Yaizu is situated in the approximate center of Japan’s main island along the Pacific.
At the foot of Mt. Fuji, there are many hot springs.
It is also famous for green tea production.
Shizuoka Prefecture is also known for the founder and first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate, Tokugawa Ieyasu.
With its mild climate, Shizuoka Prefecture is a major producer of strawberries. Among the most popular varieties are the locally-developed (and sweet) akihime and benihoppe brands. Strawberry farms in the prefecture, including those in Kuno and Hamamatsu Fruit Park, are crowded with guests who enjoy strawberry picking from January to early May.
Sakura-ebi Shrimp from Suruga Bay
Sakura-ebi fishing seasons are from March to June and from October to December. Although deep-sea dwellers, they are caught in nets in white water at night when they come up to a surface depth of 30 to 60 meters.
Hanasawa no Sato
This recreated street near Nihonzaka Tunnel of the Tomei Expressway in northern Yaizu offers a picturesque old-time atmosphere with a restored charcoal burner’s lodge and a mill. The Nihonzaka trail behind the Okuzure Coast is a part of the oldest Tokaido Highway called Yakitsube path in Manyoshu, an ancient Japanese poetry collection.
Recommended Nearby Destinations
- Yaizu Fish Center
- Aquas Yaizu
- Koizumi Yakumo Memorial Hall
- Sapporo Breweries Shizuoka
- Oigawa Railway
- World Tea Museum
- Kunozan Toshogu Shrine
- Sunpu Takumishuku
- S-Pulse Dream Plaza
- Gotemba Premium Outlets
- Fuji Safari Park