Shizuoka city located in Honshu part of Japan...so beautiful area. i may say Shizuoka is a must see area in Japan. Mt. Fuji, the very famous scenic spot here, the safari park..where wild animals are not in cage but still u can view them nearly by car..of course! ..these are only few to mention scenic spot which tourist love to go. also the weather itself here in Shizuoka is what tourist liked it the most...not so cold and not too hot..it's pretty obvious some of the tourist spotters use to stay here cuz of the weather itself is quite excellent for them as to enjoy viewing the scenic spots as well.
Shizuoka best known in:
AGRICULTURE-green tea,strawberries, wasabi, citrus fruits, lotus roots and roses
FISHERY- Shimizu Port boasts the largest haul of tuna in all japan.
Kanbara harbour enjoys a prosperous haul of Sakura Ebi (tiny shrimps). Mochimune harbour enjoys a prosperous haul of shirasu
(tiny fish) sardines.
CUISINE-Abekawa Mochi (rice cakes in kinako soy flour) are produced in Shizuoka, Oden, Gyoza, Soba noodles, Zoni (rice cakes in a broth cooked with vegetables, popular at New Years),
Tororo (grated yam soup). These are just few to mention.
But lies behind these great assets is a frightening prediction. A big
rather bigger natural disater is about to come (earthquake and tsunami).
Last Tuesday, August 11, 2009, 5:07 am, a strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 shook Shizuoka Prefecture in
central Japan and its vicinity, including Tokyo metropolitan area,
early Tuesday morning, injuring 87 people and causing nuclear reactors to automatically shut down. Some minor tsunami tidal waves up to 60 centimeters high were observed in Shizuoka Prefecture, the meteorological agency said. It issued tsunami warnings shortly after the quake but they were withdrawn after 7 am. Central Japan Railway Co. suspended operations of shinkansen
bullet trains for two hours from 6 am and local trains in Shizuoka and parts of Nagano Prefecture.
It was the first time since 1944 that a quake stronger than 6 on the seismic scale was observed in Shizuoka Prefecture.
The Japan Meteorological Agency said, the 5:07 am quake not the massive quake long feared to hit the Tokai region of central Japan -the so called Tokai quake- and said neither is it a prelude to it.
It is just an introduction....tsk..tsk...tsk..what if the real disaster hit us? What will happen? It is really frightening!! We cannot do anything but to pray, be prepared andjust leave it all to God.