Immerse yourself in a sweet world on the Remarkably Romantic course
Stand in the middle of a lake that empties into the Enshu Sea, and take a leisurely walk through scenery right out of fairy tale. Take two days to forget your everyday life and immerse yourself in this wonderful world.
Introduction to Model Courses
Take a tour of the Unagi Pie Factory うなぎパイファクトリー
Unagi Pie is a famous confectionery treat from Hamamatsu, made with eel powder and garlic as its “secret” ingredients. Take a tour of the factory that produces about 200,000 Unagi Pies per day, and enjoy items on the café menu that you cannot eat anywhere else. There are also souvenirs for sale at the gift shop.
|Address||748-51 Okubo-cho, Nishi-ku, Hamamatsu-shi|
|Open Hours||10:00 AM – 5:30 PM, reservations required for the factory tour|
|Free admission||Free to cross|
Nukumori no Mori ぬくもりの森
Step into a fairy tale world straight out of a picture book, and try the gelato shop, restaurant, aroma goods shop, and variety store, among others. Each adorable building on the grounds has its own unique character.
|Address||2949 Waji-cho, Nishi-ku, Hamamatsu-shi|
|Open Hours||11:00 AM – 4:00 PM（last entry 3:30 PM / Saturday, Sunday, public holidays: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (last entry 4:30 PM), subject to change）|
|Holiday||Thursday (subject to change)|
Hamamatsu Flower Park はままつフラワーパーク
Inside the vast garden with an area of about 300,000 m2, there are over 3,000 kinds of flowers, and you can enjoy vivid scenery that changes with the seasons. See red spider lilies in the fall, cherry blossoms, tulips and wisterias in the spring, and hydrangea in early summer.
|Address||195 Kanzanji-cho, Nishi-ku, Hamamatsu-shi|
|Open Hours||9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (varies by season)|
|Holiday||December 29th – 31st, other temporary closures|
|Admission Price:||Admission Price: Adults free - ¥1,000 (varies by season)|
Shout for Love in the Middle of Lake Hamana 浜名湖の真ん中で愛を叫ぶ
The tidal range of Lake Hamana is 126 cm, so large tidal flats are exposed when the tide goes out. See the wonders of nature firsthand through the rare experience of taking a boat around the lake and standing in the lake during low tide. Take a picture so your experience will last a lifetime!
|Phone Number||053-458-0011 (Hamamatsu & Lake Hamana Tourism Bureau)|
|Address||Meeting Place: Hamanako Garden Park Uchisanbashi Pier, 5475-1 Murakushi-cho, Nishi-ku, Hamamatsu-shi|
|Open Hours||Reservations must be made from the dedicated website; experience takes 2 hours|
|Admission Price:||¥5,000 per person, ¥6,000 per person on Sundays and holidays|
|Parking||Use the Hamanako Garden Park parking lot|
Ryotanji Temple 龍潭寺
This historic temple has ties to Ii Naotora, the main character of the NHK historical drama “Naotora: The Lady Warlord” which was broadcast throughout 2017. Its Japanese garden reflects nature in each of the four seasons and is known as “the most exquisite garden in the Tokai region”.
|Address||1989 Inasa-cho Iinoya, Kita-ku, Hamamatsu-shi|
|Open Hours||9:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Holiday||August 15th, December 22nd – 27th|
|Admission Price:||Adults ¥500|
Kimikura - Japanese Tea 日本茶 きみくら
This tea shop is operated by a long-established tea company in Kakegawa. Enjoy deep-steamed tea with a rich and mellow flavor, as well as luxurious Japanese sweets made using matcha, while you gaze out at the elegant garden.
|Address||510-5 Itasawa, Kakegawa-shi|
|Open Hours||10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Cafe 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM)|
Kakegawa Kachouen 掛川花鳥園
A huge climate controlled greenhouse and colorful, lively birds welcome you to step inside. Feed parakeets and penguins, hold an owl on your arm, and have other fun experiences interacting with the birds. Don’t miss the exciting show either!
|Address||1517 Minamisaigo, Kakegawa-shi|
|Open Hours||9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Last entry 4:00 PM)|
|Holiday||2nd and 4th Thursdays|
|Admission Price:||Adults ¥1,500|
Specialty Products & Gourmet Foods
Greenhouse melons are mainly cultivated in the western part of the prefecture and Shizuoka boasts the highest yield in Japan. The mellow aroma, high sugar content, and beautiful mesh pattern on the peel are very highly regarded, and Shizuoka melons are considered to be nearly synonymous with luxury fruits.
Unagi (Freshwater Eel)
Lake Hamana was home to the first freshwater eel culture farm built in Japan, and the eel industry is still thriving today. There are many long-established eel specialty restaurants, some of which have been in business for over 100 years.
Hamamatsu gyoza is famous nationwide as a specialty of Hamamatsu. The standard stuffing is a handful of cabbage and pork, and it has a light taste. It is also distinctive for being served with boiled bean sprouts.
Access from Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport
To Hamamatsu / Fukuroi / Kakegawa
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