Shizuoka

  1. Jomon Period in Japan

    Jomon Period in Japan

    The vegetation in Japan was also beginning to change. Conifer forests, which had occupied most of the land, were, little by little, replaced by deciduous broad-leaf trees.

  2. Naumann's Elephant

    Paleolithic Period in Japan

    Today, people generally believe that first humans arrived and settled on the Japanese archipelago during the period roughly stretching from 38,000 BCE to 33,000 BCE.

  3. soaking in the Japanese sento

    Japanese-style bathhouse near Mount Fuji

    Japanese people love taking a bath, and probably it has something to do with the country’s climate. The summer in Japan is very humid.

  4. tea picking near Shimizu, Japan

    Tea Picking in Shimizu

    This is a very symbolic place where you can appreciate two of Shizuoka Prefecture’s iconic images, Mount Fuji and green tea fields.

  5. Wakutama pond

    Wakutama Pond near Mount Fuji

    The water of this pond is actually spring water from Mount Fuji, which is constantly gushing out from among the rocks at the bottom of the pond.

  6. Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha

    This Shinto shrine is located at the southwestern foot of Mount Fuji, Japan's highest mountain. Since long ago, people have revered the shrine as ichinomiya.

  7. Sumpu Castle Ruins

    Ruins of Tokugawa’s Sumpu Castle

    This particular district centered around Sumpu Castle has been the political and administrative center of this region since the 14th century, well over 600 years.

  8. Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre, Shizuoka

    This museum was created for the purpose of "conveying to the present and future generations all things related to Mount Fuji."

  9. Kunozan Toshogu Shrine

    Kunozan Toshogu Shrine

    This Shinto shrine was built to enshrine the soul of Lord Tokugawa Ieyasu and to worship him as a deity.

  10. miho-no-matsubara

    Miho no Matsubara with Mount Fuji Views

    This pine grove stretches about 7 km (4.3 miles) along the Miho Peninsula and has over 30,000 pieces of Japanese black pine trees.

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