Shizuoka

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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Yaizu: Japan’s best sushi market destination even most foodies in Japan have never heard of

”Welcome to the kingdom of fish.”

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Bring a friend to eat Japan’s 5-kilogram (11-pound) strawberry parfait, or it will take you down

It’s more than big food, too; it’s made from ingredients grown locally in Shizuoka Prefecture!

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We visit Evangelion’s real-life Village-3, a hidden gem where time has stopped【Photos】

A must-see for fans of Evangelion and trains in general!

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Pokémon vending machine lures us in with its cute animated Pikachu

The beloved electric Pocket Monster powers up some special goods at this highway stop in Japan. 

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Japanese hotel gives you a beer tap in your room, 10 liters of craft beer to drink for free

That works out to 17-plus pints per night.

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Delicious bento without the plastic waste — the OniBen is the one-handed mini meal we all need

Traditional bento shop collaborates with pair of comedians to make environmentally sustainable mini-lunches.

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Where will you go this summer? Here are the top 10 Japanese swimming spots with the nicest water

One lake and nine beaches to add to your summer swimming bucket list!

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Trial ends for Shizuoka man who stole school equipment to recreate Love Live! classroom at home

Aqours would not approve.

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Japan’s plastic model capital installs working plastic model-style payphones【Photos】

Plastic Model-ization Plan welcomes its newest public art pieces.

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This green tea soda from Shizuoka in a sense betrayed us, but also placated us【Taste test】

Its flavor came as a surprise…but we soon learned it was better than the alternative. 

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Rural Japanese town overrun with elderly zombies in attempt to control wild boar population

Small town in Shizuoka Prefecture hopes to bring in tourists and keep away pests by turning its residents into the walking dead.

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Matcha cake from one of Japan’s top tea towns has a one-month wait, but is it worth it?【Taste test】

Teen shogi phenomenon Sota Fujii sets off surge in popularity for the Chabatake.

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We ride a motorbike to Japan’s “Moon”

Not “The Moon,” but still cool.

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Crazy shiitake crane game out lets you win mushrooms by winning mushrooms that aren’t mushrooms

A UFO catcher that goes beyond plushies and figures.
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How to make the largest taiyaki fish-shaped sweet bean pancake in the world

Not your ordinary tall fish tale.

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Mr. Sato eats luxurious fish from a vending machine, doesn’t get food poisoning

Mr. Sato taste tests some famous fish from Shizuoka.

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This mysterious tunnel in Japan is like none you’ve ever seen before

A road that isn’t wide enough for cars and a dark, secret chamber are just some of the surprises at this off-the-beaten path destination.

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Beautiful Mt Fuji photo looks like a buggy video game scene

Japanese photographer shares a simple hack to achieve a surreal shot. 

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Japanese high school girls remind us of the joys of country life in heartwarming Mt Fuji photo

So much of what we love about Japan captured in one beautiful image. 

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