Shizuoka (prefecture)

Shizuoka prefecture (静岡県 Shizuoka-ken) is in the central Chubu region of the main Japanese island Honshu.


Western Shizuoka was once the province of Tōtōmi-no-kuni (遠江国), also known as Enshū (遠州), which you'll still see in many company names and placenames in the area today. The eastern part of the prefecture was once the province of Suruga-no-kuni (駿河国), while the Izu Peninsula was its own province, Izu-no-kuni (伊豆国) The famous mountains are Mt. Hakone(箱根山), Mt. Amagi(天城山), Mt. Fuji(富士山) and Mt. Akaishi(赤石山脈).


Enshū (Western region)

Suruga (Central region)

Izu Peninsula

Other destinations

Nirayama Reverberatory Furnace, the prefecture's newest World Heritage Site


The dialect in Western Shizuoka is known as Enshū-ben (遠州弁).

Get in

By plane

By train

Shizuoka is primarily served by the JR Tokaido Main Line and the Tokaido Shinkansen between Nagoya and Yokohama.


Kakegawa Castle, Kakegawa




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