Shizuoka

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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Japan’s Shizuoka bans teachers from personal communication with students on social media

Teachers who violate rule will face disciplinary action.

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Shizuoka Prefecture may lose title of Japan’s top tea producer to rising star Kagoshima

Shizuoka has had a long reign as Japan’s most prolific tea producer–but that reign might be over soon. 

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Not-guilty verdict for man in women’s restroom, he had to go so bad it clouded his judgement

The laws of nature supersede those of society.

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Top 10 most desirable Japanese prefectures to live in may show new trend toward small-city living

Two largely rural prefectures gain ground against Japan’s biggest metropolis.

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Photos of “everyday life” in the town next to Mt. Fuji look like a beautiful fantasy world

Fuji City’s “normal” views of Mt. Fuji would be lifelong memories for the rest of us.

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