Shizuoka is situated 80 miles (129 kilometers) southwest of Yokohama and about 90 miles (145 kilometers) southwest of Tokyo, the capital of Japan.
Shizuoka is a well-established travel destination, which means getting from A to B is a breeze. Make sure you to set aside some time to discover the many things to see and do this region has to offer. Fuji, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the southwest, and Kikugawa, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the northeast of Shizuoka are also worth visiting should you have the time.
Approximately 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the southeast of Shizuoka is Shimoda, a regional city where you'll find Mount Nesugatayama Observatory, Shirahama Jinja Shrine and Cape Tsumeki. Shimoda has lots to offer travelers keen to delve a little deeper. Shimoda Aquarium, Tsumekizaki and Sotoura Beach are other points of interest you won't want to miss.
Visitors with an interest in history will want to visit Shizuoka 's fabulous castles, historic bridges and ruins. Ask those who live in the area their favorite places to see, more often than not they'll point to the region's fabulous open-air markets, farms and open-air museums.
Breathe in and let your worries melt away as you enjoy some of the area's gentler pursuits such as bird watching and camping. For those who feel it's important to collect valuable insights as well as happy snaps while on vacation, Shizuoka features plenty of specialized tours, including guided nature walks and city walking tours.
At the conclusion of your time in region, pack your suitcase and wish Shizuoka "Sayōnara" (farewell).