Shizuoka prefecture is located in the center of Honsyu's Pacific coast where you can enjoy nature including waterfalls, caves, gardens, and lakes. It is a home to Mt. Fuji, the highest volcano mountain in Japan. Mt. Fuji is a major hiking destination where you can enjoy ancient shrines, waterfalls, and camping. To the south, Izu Peninsula is known for one of the best vacation spots in Japan for hot spring resort, port, and temples where the U.S. - Japan Treaty Amity and Commerce was signed in 1858 and opened up to 19th century Japan to international diplomacy. Other popular destinations in Shizuoka prefecture are Miho no Matsubara, the seven-kilometer seashore lined with pine trees where you can enjoy the view of Mt. Fuji, Kawazusakura where cherry blossoms bloom early as February, Toro Iseki (Toro Ruins), green tea farm in Makinohara City, Unagi Pie factory, etc.