The prefecture of Shizuoka is situated along the Pacific coast of Honshu, the major and most populated island of Japan. One of its main attractions is Mount Fuji, the highest peak of the country standing at 3,776 metres (12,389 feet). It is a World Heritage site and a symbol of the country, being also a significant climbing and hiking destination, with Fuji International Speedway race circuit set in the foothills. There are many scenic areas to view Mount Fuji including from “Miho no Matsubara”, a National Place of Scenic Beauty in the capital city of the same name - Shizuoka. In fact, this province is a wonderful tourist destination to enjoy natural beauties. From Hamamatsu Castle you may admire cherry blossoms during the spring, and throughout Shizuoka you will see striking Green Tea plantations. The live webcams will show you sights from this stunning region of Japan, where you may also enjoy distinctive shorelines such as in the city of Hamamatsu, beach resorts and hot springs called “onsen” namely at Izu and Itō.
Population: more than 3.6 million people
Other major cities: Hamamatsu
Popular attractions: Mount Fuji, Shiraito and Otodome waterfalls, Miho no Matsubara scenic area, Fujisan Hongū Sengen Taisha shrine, Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Fuji Safari Park, Shizuoka province seaside
Major Airports: Shizuoka Airport (FSZ - 静岡空港)