The Port of Shimizu is located in a beautiful area with many opportunities for travelers. Within the city is the S-Pulse Dream Plaza, a modern complex that contains Japan’s first sushi museum, Chibimaruko-chan Land, and the Shimizu Soccer Museum. In addition to these attractions, the Plaza also has a movie theater as well as many shops (including 10 different sushi shops), restaurants, a fresh food market, and game centers.
Miho no Matsubara is the peninsula stretching into Matsubara Bay. With wonderful green pine trees, white waves on a crystal blue sea, and Mount Fuji in the background, it looks more like an artist’s dream than a real place. The Miho no Matsubara is home to a 650-year-old Japanese black pine tree that is the base of legends. Under the tree’s huge branches is a statue of Elene Giuglaris, a French ballerina, who danced to a Noh song.
The Port of Shimizu is just 37 kilometers southeast of the famous Mount Fuji, Japan’s highest mountain and a sacred site. This dormant volcano last erupted in 1708. You can enjoy breathtaking views of Mount Fuji from the very popular Hakone resort, a part of the national park famous for its hot springs and outdoor activities. Hakone is just 25 kilometers northeast of the Port of Shimizu.
Travelers who want to visit the Port of Shimizu by sea can find a list of scheduled cruises by searching for “Shimizu” on the Cruise Compete website.