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Shizuoka is the capital city of Shizuoka Prefecture in Japan. It is on the island of Honshū. The population was 3,765,044 in 2010. There are three areas of the city: Aoi, Suruga, and Shimizu.


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.


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

People from Shizuoka

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