Shizuoka Prefecture

Hamamatsu City (Hamamatsu-shi) Tourism

Hamamatsu City (Hamamatsu-shi) Tourism You may not know Hamamatsu, but you may be familiar with many of Hamamatsu's product. Names such as YAMAHA, KAWAI, SUZUKI, HONDA, and so many others, are well known to discerning consumers everywhere. The area's main products include motorcycles, musical instruments, textiles, and a growing number of new, and innovative products. Although it is an industrial city,...

Shizuoka Prefecture (Shizuoka-ken) - Home of Mount Fuji and a Shoguns

Shizuoka prefecture, located in Japan's approximate geographic center, is best known as the home of Mount Fuji. The elegant outlines of this volcanic mountain are recognized all over the world as a symbol of Japan. The temperate climate here is said to be reflected in the people of this prefecture, who are known for their mild and open manner. The scenery of Shizuoka...

Shizuoka City (Shizuoka-shi) - Lovely View of Mt. Fuji, Between Southern Alps and Suruga Bay

Shizuoka City (Shizuoka-shi) Thrilling new encounters are awaiting you. Between the cloud skirted ridges of the Southern Alps/ Minami Arupusu (Akaishi Mountains) and the deep blue waters of Suruga Bay lies a land of rich in nature and ancient cultural traditions. Nature, warm hearts, flavors, history, and an exciting future are a part of Shizuoka City's grand landscape. Come and experience the...

Mikomoto Diving of Izu Peninsula

Mikomoto Jima (Mikomoto Island) Diving of Izu Peninsula Mikomoto Jima (Mikomoto Island) is a small windswept rocky island some 9km off the southern tip of the Izu Peninsula. Barely large enough to support the lighthouse, which is its distinguishing feature, Mikomoto Jima ascends from deep water. It is continuously washed by the cold current that rises from the nearby ocean trench. The trench continues on from the tip of...

Kumomi Diving of Izu Peninsula

Kumomi Diving of Izu Peninsula Nestled between the steep hillsides of the West Izu Peninsula, this beautiful sheltered natural harbor is home to one of Izu's most popular dive spots. it is also popular with beach goers and onsen lovers, so booking accommodation early is essential. Cape Ose and the Kumomi Coast are visited year-round by largo numbers of scuba divers. The clear water allows you to...

Atami Diving of Izu Peninsula

Atami Diving resort Atami is a small seaside resort town located on the east coast of Izu, where the peninsula joins the mainland. A popular onsen resort, Atami has lost the luster it once had during the bubble era days when it was a favorite get away for honeymooners and Tokyo executives with their wives (or secretaries). At the east end of the beach a small breakwater encloses a small...

Ita and Osezaki (Ose) Diving of Izu Peninsula

Ita and Osezaki (Ose) Diving of Izu Peninsula Ita is a gently curving bay on the west coast of Izu just south of Osezaki. Backed by paddy fields and mountains, this is one of the most tranquil, isolated diving locations in Izu. Facing due west with great views of Mt. Fuji on a clear day, Ita can be cold and bleak in bad weather. Since all the dives here are shore entries located across a beach from football-...

Futo Diving of Izu Peninsula

Futo Diving of Izu Peninsula Nestled below dark volcanic cliffs and steep heavily wooded hills, the tiny fishing harbor of Futo is the home of one of the oldest and most popular dive operations in Izu. Futo is on the east coast of the Izu Peninsula south of Ito and just north of IOP (Izu Ocean Park). A rocky bay facing east catches much of the swell from the prevailing wind and the harbor is at...

Hamamatsu Seasonal Activities - Fruit Picking, Clam Digging, Swimming Beaches, Fishing, Auto Racing

Hamamatsu Seasonal Fruit Picking Strawberry Picking [mid-Dec.-end of May] Enjoy eating lots of fresh, sweet strawberries! Hiramatsu Kanko Agurisu Hamanako Hiramatsu-cho, Nishi-ward Tel: 053-487-0541, Website: http://www17.ocn.ne.jp/~agurisu/index.html Nemotoyama Tourism Nagaraen (Kurematsu-cho, Nishi-ward) Tel: 053-487-4115, Website: http://nagaraen.919homepage.com/user/ Kurataen (Fukaogi-...

Hamamatsu Festival Events Calendar & Holiday Seasons

Hamamatsu Festival Events Calendar & Holiday Seasons Hamamatsu Holiday Seasonal Activities - Fruit Picking, Clam Digging, Swimming Beaches, Fishing, Auto Racing.. Hamamatsu Festival Events January Terano Hiyondori and Kawana Hiyondori "Hiyondori" is said to be an accented version of the word "Hiodori" (fire dance). This dance, based on the ceremony of welcoming fire, is characterized by a violent grapple...

The Tastes of Hamamatsu

The Tastes of Hamamatsu food Lake Hamana specialties such as grilled eel and turtle cuisine are plentiful so visitors don't forget the taste of Hamamatsu. Trying these dishes is one aim of most of the city's tourists. The Hamamatsu area is also famous for the production of high quality green tea, mandarin oranges, melon and other fruits. Thanks to the bountiful natural surroundings, Hamamatsu...

Hamamatsu Industry and Enterprise Tourism

Hamamatsu Industry & Technology Hamamatsu Industry & Technology - Creative Minds It was the son of a local blacksmith who attached a small engine to a bicycle and therefore became the originator of the "Pon-pon" the pet name for the first generation of motorcycles. His name, Soichiro Honda. Torakusu Yamaha started out fixing broken organs, and wound up forming the Yamaha Corporation. This sort...

Misakubo town (Misakubo-cho) in Hokuen (Northern) Area of Hamamatsu

Misakubo town (Misakubo-cho) in Hokuen (Northern) Area of Hamamatsu The Hokuen (Northern) Area (Tenryu, Haruno, Sakuma, Misakubo, Tatsuyama), 90% of which is surrounded by forests, is abundant in greenery and home to lakes and rivers. Through the center runs the mighty Tenryu River. The area displays history and traditional culture as influenced by these surroundings. A wide variety of outdoor leisure can be enjoyed here in the...

Sakuma town (Sakuma-cho) in Hokuen (Northern) Area of Hamamatsu

Sakuma town (Sakuma-cho) in Hokuen (Northern) Area of Hamamatsu The Hokuen (Northern) Area (Tenryu, Haruno, Sakuma, Misakubo, Tatsuyama) is surrounded by beautiful green forests nourished by the magnificent flow of the Tenryu River. Various types of traditional culture as well as the simple lifestyle of the local people can be seen here. Sakuma Dam Sakuma Hydroelectric Power Dam is 150m tall and 291m long, this concrete dam...

Tatsuyama village (Tatsuyama-mura) in Hokuen (Northern) Area of Hamamatsu

Tatsuyama village (Tatsuyama-mura) in Hokuen (Northern) Area of Hamamatsu The Hokuen (Northern) Area (Tenryu, Haruno, Sakuma, Misakubo, Tatsuyama) is surrounded by beautiful green forests nourished by the magnificent flow of the Tenryu River. Various types of traditional culture as well as the simple lifestyle of the local people can be seen here. In the mountainous Hokuen Area, near Tenryu River and its tributaries, people enjoy camping,...