Shizuoka Prefecture – Kawazu Cherry Blossom FestivalSaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
Kawazu cherry trees are a type of cherry tree found in Shizuoka Prefecture’s Kawazu. Every year, they bloom for about a month from early February to early March. They have a variety of characteristics that set them apart from the usual Yoshino cherry trees that are found all across Japan: Kawazu cherry trees have larger flowers with a darker pink color, they bloom earlier, and their period of blooming long, around a month.
Many people visit Kawazu every year to see the early-blooming cherry blossoms.
As of January 22nd 2017, the cherry blossoms have already begun to bloom, even if it’s just a few so far!
Fuji Safari ParkSaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
Fuji Safari Park is the largest zoo in Japan! It has gained immense popularity since its opening in 1980 due to impressive television commercials and comparatively large numbers of animals. The zoo is mainly divided into two sections, the “Fureai Zone” and the “Safari Zone.”
First sunrise over Lake HamanaSaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
The sun rising over Lake Hamana for the first time in 2017. It was a moment of overwhelming happiness. We had witnessed the New Year, 2017, arrive safely. Happy New Year!
Jogasaki CoastSaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
Jogasaki Coast is the definitive view spot of Higashiizu, Shizuoka Prefecture. It is also part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park.
Jogasaki Coast is formed out of igneous rock from eruptions of Mt. Omuro around 4000 years ago. Over time, the ocean eroded portions of the rock away. Today, the Jogasaki Coast spans around 9 kilometers.
To get the best views of the coast, we recommend looking out over the ocean from the nearby suspension bridge or taking a tour boat to get a great view of the cliffs.
Winter’s Atami Sea Fireworks DisplaySaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
Atami Bay, which is surrounded by mountains on three sides, acts acoustically like a stadium for this fireworks display. As the air is dryer in the winter, the fireworks stand out even more beautifully!
There are many sights to see at this display, including the annual tradition fireworks finale, “Niagara Falls in the Sky.”
Gotemba Premium OutletsSaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
Gotemba Premium Outlets is a shopping area that boasts the largest number of shops in Japan!
From luxury brands like Gucci, Ralph Lauren, and Coach, to more casual brands such as Adidas, Nike, and The Gap, Gotemba Premium Outlets has a wide variety of shops to choose from for any needs.
Shiraito FallsSaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
Located at the foot of Mt. Fuji, Shiraito Falls is a natural monument and popular scenic spot located in Shizuoka Prefecture’s Fujinomiya City.
As part of Mt. Fuji, Shiraito Falls is covered as part of the mountain’s registration as a World Cultural Heritage. Mt. Fuji is considered a subject of faith and source of art.
Reminiscent of strands of white silk, hundreds of waterfalls of varying sizes tumble from a cliff 20 meters high and 150 meters wide. The water in Shiraito Falls is Mt. Fuji’s springwater, and up to 1.5 tons of water falls per second. Shiraito Falls is Mt. Fuji’s largest waterfall.
Chibi Maruko-chan LandSaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
“Chibi Maruko-chan” is a manga by author Momoko Sakura. Its anime adaptation began airing in 1990, and it is still widely beloved to this day. Set in Shimizu City of Shizuoka Prefecture, it is a fun, heartwarming story that follows the daily life of third grader Chibi Maruko-chan.
Chibi Maruko-chan Land is a museum that reproduces the world of Chibi Maruko-chan.