FOOD & NIGHT LIFE
Famous for an abundance of fresh fish, the cuisine in Sapporo is second to none, an exciting array of restaurants and watering holes are scattered throughout the city. Odori Avenue Park, the location for the annual Snow Festival transforms into an outdoor array of fooleries and beer gardens in summer, with great fun to be had!
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LIFE IN SAPPORO
Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Shizuoka - The scenic heartland of Japan
Shizuoka is located on the south coast of Japan between Tokyo and Osaka. With Mount Fuji in this prefecture Shizuoka is an excellent spot to enjoy the outdoors swell as historical sites.
Shizuoka is easily accessible from both Osaka and Tokyo by Bus, Train and Car, making it an ideal stop on your Rugby World Cup trip to Japan. Boasting excellent food and a good nightlife, there is something for everyone in this city.
Shizuoka will welcome eight teams and host four matches during RWC 2019. No doubt there will be an excellent atmosphere at this venue.
World Cup Matches - Ogasayama Sports Park Ecopa Stadium, Shizuoka
WHAT TO EXPECT!?
Shizuoka offers excellent cuisine, with an abundance of seafood caught from Japan’s deepest port, Suruga Port (2,500 m deep). The prefecture is also reputedly Japan’s centre of Green tea with plantations covering the landscapes, all with a unique flavour and ample opportunities for tasting. Tours are offered by many plantations, including the opportunity to try your hand at tea picking!
The prefecture is well known for Fresh Wasabi, Japan’s renowned green mustard, well worth trying if you haven’t yet savoured it fresh.
In terms of sightseeing in the prefecture, don’t miss out on:
Kaori-No-Oka Chapia (tea picking/ rolling)
Toi Gold Mine
Nihondaira Plateau with views of Mt. Fuji
Shizuoka Sengen Shrine
The Toro Museum featuring Iron Age dwellings