city in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan

Shimada (島田市 Shimada-shi) is a city of 96,000 people (2020) in Shizuoka prefecture.

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Hōrai Bridge

The economy of Shimada is primarily agricultural, with green tea as the main crop. Light industries of Shimada include factories for the production of automobile components.

Climate Edit

The area enjoys a warm maritime climate with hot, humid summers and mild, cool winters.

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By train Edit

  • 1 Shimada Station (島田駅). A station on the Tōkaidō Main Line of Central Japan Railway (JR Tokai).    
  • 2 Kanaya Station (金谷駅, Kanaya-eki). On the Tōkaidō Main Line, 213 km from Tokyo Station. It is also a terminus of the Ōigawa Railway’s Ōigawa Main Line.    

By bus Edit

  • Shizutetsu Just Line
  • Shimada City Independent Service Bus
  • Mount Fuji Shizuoka Airport

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Map of Shimada

See Edit

  • 1 Hōrai Bridge (蓬莱橋). It was constructed in 1879 with a length of 900 m.    
  • 2 Oi Shrine (大井神社), 2316 Oimachi. A Shinto shrine that enshrines the spirit of the Oi River and is known for the Shimada Grand Festival (Obi Festival) held for three days in mid-October once every three years (years of the tiger, snake, monkey, and boar).  
  • 3 Fuji no Kuni Tea Museum (ふじのくに茶の都ミュージアム), 3053-2 Kanayafujimicho. F-W 09:00 to 17:00. ¥300.  
  • 4 Suwahara Castle ruins (諏訪原城, Suwahara-jō). The ruins of this Sengoku period yamashiro-style Japanese castle in the Kanaya neighborhood are a protected national historic site. The original plan of this 300 m by 200 m castle clearly remains. The site is about a 30-minute walk from Kanaya Station on the JR East Tokaido Main Line.    

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  • Ōigawa Railway’s Ōigawa Main Line. A variety of historical locomotives and carriages are used, both for the steam and for the electric services, making the line a favourite with train enthusiasts and photographers. It runs 40 km to Senzu station.

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Routes through Shimada
Hamamatsu ← Mori-Kakegawa  W   E  Fujieda-OkabeShizuoka

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