A natural park where you take in the beautiful shape of Mt. Fuji and the city of Gotemba from the top of a hill. The symbol of the park is the chalk stupa which holds some of the Buddha's ashes and donated by India's Prime Minster Nehru. This is one of Shizuoka's sightseeing golden spots, and tourists from overseas account for approximately 70 percent of the total number of visitors. Besides illuminated nighttime cherry blossoms in spring, the place is a cool retreat in summer and a spot for colored leaves in autumn, so you can enjoy something seasonal all year round.
In the vicinity of sacred Mt. Fuji, a registered World Heritage site, there are many shrines connected with the mountain, for example Murayama Sengen Shrine and Suyama Sengen Shrine, and you can get a glimpse of the history and culture of Mt. Fuji worship. Miho no Matsubara, another World Cultural Heritage site registered to form a pair with Mt. Fuji, present the magnificent view of more than 30,000 pine trees standing side by side for approximately seven kilometers along the seashore.
Thanks to the warm and comfortable climate, Shizuoka is known for being the largest producer of green tea in Japan. The wide variety of hot springs which abound in the individual character regions Atami, Izu and Shuzenji also attract large numbers of visitors.