One of the most meaningful sites in Shizuoka is the Kunozan Toshogu Shrine, which is dedicated to former leader Tokugawa leyasu. You can reach the shrine via a challenging trek up thousands of stairs (go ahead, check off your cardio workouts for the week), or the Nihondaira Ropeway. Go north on the ropeway, and you’ll reach the Nihondaira plateau, which has some of the best panoramic views in the city. After a morning of reflection at the shrine, visit the Nihondaira Zoo and Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art. With your Shizuoka accommodation waiting to pamper you, there’s no reason not to keep a full itinerary.
Most Shizuoka holidays begin with a flight to Tokyo International Airport (HND), where you can hop a bullet train to Shizuoka. The Tomei Expressway bus also has routes to Shizuoka from Tokyo and Nagoya. Once you arrive, take advantage of JR Tokaido Line trains and local bus system to get around.
After a stay in your Tokyo, Japan accommodation, treat yourself to a few days in Shizuoka. You won’t soon forget your time on the steps of the city’s temples or the view of Mount Fuji’s snow-covered caps. Book your accommodation in Shizuoka on Wotif and you’ll have plenty of yen left for fresh sushi!
Hotels in Shizuoka start at AU$44 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.