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Shizuoka
静岡市
Designated city
City of Shizuoka
Top left: Shizuoka Sengen Shrine; Top right: Nihondaira StadiumMiddle: Mount Fuji & Shimizu Port from NihondairaUpper bottom left green tea fields; Lower bottom left Toro ruins; Bottom right: Tatsumi yagura of Sunpu Castle
Top left: Shizuoka Sengen Shrine; Top right: Nihondaira Stadium
Middle: Mount Fuji & Shimizu Port from Nihondaira
Upper bottom left green tea fields; Lower bottom left Toro ruins; Bottom right: Tatsumi yagura of Sunpu Castle
Flag of Shizuoka
Flag
Official logo of Shizuoka
Emblem
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Location of Shizuoka in Shizuoka Prefecture
Location of Shizuoka in Shizuoka Prefecture
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Shizuoka Prefecture
Area
 • Designated city 1,411.90 km2 (545.14 sq mi)
Population (December 1, 2019)
 • Designated city 690,881
 • Density 489.3271/km2 (1,267.351/sq mi)
 • Metro(2015) 988,056 (18th)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Flowering dogwood
• Flower Hollyhock
• Bird Common kingfisher
Phone number 054-254-2111
Address 5-1 Ōtemachi, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka-ken 420-8602
Website Official website

Shizuoka is the capital city of Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, and the prefecture's second-largest city in both population and area. It has been populated since prehistoric times. As of 1 December  2019 (2019 -12-01), the city had an estimated population of 690,881 in 106,087 households, and a population density of 489 persons per km².

The city's name is made up of two kanji, 静 shizu, meaning "still" or "calm"; and 岡 oka, meaning "hill(s)". In 1869, Shizuoka Domain was first created out of the older Sunpu Domain, and that name was retained when the city was incorporated in 1885. In 2003, Shizuoka absorbed neighboring Shimizu City (now Shimizu Ward) to create the new and expanded city of Shizuoka, briefly becoming the largest city by land area in Japan. In 2005, it became one of Japan's "designated cities".

Places

Granship Facade
The front of Granship
  • Granship is a large, public convention facility designed by architect Arata Isozaki.
  • Miho no Matsubara is a place on the Miho peninsula with pine trees and views of Mount Fuji on a clear day. The pine groves were added to the World Heritage List as part of the Fujisan Cultural Site in 2013.
  • Nihondaira is a 308-metre hill in central Shizuoka with good views of Mount Fuji, the Izu Peninsula, and Shimizu Bay.
  • Kunōzan Tōshō-gū was the original burial place of Tokugawa Ieyasu.
  • New Tower was built in Sumpujou Park in 2013.

Education

  • Shizuoka University
  • Tokai University
  • Tokoha Gakuen University
  • Shizuoka Eiwa Gakuin University

People from Shizuoka

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