The echo of foreign lands rides in on the pounding of the sea. A waterfront with views of Mt. Fuji, this entryway to the sea is lined with museums and entertainment facilities that present the richness of the past, present and future.
Mt. Fuji from Shimizu Port
Many luxury sailing vessels visit the Port of Shimizu. From here, visitors can take a ferry across the bay to Toi on the western shores of the Izu Peninsula, with Mt. Fuji to the north providing a feast for the eyes. Also See: Suruga Bay Ferry (Shimizu Port – Toi Port) and Shimizu Bay Cruises
Verkehr is the German word for traffic or commerce. This museum of maritime history depicts the port as a stage for human inter-change in the past as well as the future.
Contact – Verkehr Museum Verkehr Shimizu Port Terminal Museum, Port of Shimizu 2-8-11 Minatocho, Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka City (Shizuoka-shi), Shizuoka-ken 424-0943, Japan Tel: 054-352-8060
S-Pulse Dream Plaza
The S-Pulse Dream Plaza has something for all ages, including a movie theater, restaurants, stores of all kinds, a supermarket, and ten sushi restaurants serving an amazing variety of the freshest fish in what is known as the Shimizu Sushi Avenue.
The S-Pulse Dream Plaza has become a festive spot that contains Japan’s only Sushi Museum, Shimizii Sushi Food Court, which consists of 10 sushi restaurants offering fresh tuna, Shimizu Soccer Shop – the Shimizu kingdom of soccer fans, MOVIX Shimizu – a multi-screen cinema complex and the Chibi Maruko Land featuring the world of the famous anime character Chibi Maruko.
Contact – S-Pulse Dream Plaza 13-15 Irifunecho, Shizuoka City (Shizuoka-shi), Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka Prefecture 424-0942, Japan TEL: 054-354-3360
S-Pulse Dream Plaza Website: http://www.dream-plaza.co.jp/english/index.html
Shimizu S-Pulse – Football Club
The Shimizu S-Pulse is one of the ten founding teams of the Japan Soccer League (J.League). The hand-prints and footprints of team members are embedded along S-Pulse Avenue near Shimizu Port. The Shimizu S-Pulse players soccer practice field – “MIHO GROUND” is next to the J-League team’s clubhouse.
Office of Shimizu S-Pulse Soccer School (inside S-PULSE DREAM FIELD SHIMIZU) 1492 Sodeshicho, Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka 424-0037 TEL: 054-361-1156
Shimizu S-Pulse practice field in Miho 2695-1 Miho, Shimizu-ku Shizuoka City, Shizuoka 424-0901 TEL: 054-336-6301
Shimizu S-Pulse – Football Club website: http://www.s-pulse.co.jp/english/index/
Out-Sourcing Stadium Nihondaira
Headquarters of the Shimizu S-Pulse, the stadium is halfway up the Nihondaira Plateau with a view of Mt. Fuji. During the soccer season, the stadium is filled with the cheers.of orange-clad supporters of the local team. It is currently mostly used for football matches and has been the home stadium of the J-League’s Shimizu S-Pulse since 1993. The stadium is surrounded on two sides by green tea fields and due to its elevated position provides panoramic views across Shimizu and Suruga Bay.
Address and Contact – Out-Sourcing Stadium Nihondaira 3880-1 Muramatsu, Shizuoka, Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka Prefecture 424-0926, Japan TEL: 054-335-5111 FAX: 054-335-5022
The Shimizu Port has two faces: Its fleet hauls in Japan’s largest catch of tuna and it is one of a handful of officially designated key international trade ports. In 1999 Shimizu celebrated its centenary as an international port.
Shimizu Port Festival (Shimizu Minato Matsuri)
Commemorating the date of the official opening of Shimizu Port, the festival is held on the first Friday, Saturday and Sunday of August. The highlight is the Minato Kappore, a dance performed enmasse along Satsuki Avenue.
In the evening, the festival will come to a close with a seaside fireworks celebration, which features 10,000 fireworks exploding in the night sky. Nearby are Miho Pine Beach and the home stadium of the J-League soccer team, the Shimizu S-pulse.
Season: Held at Satsuki Dori, Hinode Pier, and other locations in the weekend – Friday, Saturday and Sunday – of the first Sunday in August every year.
Shimizu Marine Park
The park includes a telpher line (an antique cable car system for cargo handling), an event plaza surrounded by sidewalks resembling European castle walls, a yacht harbor, and a skateboard park.
Featuring an historical port, yacht harbor views, and the relaxing atmosphere of the Shimizu Marine Park, the Hinode District of the Port of Shimizu is the perfect location for the S-Pulse Dream Plaza. On a clear day one can see Mt. Fuji from the Dream Sky Ferris wheel. So spectacular is the view that many people come from the interior parts of the country to experience it. Be sure to come and take a leisurely stroll through the many fascinating areas waiting to be explored and enjoyed.
Contact – Shimizu Marine Park and Shimizu Port
Shimizu Marine Terminal Office 10-80 Hinodecho, Shimizu Ward (Shimizu-ku), Shizuoka City (Shizuoka-shi), Shizuoka-ken 424-0922, Japan TEL: 054-355-1122
Port of Shimizu (Shimizu Marin office building) 9-25 Hinodecho, Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka-ken 424-0922, Japan TEL: 054-353-220 (Shimizu Port), 054-353-2311 (Marin office)
FAX: 054-354-0380 (Shimizu Port), 054-353-2312 (Marin office)
Shimizu Marine Park (Hinode Dream Park) Website: http://www.hinode-dream.jp/information/park.html
Port of Shimizu Website: http://www.portofshimizu.com/english/e-index.html