10 Things to Do in Shizuoka That You Shouldn't Miss

April 6, 2018 Deane Carmody

Discover the best top things to do in Shizuoka, Japan including Satta-toge Pass, Nihondaira Zoo, Kunozan Toshogu Shrine, Shizuoka Sengen Jinja Shrine, Miho Seacoast (Miho no Matsubara Beach), Shimizu Fish Market Kashinoichi, Nihondaira Ropeway, Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Shizuoka castle, Tokai University Marine Science Museum.
Restaurants in Shizuoka

1. Satta-toge Pass

Yuinishikurasawa, Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka 421-3101, Shizuoka Prefecture +81 54-221-1021
Excellent
47%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 142 reviews

Satta-toge Pass

Reviewed By BACIXXX - TOKYO

Satta-toge is old Tokaido, located between Yui-syuku and Okitsu-syuku. It is very good view point, you can see Mt.Fuji, Suruga-gulf, Tomei-highway, Route #1 at once.
From Yui-syuku, you go west, and turn right for old Tokaido. You will arrive [Ichiriduka(Milestone of Tokaido)], that is entrance of Satta-toge. Road will be narrow and uphill, you go into loquats and watson pomelo farm. At the Satta-toge, you can see Mt. Fuji, Suruga-gulf, Tomei-highway, Route #1 much under eye.
There is parking and toilet at Satta-toge. After Satte-toge, you will go small road light side of toilet. That is old Tokaido, you can't find on google map.
After descending, there are Shirohige Shirine. You will arrive at Okitsu-syuku.
 東海道由比宿から興津宿の間にある薩埵峠。本来江戸時代には、すんごくすんごく大変な道、すんごく大変な道、大変な道の3種類の峠道があったようですが、現在旧道が通っているのは普通の「大変な道」のみです。
由比宿からだと、東海道を西に進みます。左手に東名と国道1号を見ながら、崖を登っていきます。坂はどんどんきつくなり、両側はオレンジ色の枇杷と夏みかんの畑に。道幅は狭く、コンクリートの道は農家と思われる軽トラックが時折通る程度。ある程度登り切ったところで、左手は遥か眼下に駿河湾。振り返れば富士山が見えます。薩埵峠に駐車場とトイレがあり、これを超えると道幅は一人分。石と土の道となる。ここからは興津に向けて下り。Google Mapにも載っていない道を進みます。下りきった所に白鬚神社があり、ここから平地を進むと興津宿です。

2. Nihondaira Zoo

1767-6 Ikeda, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka 422-8005, Shizuoka Prefecture +81 54-262-3251
Excellent
43%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 191 reviews

Nihondaira Zoo

Reviewed By Depipis - Singapore, Singapore

When we were there, it was drizzling and it seems that all the animals are taking shelter inside their quarters. Most of the animals enclosures are empty. So we managed to visit the indoor animals like turtles, Penguin etc. The zoo closes at 4.30pm thus do be early if you want to catch it.

3. Kunozan Toshogu Shrine

390 Negoya Suruga-ku, Shizuoka 422-8011, Shizuoka Prefecture +81 54-237-2438
Excellent
33%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 443 reviews

Kunozan Toshogu Shrine

Reviewed By ncjc2013 - Rolling Hills Estates, California

Very similar to other shrines we have seen in Japan. This is a very peaceful place. Great for taking pictures, fantastic details.

4. Shizuoka Sengen Jinja Shrine

102-1 Miyagasakicho,Aoi-ku, Shizuoka 420-0868, Shizuoka Prefecture +81 54-245-1820
Excellent
31%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 129 reviews

Shizuoka Sengen Jinja Shrine

Reviewed By SFBayAreaTrekker - San Francisco Bay Area (CA)

We visited this shrine as one of our tour locations before heading towards Mt. Fuji. The buildings that comprise this shrine are colorful and peaceful. The colors are vibrant and the wood carvings show clear details.
There are Gardens adjacent to the shrine that leads to peaceful meditation.

5. Miho Seacoast (Miho no Matsubara Beach)

Miho Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka 424-0901, Shizuoka Prefecture
Excellent
21%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 536 reviews

Miho Seacoast (Miho no Matsubara Beach)

Reviewed By RBN11 - North Lakes, Australia

This beach is reached after walking through a small pine grove. Part of the grove includes the 650 year old black pine, which apparently inspired a local legend about a dancing angel. Once you reach the beach, don't expect glistening white sand, it is more like crushed lava in colour, but this does not detract from the beach. If you are lucky and follow the beach around the peninsula you may catch a glimpse of Mt Fuji.

6. Shimizu Fish Market Kashinoichi

149 Shimazakicho, Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka 424-0823, Shizuoka Prefecture +81 54-355-3575
Excellent
23%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
4%
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 134 reviews

Shimizu Fish Market Kashinoichi

Reviewed By Dushi-NY - NY, NY

One building contains the actual market with a few small restaurants. The second building closest to the bus and train station has two levels and the majority of the restaurants.
The market sells mostly seafood. It is the cleanest fish market we have ever visited. Everything was nicely presented and no strong odors.
The restaurants vary in size. Some specialize only in sushi and seat 20, several of the larger restaurants that seat 50 offer a combination of cooked and uncooked items. Check out the vending machines, or gachapon (sp?) - they are all fish and seafood themed items.
After lunch, we waited 15 minutes for a taxi at the stand near the train station to take us back to the ship. The driver did not speak English. Fortunately but we had a postcard of the ship and he understood where we wanted to go.

7. Nihondaira Ropeway

597-8 Kusanagi Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka 424-0886, Shizuoka Prefecture +81 54-334-2026
Excellent
24%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 205 reviews

Nihondaira Ropeway

Reviewed By cl41r3 - Nottingham, United Kingdom

The ropeway leads to the beautiful kunozan shrine which is worth the visit. You travel on the cable car over the valley.
There is also an Observatory at the ropeway station where you can see Fuji on a clear day.
Mothers is a souvenir shop and cafe here too as well
As food stalls to try some Japanese dishes.

8. Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art

53-2 Yada, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka 422-8002, Shizuoka Prefecture +81 54-263-5755
Excellent
38%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 86 reviews

Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art

Reviewed By Yan C - Hong Kong, China

An impressive display of Rodin exhibits. Start off with a leisurely walk through the sculpture garden, and come into the spacious museum to admire the Gates of Hell and meet The Thinker. An enjoyable way to spend an afternoon. The nearest rail station (kenritsu-bijyutsujkan-mae) is only about 15 minutes' walk away.

9. Shizuoka castle

1-1 Sunpu koen, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture +81 54-251-0016
Excellent
12%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
45%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 237 reviews

Shizuoka castle

Reviewed By Gary Y - Singapore, Singapore

The attraction is a very significant part of Japanese Shogunate history, however there were very few remains of the original buildings at the Castle ground. In fact, Shizuoka Castle (Sumpu Castle) had been converted into Sumpu Park. We visited the reconstruction of the East Gate (small admission fee) and an adjoining guard tower and there were some but limited number of exhibits in it.
It would be unfair to make comparisons with other Castles in Japan but this location is in fact a park with a reconstruction of a significant part of the original castle.
We drove here and the closest car park we found was at the Sports Institute located at the north side of the park.
We visited in Winter and learned from the staff that the park is also famous for it's Japanese Garden which get very popular during Sukura (Cherry Blossom) and Momiji (Autumn Leaves) viewing season. Anyway, we came here to see a Castle and it wasn't exactly what we expected. The reconstructed Gate and Tower was still very nice.

10. Tokai University Marine Science Museum

2737 Miho, Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka 424-0901, Shizuoka Prefecture +81 54-334-2385
Excellent
33%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
4%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 87 reviews

Tokai University Marine Science Museum

Reviewed By Gilyn G

When youre a big fan of Dinosaurs, It is the best place for you and the kids. As for the Marine creatures . Theyre worth the pay. Amazing and many . ¥1,800(大人) both Dino and Marine ¥900(junior high 下) both Dino and Marine

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