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History & Culture

History and culture of Shizuoka, which you will be more interested as you learn more.

Ruins, historical sites, Old Tokaido Inns, vestiges of Tokugawa Ieyasu, Shimoda Port where the black ship arrived and Nirayama reverberatory furnace of the modernized industrial heritage, all of which were fostered with peculiar culture as Shizuoka stands right between Tokyo and Osaka eventually to assimilate other cultures with varieties of histories scattered around. Why don’t you walk along the footsteps of histories to steep yourself in old time, or visit museums to make sharpen your sense ?


Longstanding shrines with an important place in history, and fascinating seasonal ceremonies and rituals.


Full of historical spots from Japanese history such famous temples, including venerable institutions from medieval times.

Museum of Art and Literature

Shizuoka prefecture has been a favorite place of countless artists, craftspersons, scholars and great writers. Enjoy travel that touches heart and mind with the prefecture's various cultural and artistic attractions.

Museum and Archive

Rediscover Shizuoka's various areas by way of treasured historical artifacts and documents. There are numerous places, too, for hands-on cultural experiences.

Historic Site

Burial mounds and historic ruins retain the air of olden times, and castle sites tell tales of times gone by. Such spots bring the past into the present.

Townscapes and old highways

Wander old street and famous old sites that retain scenes of the past. Feel what it was like to be a traveler of yore.

Recommended historical and cultural spots

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