Chashu roast pork

NIKU NO FUKUDA (Chashu roast pork)

Have you ever tried Japanese roast pork called “Chashu”? It’s used as one of the toppings of Ramen sometimes. But this Chashu is not for topping, this is the main dish as it is.

Nikuno Fukuda, the butcher, in Shimizu ward, is famous for their original “Chashu”. People come from far to buy it. Since they are a butcher, the quality of the meat is of course great! They roast pork at their store. And those roast pork are hung in the show case. So they are freshly roasted at the store. It’s better to eat it within a day cuz that’s the best timing. Their Chashu is very tender and really good! They come with the special sauce, which is kinda sweet but very savory and flavorful. It goes good with some beer and also with some white rice! 

If you want, they can slice it for you. or you can buy a chunk. They also have some in vacuum packs in case you want them to last longer.

As I said, they are a butcher, so they also have some meat products like Gyoza, Shumai, hamburgs and so on. 

They are located at the entrance of “Jirocho street”, which is one of the historical place in Shimizu area. So it’s easy to find them. 

Address6-3 Shimizumachi, Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka-ken, Japan, 424-0947
AccessBus: Take #257 "Miho Yamanote line" at #3 from JR Shimizu station. Get off at "Minatobashi", takes about 7 mins. Then cross the bridge and you'll see it on your left.


JR Shizuoka Station(Train station & Bus terminal)

JR Shizuoka station (Train station & Bus terminal)

JR Shizuoka station is located in the middle of Shizuoka city. Here, you can get on JR local lines and JR Shinkansen. Also Shizutetsu bus terminal is in front of the station. They also have the “information center” right in front of the station(at the North entrance). The pic on the left is the entrance of it. They probably have some foreign language speakers there.

The station has an adjoining traditional shopping mall called “Parche”. This has been here since I was born, so it’s quite But they have a varieties of shops, restaurants, cafe, and so on. They have Uniquro, GU, 100yen shop, Starbucks, and shops like that. So it’s a great and convenient place to stop by on the way back to Tokyo or on the way to somewhere else in the country. 

The good thing about Shizuoka station is that it’s very simple, not complicated like Tokyo or Osaka station. The main entrances/exits are either North or South. There are only 2, so you can’ be lost! You’ll see the sign just like the one in the pic.

Also there are only “Tokaido” line as a local JR train or “Shinkansen”. So it shouldn’t be a trouble. Each lines have ticket counters to buy tickets. If you feel comfortable buying from a person (not from a machine), you can go to “Midorino madoguchi”. This ticket center is located between local train platform and Shinkansen platform. Here, you can purchase all the ticket for JR lines, even to Narita airport.

From the station, the downtown area where you can go shopping and have fun is very near, and underground walkways are connected to certain areas of downtown.

JR Shizuoka station(Parche)
Address50 Kurogane-cho, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka-ken, Japan 420-0851
AccessGet off at Shizuoka station, Tokaido line or Shinkansen.

Hobby Stores

hobby,Otaku,Shizuoka,Japan,go2japan,figure,manga,character,videogame,figure,As I mentioned on the other page, Shizuoka is famous for hobby stuff including plastic models. And there’s a hobby store right in front of JR Shizuoka station, called “Surugaya”. They carry all kinds of interesting stuff, like Manga, books, managines, video games, anime cards, charactor figures and many more. As you can see in this pic, they have a big “Atomu” figure in the show case.

They are all second handed stuff, so people sell interesting or rare stuff to them, and they re sell them there. Even though they don’t sell brand new stuff, there should be something you might be looking for!

Address1F JADE Shizuoka building, 8-1 Miyuki-cho, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka-ken, Japan, 420-0857
AccessWalk: Get out JR Shizuoka station North entrance, walk straight to the north on Miyukicho street. It's on your right, really close from the station.

Japanese Sweets

NANAYA -Maccha Ice cream (Greentea)-

You’d probably find some Green tea flavored ice cream in where you live now. But, is that real Green tea? It’s called “Maccha” in Japanese. Remember that Green tea is one of the Shizuoka’s specialties and here at NANAYA, they use our specialty, the “REAL MACCHA”. And NANAYA has the “strongest Maccha” in the world, according to the sign that is set at the store.

They have 7 different kinds of Maccha ice cream, in strength. The number goes up, the Maccha flavor gets stronger. You can see the differences in colors as well. The strongest Maccha ice cream actually cost a bit more than others. The pic on the left is No.6. It really does have real, strong, Maccha flavor.

greentea,shizuoka,maccha,greenteaicecream,gelato,nanaya,go2japan,japantirip,It is not artificial flavor. I’d like you to try Japanese, Shizuoka’s real Maccha ice cream and compare with the one you have tasted in where you live. Maccha is bitter, but these ice cream isn’t just bitter, it’s also got rich ice cream flavor as well! NANAYA also sells some real green tea products at the store.

Address2-3-1Ryogae-cho, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka-ken, Japan, 420-0032
AccessWalk: Get out JR Shizuoka station North entrance, walk straight to the north on Ryogaecho street. Turn left at the intersection where the street crosses Aoba street. It's on your right.


GASHO AN -Maccha sweets cafe-
Maccaha,greentea,kakigori,hojicha,roastedtea,gashoan,shizuoka,go2japan,japantrip,shavedice,japanesweets,GASHO AN is also run by a green tea company, Oyaizu shoten. So they serve and use real green tea for the products. GASHO AN is a cafe and store that sells sweets using green tea. Some people buy those sweets as gifts. I’m sure that you’ll find some nice gifts for your family or friends back home. Also the cafe is really nice. They serve green tea/tea sweets and foods there. It’s interesting that they have “green tea pasta”. Why don’t you try it? I tried some of their sweets.

During the summer time, they serve “Kakigori”, shaved ice. It was a tall parfait looking Kakigori. It has some “Maccha” green tea ice cream on top of the Kakigori, a little ball of “Anko”, red sweet bean paste, and their original “Mochi” sweets called “Marifuku”. Well, it was really really good!! If you love “Maccha” and sweet stuff, then why don’t you try this.
Also their “Houjicha Kakigori” was really good. Hojicha is roasted green tea, so it has full of roasting aroma. And very refreshing! This one also has a little ball of “Anko”. They also have green tea parfait and lots more of sweets and foods. Do check out their website.(link down below)
You might have to be in a line over the weekends since this place is very popular in Shizuoka.

Address1-47 7Cho-me, Chiyoda, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka-ken, Japan, 420-0803
AccessBus: Take #66 or 67 "Kodomo byoin line" at #5 from JR Shizuoka station. Get off at "Chiyoda", then it'll be about 20 min walk.

Toro Ruins


Agricultural village in Japan used to look like this.

This isn’t merely a historical place, but it goes way back to about 2,000 years ago, in Yayoi era. The Toro ruins shows that there used to be an agricultural village existed here. Shizuoka city have first found the ruins in 1943, then they have excavated and researched more after the Pacific War.


Fire place, bedroom, dining, kitchen and living room are all in this one room.

They have found the ruins of houses, storehouses, and also farming tools such as spatula, stone knives. Now they are restored in this place, so you can see how the village used to look like.

You can even go into the house. (I was a bit scared though. Of course inside is so dark, no lights in Yayoi period!) Please step inside of the house, you’ll see and feel how people used to live there.

The Toro Ruins were designated as a National Special Historic site in 1953. It’s a nice park and totally free. (But they close the doors of the houses after 4:30pm. So don’t be late!) Many neighborhood kids are playing around. That’s how peaceful it is. And there’s a museum adjoining the park.

Open-Close9am-4:30pm(The houses only. The park is always open.)
Address5-10-5 Toro, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka-ken, Japan, 422-8033
AccessBus: JR Shizuoka Bus terminal South entrance @22, take #11 (Ishidakaido-line) , get off at "Toro-Iseki". It's the final destination. 190yen/adult, 100yen/child
NoteToro Ruins Website

Photos of Spoiling places in Shizuoka

S-PULSE Dream Plaza


“Izakaya” is a type of casual restaurant where people go to eat and drink. It’s the one you go when you feel like drinking mostly. Their foods are relatively reasonable in general. Some places offer “all-you-can-drink (or eat)” menus at a reasonable price. But if you go to a nice Izakaya, it might not be the same. There are so many chain Izakaya restaurants all around!


This is not a “Izakaya” type of place. (if any of you from Aoi beer is reading this post, no offense! I just wanted to introduce you as one of Shizuoka’s popular beer place!!) But it’s a stylish and new type of beer stand.

“Aoi Beer” is Shizuoka’s local brand craft beer brewed at their own brewery, Aoi Brewing, which is the first brewery in Shizuoka city opened in 2014. And Aoi Beer Stand the standing bar run by them. The basis of their logo design is the family crest of Ieyasu Tokugawa who had chosen Shizuoka as his retreat after retirement of a general.

They have several different kinds of craft beer, pale, golden, Stout, Weizen and so on. They also sometime serve limited time kind.

So, their beer is only available in Shizuoka. Aoi Beer Stand is actually packed with people even on weekdays. There aren’t many space there, but make sure you grab a glass or two before you leave. This is something you can drink only in Shizuoka!! It’s located quite close from JR Shizuoka station.

Address1F Denbil, 4-6 Miyuki-cho, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka-ken, Japan, 420-0857
AccessWalk straight to the north from JR Shizuoka station on Miyukicho st. You'll see it on your left on corner of the first intersection.
NoteAoi Brewing Website

Surprising Photos of Shizuoka

Inspiring Photos of Shizuoka


Shrines / Temples

[Shizuoka Gokoku Shrine]

Tangible Cultural Property

[Old city hall of Shizuoka]

[The Shizuoka Bank]


Discount Stores

Discount Stores

If you are shopping, it’s always better to shop at low-price. However, you still want the stuffs to be good value. Then try to shop at those Discount stores! We have some Discount Stores who carry stuffs from commodities to groceries! Spend less, and shop more!


 DonQuixote Shopping Shizuoka Japan Discount Store
As most of you have heard of a discount store called “Don Quixote”. This is one of the hottest shopping place for international tourists. One of the reasons for that could be they are duty-free store!

Inside of the store is like a maze. It doesn’t mean you get lost, but you get to find so many stuffs that catch your interests as you walk through the aisles. 

There is usually a Yakitori (chicken skewers) truck waiting outside at the Don Quixote in Shizuoka. That’s your first attraction (if you’re hungry). Then bicycles are very useful in Shizuoka area, so there are so many of them lining up and welcoming you at the entrance.

They would probably have everything you need. Make up stuff, clothes, electronics, video games, snacks, foods, drinks, car supplies…and what else? To find out what they really have, please actually visit one of the Don Quixote stores in Shizuoka! (lol) We have three of them.The map below is the one in our downtown area. The newest store is in the place called Yamazaki.

Address12-2 Konya-cho, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka-ken, Japan, 420-0852
AccessWalk straight on the Ryogae-cho st. to the North from JR Shizuoka st.
NoteDon Quixote Website