Hamamatsu is famous for its production of motorcycles and musical instruments, as well as its delicious eels. But that's not all! Learn more about seasonal events, popular locations, and hidden gems! We'll introduce the best of Hamamatsu.
Chakabuki: A Fun Way to Experience Shizuoka’s Tea Culture in Hamamatsu
Green tea is Shizuoka’s most famous local product. More than just a beverage, tea is deeply rooted in the culture and daily lives of the people living in this region.
If you visit Hamamatsu, you might hear about a local custom called Chakabuki. This traditional game is a competition between several participants who have to guess the type of tea they are drinking! Chakabuki started as a form of entertainment at social gatherings centuries ago. It is now part of Hamamatsu’s cultural heritage.
Read on to learn how Chakabuki is played and where you can experience it in Hamamatsu.
Explore Hamamatsu in Two Days! Must-Visit Spots and Local Specialties
Hamamatsu is easily accessible from Tokyo and Nagoya by shinkansen. The city is full of wonderful places to visit – from the splendid Hamamatsu Flower Park to the Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments. Learn how to enjoy your time in Hamamatsu and savor specialties like eel and gyoza!
A Photogenic Journey! Admire Gorgeous Flower Gardens in Hamamatsu
Hamamatsu has the longest daylight hours in Japan. Blessed with a warm climate suited for horticulture, there are several beautiful gardens in both Western and Japanese styles near Lake Hamana. We suggest visiting multiple places to enjoy the different aesthetics and flowers at each.
A Nostalgic Tour Along the Tenhama Line in Shizuoka
After sightseeing and dining near Hamamatsu Station, embark on a tour along the local Tenhama Line to enjoy views preserved from the past.
Love Music? 5 Instrument and Music-Related Spots in Hamamatsu
Hamamatsu is home to several musical instrument manufacturers. The area flourished in manufacturing musical products for a long time, but recently has been actively developing as a city of music. The city has many facilities that can be enjoyed by those who normally have little opportunity to interact with music, not to mention music lovers. This time, we introduce music and instrument-related spots you’ll want to visit in Hamamatsu!
Lake Hamana: A Guide to Food, Cycling, and Other Attractions
Lake Hamana is a popular landmark in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture. In fact, it spans across Hamamatsu and the neighboring city of Kosai. With a circumference of 114 kilometers, this brackish lake is the tenth-largest in Japan.
A Culinary Trip to Hamamatsu! From Gyoza and Unagi to Hamburger Steak
A delectable array of foods are found in Hamamatsu, including Hamamatsu gyoza and unagi. In this article, we delve into the famous specialty foods of Hamamatsu.