Shizuoka Prefecture

Famous Temples in Fukuroi City

Famous Temples in Fukuroi City Surviving through the ages as three distinguished temples of Enshu Yusanji Temple Yusanji Temple, one of the 3 distinguished temples of Enshu - A sacred temple having a miraculous effect on eye disease. Located 6 km northeast of Fukuroi Station, Yusanji Temple is an old temple of the Singon Sect that is called "Aburayama" and admired by many people, This temple...

Nature in the Fukuroi City - Towards a Healthy Culture of Japan

Nature in the Fukuroi City - Towards a Healthy Culture of Japan The city of Fukuroi, as we know it today, was created on April 1. 2005, when the old Fukuroi City and Asaba town merged. Fukuroi is a rural city blessed with a warm climate and an abundance of nature, such as mountains, seas and beautiful country side. They the people of Fukuroi have been blessed with a green and sunny land, they have been able to live vigorously...

Daidogei Street Performance Festival (Daidogei World Cup in Shizuoka)

Daidogei Street Performance Festival (Daidogei World Cup in Shizuoka) Probably the biggest event on Shizuoka's Calendar, held annually in early November, jugglers, mimes, magicians and other performers from around the world gather to pit their skills against each other in this grand contest of entertainment. Daidogei World Cup is a highly respected international festival of street performance, which attracts over 2 million visitors...

Shizuoka City Mountain Area

Shizuoka City Mountain Area Celebrations of the earth echo across the mountains. The clear flowing streams, gushing hot springs and vast color of the Southern Alps (Minami Arupusu) heal the travelers soul with splendid workings. Abe Falls About 40 minutes from the Umegashima hot-spring village, Abe Falls is the largest waterfall in Shizuoka City and one of the 100 most scenic falls in Japan...

Memorial of Tokugawa Ieyasu and Shukubamachi Settlement

Ancient bones found in Mikkabi and the Toro Ruins in Shizuoka city stand as evidence that humans have been attracted to the geography and climate of Shizuoka since the Stone Age. The founder of the Tokugawa Dynasty, the legendary Tokugawa Ieyasu, chose to live in Suruga (now Shizuoka city) which made it the unofficial capital during the 17th century. Come and visit...

Miho Peninsula Area

See the mysteries of the sea on the breaking waves. With gorgeous views, beaches tinged with legend, marine sport facilities and a natural science museum, the Miho Peninsula is dotted with sites that will pique your curiosity. Miho peninsula elongating into Suruga Bay is famous as the swimming beach looking at Mt. Fuji. Various activities such as yacht, board sailing...

Shimizu Port Area

Shimizu Port Area The echo of foreign lands rides in on the pounding of the sea. A waterfront with views of Mt. Fuji, this entryway to the sea is lined with museums and entertainment facilities that present the richness of the past, present and future. Mt. Fuji from Shimizu Port Many luxury sailing vessels visit the Port of Shimizu. From here, visitors can take a ferry across the...

Nihondaira Area

Nihondaira Area Enjoy the flavor of Shizuoka to your hearts content. Magnificent panoramas from Suruga Bay to the slopes of sacred Mt. Fuji and Southern Japan Alps, green expanses of tea plantations and many historical sites. The calming vistas of the Nihondaira hold the essence of Shikuoka's natural and cultural charm. Natural Beauty of Nihondaira The Nihondaira Prefectural...

Shizuoka Country Golf Courses (Hamaoka, Shimada, Fukuroi & Mikawa Golf Course) of Mount Fuji

Shizuoka Country Group Golf Courses of Mount Fuji Spend a Day off Enjoying Mount Fuji and Shizuoka Country Golf Courses (Hamaoka, Shimada, Fukuroi & Mikawa Golf Course). Nippondaira Hotel and Nihondaira Golf Club The renowned Nihondaira Plateau enjoys the top spot among the selection of Japan's 100 most scenic sites. From its stately perch atop a peak, at an elevation of 308 meters, the Nippondaira Hotel...

Suruga Bay Ferry (Shimizu Port - Toi Port) and Shimizu Bay Cruises

Suruga Bay Ferry (Shimizu Port - Toi Port) and Shimizu Bay Cruises The route lies at the foothills of Mount Fuji. The majestic view of beautiful Mount Fuji towering above the coastline is a sight that can only be glimpsed from a boat. Shimizu Port, where the landing is located, is just 15 minutes by car from Shimizu Interchange, or a bus ride of seven or eight minutes from Shimizu Station. The high-speed ferry crosses Suruga Bay to...

Izu Mito Sea Paradise

Izu Mito Sea Paradise Opened in 1930 as Nakanoshima Aquarium, this was Japan’s first public aquarium to keep bottlenose dolphins. The aquarium also houses whale sharks and minke whales and boasts a world-class record of achievement. You can cruise Mito Bay aboard a charming dolphin-shaped excursion boat, affording up-close views of Mount Fuji from the sea. An entertaining show by...

Zen no Yu Natural Onsen (Hot Springs Spa)

Zen no Yu Natural Onsen (Hot Springs Spa) This inn on the grounds of historic Jigenin, a famed Buddhist temple, features hot springs imbued with all the ambiance of traditional Japan. Here you can enjoy an onsen, cuisine, and hospitality of discriminating quality at very affordable rates. The interior, designed in line with the concepts of Zen Buddhism, deftly fuses modern architecture with brightness and...

Seimoda Yamatokan - Izu-Shimoda Onsen (Hot Springs Spa)

Shimoda Yamatokan - IZU SHIMODA SPA, Japanese Style  Inn Seimoda Yamatokan - Izu-Shimoda Onsen (Hot Springs Spa) is located at the white sands of Tatado Beach in the southern tip of the Izu peninsula of the port city - Shimoda City (Shimoda-shi). Shimoda Yamatokan is situated on the beautiful Tatado coast fronting the Pacific Ocean. The coastline of while sand beaches is a micca for surfers and is also famed as an...

Seizan Yamato - Izu-Ito Onsen (Hot Springs Spa)

Seizan Yamato - Izu-Ito Onsen (Hot Springs Spa) Seizan Yamato, an elegant ryokan inn in modern Japanese style, lies on a hill overlooking the townscape of Ito, the sea, and die mountains. The rustling bamboo groves and the natural beauty of the changing seasons invite travelers into a restful world. The esthetics and culture of Japan are apparent in every aspect of the modem Japanese-style architecture and the...

Location & geographical features of Fukuroi

Fukuroi City is situated in the west of Shizuoka Prefecture,and it is a garden city which has an area of about 80.10k‡u with 14.4km from east to west, and 14.8km from north to south. It is close to Daitou town in Ogasa District and Kakegawa city at the east end,Iwata city at the west end,Toyooka village in Iwata District and Mori town in Shuchi District at the north...