CHUBU(Shizuoka) 2018-03-18T00:29:44+09:00

Hold flowers in your arms, visit the power spot for your successful romance and hot spring that gives you beautiful skin Shizuoka driving trip – looking up at the world heritage, Mt. Fuji Romantic spring, walk across Yume no Tsuribashi (Dream suspension bridge), enjoy the local tastes


Enjoy the view of Lake Hamana and the tastes of Unshu area

Lake Hamana – Kanzanji-onsen

Here, you can enjoy the authentic tastes of Lake Hamana such as wild Japanese pufferfish, eel, etc. as you look at shiny waves on the lake. The hot spring here has a very high salt content, and this is known to be effective for neuralgia, arthralgia and for warming up your body. For this reason, this hot spring has been very popular. There are many types of accommodation including family style guest houses, large hotels and luxury hotels for you to chose from. Wherever you chose to stay, they will most definitely fulfill your satisfaction.

Lake Hamana – Kanzanji-onsen

Address: Shizuoka Prefecture Hamamatsu-shi Nishi-ku Kanzanji-cho 1832-1 (Lake Hamana, Kanzanji-onsen Tourism Association Office)
Telephone: 053-487-0152 (Lake Hamana, Kanzanji-onsen Tourism Association Office)
Access: about 120km from Chubu Centrail International Airport
URL: http://www.kanzanji.gr.jp/stay/ (Japanese)

  43 329 878

About 44 minutes by toll road
Distance of about 32.7km


The king of flowers – come see various kinds of colorful tree peonies

Akiba Sohonden Kasuisai

The notorious temple of Soto sect has a history of 600 years and is the first temple that was made famous as the “temple of tree peonies”. From April through beginning of May, its “tree peony garden” will have 2,000 trees of about 600 kinds of tree peonies at their bloom. One day seems like not enough time to see all the beautiful peonies. The temple also offers hand copying of Buddhist scripture experience and “Shojin ryori (vegetable dishes)” which are delicately prepared by using local vegetables. Shojin ryori is very healthy not using any meat and fish. Shojin ryori is provided fro 2,000 yen (reservation needed one week before).

Akiba Sohonden Kasuisai

Address: Shizuoka Prefecture Fukuroi-shi Kuno 2915-1
Telephone: 0538-42-2121
Open hours: free admission (main hall is open from 9:00am to 4:00pm)
Closed: open 7 days a week, all year
Access: about 2.8km drive from Tomei Expressway Fukuroi Interchange, about 40km drive from Hamanako Garden Park
URL: http://www.kasuisai.or.jp/ (Japanese)

  169 365 712

About 1 hour and 14 minutes by toll road
Distance of about 77.1km


A historical and romantic place to see the view of Mt. Fuji


Nihondaira was selected as one of new top 100 tourist spots in Japan. Nihondaira also was designated as a national scenic spot and a prefectural natural park. Being located on a hill 307m above sea level, Nihondaira gives you the vast view of the sea of tea trees, Mt. Fuji and cherry blossoms forming a beautiful contrast that takes your breath away. In addition, if you go on the Nihondaira Ropeway that connects Nihondaira and Kunouzan-toshogu, you can see the beautiful scenes of Byoubu-tani (canyon like a folding screen), Izu island of Suruga Bay and Omaezaki cape. The ropeway ride is 1,100 yen for adults.


Address: Shizuoka Prefecture Shizuoka-shi Shimizu-ku Kusanagi 597-8 (Nihondaira Park Center)
Telephone: 054-334-2026 (Shizuoka Railway, Nihondaira Ropeway Office)
Open hours: ropeway gondolas are operated from 9:10am to 5:15pm in the summer
Closed: open 7 days a week, all year
Access: about 17km drive from Tomei Expressway Shizuoka Interchange
about 12km drive from Tomei Expressway Shimizu Interchange
URL: http://www.visit-shizuoka.com/ch/spots/detail.php?kanko=454 (Chinese)

  25 506 541

About 19 minutes in the general road
Distance of about 8.3km


A white sand beach where a heavenly maiden came down

Miho no Matsubara (Miho pine groove)

Miho no Matsubara is recognized as one of the three most scenic spots in Japan and one of the three most scenic pine grooves in Japan at the same time. Along the coast line of about 7km long, there grow about 5 million trees of black pine. This is a place where Mt. Fuji can be viewed from ocean side. According to the legend as we still talk about it today, this is the beach where a heavenly maiden came down. The legend goes and says that when the heavenly maiden came down, her plumage got caught in a pine tree and later, this pine tree was made the sacred tree of Miho shrine.

Miho no Matsubara (Miho pine groove)

Address: Shizuoka Prefecture Shizuoka-shi Shimizu-ku Miho
Telephone: 054-354-2422 (Shizuoka City Economic Affairs Bureau, Commerce and Industry Department, Tourism City Promotion Section)
Access: about 9km drive from Nihondaira
URL: http://www.visit-shizuoka.com/ch/spots/detail.php?kanko=336 (Chinese)

  800 273 190

About 1 hour and 59 minutes in the general road
Distance of about 74.7km


Let’s go on a 90 min. hiking

Sumatakyo Nature Trail

From the Yume no Tsuribashi (Dream suspension bridge), you can look down to the beautiful green water of the lake. You can also walk across the Hiryukyo bridge which is built over a deep canyon. If you hike up the Kuro-zaka hill and Etchira hill, you will arrive at Osakizaka viewing deck from where you can see beautiful views of different scenes. If you are a female, you would want to try making a wish at the middle point of the Yume no Tsuribashi so that a romantic love will come to you.

Sumatakyo Nature Trail

Address: Shizuoka Prefecture Haibara-gun Kwanehoncho Sumatakyou
Telephone: 0547-59-1011 (Sumatakyou Bijozukuri no yu Tourism Cooperative Association)
Access: about 20 min. walk from the parking lot #3 to the nature trail entrance or about 5min. walk from Yamaguchi-ya to the nature trail
URL: http://sumatakyo-spa.com/illust-map/ (Japanese)

  912 029 590


Popular among female visitors – hot spring that gives to soft and silky skin

Municipal open air hot spring “Bijozukuri no yu”

You can hear the water streaming down Kajikazawa stream from Bijozukuri no yu (hot spring that creats beautiful women) which is the municipal hot spring bath of Sumatakyo-onsen. You can feel the nature of sumatakyo very close to you. This hot spring is a simple sulfer spring. After bathing, your skin will become silky and smooth. Bathing fee is 400 yen for adults.

Municipal open air hot spring “Bihozukuri no yu”

Address: Shizuoka Prefecture Saibara-gun Kawanehonncho Sumatakyou
Telephone: 0547-59-3985
Open hours: 9:30 am to 6:30pm (door closes at 6:00pm, subject to change according to season)
Closed: Thursdays (subject to change according to season)
Access: about 3 min. walk from Sumatakyou nature trail entrance
URL: http://sumatakyo-spa.com/spa/ (Japanese)

  912 029 590