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Learn what makes Shizuoka Prefecture such a fascinating location to visit!
Learn what makes Shizuoka Prefecture such a fascinating location to visit!
Published: 2016/10/05
Channel: JAPANiCAN.com
Driving in Japan: Around Shizuoka City
Driving in Japan: Around Shizuoka City
Published: 2015/12/10
Channel: Japan Online
Exploring Shizuoka with Rachel and Jun
Exploring Shizuoka with Rachel and Jun
Published: 2016/05/06
Channel: Odigo Japan
Shizuoka, Japan-Foods, Sightseeing, Historic Cites& Tourist Spots
Shizuoka, Japan-Foods, Sightseeing, Historic Cites& Tourist Spots
Published: 2013/07/23
Channel: ShizuokaMICE
Shizuoka Prefecture, Home of Mt. Fuji
Shizuoka Prefecture, Home of Mt. Fuji
Published: 2015/07/24
Channel: 静岡県観光振興課
Shizuoka: The Hobby City
Shizuoka: The Hobby City
Published: 2016/03/15
Channel: shizuokacitykoho
2 Days in Shizuoka, JAPAN | Filming for a Japanese TV Show | KimDao in JAPAN
2 Days in Shizuoka, JAPAN | Filming for a Japanese TV Show | KimDao in JAPAN
Published: 2016/09/11
Channel: kimdaovlog
Expo Milano 2015 (Shizuoka & Yamanashi Prefecture PR) in English
Expo Milano 2015 (Shizuoka & Yamanashi Prefecture PR) in English
Published: 2015/04/30
Channel: shizuokapref
The Magic of Shizuoka Prefecture: The Guide to an Authentic Hot Spring Experience (静岡県の魅力と温泉の入り方)
The Magic of Shizuoka Prefecture: The Guide to an Authentic Hot Spring Experience (静岡県の魅力と温泉の入り方)
Published: 2016/03/30
Channel: shizuokapref
Japanese Snacks Taste Test (Treats from Shizuoka Prefecture)
Japanese Snacks Taste Test (Treats from Shizuoka Prefecture)
Published: 2017/06/23
Channel: TabiEats
Shizuoka Prefecture: Japan
Shizuoka Prefecture: Japan's Rising Star
Published: 2012/10/07
Channel: David Day
Shizuoka city
Shizuoka city
Published: 2017/01/04
Channel: Anderson X1F
Japanese view Fuji-shi Shizuoka-ken
Japanese view Fuji-shi Shizuoka-ken
Published: 2012/02/19
Channel: 澤山晋太郎
Introducing Shizuoka City(English)
Introducing Shizuoka City(English)
Published: 2012/01/29
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Mt.Omuro - Shizuoka - 大室山 - 4K Ultra HD
Mt.Omuro - Shizuoka - 大室山 - 4K Ultra HD
Published: 2017/09/20
Channel: TokyoStreetView - Japan The Beautiful
JR Shizuoka Station (JR 静岡駅), Shizuoka Prefecture
JR Shizuoka Station (JR 静岡駅), Shizuoka Prefecture
Published: 2011/12/09
Channel: EnchantingJapan
Green Tea, Shizuoka Prefecture
Green Tea, Shizuoka Prefecture
Published: 2015/07/13
Channel: Eating Japan
Hamamatsu Memories, Shizuoka, Japan 2017
Hamamatsu Memories, Shizuoka, Japan 2017
Published: 2017/02/23
Channel: Barno Vafaeva
2012-10-11 Fuji City to Shimizu, Shizuoka Prefecture 静岡県富士市から清水サイクリング
2012-10-11 Fuji City to Shimizu, Shizuoka Prefecture 静岡県富士市から清水サイクリング
Published: 2013/05/22
Channel: Kevin Kylon
Heita Kawakatsu, Governor of Shizuoka Prefecture
Heita Kawakatsu, Governor of Shizuoka Prefecture
Published: 2013/09/18
Channel: FCCJchannel
Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.
Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.
Published: 2017/07/09
Channel: Litman
Welcome to Shizuoka Prefecture - ALTIA CENTRAL
Welcome to Shizuoka Prefecture - ALTIA CENTRAL
Published: 2016/09/26
Channel: ALTIA CENTRAL
Kakegawa Castle  ( Shizuoka Prefecture)
Kakegawa Castle ( Shizuoka Prefecture)
Published: 2017/06/19
Channel: Jockie DTV
Driving in Shizuoka prefecture - Japan
Driving in Shizuoka prefecture - Japan
Published: 2014/02/08
Channel: chelporco78
★562- Shizuoka & Shimizu! (Spring Break Part 3) (Abroad in Japan)
★562- Shizuoka & Shimizu! (Spring Break Part 3) (Abroad in Japan)
Published: 2012/03/30
Channel: meaphe
Shimada Central Park (Shizuoka Prefecture)
Shimada Central Park (Shizuoka Prefecture)
Published: 2017/06/15
Channel: Jockie DTV
[車載動画] 東海道 三島市街 Tokaido in Mishima City, Shizuoka Prefecture
[車載動画] 東海道 三島市街 Tokaido in Mishima City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Published: 2012/05/17
Channel: Numazu Scenery 
熱海市 静岡県 Atami Shizuoka JAPAN
熱海市 静岡県 Atami Shizuoka JAPAN
Published: 2015/03/02
Channel: Shiso Productions.
沼津仲見世商店街 (静岡県沼津市) Downtown Numazu, Shizuoka Prefecture
沼津仲見世商店街 (静岡県沼津市) Downtown Numazu, Shizuoka Prefecture
Published: 2011/11/08
Channel: Numazu Scenery 
Mt. Kuno Toshogu Shrine (Kuno-zan Toshogu), Temples of Japan, Shizuoka Prefecture
Mt. Kuno Toshogu Shrine (Kuno-zan Toshogu), Temples of Japan, Shizuoka Prefecture
Published: 2011/12/07
Channel: EnchantingJapan
Shoninji Kempo of former Shizuoka prefecture
Shoninji Kempo of former Shizuoka prefecture
Published: 2017/06/23
Channel: ledikovic
INDIAN RESTAURANT IN SHIZUOKA
INDIAN RESTAURANT IN SHIZUOKA
Published: 2017/07/03
Channel: Rodi in Japan
HadesOmega Visits Banjo Falls in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
HadesOmega Visits Banjo Falls in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Published: 2016/03/12
Channel: HadesOmega Moto
Mishima City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Mishima City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Published: 2014/02/19
Channel: Iman Prabawa
Mount Oh-Muro in Izu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Mount Oh-Muro in Izu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Published: 2016/12/22
Channel: Matcha Lover
2014 Ito City (Shizuoka Prefecture) Hanabi
2014 Ito City (Shizuoka Prefecture) Hanabi
Published: 2014/10/13
Channel: エンピエムピー
Tanukiko (Lake Tanuki) in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Tanukiko (Lake Tanuki) in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Published: 2008/03/23
Channel: Vashangel1
【Japanese Aerial tramway】Kanzanji Aerial tramway  Lake Hamana Shizuoka Shizuoka Prefecture Japan
【Japanese Aerial tramway】Kanzanji Aerial tramway  Lake Hamana Shizuoka Shizuoka Prefecture Japan
Published: 2015/12/31
Channel: railfan aunz
2014 Sagara (Shizuoka Prefecture) Hanabi
2014 Sagara (Shizuoka Prefecture) Hanabi
Published: 2014/10/13
Channel: エンピエムピー
Fukuroi Enshu fireworks in Shizuoka Prefecture in Japan
Fukuroi Enshu fireworks in Shizuoka Prefecture in Japan
Published: 2015/08/09
Channel: Travel
Horse Racing, Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Horse Racing, Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Published: 2017/03/19
Channel: therealbryancubelo
Yuta Nakasaka "Shizuoka United" Part
Yuta Nakasaka "Shizuoka United" Part
Published: 2015/12/01
Channel: NP WORKS
JAPANTRIP「Sunpu Castle 駿府城公園」Shizuoka Prefecture
JAPANTRIP「Sunpu Castle 駿府城公園」Shizuoka Prefecture
Published: 2015/07/04
Channel: JAPAN TRIP
travelling mount Fuji, Shizuoka prefecture, Japan, Ishwor Thapa
travelling mount Fuji, Shizuoka prefecture, Japan, Ishwor Thapa
Published: 2017/03/23
Channel: Ishwor Thapa
SHIMIZU city hall building, Shizuoka prefecture Japan
SHIMIZU city hall building, Shizuoka prefecture Japan
Published: 2012/09/07
Channel: wishclub mochan
BBQ no riacho em - Kiyoji, Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
BBQ no riacho em - Kiyoji, Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Published: 2012/06/10
Channel: Romulo JAPAN
Landing in Miho (Shizuoka prefecture)
Landing in Miho (Shizuoka prefecture)
Published: 2008/03/02
Channel: franzb76
PHIL-MISS JAPAN 2016 @Shizuoka Prefecture
PHIL-MISS JAPAN 2016 @Shizuoka Prefecture
Published: 2016/11/14
Channel: ManoySenoAdventure
Feb 8, 2014 Blizzard in Numazu, Shizuoka Prefecture
Feb 8, 2014 Blizzard in Numazu, Shizuoka Prefecture
Published: 2014/02/08
Channel: RomanSlerz
JAPANTRIP「Shizuoka Hobby Square 静岡ホビースクエア」Shizuoka Prefecture
JAPANTRIP「Shizuoka Hobby Square 静岡ホビースクエア」Shizuoka Prefecture
Published: 2015/07/04
Channel: JAPAN TRIP
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WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE

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Shizuoka Prefecture
静岡県
Prefecture
Japanese transcription(s)
 • Japanese 静岡県
 • Rōmaji Shizuoka-ken
Flag of Shizuoka Prefecture
Flag
Official logo of Shizuoka Prefecture
Symbol
Location of Shizuoka Prefecture
Coordinates: 34°55′N 138°19′E / 34.917°N 138.317°E / 34.917; 138.317Coordinates: 34°55′N 138°19′E / 34.917°N 138.317°E / 34.917; 138.317
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Island Honshu
Capital Shizuoka
Government
 • Governor Heita Kawakatsu
Area
 • Total 7,779.63 km2 (3,003.73 sq mi)
Area rank 13th
Population (July 1, 2010)
 • Total 3,774,471
 • Rank 10th
 • Density 485.17/km2 (1,256.6/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code JP-22
Districts 5
Municipalities 35
Flower Azalea (Rhododenron)
Tree Sweet osmanthus (Osmanthus fragrans var. aurantiacus)
Bird Japanese paradise flycatcher (Terpsiphone atrocaudata)
Website www.pref.shizuoka.jp/a_foreign/english

Shizuoka Prefecture (静岡県, Shizuoka-ken) is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region of Honshu.[1] The capital is the city of Shizuoka, while Hamamatsu is the largest city by population.[2]

View of Mt. Fuji from Fujinomiya

History[edit]

Shizuoka Prefecture was formed from the former Tōtōmi, Suruga and Izu provinces.[3]

The area was the home of the first Tokugawa Shogun.[citation needed] Tokugawa Ieyasu held the region until he conquered the lands of the Hōjō clan in the Kantō region and placed land under the stewardship of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. After becoming shogun, Tokugawa took the land back for his family and put the area around modern-day Shizuoka city under the direct supervision of the shogunate. With the creation of Shizuoka han in 1868, it once again became the residence of the Tokugawa family.

Geography[edit]

Map of Shizuoka Prefecture

Shizuoka Prefecture is an elongated region following the coast of the Pacific Ocean at the Suruga Bay. In the west, the prefecture extends deep into the Japan Alps. In the east, it becomes a narrower coast bounded in the north by Mount Fuji, until it comes to the Izu Peninsula, a popular resort area pointing south into the Pacific.[citation needed]

As of 1 April 2012, 11% of the total land area of the prefecture was designated as Natural Parks, namely the Fuji-Hakone-Izu and Minami Alps National Parks; Tenryū-Okumikawa Quasi-National Park; and four Prefectural Natural Parks.[4]

Tokai earthquakes[edit]

Throughout history, a disastrous earthquake called the Tokai earthquake has hit Shizuoka every 100 to 150 years. On Tuesday, March 15, 2011, Shizuoka Prefecture was hit with a magnitude 6.2 earthquake approximately 42 km (26 mi) NNE of Shizuoka City.

Cities[edit]

Shizuoka City
Hamamatsu City
Numazu and Mount Fuji
Fujinomiya
Atami

Twenty-three cities are located in Shizuoka:

Towns[edit]

These are the towns in each district:

Mergers[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Rail[edit]

Roads[edit]

Expressways[edit]

Toll roads[edit]

  • Shizuoka East-West Road
  • Shizuoka South-North Road
  • West Fuji Road (not a toll road anymore as of 2012)
  • Fujinomiya Road

National highways[edit]

Airports[edit]

Shizuoka Airport

Ports[edit]

  • Shimizu Port
  • Atami Port and Shimoda Port - Mainly ferry route to Izu Island
  • Numazu Port

Education[edit]

Universities[edit]

National university
Public university
Private university

Senior high schools[edit]

Sports[edit]

The sports teams listed below are based in Shizuoka.

Basketball[edit]

Motorsport[edit]

Rugby[edit]

Football[edit]

Volleyball[edit]

Tourism[edit]

Museums[edit]

Festivals and events[edit]

A kite festival in Hamamatsu, May 2013
  • Shimoda Black Ship Festival, held in May
  • Shimizu Port Festival, held on August 5 to 7
  • Shizuoka Festival, held in April
  • Daidogei World Cup in central Shizuoka City, held in November
  • Enshu Daimyo Festival in Iwata, held in April
  • Numazu Festival, held in July
  • Mishima Festival, held in August

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Shizuoka-ken" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 876, p. 876, at Google Books; "Chūbu" in p. 126, p. 126, at Google Books
  2. ^ Nussbaum, "Shizuoka" at p. 876, p. 876, at Google Books.
  3. ^ Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780, p. 780, at Google Books.
  4. ^ "General overview of area figures for Natural Parks by prefecture" (PDF). Ministry of the Environment. 1 April 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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