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

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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. 清水灯台

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Shimizu Lighthouse is a small white lighthouse standing at the eastern end of the Miho Peninsula in Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, with an octagonal horizontal cross-section. It is the first reinforced concrete lighthouse in Japan. It has high historical cultural property value, is designated as a national important cultural property, and is an A-rank preserved lighthouse, and it still retains its original appearance. The surrounding area is a scenic spot of Miho Matsubara, a constituent asset of Mt. Fuji, a World Cultural Heritage Site, Miho Matsubara, a nationally designated Place of Scenic Beauty, and Japan-Daira-Miho Matsubara Prefectural Natural Park. It is often called Miho Lighthouse, but the official name by the Japan Coast Guard is "Shimizu Lighthouse".

Wikipedia: 清水灯台 (JA)

3. 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)

4. Tokaido Hiroshige Museum of Art

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Tokaido Hiroshige Museum of Art

The Tōkaidō Hiroshige Museum of Art (静岡市東海道Hiroshige Jutsukan) is an art museum located in Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Works by Utagawa Hiroshige, an ukiyo-e artist of the Edo period, are stored and exhibited. The address is "〒421-3103 Shizuoka Prefecture Shizuoka City Shimizu-ku Yui 297-1". It is located in Yui Honjin Park, which is the site of the main camp of the post town "Yui-juku" on the Tokaido. Opened in 1994.

Wikipedia: 静岡市東海道広重美術館 (JA)

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. 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)

8. 三池平古墳

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三池平古墳 国土交通省 / Attribution

Miikedaira Kofun (三池平古墳, Miikedairakofun) is a burial mound located in Yamakiri-Hara, Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. It is a front and rear burial mound that is presumed to have been built in the middle of the Kofun period (early 5th century) and is designated as a historic site of Shizuoka Prefecture.

Wikipedia: 三池平古墳 (JA)

9. 建穂寺

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Tatehoji Temple (建穂寺) is a Shingon sect temple located in Tateho, Aoi Ward, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. The mountain number is Zuixiangsan. It is located next to the Jianho Community Center. The main statue is the thousand-armed Kannon, a secret Buddha that is open to the public every August.

Wikipedia: 建穂寺 (JA)

10. 城北公園

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Jōhoku Park (城北公園, Jōhoku-kōen) is an urban park located at 29 Oiwamoto-cho, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Opened in April 1985 (Showa 60). 100 City Parks in Japan. Until 1970 (Showa 45), there was Shizuoka University in this place.

Wikipedia: 城北公園 (静岡市) (JA)

11. 賤機山古墳

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賤機山古墳 VanishingDuck / CC BY-SA 3.0

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)

12. 洞慶院

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Tōkei-in (洞慶院) is a temple of the Soto sect located in Hatori, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Yama number, Kujuyama. Locally, it is called "Otoken-san" and is known as a famous place for plum blossoms.

Wikipedia: 洞慶院 (JA)

13. Seikenji

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Seikenji (清見寺) is a temple of the Rinzai sect Myoshinji sect located in Okitsu Kiyomiji-cho, Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka City. The mountain number is Kogo-san, officially called "Giant Drum Mountain Kyooin Kiyomi Kokuzen Temple".

Wikipedia: 清見寺 (JA), Website

14. Kusanagi Shrine

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Kusanagi Shrine

Kusanagi Shrine (草薙神社, Kusanagi-jinja) is a Shinto shrine located in Kusanagi, Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. It is a company within the ceremony, and the former company is a prefectural company.

Wikipedia: 草薙神社 (JA)

15. Hodaiji

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Hōtaiji (宝泰寺) is a Zen temple of the Rinzai sect Myoshinji school located at 12-2 Denma-cho, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. The mountain number is Mt. Kongo. The main statue is Buddha.

Wikipedia: 宝泰寺 (JA)

16. Miho Shrine

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Miho Shrine

Miho Shrine (御穂神社, Mihojinja) is a Shinto shrine located in Miho, Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Shikinai-sha, Sannomiya in Suruga Province, formerly a prefectural shrine.

Wikipedia: 御穂神社 (JA)


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