Shimizu is located approximately 70 miles (113 kilometers) southwest of Yokohama and 80 miles (129 kilometers) southwest of Tokyo, Japan's capital.
Of course, visiting just one place, no matter how popular, will only ever provide you with a limited view into the broader personality of a region. So be sure to enjoy Shizuoka 's other attractions. Some interesting places in the vicinity of Shimizu are Shimada, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the northeast, and Numazu, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the west.
Rent a vehicle and visit Shimoda, a transport and retail hub for the area, situated 35 miles (56 kilometers) away from Shimizu. This bigger city has a wide range of attractions, for example Tsumekizaki, Sotoura Beach and Shimoda Aquarium. If you're still looking for things to do in the city centre, be sure to visit Shirahama Jinja Shrine, Mount Nesugatayama Observatory and Cape Tsumeki before you return to Shimizu.
Should the weather turns nasty; fear not, Shizuoka is home to a wide range of art galleries, art museums and indoor markets, that'll keep you busy. Shizuoka is a good spot for travelers interested in gardens, open-air museums and farms.
Finding one of the guided nature walks and city walking tours can be a good way to understand about Shizuoka. If you're not the kind to take a break purely to shuffle between the hot tub and the bar, the Shimizu area offers a number of outdoor-adventure activities such as mountain climbing and hiking.
Before you head back to your friends and family at home, you'll be bidding this special place a fond Sayōnara (farewell).