Long known among Japanese as one of the most scenic areas in the country, Shizuoka combines access to the iconic beauty of Mt. Fuji and the exquisite hot springs resorts of the Izu Peninsula along the Pacific coast, and has historically been a popular holiday and tourism destination.
Shizuoka is also known for the many star athletes it has produced, in sports ranging from soccer, swimming, and baseball to, of course, rugby. In addition to its domestic Top League club YAMAHA Jubilo which won the 2014-15 All Japan Rugby Football Championship, the Shizuoka Rugby Club was formed in 1929 and is very much active, along with the four other rugby clubs of the prefecture. Furthermore, tag rugby schools for children are held throughout the prefecture and rugby is becoming popular in wider generations.
“the Nirayama Reverberatory Furnaces”
Shizuoka has a wealth of attractions, from natural beauty to historical and cultural relics. Aside from the two World Heritage Sites, Mount Fuji and the Nirayama Reverberatory Furnaces, major tourist draws include the Izu Peninsula’s hot springs, Lake Hamana and its beautiful seasons, and Kunozan Toshogu Shrine, a National Treasure.
“A variety of unique Japanese festivals”
A variety of unique Japanese festivals, featuring intricately carved floats and traditional dances, are held throughout Shizuoka. The prefecture is also the location of the Daidogei World Cup, a street performance competition that attracts tourists from all over the world.
Shizuoka is Japan’s leading prefecture for green tea, which is known for its
health benefits. Additionally, the combination of both sea and mountains allows for production of melons, citrus fruits, tuna, and bonito, as well as top-of-the-line sake. Other local foods include Hamamatsu’s gyoza dumplings, Shizuoka oden and Fujinomiya yakisoba noodle.
We are very privileged to host Rugby Wolrd Cup 2019™ in Shizuoka and will proceed with the preparation in order for the success of the tournament.
Venue – Ogasayama Sports Park Ecopa Stadium
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