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Cultural experiences

Rich nature・Beauty of the seasons

Makinohara is famous for its beautiful coast line and offers many popular swimming beaches during the summer. Come and enjoy the nature as you play in the waves and wind on the beach.
Throughout the seasons, you can enjoy the variety of beautiful flowers. Ohanami (cherry blossom viewing) at Katsumata River is one of our beautiful attractions during spring.

Mt.Fuji  Sun beach  Cherry blossoms at Katumata River

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【Image:Cherry blossoms at Katumata River】


Japan's largest tea plantation

Makinohara has one of the largest tea plantations with its rich nature at a great location.  The 2,610㏊ of the vast tea plantation within the city produces safe and healthy tea leaves every year.  Makinohara tea is known for its special processing called "Fukamushi", in which the tea leaves are steamed for extended hours to develop its bright greenness and mild flavor. Come and taste our famous Makinohara green tea as you learn its history.  You can even learn how to serve it as well!

Tea garden  Tea-picking experience  "Temomi"tea-handrolling experience

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Natural Hot Springs

Sagara Koumare Onsen, is Makinohara's only natural hot springs.  They offer "rotenburo", the open-air bath, saunas, rest areas and a cafeteria.  The hot spring is known to help with muscle pain, cold constitution or fatigues. How about sitting in the hot bath and get rejuvenated inside out?

Exterior  Big bathing area  Open-air bath

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Tour-Cultural Experiences

The city of Makinohara has been striving to develop a program where people here and visitors can establish the close relationship through cultural experiences including leaning about the history and customs of Japan and its people.


Nature experience

Explore the tide-pool  Collect sea shells

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Culture experiences

Kimono dressing  Tea ceremony

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Flower arrangement  Kendo

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Meet locals

Sushi making  Reading circle

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Shizuoka prefecture and attractions

Shizuoka prefecture and the surrounding areas of Makinohara have so much to offer including World heritage site, Mt Fuji, Kunozan Toshogu, a shrine dedicated to the famous leader Ieyasu Tokugawa.  The Oigawa Steam Locomotive train ride is one of the popular attractions here, too.
S-plus Dream Plaza, located right beside Shimizu international trading port has the all-time-kids' favorite "Chibimaruko chan Land," as well as many restaurants and stores.
One of the biggest shopping destinations in the nation, "Gotemba Premium Outlet" in Gotemba city, is also a Shizuoka main attraction.

Kunozan Toshogu shrine  Steam Locomotive train ride

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【Image:Steam Locomotive train ride】


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