ITINERARIES Fruit and Flower Picking in Hamamatsu Explore the scenic beauty of the coastal city of Hamamatsu through its many family friendly activities
Located in the western corner of Shizuoka Prefecture, Hamamatsu is a diverse coastal town and an easily accessible weekend destination from Tokyo.
- Riding the only cable car in Japan that travels across a lake
- Discovering unique fruits at Hamamatsu Fruit Park Tokinosumika
- Cruising along the coast onboard the Hamanako Sightseeing Ship
How to Get There
A sprawling botanical garden filled with hundreds of thousands of seasonal flowers and plants, the Hamamatsu Flower Park is gorgeous all year round. A wonderful place to take the family for a relaxing and scenic stroll, the park is also open in the evenings during spring cherry blossom season, summer firefly season, and for Christmas celebrations in December.
A hot spring hub looking out onto the scenic Lake Hamana , Kanzanji Onsen is a wonderful spot to explore by foot, but to see a different side of the place, take a ride on the Kanzanji Ropeway.
The four-minute journey through the sky offers guests unparalleled views of the lake and the nearby Pacific Ocean. Once across the lake, visitors can access Okusayama Observatory, which offers a panoramic view of the area, and makes for some incredible photographic fodder.
For more lake exploration, hop on the Lake Hamana Sightseeing Ship to admire the diverse shoreline up close. In summer don't miss the chance witness the explosive summer fireworks displays from aboard the ship's deck.
The perfect place to take the family for some wholesome outdoor fun, Hamamatsu Fruit Park Tokinosumika is a 430,000 square-meter large park featuring 4,300 trees spanning 160 species. Home to a variety of seasonal fruits, you can pick strawberries and cherries, as well as more rare and exotic offerings like chocolate vines, papayas, and figs. Beyond fruit picking, the park has a number of other attractions, including a fruit shaped playground, a Segway corner, and a mouth-watering fruit buffet.
Situated not far from the Fruit Park Tokinosumika you'll find Miyakoda Park, a spacious adventure playground. The park is home to a number of wooden jungle gyms, sprawling lawns, seasonal flowers, and a tobogganing slope made from artificial turf.