It used to prosper as a key point of the main highway "Tokaido" that connects Tokyo and Kyoto, and now the Tokaido Shinkansen runs through it, about an hour from Tokyo and about two hours from Osaka.
Shizuoka Prefecture, which faces the Pacific Ocean in the center of Japan,
is blessed with a variety of climates,
including Mt. Fuji, which has been registered as a World Cultural Heritage site,
Suruga Bay, which is the deepest in Japan, and the Izu Peninsula,
which has been certified as a UNESCO Global Geopark.
And it is a culinary capital that produces a variety of high-quality
agricultural, forestry and fishery products by taking advantage of
this rich nature and warm climate.
The climate of Shizuoka Prefecture is generally
a warm oceanic climate, with four distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn,
and winter. In winter, it is dry and sunny,
and there is almost no snow on the flat ground. Thanks to the blessings of the sun, the
annual amount of sunshine is one of the highest in Japan.
Mt. Fuji boasts an altitude of 3776m and is a symbol of Japan, and its beautiful appearance that changes with the seasons attracts the hearts of many people. Around Mt. Fuji, there are many scenic spots, climbing Mt. Fuji, hiking, and facilities where you can experience nature.
There are many springs with Mt. Fuji as the water source in the surrounding area, and the rain and snow that fall on Mt. Fuji soak into the ground, and while being filtered, it becomes groundwater, which appears on the surface of the earth.Spring water is poured into Suruga Bay from rivers and quays to nurture the blessings of the sea.
Suruga Bay is known as one of the steepest seafloor topography in the world facing the Pacific Ocean with a frontage of about 55 km and a depth of about 60 km, creating a deep sea with a deepest part of 2500 m. About 2300 species of Japanese fish, including freshwater fish, have been confirmed, and it is said that about 1000 species of fish, which is about half of them, inhabit Suruga Bay.
There are 439 agricultural products and marine products that grow in the natural environment of Shizuoka Prefecture, and the number is one of the highest in Japan. Moreover, there are many nationally famous specialties such as w asabi from Izu and Shizuoka, sakura shrimp from Suruga Bay, sardines from Yaizu, and eels from Yoshida and Hamamatsu. You can enjoy the mountains in the sea, the fields in the river, and the taste of the season, and it is truly a "culinary capital". The "Buy Shizuoka Online Catalog" is packed with information on food in Shizuoka Prefecture, from fresh ingredients such as a griculture, forestry and fishery products to beverages and processed products. Please take a look at the proud products that the producers and manufacturers in the prefecture have cultivated and created with all their thoughts, and enjoy the charm of Shizuoka's food to the fullest.