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Shimizu Port(area:CHUBU/SHIZUOKA)

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Sail into the Port of Shimizu and you will understand why it is considered one of Japan’s three most beautiful ports. The sight of Mount Fuji soaring above the surrounding area belies the fact that Shimizu is not only a scenic area, but a culturally significant one as well. In addition to Fuji, registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013, the area also overlooks Miho-no-Matsubara, a pine tree grove included as one of the World Heritage’s constituent properties. These assets combine with the area’s moderate climate to mark the port as one of Japan’s prime sightseeing destinations.

Shimizu’s rich cultural heritage is rooted in the surrounding Shizuoka area’s history as the home of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Edo shogunate, following his retirement from government. A collection of historic buildings in the vicinity, such as Kunozan Toshogu Shrine (designated a National Treasure by the Japanese government), Sumpu Castle Park, and Shizuoka Sengen Shrine, depict a fascinating portrait of the life and accomplishments of this major historical figure. The Shizuoka area’s ancient culture is available not only for observation but for hands-on experience as well. At Sumpu Takumi-shuku, visitors can try their hand at making traditional Suruga handicrafts characteristic of the Shizuoka region, such as bamboo works, dyes, and lacquerware.

After a full day of absorbing the area’s many sights, there is no better way to recharge than with a healthy serving of fresh seafood. In addition to tuna, for which Shimizu has the number one haul in Japan, other local delights include sakura shrimp (a small, crunchy variety found only in the area) and young sardines called shirasu.

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Tuna

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Miho-no Matsubara(World Heritage Site,Heritage Asset)

Miho-no-Matsubara, a coastal pine tree grove, was registered as a one of the constituent properties of the Fujisan (MountFuji) UNESCO World ...

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Location 9-25 Hinode-cho, Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka 424-0922 map
Nearest major airport Mount Fuji Shizuoka Airport (fifty minutes by car or bus) map
Nearest major train station Shin-Shimizu Station on the Shizutetsu Railway (five minutes by car or bus) map
Nearest major bus station Hatoba Verkehr Hakubutsukan on Shizutetsu bus routes 54/56/57/58/212/213/250/260 (five-minute walk) map
Berth Hinode #4 map
Hinode #5 map
Service Passenger Terminal map
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Port management Planning and Promotion Division, Shizuoka Shimizu Port Authority, Shizuoka Prefecture  
TEL 054-353-2203  
E-MAIL shimizukokikaku@pref.shizuoka.lg.jp  
Related links Port of Shimizu (external website)  

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