Shizuoka

Headed to the beautiful island under two hours from Tokyo? This sashimi restaurant is the first place you should go

Before you do anything else on Hatsushima, treat yourself to an amazing lunch at this fisherman-run restaurant.

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You can be on this beautiful Japanese island in less than two hours from downtown Tokyo

A daytrip visit to Hatsushima.

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New bento bread makes us rethink sandwiches…and Japanese bentos

Local bread specialist pushes the boat out with a surprising addition to their store.

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Enjoy the hydrangeas, birds, and more at Fuji Kachoen Garden Park in Shizuoka Prefecture

While this park at the base of Mt. Fuji offers year-round fun, May is the best season for blooming flowers.

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Japan’s massive matcha parfait weighs 6 kilos, contains hidden surprises for anyone who eats it

One surprise is the topping, which isn’t cream but an enormous green tea daifuku sweet.

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We try super rare Shizuoka food souvenirs in the form of blue gelato and purple baumkuchen

There’s only one place you can get these…and it’s nowhere on land!

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We try to strike it rich with a tour of an Edo-era gold mine and a gold panning workshop

Okay, so the mine might be closed…but maybe we can make bank on gold dust!

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Peach juice served fresh out the tap at Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport

Just like mom used to plumb.

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The one in which we sample top-notch melon in the Crown Melon Lucky Bag

This melon specialty shop’s unique lucky bag puts a fruity spin on the New Year’s tradition.

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All-Japan Pillow Fighting Tournament brings fun and games to onsen town【Photos】

The one place in Japan where pillow fighting is a competitive sport.

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This lucky bag stuffed with green tea made us feel like real adults for once

Nothing makes you feel sophisticated like brewing and drinking the perfect cup of tea!

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The best Japanese curry in Japan isn’t eaten at a restaurant

This curry is so good it’ll weaken your senses.

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Four tips for eating the Fist Hamburger Steak at Japan’s legendary restaurant Sawayaka

Our first-time visitor to the landmark Shizuoka chain did plenty of homework first, but still had multiple shocks.

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Luxury hotel chain offering karaoke in a large tub floating on the ocean

It’s perfect for butchers, bakers, and candlestick makers.

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Visiting Kunozan Toshogu, the shrine where the first lord of Japan’s last shogunate was buried

The site of Ieyasu’s grave also has an amazing hidden-gem museum that far too many visitors skip.

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This newly opened spot in Shizuoka might be the ramen restaurant with the best views in Japan

Great views and delicious food make this rural restaurant worth visiting. 

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Want to try this super popular ramen shop, but can’t get a reservation? We’ve got tips for you

This ramen shop is so popular it’s impossible to get into. Don’t worry though–there are other ways to try its delicious ramen!

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Shogun sweets? Trees said to be planted by first Tokugawa shogun still bear fruit used for sweets

Taste-testing Ieyasu Mikan desserts.

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Shizuoka Prefecture is getting its own region-limited burgers featuring a local delicacy

And of course, they’ll only be around for a limited time!

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Mt. Fuji schoolgirl photo models who charmed Japan years ago reunite to celebrate Coming of Age Day

Shizuoka road continues to be one of the most photogenic spots in all of Japan.

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