These are only a small sample of the many exciting spots near the Port of Shimizu. For a more exhaustive listing, please click here.
Mount Fuji, long regarded a symbol of Japan, was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage in June 2013, recognizing not only its beauty but its importance as a cultural icon. It is an overwhelmingly popular destination for visitors from both Japan and abroad.
Miho-no-Matsubara, a pine tree grove along the Miho Peninsula, is part of the Mount Fuji World Heritage site. It is known for its striking visual palette, blending the green of the trees, the blue of the sea, and the white of the waves. The area also includes Miho Shrine and the Hagoromo-no-Matsu (pine tree of the angel's robe), where a local legend holds that a celestial maiden descended from heaven.
This plateau commands a broad outlook of the surrounding area, including Mount Fuji, Suruga Bay, and the Shimizu area (including the Port of Shimizu). The nighttime view, in particular, is one of the most famous in the country.
This was the first of the Toshogu Shrines, which were built to honor Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Edo shogunate. Its outstanding architectural techniques won it the title of National Treasure from the Japanese government in 2010. For more information, please visit the official website.
Located near Nihondaira, this prefecture-owned museum contains a fascinating look at both Japanese and Western art. The Rodin Wing, with such famous sculptures as The Gates of Hell and The Burghers of Calais, calls attention to the museum's impressive collection of nineteenth-century European sculptures. For more information, please visit the official website.