Shizuoka Information

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Information about Shizuoka Prefecture


roughly 7,779 square kilometres²

Population (number of people living in Shizuoka Prefecture)

3,681,678 (as of September 2015)


Shizuoka Prefecture is roughly in the centre of Japan. To the east of Shizuoka Prefecture is KanagawaPrefecture, whilst Yamanashi and Nagano Prefectures lie to the north. Aichi Prefecture is west of Shizuoka Prefecture, and south of Shizuoka Prefecture is the the ocean. The biggest government office of Shizuoka Prefecture is the prefectural office in Shizuoka City.

Climate (temperature and weather of Shizuoka Prefecture)

The weather remains around a constant of 16 degrees Celsius throughout the year. The average amount of rainfall in a year is 2,300 millimetres. The lowlands of Shizuoka Prefecture are warm. The seasons of spring, summer, autumn and winter in Shizuoka Prefecture are distinctly different. Winter has very clear weather, with dry atmospheric conditions. Snow does not usually fall in the lowlands of Shizuoka Prefecture.


Shizuoka Prefecture has many manufacturing factories, producing items such as car parts.

Japanese tea, mandarin oranges, melons and strawberries are some of Shizuoka Prefecture’s famous agricultural produce.

Shizuoka Prefecture is particularly famous for fishing produce such as maguro tuna, bonito and small “Sakura” shrimp.

Shizuoka Prefecture also has many jobs to cater to tourists visiting Izu and Hamana Lake.

  • Many tourists visit Atami and Izu Peninsular. There are many hot spring onsen in the area.
  • Many tourists visit the areas around Fujinomiya and Gotemba cities, in order to see Mt. Fuji.
  • The area from Izu Peninsular to Numazu and Yaizu cities, is famous for its fishing industry.
  • There are many companies and factories producing plastic models in Shizuoka City.
  • There are many paper plants in Fuji City.
  • There are many factories in the Hamamatsu and Iwata area, that are connected with musical instrument and motorbike, car, lighting and electricity production.

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Many tourists come to visit the Shizuoka area, as Shizuoka Prefecture is abundant in nature concerning mountains, coastal areas and rivers. Please ask for more travel information about Mt. Fuji, hot spring onsen, local food and so on, at the tourist information offices in the train stations, or at the prefectural and city tourist associations.

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World Heritage

World Heritage Sites are designated buildings or natural sites, that the people from all over the world must carefully look after.

In June 2013, Mt. Fuji (富士山) became a World Cultural Heritage site.

In July 2015, the “Mt.Nira furnace” (韮山反射炉) in Izunokuni city, was designated a World Cultural Heritage site. It was used to melt iron, for production.

Climbing Mt. Fuji

For the sake of your own and others safety, and guidelines, when climbing Mt. Fuji.


Climbing season: Beginning of July ~ beginning of September (varies depending on the area of climbing)

Climbing routes, starting in Shizuoka Prefecture: Fujinomiya route, Gotemba route, Subashiri route

  • Fujinomiya route: Climbs Mt. Fuji from the south. It is possible to go by car up to the point of 2,400 metres. It is possible to start your climbing route from the halfway point of Mt. Fuji, upon consultation. There is also a hospital on this route.
  • Gotemba route: It is possible to enjoy a quick run on top of volcanic sand, on the descent course of this route.
  • Subashiri route: The ascent and descent routes change, halfway to the top of Mt. Fuji.

In Order To Enjoy A Safe Climb Of Mt. Fuji

Preparation is very important in order to enjoy your climb.

Please check what clothing and equipment is necessary for your climb, on the Internet.

  • The atmospheric air pressure on Mt. Fuji is very low. Please make sure to get adequate rest before your ascent. If you make the ascent too quickly, you may experience altitude sickness, dizziness and vomiting. Do not attempt to forcefully make the ascent.
  • Please only use the designated climbing routes.
  • The weather conditions on Mt. Fuji, can quickly change. If you feel that the weather conditions have become dangerous, please seek shelter at the nearest building or climbing station.
  • Please make sure to take all of your rubbish home with you. Do not leave litter behinThe climate of Mt. Fuji is very low, but you will be without shelter from the sun for a long period of time. Make sure to include long sleeves, full-length hiking trousers (jeans are not advisable), a hat and gloves, as protection from the sun and cold.
  • During the crowded times during Mt. Fuji’s climbing season, it may not be possible to reach the mountain’s car park, by car. The periods of time where it is not possible to go by car, change, depending on which route and area you are using. If you are intending to go to Mt.Fuji by car, please check ahead on the Internet.
  • Use of toilet facilities on Mt.Fuji costs from 100~300yen.
  • Credit cards are not accepted at the shops on Mt. Fuji.

Shizuoka Prefecture My Car Regulation Information


Mt. Fuji official site (English version):

Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport

This is the airport between Makinohara and Shimada cities. Parking for up to 2,000 cars is available. Free car parking is also available.

The airport offers domestic flight services to Sapporo, Fukuoka, Kagoshima and Okinawa.

Overseas international flights are to Korea, China and Taiwan. Flight services to Southeast Asia, via Seoul, Shanghai and Taipei, are also available. (as of December 2015)

Internet site (English, Chinese, Hangul):


  • 15 minutes by car, from the Tomei Yoshida interchange
  • 10 minutes by car, from the Tomei Sagara Makinohara interchange
  • 20 minutes from the New Tomei Shimada Kanaya interchange
  • 40 minutes by car from Shizuoka Station
  • 50 minutes by car from Hamamatsu Station