuretake Inn Premium Shizuoka Ekimae offers many attractiveness facilities such as welcome drink, free breakfast with many various menus, public bath, and public sauna.

Kuretake Inn Premium Shizuoka Ekimae

Casual lodging offering straightforward rooms, plus free breakfast, a hot tub & laundry facilities

Address : 1-15 Sakaecho, Aoi Ward, Shizuoka, 420-0859, Japan

Nippondaira Hotel

Hotel

Address : 1500-2 Mabase, Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka, 424-0875, Japan

RESTAURANT

Visit an authentic restaurant when you traveling in Shizuoka. Chojiya is one of the oldest restaurants in Shizuoka. This restaurant already has opened since 1596. This restaurant offers Japanese food such as Tororo-jiru as the recommended menu in here. For you want to search for international food just visit Sawayaka. Sawayaka provides an international menu such as burger and steak.

Chojiya

The oldest restaurant in Shizuoka & they served autenthic japanese food

Address : 7 Chome-10-10 Mariko, Suruga Ward, Shizuoka, 421-0103, Japan

Sawayaka

This family restaurant provides the international menu such as burger and steak

Address : 634ー1 Ikeda, Suruga Ward, Shizuoka, 422-8005, Japan

CAFE

Hangout with your partner to the cafe in Shizuoka with drink coffee or tea is the right idea. This Is Cafe Shizuoka is the first option that you can visit. This Is Cafe Shizuoka has a good Italian coffee, and the cozy atmosphere makes you comfortable. The other cafe that you can visit is Hug Coffee. Hug Coffee is a popular cafe that usually local people visit. Hug Coffee has great food with their good coffee.

This Is Cafe Shizuoka

Comfortable · Casual · Group

Address : 3093 27 Takamatsu, Suruga Ward, Shizuoka, 422-8034, Japan

Hug Coffee

Cash only · Comfortable · Relaxing

Address : Japan, 〒420-0032 Shizuoka, Aoi Ward, Ryogaecho, 1 Chome−3-9 わかさビル 1F

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

Spend your nightlife in a popular bar or pub in Shizuoka. 12 - Twelve is the store that sells many of various liquors such as beer, vodka or whiskey. Then, Beer Garage is a famous place to spend your nightlife when in Shizuoka. In Beer Garage, you can find some local people mingle with the tourist. The music life that plays with Dj will make you enjoy that moment.

12 - Twelve

Liquor Shop

Address : おぐし, 静岡第二ビル 1F, 7-14 Koyamachi, Aoi Ward, Shizuoka, 420-0852, Japan

Beer Garage

Cash only · Comfortable · Relaxing

Address : 28-3 Miyagasakicho, Aoi Ward, Shizuoka, 420-0868, Japan

INTERESTING PLACE

Shizuoka provides many interesting places to visit. The city dominates with typical buildings and nature tourism places. Shizuoka Sengen Shrine is the holy places and religious sites located in Mount Shizuhata. After that, Kunōzan Tōshō-gū is the famous temple in Shizuoka and become the most visited places. Then, this place part of Shrines and Temples of Nikkō UNESCO World Heritage site.

Shizuoka Sengen Shrine

Temple

Address : 102-1 Miyagasakicho, Aoi Ward, Shizuoka, 420-0868, Japan

Kunōzan Tōshō-gū

Founded in 1617, this scenic Shinto shrine features a notable tomb, annual festivals & a museum

Address : 390 Negoya, Suruga Ward, Shizuoka, 422-8011, Japan

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

Shizuoka is the place to find Fuji Mountain. The places that suitable to photo with Fuji Mountain are Miho Beach Park. Miho Beach Park is the sea located in Miho Peninsula. From this place, you could take some pictures with Fuji Mountain and the beach at that time. Then, Nihondaira is a place point of Fuji mountain view. This place located on the highlands in downtown Shizuoka. In here, you can see Fuji Mountain very clean and not only Fuji mountain but you can see the Izu Peninsula, the Japanese Southern Alps, Shimizu Port, and Suruga Bay.

Miho Beach Park

Point of view

Address : 2729 Miho, Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka, 424-0901, Japan

Nihondaira

Elevated observation point granting panoramic views of the surrounding landscape & Mt

Fuji

Address : Kusanagi, Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka, 424-0886, Japan