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Shimizu, Japan

Shimizu is a town in Suntō District of Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. The total area is 8.81 square kilometers (3.40 sq mi).

Geography
Shimizu is located at the northern end of Izu Peninsula. The Kakita River flows through the town. The area has a temperate maritime climate with hot, humid summers and mild, cool winters.

Transportation
Japan National Route 1 passes through Shimizu. The town does not have any passenger railway connections.

Shimizu, Japan

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Shimizu is a town in Suntō District of Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. The total area is 8.81 square kilometers (3.40 sq mi).

Geography
Shimizu is located at the northern end of Izu Peninsula. The Kakita River flows through the town. The area has a temperate maritime climate with hot, humid summers and mild, cool winters.

Transportation
Japan National Route 1 passes through Shimizu. The town does not have any passenger railway connections.

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Shimizu, Japan: Port Information


Cruise ships dock at the modern cruise terminal with good tourist facilities.
It takes 5 minutes by car or bus to get to the nearest major train station and 5 minutes on foot to get to the bus station.
Besides, you can get to several tourist attractions on foot.
The port offers an incredible view of Mount Fuji.

Get around Shimizu, Japan


The Shizutetsu train line runs from Shin-Shizuoka station in the Cenova shopping mall to Shin-Shimizu station. It is worth noting that none of the stations are integrated into the JR train system. However, Shizutetsu Buses do operate service from Shizuoka station to the Cenova mall. Shizutetsu buses can be used to get anywhere in the city.

What to see in Shimizu, Japan


  • Granship, East Shizuoka Station (東静岡駅) on the JR Tokaido Line, +81-54-203-5710 (FAX: +81-54-203-5716). Daily 9 AM-10 PM. You may catch a glimpse of this nautically designed building as you zip by on the Shinkansen. Although of little interest to the general traveler, on alternate years Granship is the site of the national conference of the Japan Association for Language Teaching. This conference regularly brings up to 2,000 teachers from all over Japan and the world to this corner of Kanto.
  • Miho no Matsubara (三保の松原). A spot on the Miho peninsula with pine trees and views of Mount Fuji on a clear day. One of Japan's New Three Views.
  • Nihondaira (日本平). A 308-meter hill in central Shizuoka, with good views of Mt. Fuji, the Izu Peninsula, Shimizu Bay and more. 35 min by Nihondaira Line bus from Shizuoka Station; also accessible by ropeway from the Kunozan Toshogu Shrine.
  • Kunōzan Tōshō-gū (久能山東照宮). The original burial place of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Dynasty. (His remains are now entombed at Nikko.) Most structures here date from 1617.
  • Sumpu Castle is a few blocks up the main street from the north exit of the subway station, with several arrow signs pointing the way. The castle itself has not been restored, but the restored guard house is very interesting. The original castle was started in 1585 by Ieyasu Tokugawa, one of the founders of the Edo government. In 1607 Lord Ieyasu retired as shogun and started repairing and expanding the original castle. The tower and other buildings that now exist were constructed following blueprints from the 1630s. There is a lifelike statue of Tokugawa and many small replicas of the castles and surrounding buildings, as well as a small but beautiful display of dolls. Nearby is a children's park and a garden with a tea ceremony available. Certainly, a place to explore if you have a couple of hours or more to spare.

What to do in Shimizu, Japan


There is a rotemburo (unisex communal bath) for those brave enough to try it in beautiful surrounds on the coast called Fujiyoshi Onsen.

What to eat and drink in Shimizu, Japan


Eat

Near the port, we can eat fresh fish, such as sushi.

Drink

  • Freakyshow Bar, near the Gohuku-cho area it is easily accessible from Shizuoka station in 10 minutes on foot. (Japanese only) One of the finest local places to drink in downtown Shizuoka. The bar often features local live entertainment on weekends but has limited seating so arrive early. The menu is not typical of most Japanese izakaya instead focusing on a more eclectic mix of western and European fare. All menu items and drinks are reasonably priced with no tax or cover charge. Recommended are the Godzilla Burger and White Russian. The proprietor, Toshiyuki Kosaka, is also reasonably fluent in English so foreigners visiting the area will have little trouble communicating with the staff.
  • Hippy Shake bar, a short walk from either JR Shimizu or Shin-Shimizu, caters to foreigners, giving them discounts or sometimes free food. It's got a great atmosphere and an inventive menu of original cocktails.

Shopping in Shimizu, Japan


Each Saturday there is a flea market at the shrine in central Shizuoka. The vendors sell mainly Japanese knick-knacks such as tea sets, lacquerware and the like. You can haggle about 30% off their asking prices without working too hard, or try for more if you are especially stingy.

Safety in Shimizu, Japan


Japan is one of the world's safest countries, and street crime is rare. Nevertheless, you should always use your common sense as in any other place.

Language spoken in Shimizu, Japan


Japanese is the official language. English is among the main foreign languages. 

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