Enjoy the bounty of Suruga Bay with all your body!
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From Tokyo to Yaizu Fish Center
Yaizu Fish Center
Yaizu City has three ports where bonito, tuna, horse mackerel, mackerel, and baby sardines are harvested. And let's not forget the sakuraebi! The only place in Japan where they are fished is Suruga Bay, so be sure to try some fresh, raw sakura ebi! Kakiage（like Tempura） is also delicious! From the harbor, you can also see Mt. Fuji.
Data：Yaizu Fish Center
Address/ 4-13-7 Yagusu Yaizu, Shizuoka 425-0091
From Yaizu Fishing Center to Hamamatsu castle
5 min. by car
Hamamatsu Castle, where Tokugawa Ieyasu spent 17 years between the ages of 29 and 45, can be called the "Castle of Success" as it was a stepping stone to the unification of Japan. The existing stonewalls are from the time the castle was built, and are sturdily constructed with rough-hewn rocks using a technique known as "field piling. The castle is surrounded by a vast park with a Japanese garden, lawn, athletic fields, and other areas that can be enjoyed throughout the year.
Address/ 100-2 Motoshirocho, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu, 430-0946
From Hamamatsu Castle to Unagi Pie Factory
20 min. by car
Unagi Pie Factory
In addition to observing the production process, inspection, and packaging of "Ungai Pie," one of Hamamatsu's most popular souvenirs, you can eat freshly made Unagi Pie. There is also a café where you can take a commemorative photo with a giant Unagi Pie and enjoy sweets made from Unagi Pie. You may be able to find out what goes on behind this popular snack!
Data：Unagi Pie Factory
Address/ 748-51 Okubocho, Nishi-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka 432-8006
From Unagi Pie Factory to the hotel
25min. by car
Okura Act City Hotel Hamamatsu
The Okura Act City Hotel Hamamatsu is a 45-floor high-rise hotel located three minutes from JR Hamamatsu Station via a moving walkway. The spacious guest rooms offer panoramic views of Mt. Fuji, the Southern Alps, and the Sea of Enshu, depending on the direction. Hamamatsu is also known for its musical instrument industry, so the interior design is based on musical motifs, and there is a musical instrument museum near the hotel.
Data：Okura Act City Hotel Hamamatsu
Address/ 111-2 Itayacho, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka 430-7733
There are so many things to do around Hamanako!
Departure from the hotel
From the hotel to Bentenjima
35 min. by car
From April to August, you can take a ferry to Ikarise, a natural tidal flat, to play on the shore, or take a 30-minute cruise around Lake Hamana. From November to January, the sun sets between the red torii, making it a popular spot for photography.
Address/ 3775-2 Bentenjima, Maisakacho, Nishi-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka 431-0214
From Bentenjima to Hamanako Garden Park
7min. by car
Hamanako Garden Park
It is a city park that inherited the assets of the Hamanako Flower Expo held in 2004, and it is a park where plants of all seasons are planted, and admission is free for casual enjoyment. Various events are held throughout the year, so it is recommended to check the blooming and event information beforehand!
Data：Hamanako Garden Park
Address/ 5475-1 Murakushicho, Nishi-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka 431-1207
Thanks to the abundance of groundwater and the mild climate, Lake Hamana is very popular for eel, spotted turtle, ayu (sweetfish), seaweed, and oyster farming. In addition, around the lakeside, there are orange fields famous for the Mikkabi brand, and you can enjoy picking oranges in winter. Hamamatsu gyoza, which has recently surpassed Utsunomiya in terms of consumption, is also popular as a B-grade gourmet food, and there are many stores.
From Hamanako Garden Park to Ruins of a customs house
13min. by car
Ruins of a customs house
The Tokugawa Shogunate established 53 barrier stations throughout Japan to protect Edo. One of them was the Arai Sekisho. To pass through this barrier, not only guns and weapons but also women needed to have a bill. This is the only one of its kind still in existence in Japan, and the adjacent museum is well worth a visit for its materials on the history of the Tokaido Highway. The restored facility is scheduled to be expanded in the future.
Address/ 1227-5 Arai, Araicho, Kosai, Shizuoka, 431-0302
From Arai Sekisho to Kanzanji Ropeway
26min. by car
This is a ropeway that takes you from Pal Pal, an amusement park on Lake Hamanako, to the Okusayama Observatory. It's the only ropeway in Japan that crosses over the lake! There is an observatory and a music box museum where you arrive, and from the observatory you can see 360 degrees around Lake Hamanako. When the air is clear, you can even see Mount Fuji in the distance.
Address/ 1891 Kanzanjicho, Nishi-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka 431-1209
From Kanzanji Ropeway to the hotel
15 min. by car
A lakeside resort hotel overlooking Lake Hamana. The large bathhouse and open-air bath, which draws from its own hot spring, "Yudoh Onsen," will help you relax and relieve your fatigue. The hotel has a variety of restaurants, including Japanese, Western, Chinese, and buffet restaurants. Enjoy your meal while looking out over the Sea of Enshu.
Address/ 4396-1 Yamazaki, Yutocho, Nishi-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka 431-0101
Once you've had your fill of fluffy eggs, it's time for the birds and flowers!
Departure from the hotel
From the hotel to Fukuroi
40 min. by car
From its name, you can be sure that it is delicious! It is a local delicacy in Fukuroi City. The history of this dish dates back to the Edo period, and there are records of it being served as a breakfast dish in inns. The only ingredients are eggs and soup stock, but the taste is indescribable! You must try it! Recently, there are also collaboration menus such as Fluffy Eggsx Ice Cream and Fluffy Eggs x Okonomiyaki.
From Fukuroi to Kakegawa Kachoen
18 min. by car
Kakegawa Flower and Bird Park is a theme park where you can enjoy "interaction with flowers and birds. The large greenhouse is filled with colorful flowers and birds. It's an indoor facility, so it's cool in summer, warm in winter, and fun even on rainy days! The birds are not in cages or gauges, so you can see the flamingos up close and feed them. Don't miss the owl and falcon shows!
Address/ 151 Minamisaigo, Kakegawa, Shizuoka 436-0024
Fron Kakegawa to Tokyo
３ hours by car
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