Mount Fuji, Japan’s tallest peak, overlooks this beautiful port town at the Northern end of the Izu Peninsula. One of Japan’s “Three Holy Mountains,” Mount Fuji is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a Special Place of Scenic Beauty, and is one of Japan’s official Historic Sites. Shimizu’s mild climate makes it perfect for exploring nature, like Miho-no-Matsubara, four miles of pine grove on the town’s seashore.

Bustling with activity from the region’s busy fisheries, the Port of Shimizu is a vibrant area full of commercial highlights you’ll want to experience before diving into the natural beauty at the town’s edges. Once you’ve ventured away from the town’s lively port, you’ll quickly understand why Shimizu, one of three wards in the city of Shizuoka, translates to Calm Hills.

A stroll through Miho-no-Matsubara will leave you not only refreshed and energized, but inspired. Home to more than 30,000 pine trees lining the seashore and a jaw-dropping view of Mount Fuji, it’s no surprise this scenic area has been the subject of many paintings, poems, and legends throughout Japanese history.

Kakita River Park

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Kakita River Park

Kakita River Park

Formed by years of melting snow of Mount Fuji, Kakita River Springs boasts the highest spring water volume in Japan and is a main highlight of the Kakita River Park. Stroll along the park’s walkways and be enticed by the mystical beauty of the Springs as they gush with sparkling natural water. Take in the astonishing sight of Mount Fuji stands tall in the distance above the Park’s abundant forest.


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Stroll along the seashore pine grove of Miho-no-Matsubara, home to a pine tree more than 650 years old and the famous beach the Japanese legend of Hagoromo is based upon.

Shimizu Fish Market

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Shimizu Fish Market

Shimizu Fish Market

Shimizu boasts an active fishing industry and the Shimizu Fish Market is the best place to taste the latest catch.

Shimizu, Japan At a glance

Current Weather:
13°C / 55 °F
Current Time:
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Japanese Yen
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Local Details:
GPS: 35°1'45.58"N 138°29'7.51"E
Size: 8.81 KM2 (3.40 MI2)
Population: 32,091
Density: 3,643 Pop/KM2 (1,406 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +81

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