Shizuoka Prefecture

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

Haruno town (Haruno-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. In the mountainous Hokuen Area, near Tenryu River and its tributaries, people enjoy camping,...

Tenryu in Hokuen (Northern) Area of Hamamatsu

Tenryu 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...

Mikkabi town (Mikkabi-cho) in Oku Lake Hamana Area of Hamamatsu

Mikkabi town (Mikkabi-cho) in Oku Lake Hamana Area of Hamamatsu The Oku Lake Hamana Area [(Hosoe town (Hosoe-cho), Flower viewing around Oku Lake Hamana (Hamanako), Inasa town (Inasa-cho) and Mikkabi town (Mikkabi-cho)] is called the "Backroom of Enshu", offering good tours of famous temples, shrines, gardens and flowers. Visitors can also enjoy beautiful scenic spots, ancient promenades, and many kinds of fruit and mushroom...

Ryotanji Temple and Garden

Ryotanji Temple and Garden in Inasa, Hamamatsu This temple was founded in the year 733 by Gyoki, Bodhisattva. There are many cultural assets here, such as the garden designed by Enshu Kobori, and the sculpture of a dragon carved by Jingoro Hidari. The li family's Temple is called Munenaga Shino and the grave of Prince Munenaga Shino who died about 500 years ago are located there. This has been the li family's...

Inasa town (Inasa-cho) in Oku Lake Hamana Area of Hamamatsu

Inasa town (Inasa-cho) in Oku Lake Hamana Area of Hamamatsu Hamanako (Lake Hamana) Area is blessed with a diversity of history, nature, and today's industry. From the Enshu Coast (Enshunada) and Lake Hamana to the mountains up the Tenryu River, there are many historic sites from the old days (late 1400s ~ late 1800s) where you can experience history. Coastal areas of Lake Hamana are popular water sport spots, and Lake Oku-...

Ryugashi Cave (Ryugashi-do Cavern) and Museum

nio gate, Ryugashi Cave (Ryugashi-do Cavern) and Museum AN EXQUISITE HIDDEN WORLD CREATED IN THE LONG TIDE OF TIME AND SEE THE MYSTERIOUS UNDERGROUND CREATIONS OF NATURE Mount Ryugashi lies 3km north-coast of Lake Hamana. Legend says there's a rock near the top of this mountain with the claw marks of a dragon ('Ryugashi' means 'dragon's rock')- Below, extending 1000m into the south face of the Ryugashi mountain (...

Hosoe town (Hosoe-cho) in Oku Lake Hamana Area of Hamamatsu

Red Rose Bike Bridge (Miwotsukushi Bridge), Hosoe town (Hosoe-cho) The Oku Lake Hamana Area (Hosoe, Flower viewing around Oku Hamanako, Inasa and Mikkabi) is called the "Backroom of Enshu", offering good tours of famous temples, shrines, gardens and flowers. Visitors can also enjoy beautiful scenic spots, ancient promenades, and many kinds of fruit and mushroom picking. Kiga Checkpoint The Sekisho (checkpoint) along Himekaido (...

Maisaka Town (Maisaka-cho) - The Tropical Ambience of Omote (Southern) Lake Hamana

Seaside Bentenjima Park, Maisaka Town (Maisaka-cho) Maisaka Town (Maisaka-cho) was a fishing port lying on the south-eastern edge of Lake Hamana. The Lake Hamana and the Pacific Ocean meet at this point and travellers had to cross this mouth of the lake by boats. Omote (southern) Lake Hamana Area (Kanzanji, Yuto, Maisaka), blessed with the natural beauty of the Enshu Sea and Lake Hamana, is known as the entrance to...

Yuto Town (Yuto-cho) in Omote (southern) Lake Hamana Area of Hamamatsu

Boating at Yuto Town (Yuto-cho), Lake Hamana Omote (southern) Lake Hamana Area (Kanzanji, Yuto, Maisaka), blessed with the natural beauty of the Enshu Sea and Lake Hamana, is known as the entrance to Lake Hamana. In Kanzanji, Yuto, and Bentenjima Hot Springs there are many nice hotels and inns. The coast of Lake Hamana is known for its warm climate and abundant sunshine, ideal for mandarin orange cultivation....

Kanzanji (Kanzanji-cho) - Omote (southern) Lake Hamana Area of Hamamatsu

Kanzanji (Kanzanji-cho) Hot Springs Omote (southern) Lake Hamana Area (Kanzanji, Yuto, Maisaka), blessed with the natural beauty of the Enshu Sea and Lake Hamana, is known as the entrance to Lake Hamana. In Kanzanji, Yuto, and Bentenjima Hot Springs there are many nice hotels and inns. The coast of Lake Hamana is known for its warm climate and abundant sunshine, ideal for mandarin orange cultivation....

Outskirts of Hamamatsu Area

Outskirts of Hamamatsu Area Hamamatsu is well-known for its industrial production, particularly musical instruments, motorcycles, and textiles. In this area, there are plant and flower theme parks, history museums, and industrial tourism facilities where you can visit local factories. The Enshu Coast, Nakatajima Sand Dunes, and some unique theme museums are located on the outskirts of...

Hamakita Area of Hamamatsu

Hamakita Area of Hamamatsu Hamamatsu is well-known for its industrial production, particularly musical instruments, motorcycles, and textiles. In this area, there are plant and flower theme parks, history museums, and industrial tourism facilities where you can visit local factories. Hamakita Area, which leads to central Hamamatsu by Enshu Railway, provides many tourist attractions including...

Hamamatsu Essential Contact Information

Hamamatsu Essential Contact Information Hamamatsu Tourist Information Center (Hamamatsu Sightseeing Information) Here you can find information on the tourist spots around Hamamatsu and Lake Hamana areas, the events for each season, access details for tourist attractions, etc. The center provides tourist information for Hamamatsu City as well as surrounding areas. Information on places to go, seasonal...

Hamamatsu Town Area (Hamamatsu Central Area)

Downtown Hamamatsu is the hub of the city's economy, culture and transportation network, as well as the location of various city functions such as governmental body and information service industry. This is the downtown area where JR Hamamatsu Station, the entrance to the city, is located. Here you can enjoy shopping, eating and drinking, while walking around the...

ACT City Hamamatsu

ACT City Hamamatsu Serving as an exchange base for the highest quality of music, culture, industry, and technology attainable, ACT City provides a wide array of amenities including function halls, a first class hotel, the Exhibition Event Center, the Congress Center, and the Musical Instrument Museum. As an international city Hamamatsu will dispatch masses of information to the world...