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Numazu Batting Center & Arcade

This post is also available in: 日本語 (Japanese) Ready to put your hand-eye coordination to the ultimate test? Do you feel satisfied hitting things with a metal bat, sending balls flying across the stadium in true bliss? Well, right here in Numazu is a great batting centre for people of all ages and levels of […]


Sunny Rock Climbing Gym

This post is also available in: 日本語 (Japanese)Itching to do something active and exciting? Well, Sunny Rock Climbing has you covered! It’s one of the few places that you can enjoy even on a rainy day (we’re always in need of more of those)! With over 8 difficulty levels and a range of walls for […]


Relax & Unwind at Numazu’s Hot springs “Manyo No Yu”

This post is also available in: 日本語 (Japanese)    Are you in need of some much-needed relaxation and downtime from the hustle and bustle of your crammed itinerary? Well, Manyo No Yu is just the place you need to recharge your battery and experience a local tradition. It offers a wide range of hot springs to […]


Izu Kogen – a very relaxing day trip!

This post is also available in: 日本語 (Japanese)Numazu is at the very top of the beautiful Izu peninsula and there is no shortage of places to visit in the local area, whether it be a day trip or a week long sojourn you have almost too many options to choose from. Izu Kogen is one […]


Everyone Climbs Mt Fuji.. but Ashitaka is Where the Views are at!

This post is also available in: 日本語 (Japanese)Let’s face it – almost everyone who visits Shizuoka prefecture rushes to make the pilgrimage to climb Mt. Fuji. And while the sunrise from the top on a clear morning is truly something to behold, there is one point that people often overlook when they decide to climb it: many don’t realise that they won’t get the opportunity to […]


Okanomiya Sengen Shrine: A Huge Camphor Tree with a Long History!〜

This post is also available in: 日本語 (Japanese)  Okanomiya Sengen Shrine in Okanomiya Numazu.   岡宮公民館の裏手にある小さな神社ですが、一歩境内に足を踏み入れると とても存在感のある大きなクスの木に圧倒される。                   このクスの木は樹齢千数百年と推定され、根周り約14.1mm、高さは約21mあり、現在も樹盛は旺盛である。 これほど大きい巨木は付近では珍しく、眺めているだけでパワーがみなぎってくる。 こちらのクスの木は県指定の天然記念物で「ぬまづの宝100選」にも選ばれている。         静岡県沼津市岡宮285