11 Sights in Shizuoka, Japan (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Shizuoka, Japan. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 11 sights are available in Shizuoka, Japan.

1. Shizuoka Sengen Shrine

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Shizuoka Sengen Jinja (静岡浅間神社) is the name for a collective group of three Shinto shrines now forming a single religious corporation, located at Mount Shizuhata in Aoi-ku, Shizuoka, in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. These shrines are the Kanbe Jinja (神部神社), Sengen Jinja (浅間神社), and Ōtoshimioya Jinja (大歳御祖神社). The main festival of the shrine is held annually on April 5.

Wikipedia: Shizuoka Sengen Shrine (EN), Website

2. Miho no Matsubara

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Miho no Matsubara

Miho no Matsubara is a scenic area on the Miho Peninsula in Shimizu Ward of Shizuoka City, Japan. Its seven-kilometre seashore is lined with pine trees. It is the location of the legend upon which the Noh drama Hagoromo is based; on the second Saturday and Sunday of October, the city of Shizuoka holds a Hagoromo Festival and a performance of the Noh drama takes place near the pine tree of the legend.

Wikipedia: Miho no Matsubara (EN)

3. 清水灯台

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Shimizu Lighthouse is a small light house of Shira Peninsula standing on the east end of the Miho Peninsula in Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture, and has an octagonal cross. It is the first reinforced concrete lighthouse in Japan. It is highly valued as a historical property and is designated as a national important cultural property, and it is ranked A preserved lighthouse, and still remains the original form of the construction. The surrounding area is a scenic spot of 'Miho no Matsubara,' a constituent asset of Mt. Fuji, a World Cultural Heritage site, 'Miho no Matsubara,' a national spot of scenic beauty, 'Miho no Matsubara,' a Japanese-style spot of scenic beauty, Nihonpei and Miho Matsubara Prefectural Natural Park, and it is located nearby by the sea bathing beaches in Masaki and Uchihama. Generally, it is called Miho Lighthouse, but the official name of the Japan Coast Guard is 'Shimizu Lighthouse.'

Wikipedia: 清水灯台 (JA)

4. 臨済寺

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Rinzai-ji (臨済寺), is a Buddhist temple belonging to the Myōshin-ji branch of the Rinzai school of Japanese Zen, Buddhism located in the Aoi ward of the city of Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Its main image is a statue of Amida Nyōrai. It was the bodaiji of the Imagawa clan, a powerful Sengoku period daimyō clan. The temple is noted for its Japanese garden, which is a nationally designated Place of Scenic Beauty; however, the temple is only open to the public for two days each autumn, and it is not possible to view this garden other than during that period.

Wikipedia: Rinzai-ji (EN)

5. Kunouzan Toshogu

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Kunouzan Toshogu

The Kunōzan Tōshō-gū (久能山東照宮) is a Shintō shrine in Suruga-ku in the city of Shizuoka in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. It is the original burial place of the first shōgun of the Tokugawa shogunate, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and is thus the oldest of the Tōshō-gū shrines in the country. The main festival of the shrine is held annually on April 17, although its spring festival on February 17–18 is a larger event.

Wikipedia: Kunōzan Tōshō-gū (EN), Website

6. 登呂遺跡

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Toro is an archaeological site in Suruga Ward in Shizuoka City, 130 kilometres (81 mi) southwest of Tokyo, Japan. The site contains the ruins of a settlement which dates to the 1st century CE, in the late Yayoi period. Discovered in 1943, it was excavated from 1947 to 1948 and designated a Special Historic Site of Japan in 1952. Toro is also the name of the area surrounding it in the Japanese addressing system.

Wikipedia: Toro (archaeological site) (EN)

7. Seikenji

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Seikenji Tnk3a / CC BY-SA 3.0

Seiken-ji (清見寺), is a Buddhist temple belonging to the Myōshin-ji branch of the Rinzai school of Japanese Zen, located in the Okitsu neighborhood of Shimizu-ku ward of the city of Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan. Its main image is a statue of Shaka Nyōrai. It is also called Kiyomi-dera.

Wikipedia: Seiken-ji (EN), Website

8. 三池平古墳

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三池平古墳 国土交通省 / Attribution

Miikehira-kofun Tumulus is a tumulus located in Yamagiri and Hara, Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture. It is a keyhole-shaped mound, presumed to have been constructed in the early fifth century, and is designated as a historic site in Shizuoka Prefecture.

Wikipedia: 三池平古墳 (JA)

9. 賤機山古墳

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Shizuhatayama Kofun (賤機山古墳) is a dome-shaped kofun burial mound located within the grounds of the Shizuoka Sengen Shrine complex in Aoi-ku, Shizuoka, Japan. in the Tōkai region of Japan. The site was designated a National Historic Site of Japan in 1953.

Wikipedia: Shizuhatagayama Kofun (EN)

10. 建穂寺

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Kenhoji is a Shingon sect temple located in Kenho, Aoi -ku, Shizuoka -shi, Shizuoka. The mountain name is Zujozan. It is next to Kenho Public Hall. The principal is Senju Kannon, a secret Buddha, but is released every August.

Wikipedia: 建穂寺 (JA)

11. 城北公園

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Johoku Park is located in 29 Oiwamoto-cho, Aoi Ward, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture. April 1985: The park was opened. It is one of the 100 urban parks in Japan. Shizuoka University was located until 1970.

Wikipedia: 城北公園 (静岡市) (JA)


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