Category: Shizuoka

Travel locations with toddlers in Shizuoka

Peter Rabbit Lodgings in Japan

There are lots of themed museums, parks, restaurants and hotels throughout Japan. Some are more famous than others, such as Disney Land and Sea in Chiba or Universal Studios in Osaka. However, it is not unusual to discover that an unexpected character has a place and a following somewhere in Japan. Previously, I have written about the Moomin themed park […]

Shizuoka, Numazu. Awa Island; toddler friendly marine park

Awashima, Numazu, Shizuoka Awashima (Awa Island) is on the North West coast of the Izu Peninsula. It is a very small island and you can easily walk the perimeter in less than an hour.   Awa island is home to my toddler’s favourite aquarium, Awashima Marine Park, and an exclusive hotel that the Emperor has stayed in.  The island is open to anyone who pays to […]

Tokinosumika resort. Accommodation, Hot springs, Dining, Shopping, Sports & Much much more

The Tokinosumika Resort aka Gotemba Kogen in Gotemba, Shizuoka This post was first written in 2012 and has been updated on a number of occasions to reflect the changes in the resort, which is always modifying and upgrading. Tokinosumika Highlights A wide variety of accommodation choices with babies and toddlers free A number of different types of eateries, both Japanese […]

Attractions in and near Gotemba | SHIZUOKA

Gotemba is one of the four “5th station”s of Mt Fuji. The following attractions are either in Gotemba city or within commutable distance. Tokinosumika A one stop resort for accommodation, play, eating and HOT SPRINGS. It has night illumination most of the year. It also houses the Kogen Brewery.  There is a water and projection mapping show set to music […]