Sakura Report: Kawazu Cherry Blossom Festival 2019

February cherry blossoms and scrumptious festival food without the dense crowds.


When in Shizuoka, Eat Oden

What makes Shizuoka's oden so good? It's served hot, straight out of the pot and with fascinating stories.

[Shizuoka] Kunōzan Tōshōgū

When Tokugawa Ieyasu died, Kunōzan Tōshōgū in Shizuoka Prefecture was built to enshrine his remains. They were lated moved to Nikko, but it is said that a part still remains in its original resting place. To this day, Kunōzan Tōshōgū remains a spectacular feat—an ornate shrine fit for a fearsome ruler.

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