Shizuoka prefecture 静岡県
Shizuoka prefecture [静岡/しずおか] is located in Chuubu region.
This is the place where the japanese bullet-train “Shinkansen” passes through which makes access to “Tokyo”rather easy.
In other words, many people from “Kanto” region, come to “Shizuoka” for sightseeing.
Historically it has been the first location which Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first Tokugawa Shogun, conquered.
Same as “Kusatsu” in Gunma prefecture, this area is a popular “Onsen”(hot spring) resort, so you can enjoy the mountains and sea while taking a relaxing bath.
Also it’s the earliest place where “Sakura” japanese cherry blossoms can be sought after.
The cultivator is called “Kawazu-zakura” (河津桜)
Izu Peninsula (伊豆半島)
Around 460000 people live on this island complex and it has, since it has been integrated into the Shizuoka Prefecture, become a popular tourist resort for travellers.
The area is also popular for sea bathing, surfing, golfing and motorcycle touring. Also wasabi, the japanese horseradish, is very prominent there.
Picture: Sunset from “Onsen”.
This highest mountain in Japan is located in “Shizuoka” and “Yamanashi” prefecture.
Many pictures in posters are taken from the “Shizuoka” side.
There is a place called “Miho-no-Matsubara” where you can see “Fujisan” in its most beautiful appearance.
This is a famous green tea, one of the three greatest tea variations. The color is the most finest of the three.