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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 (fourth term) in July 2009





7,777.02 km² (2023)
13th largest of 47 prefectures


3,633,202 (as of October 1st, 2020)
Men: 1,791,118 Women: 1,842,084
10th most populated of 47 prefectures 


Nominal: JPY 16,329,400 million
Real: JPY 15,873,700 million (both preliminary figure for FY2021)


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

96,060,000 (FY2021)


Administrative divisions

Shizuoka Prefecture --- 23 cities, 12 towns

Official website

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

                                                                                                     (As of May, 2023)