Shizuoka, Yaizu, Shimada

Enjoy the pride of Shizuoka with the Super Scenery Sensation Course

Enjoy 3 days of exploring the sea and mountains looking for unique scenery, such as a little known train station certified by the “Cool Japan Award”, constituent assets of world cultural heritage sites, and the site of Mt. Fuji behind tea fields.

First day

11:40 Mt.Fuji Shizuoka Airport
1.5 hours by car
35 minuites by car
1 hour by car
18:00 Stay overnight at Oigawa Railway Kawane Onsen Hotel
35 minuites by car

Second day

9:00 Oigawa Railway Kawane Onsen Hotel
1.5 hours by car
To the sightseeing boat pier 20 minuites by car
20 minuites by car
5 minutes by ropeway from the summit of Nihondaira
To the vicinity of JR Shizuoka Station 30 minuites by car
18:00 Stay at a hotel in Shizuoka City

Second day

10:00 Hotel in Shizuoka city
From around JR Shizuoka Station 30 minuites by car
45 minuites by car
16:00 Mt.Fuji Shizuoka Airport

Introduction to Model Courses


Oku-oi Kojyo Station 奥大井湖上駅

This Oigawa Railway station is located in the middle of the Okuoii Rainbow Bridge spanning Sesso Lake. The cobalt blue of the lake surface will draw your gaze into its depths. Certified by the “Cool Japan Award 2019”.

Basic Information

Phone Number 0547-45-4112 (Oigawa Railway Sales Department)
Address Umeji, Kawanehoncho, Haibara-gun

Yume no Tsuribashi Suspension Bridge 夢のつり橋

This mountain suspension bridge is just a 30 minute walk from Sumatakyo Onsen district. It measures 90 meters long, stands 8 meters high, and is just wide enough to cross in single file, making for a thrilling passage. The blue green surface of the lake and the legend that it brings good luck for romance have made it a popular attraction.

Basic Information

Phone Number 0547-59-2746 (Kawanehoncho Town Development Tourism Association)
Address Senzu, Kawanehoncho, Haibara-gun (Sumata Valley)
Open Hours Sunrise – 6:00 PM (Until 4:00 PM in winter), closed at night
Fee Free to cross
Parking Approx. 300 spaces at Sumatakyo Onsengai

Nakakawane Mitsuboshi Astronomical Observatory なかかわね三ツ星天文台

This observatory is built on a mountain in Kawanehoncho, which has been selected as the “2nd clearest starry sky in all of Japan”. A stargazing event is held every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday on clear nights. Enjoy the starry sky with an astronomical telescope and outdoors.

Basic Information

Phone Number 0547-58-7077 (Kawanehoncho Town Tourism and Commerce Division)
Address 866-5 Mizukawa, Kawanehoncho, Haibara-gun
Open Hours Events held on clear Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 7:00 PM- 10:00 PM (reception closes at 9:00 PM), with viability decided around 6:00 PM on the day of the event.
Fee ¥400 for adults
Parking 14 spaces

Miho-no-Matsubara 三保松原

An estimated 30,000 pine trees stretch for about 5 kilometers (3 miles) along the coast of the Miho Peninsula. This area is depicted in ukiyo-e art as a scenic spot with a view of Mt. Fuji beyond Suruga Bay and the famous pine tree grove. It is one of the constituents of the Fujisan World Heritage Site.

Basic Information

Phone Number 054-340-2100 (Miho no Matsubara Culture & Creativity Center Miho Shirube)
Address Miho, Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka-shi
Parking 173 spaces

Mt. Fuji Shimizu Port Cruise 富士山清水みなとクルーズ

This bay cruise follows a leisurely route from Shimizu Port. Views of Mt. Fuji and Miho-no-Matsubara from the sea have a whole different charm than views from on land. From November to March, seagulls sometimes fly alongside the boat.

Basic Information

Phone Number 054-353-2222 (Reception Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Address 410-3 Minato-cho, Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka-shi
Open Hours 11:30, 13:00, 14:10, 15:05
Holiday Open year round
Fee 35 minute cruise: Adults ¥1,100, 45 minute cruise: Adults ¥1,200
Parking None

Nihondaira 日本平

This hill has a height of 307 meter and a beautiful view of Mt. Fuji in the background of Suruga Bay, tea fields, Miho-no-Matsubara. In April and May, you can enjoy the lovely combination of fresh green tea fields and the snow-capped peak of Mt. Fuji. It offers an especially romantic view at dusk and at night.

Basic Information

Phone Number 054-221-1454 (Shizuoka City Tourism & MICE Promotion Division)
Address Ikeda, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka-shi – Mabase, Shimizu-ku
Parking 200 spaces

Kunozan Toshogu Shrine 久能山東照宮

Kunozan Toshogu Shrine was founded according to the will of Tokugawa Ieyasu, a famous warlord at the end the Age of Warring States (early 1600s). The shrine has been designated as a national treasure, and it offers stunningly beautiful sights, including finely detailed sculptures, paintings, and lacquer work in vivid colors. Take your time to soak it all in.

Basic Information

Phone Number 054-237-2438
Address 390 Negoya, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka-shi
Open Hours 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Holiday Open year round
Shrine Admission Price Adults ¥500
Parking None

tea culture at Gyokuro 玉露の里

Gyokuro no Sato is located in Okabe-cho, Fujieda City, which is considered to be one of Japan’s top three production regions of high-quality gyokuro green tea. The gyokuro tea and Japanese sweets served in the Japanese-style tea room are especially popular. The facility also has a restaurant that serves Japanese cuisine and souvenir shops.

Basic Information

Phone Number 054-668-0019
Address 1214-3 Nyufune, Okabe-cho, Fujieda-shi
Open Hours 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Holiday December 28th – January 2nd
Tea House “Hyogetsu Tei” Admission Price ¥510 (with gyokuro or matcha green tea and sweets)
Parking 94 spaces

Specialty Products & Gourmet Foods


Shizuoka Oden

Oden is Shizuoka citizen soul food, with rich, savory, black broth and ingredients on skewers. Try the kuro hanpen (meat or fish paste molded into triangles, squares, or circles) is made with minced blueback fish such as sardines.



Shimizu Port in Shizuoka City boasts the largest catch of tuna landed in Japan. There is a market, fishery cooperative, and many restaurants run by wholesalers, and the port is popular for its fresh and affordable fish unique to directly managed stores.

Shizuoka Prefecture


Shizuoka Prefecture is the center of the Japanese tea industry, accounting for nearly 40% of the total cultivation area and production volume. Tea with different characteristics is cultivated in various types of ground, mainly in the Midwestern part of the prefecture.

Access from Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport

To Shizuoka / Yaizu / Shimada

To Shizuoka / Yaizu / Shimada

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