A guide to the highlights of Shizuoka

Access to various tourist information.

Welcome to Shizuoka!

Information on sightseeing in Shizuoka City mainly

Shizuoka is full of undiscovered attractions!

Welcome to Shizuoka!
Shizuoka City is a beautiful natural and cultural treasure trove and an attractive place for tourists.
Below are some of the main attractions and such attractions in Shizuoka City.

There are Mt.Fuji, beautiful gardens historical architecture
and places to eat fresh seafood and experience Japanese culture.

We are sincerely committed to helping you make your visit to Japan a memorable one.

If you want to see Mt.Fuji…

Ryuge-ji Temple

Ryuge-ji Temple is founded in the early Edo period. It is famous for its 1,100-year-old sotetsu, the oldest and largest tree in Japan. The temple grounds include a pond garden called “Kanpu-en,” which was created at the time of the temple’s founding and was designated as a place of scenic beauty by the city in 1962.

(Travel time from Shimizu Port: approx. 10 minutes.)

Tea factory tour

Visitors can experience tea picking and compare the taste of tea at a tea farm overlooking Mt.Fuji. You can also observe the tea production process. Those who wish can dress up in a tea-girl costume and experience the tea farm.

(Travel time from Shimizu Port: approx. 10~15 minutes.)


Hilly terrain at an altitude of 300 m, panoramic views of Mount Fuji over Suruga Bay, the Izu Peninsula and the Southern Alps.

If you want to get more information,

please click here. → https://www.visit-shizuoka.com/en/spots/detail.php?kanko=454

(Travel time from Shimizu Port: approx. 20 minutes.)

Miho Pine Grove

This location is a World Heritage Site on Mt.
Enjoy picture-postcard views of beautiful Mt Fuji, the sea and pine groves.
Hagoromo no Matsu (according to legend, a heavenly maiden draped her robe over a pine tree) and stroll along the beach and take photos. Afterwards, you can learn about the history of Miho and the legend of Hagoromo at Miho Shirube.
There is also a souvenir corner.

(Travel time from Shimizu Port: approx. 20 minutes.)

Fuji World Heritage Centre

Fuji, registered as a World Heritage site, where visitors can learn about and experience simulated mountain climbing.

Climbing a mountain is a real challenge, both in terms of physical strength and preparation, but here everyone can enjoy the experience together, even those with limited mobility and small children.

On fine days, the top floor offers a view of Mt Fuji.

(Travel time from Shimizu Port: approx. 50 minutes.)

Sengen Grand Shrine

The head shrine of the 1300-odd Sengen shrines in Japan. The oldest shrine in the Tokai region. Fuji, the main shrine, built by Ieyasu Tokugawa, is a national important cultural property, and Wakutama-Pond, made of melted snow from Mt Fuji, which gushes into the shrine grounds, is a national special natural monument.

(Travel time from Shimizu Port: approx. 50 minutes.)

If you are interested in history…

Kunozan tosyogu Shrine

National treasure shrine hall where Prince Ieyasu Tokugawa is enshrined; the building is designated an important cultural property.

There are two ways to get there: via Nihondaira via a ropeway or via the 1159 stone steps on foot.

There are two ways to get there from Nihondaira: by ropeway or by walking the 1159 stone steps.

Even if you use the ropeway, you have to climb several hundred stone steps after alighting.
Access is difficult unless you are physically fit.

(Travel time from Shimizu Port: approx. 30 minutes.)

Rope Way

Connects the summit of the scenic ‘Nihondaira’ mountain with the Kunouzan Toshogu shrine, a historic site associated with Tokugawa Ieyasu.

(・Frequency: 1 train every 15  minutes.
・Boarding time: 5 minutes.)

If you are interested in history…

Sunpu Castle Park Sheep monkey turret

The castle where Tokugawa Ieyasu spent his last years (66-75).

Sunpu Castle Park,Momijiyama Garden

Located in Sunpu Castle Park,The gardens were created based on fun and enjoyment, like the lords’ gardens in a castle. Visitors can enjoy seasonal tastes and tea drinking in the four gardens, which incorporate the scenic beauty of Suruga.

(Travel time from Shimizu Port: approx. 35 minutes.(On the same site as Sunpu Castle)

Shizuoka Sengen Shrine

The three shrines – Kanbe Shrine, Asama Shrine and Otoshi Miya Shrine – are collectively known as Shizuoka Sengen Shrine.

The present shrine pavilions were rebuilt over a period of 60 years during the Edo period, and are a magnificent and splendid group of buildings, all lacquered and painted in superb colours. The main worship hall is 21 m high and is the only one of its kind. All 26 buildings of the shrine have been designated as national important cultural properties.

(Travel time from Shimizu Port: approx. 35 minutes.)

Fuji view camera

Fuji summit at any time.

Shizuoka City Tourist Information Centre

JR Shizuoka Station North and South Exits; JR Shimizu Station Ejiri Exit. Information on travel to Shizuoka available.

If you are interested in museums and galleries…

Shizuoka City Tokaido Hiroshige Art Museum

The first museum in Japan to be named after the Edo period ukiyo-e artist Utagawa Hiroshige.

Shizuoka Prefectural Art Museum

Fuji, Miho Matsubara and many other scenic spots in Shizuoka, the museum’s concept is to collect works that are appropriate for Shizuoka. The collection includes a wide range of landscape paintings from the East and West since the 17th century, works with the motif of Mount Fuji, and works by artists and works associated with Shizuoka Prefecture. The museum also houses the Rodin Pavilion, which exhibits modern sculptures with Rodin’s works at its core, and is popular as a museum of landscape and Rodin.

Shizuoka City Serizawa Keisuke Museum of Art

Works and artefacts by Serizawa Keisuke, a dyeing artist from Shizuoka City, adjacent to the Toro Site.

Ferquer Museum.

As the “Port and Ship Museum”, the Ferquer Museum introduces the history and role of the port with models of ships related to the Port of Shimizu, ship-related items necessary for navigation and cargo handling tools used by dock workers.
The Canning Museum, located at the back of the museum, introduces the history of the canning industry in Shimizu and Shizuoka with cans and canning labels from the Showa period, which were actually used, and early tuna canning tools.
Various special exhibitions on art and history are also held throughout the year on the museum’s second floor.

If you want to go shopping、having delicious meal…

S-PulseDream plaza

You can do the shoppping, enjoying meal,etc

The fish market

(1) Cheap, fresh and tasty seafood (the local Shimizu kitchen)
 Seafood selected with a professional eye by middlemen and offered at low prices through direct sales.
(2) Shimizu is famous for its tuna, and there is a wide range of restaurants that make the most of tuna and fresh seafood.

Experience the unique Shizuoka

Aoba oden street

Retro street stalls and night views that can only be seen in Shizuoka(3 hours)

Tea factory tour

Visitors can experience tea picking and compare the taste of tea at a tea farm overlooking Mt.Fuji. You can also observe the tea production process. Those who wish can dress up in a tea-girl costume and experience the tea farm.

(Travel time from Shimizu Port: approx. 10~15 minutes.)