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Shizuoka Prefecture


Prefecture/City: Shizuoka Prefecture
Capital/Prefecture: Shizuoka City
Governor/Mayor: Heita Kawakatsu
Area: 7,780 square km (3,004 square miles)
Population: 3.72 million as of November 2013
Flower: Azalea
Tree: Sweet osmanthus
Bird: Japanese paradise flycatcher
Business & Industry:

Shizuoka is the prefecture that produces the most green tea leaves and its derivative products. Honda, Yamaha, and Suzuki manufacture their motorcycles in the prefecture, making up 66% of the domestic market, while Yamaha and Kawai also manufacture their keyboards here.

Tourism & Culture:

Visitors to Shizuoka can enjoy various high quality green tea products including maccha and relax in hot springs with a prime view of Mt. Fuji. The Izu Peninsula is a popular spot for surfing, snorkeling and other beach activities.

Famous for:

Mt. Fuji, green tea, motorcycles, tangerines and beach activities. Whale watching can be enjoyed off the coast of Izu Peninsula.