7 days in Shizuoka Prefecture Itinerary

7 days in Shizuoka Prefecture Itinerary

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7 days in Shizuoka Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Osaka
Train:  1​h 30​min
1
Hamamatsu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Shimoda
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Shizuoka
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h
End: Osaka

2
nights
Hamamatsu

Hamamatsu ©
An important industrial hub with a sizable immigrant population from South America, Hamamatsu has developed a taste for international cuisine and arts.
On the 23rd (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Hamamatsu Castle Park, then don't miss a visit to Yamaha Stadium, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Oguni Jinja. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Hamanako Music Box Museum, then take in the natural beauty of Hanasakinoyu, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kanzan-ji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hokoji Temple.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hamamatsu travel app .

Osaka to Hamamatsu is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Osaka in November since evenings lows in Hamamatsu dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Shimoda.

Things to do in Hamamatsu

Historic Sites Spas Baths

Side Trips

Okuni Jinja Shrine, Yamaha Stadium Iwata
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Okuni Jinja Shrine ©
Okuni Jinja Shrine
Hamamatsujo Park ©
Hamamatsujo Park
Kanzanji Temple ©
Kanzanji Temple

1
night
Shimoda

Shimoda ©
On a trip to Shimoda, a small town nestled on the tip of the Izu peninsula, you can take advantage of the scenic sandy beaches and soak in the laid-back atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Inatori Hosono Kogen and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shirahama Shrine. On your second day here, take in the waterfront activity at Futo Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tarai Misaki Yuhodo, and then make a trip to Aono River Cherry Blossoms.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Shimoda online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Hamamatsu to Shimoda takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Shimoda can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Shizuoka.

Things to do in Shimoda

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Minamiizu-cho, Inatori Hosono Kogen, Futo Beach
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Futo Beach ©
Futo Beach
Shirahama Jinja Shrine ©
Shirahama Jinja Shrine

3
nights
Shizuoka

Shizuoka ©
With its upmarket shopping districts and scenic coastal landscape, Shizuoka stands as the main urban area of a province often referred to as Japan's riviera.
On the 27th (Mon), get outside with Nihondaira and then relax and rejuvenate at Sumatakyo Onsen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Shizuoka City Serizawa Keisuke Art Museum, go for a stroll along the water at Senbonhama Beach, and then get great views at Kirameki no Oka Observation Area.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Shizuoka travel planning site .

You can drive from Shimoda to Shizuoka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Shizuoka can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for the train ride back home.

Things to do in Shizuoka

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Numazu, Sumatakyo Onsen
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Nihondaira ©
Nihondaira
Rinzaiji Temple ©
Rinzaiji Temple