Shizuoka

Also laying claim to portions of Mt. Fuji, Shizuoka is a vast prefecture that includes the Izu Peninsula as well as the city of Hamamatsu.

Aug 5, 2021

The Story of Shimoda

The Story of Shimoda

Found at the southern tip of Shizuoka's Izu Peninsula, the historic town of Shimoda is is deeply tied Commodore Perry and the opening of Japan.

Oct 17, 2019

Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha

Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha

Found at the base of Mt. Fuji in Fujinomiya, the venerable Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha has honored Japan's iconic peak since time immemorial.

Aug 16, 2019

Kunozan Toshogu Shrine

Kunozan Toshogu Shrine

Many people are aware of Nikko's ornate Toshogu Shrine but the original place of enshrinement for Tokugawa Ieyasu is actually in Shizuoka.

Feb 8, 2019

Timeworn Atami

Timeworn Atami

Located near Tokyo, the onsen town of Atami in Shizuoka offers visitors a glimpse of what life would have been life during Japan's bubble period.