Welcome to Numazu Traveler.
Numazu City, rests at the southern base of Mt Fuji and Mt Ashtaka in the Shizuoka prefecture of Honshu Island. Numazu is an amazing hub for the area. For many, Numazu City is a starting place for travel south down through the breath taking and onsen rich west coast of the Izu Hanto peninsular. From the towns east stretches the longest beach in the Shizuoka area. A beach that drops down into Fuji Mountain’s antithesis, Suruga Bay, a 2500 meter deep inny belly button to Fuji’s outy.
Numazu really comes alive in Summer with their Summer Festival. Three great days of fireworks, stalls, crazy floats, entertainment and fun.
Numazu features some good shopping for its size and its inner city long term redevelopment project is set to bring new life into an already vibrant town.
For the English speaking foreigner, Numazu has a small but growing range of facilities for you. From a the local bookshop with a range of English books in their basement floor, two cinemas (Joyland and Bivi Sunshine Cinema’s) frequently featuring English speaking movies, to some gaijin meeting places such as the Speak EZ and the Fishmarket Taproom.
The goal of this blog is to introduce travelers and new residents to what can be found in Numazu and its surrounds. I will introduce you to Numazu’s attractions, entertainment and facilities and review what food, drink and shopping that the town has to offer.
Most of the information on Numazu can be accessed through the blog page with categorical listings on the right hand side for you to quickly find what you need to know on Numaz.
If you have any suggestion for Numazu Traveller or would like to contribute to this non-profit activity feel free to contact me on numazutravelerSPLATyahoo.com.au the ‘SPLAT’ is of course ‘@’ this is done to protect from spamming.
For a more up-to-date guide of events in Numazu I recommending you check out the bi-monthly publication of City Hall’s Newsletter. Its in English here.
To check out my blog all you have to do is click the “blog” tab at the top of this page. Alternatively, you can click on the dates or the categories on the right hand side of this page. Happy reading.
About the Author
Scott Donald, spends his free time attempting to write this travel blog about his favourite town in Japan, Numazu, Shizuoka. He claims that this is because he is trying to help foreigners discover more about Numazu, but it might also be an excuse to go to a good restaurant. He also makes very wobbly travel videos.
If you have enjoyed Scott’s blog then maybe you will like his travel book ‘An Amorous Route: Love and Laughter Along Germany’s Romantic Road’. You can check out his book at Smashwords here . He is also currently working on his next travel book based on his up and coming adventure to Egypt.
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