SHIZUOKA Prefecture LOGO
SIZUOKA AT A GLANCE AGRICULTURE &  FISHERY BUSINESS &  INDUSTRY CULTURE &  SPORTS EDUCATION &  RESEARCH HEALTH & WLFARE INFRASTRUCTURE TOURISM
CULTURE & SPORTS MAIN image
Home > Shizuoka At A Glance: Culture&Sports

Click to go to the Culture and Sports Event Page

Shizuoka Prefectural Art Museum

From the Kano School to Rodin: A Voyage of Discovery at the Museum

Opened on the outskirts of Shizuoka City in April 1985, the Shizuoka Prefectural Art Museum offers a superb mix of outstanding Eastern and Western art from the seventeenth century onwards. The museum is best known for its major collection of works by French sculptor Auguste Rodin, including The Gates of Hell and The Burghers of Calais. There are also stunning works from the Japanese Kano school of painting, and a wide variety of Western artists ranging from Gainsborough to Kandinsky. The museum offers opportunities to sketch Rodin sculptures twice a month and regularly holds temporary exhibitions of both Eastern and Western art

Rodin

Auguste Rodin's "The Gates of Hell" and other remarkable sculptures are displayed at the Rodin Wing.

Shizuoka Performing Arts Center

A Thriving Environment for Performing Arts

The Shizuoka Performing Arts Center (SPAC), established in 1995, offers an optimum environment and infrastructure for the development of all types of performing arts. The center was created by renowned theater director Tadashi Suzuki, whose adaptations of Greek classics, such as Electra and The Bacchae, have been performed around the world. Successor Satoshi Miyagi has been working with Suzuki on his productions and also developing modern versions of traditional Japanese theater. SPAC is also closely involved with the Theater Olympics, and hosts an annual festival of international theater in Shizuoka.

SPAC

Cyrano de Bergerac

Golf in Shizuoka

Welcome to Golf in Shizuoka, the Gateway to Mount Fuji

Come experience golf in an area of Japan with lush plains, the majority of its boarder consisting of sparkling coast line, 91 beautiful golf courses and iconic Mt. Fuji towering overhead! Shizuoka has 4 different golfing regions each providing its own unique playing characteristics.
The Eastern Gotemba area is a virtual playground for golfers with 20 outstanding courses right at the base of Mt. Fuji featuring wide open park like courses to challenging mountain courses, and all within easy reach from Tokyo. Golfers can also enjoy natural hot springs with multiple accommodation and side trip options. (more)

Mt. Fuji from Gotemba Golf Club

Fuji C.C.Green & Fairway