Hamamatsu is located some 130 miles (209 kilometers) from Tokyo, the capital of Japan, and about 55 miles (89 kilometers) from Nagoya.
You don't have to limit your sightseeing to the attractions of Hamamatsu because the surrounding region has been endowed with a wealth of fascinating attractions. Toyohashi, lays 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the east, and Kikugawa is located 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the west.
Around 55 miles (89 kilometers) to the northwest of Hamamatsu is Nagoya, a regional city where you go see Nagoya Congress Center, Nagoya Institute of Technology and Snova Hashima. Atsuta Shrine, Hisaya-oodori Park and Nittaiji Temple are also well-worth investigating before returning to Hamamatsu.
The best places for travelers to visit when they first arrive in a new town are the ones that offer a window into the culture. Head to Shizuoka 's art galleries, nature museums and indoor markets. Shizuoka is popular for its range of ruins; these are often evocative testaments to the area's rich past.
Follow your passions and book one of the guided nature walks and city walking tours. There are plenty on offer in and around Shizuoka. If the perfect vacation for you and your family includes being outdoors and enjoying the cold weather, this region will be a great fit. Skiing is popular here. Snowboarding is also available in the area.
And at the end of your break, gather your luggage and wish Japan a fond Sayōnara (farewell).