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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





7,777.35 km² (2018)
13th largest of 47 prefectures


3,656,487 (as of October 1st, 2018)
Men: 1,801,710 Women: 1,854,777
10th most populated of 47 prefectures


Nominal: JPY 17,644,600 million
Real: JPY 17,012,900 million (both preliminary figure for FY2018)


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


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

Number of visitors

153,416,000 (FY2018)

Administrative divisions

Shizuoka Prefecture --- 23 cities, 12 towns

Official website

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

(As of July, 2020)