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Atami 熱海市 Pictures of Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture.
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Atami Spa 熱海温泉


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Famous hot spring even has a decent beach, but it's a concrete jungle mixed with some sleaze.

42 files, last one added on Mar 16, 2010
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Fujinomiya 富士宮市Pictures of Fujinomiya, Shizuoka Prefecture.
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Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine 富士山本宮浅間大社


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Fuji-san Hongu Sengen Taisha is the Shinto shrine that basically owns Mt. Fuji, especially the summit area of the mountain. Mt. Fuji (Japan's highest and most revered mountain) has a Shinto shrine on the summit, and it belongs to Fuji-san Hongu Sengen Taisha in Fujinomiya. Visited the shrine on New Year's Day 2017.

98 files, last one added on Jan 06, 2017
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Shiraito Falls 白糸の滝


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"Shiraito" means "white threads" in Japanese. It refers to the numerous slivers of water falling. This is one of Japan's most famous waterfalls also part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. A short bus ride from JR Fujinomiya Station.

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Hamamatsu 浜松市Pictures of Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture.
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Hamamatsu Castle 浜松城


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Hamamatsu Castle is next to the city hall, a short bus ride from JR Hamamatsu Station (or a 20-min. walk). The main tower was reconstructed in 1958. Very easy climb up some steps to the main tower which is a ferroconcrete building housing a museum. The top floor gives a nice panorama of the city. In 2014, the castle gate was reconstructed in the traditional style. The castle's most famous occupant was Tokugawa Ieyasu in the late 17th century before he moved to Sumpu Castle.

106 files, last one added on Jan 24, 2017
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Kakegawa 掛川市Pictures of Kakegawa, Shizuoka Prefecture.
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Kakegawa Castle 掛川城


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Near Kakegawa Station, Kakegawa Castle counts Lord Yamauchi Kazutoyo and wife Chiyo as former residents. Reconstructed in 1993 using traditional methods (made possible by public donations), the castle tower is modeled after the one Kazutoyo built. The palace building is also well restored.

50 files, last one added on Jan 21, 2006
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Other Sights


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Other sights in Kakegawa, Shizuoka Prefecture.

11 files, last one added on Jan 21, 2006
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Mishima 三島市Pictures of Mishima, Shizuoka Prefecture.
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Rakujuen Garden 楽寿園


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Japanese garden and villa formerly owned by Prince Komatsu Akihito in the late 19th century. The villa was once used for a Korean Crown Prince in 1911. The city of Mishima eventually bought the property in 1952 and opened it as a public garden. The garden includes Rakujukan villa. Lush greenery surrounding a pond. Tours inside the villa are available. The garden also has a small amusement park for kids. Near Mishima Station's South Exit.

56 files, last one added on Nov 11, 2010
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Mishima Taisha Shrine 三島大社


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A major shrine in the Izu area. Within walking distance from Mishima Station and Rakujuen Garden.

33 files, last one added on Apr 24, 2011
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Shimada 島田市Pictures of Shimada, Shizuoka Prefecture.
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Shimada Mage Matsuri 島田髷まつり


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Mage means topknot in the traditional Japanese hairstyle. In Kyoto, the geisha hairstyle you see is usually the Shimada-ryu style. One leading theory says that Shimada-ryu originated in Shimada, Shizuoka Prefecture. In memory of this haristyle, a group of beauticians and hairdressers in Shimada hold this annual festival where they don the Shimada-ryu hairstyle (usually with their real hair) and dance in yukata in Sept.

90 files, last one added on Nov 28, 2010
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Shizuoka city 静岡市Pictures of Shizuoka city, the capital city of Shizuoka Prefecture.
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Sumpu (Sunpu) Castle 駿府城


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Except for some moats and stone walls, very little is left of Sumpu (Sunpu) Castle, known as Tokugawa Ieyasu's retirement home. Two castle structures have been reconstructed: The Tatsumi Yagura Turret and Higashi Gomon Gate. It is within the spacious Sumpu Park whose fringe is occupied by prefectural and city government buildings and schools. A short walk from Shizuoka Station.

40 files, last one added on Aug 19, 2008
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Nihondaira 日本平


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Counted as one of Japan's 100 Scenic Places, Nihondaira is a plateau offering great views of Mt. Fuji. Another major attraction is Kunozan Toshogu Shrine, the original burial place of Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu. The shrine recently got a new coat of paint and lacquer, making it a magnificent work of art.

149 files, last one added on Apr 17, 2014
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Giant Gundam at Shizuoka Hobby Fair 静岡ホビーフェア


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The Shizuoka Hobby Fair is held near Higashi Shizuoka Station from July 24, 2010 to March 27, 2011. The main attraction is the giant Gundam statue which can move a little.

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