Shizuoka is a Japanese prefecture found on the main island of Honshu. Situated on the Pacific coast, to the south west of Tokyo, Shizuoka is perhaps best known as being the home of Mount Fuji, Japan’s highest peak and one of the most famous volcanoes in the world.
Playing golf in Shizuoka is a fantastic experience, especially in the shadow on the great Mount Fuji and the prefecture is very easy to reach, thanks to two airports linking Shizuoka directly with Kumamoto, Kagoshima, Sapporo, Fukuoka, Naha, Okinawa and Seoul, South Korea.
Shizuoka is also served by the train thanks to the JR Tokaido Main Line and the Tokaido Shinkansen between Nagoya and Yokohama.
Due to its proximity with Mount Fuji, a golf holiday in Shizuoka can be combined with a relaxing hot springs break. Atami, Ito, Shuzen-ji, and many other places have natural hot springs and this makes Shizuoka a popular place for people who want to get away from Tokyo and relax for the weekend.
You will never lack for things to do away from the golf course in Shizuoka. Suruga Bay, the Sea of Enshu, Lake Hamana-ko plus rivers such as Tenryu-gawa and Oi-gawa are great attractions and the climate is mild.
Some of the best Japanese golf architects have been at work in Shizuoka and created some stunning golf courses for visitors to enjoy.
Taiheiyo Club Gotenba West Course, Kawana Hotel Golf Course - Fuji Course and Belleview Nagao Golf Club are three of the best Shizuoka golf courses and the views are breath-taking.