Congress Report
Photo: Nara City Sightseeing Information Center, Kofuku-ji Temple
Photo taken by Tatehiko Yano
Shizuoka Prefecture

Head of Prefectural Government

Dr. Heita Kawakatsu, Governor
Assumed governorship of Shizuoka Prefecture (third term) in July 2009

Location

Seal

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Area

7,777.42 km2 (2016)
13th largest of Japan’s 47 prefectures

Population

3,686,945 (as of October 1st, 2016)
Men: 1,815,082 Women: 1,871,863
10th most populated of 47 prefectures

GDP

Nominal: JPY 15,455,900 million
Real: JPY 16,439,900 million (both preliminary figure for FY2016)

Capital

Shizuoka City

Geographic features

Located roughly in the middle of Japan. Considered an epitome of Japan because of its rich landscape and diversified natural environment. Shizuoka Prefecture expands in all directions and has about 500 km of coastline along the Enshu Sea, Suruga Bay and Sagami Bay. The topology ranges from the 3,000-m-plus peaks in the northern part of the prefecture, which includes Mt. Fuji and Japan’s Southern Alps, to plains and coasts in the south.

Main industries

Transport machinery and equipment manufacture; electric machinery and equipment manufacture; chemicals

symbols

Prefectural tree: Osmanthus
Prefectural flower: Azarea
Prefectural bird: Japanese paradise flycatcher

Number of visitors

152,502,000 (FY2016)

Administrative divisions

Shizuoka Prefecture --- 23 cities, 12 towns

Official website

http://www.pref.shizuoka.jp/

Sources: Statistical Survey by Shizuoka Prefecture and Originations related Japanese Government

(As of June, 2018)