Lake Hamana (Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Pref.)
An onsen destination where visitors can savor floral delights and the delicious taste of eel and natural torafugu (a kind of globefish).
- (Mar. - May)
- (Jun. - Aug.)
- (Sept. - Nov.)
- (Dec. - Feb.)
- : Culture
- : Gourmet
- : Relaxation
- : Shopping
- : Scenery
- : Convenience
- Kanzanji Onsen
Priest Kobo Taishi: A high-ranking Japanese Buddhist priest Kanzanji Onsen is situated on the eastern shores of Lake Hamana, where a theme park, zoo, and other leisure facilities comprise a highly developed tourism area. Kanzan-ji, after which this onsen was named, is a temple that legend states was founded by Priest Kobo Taishi in 810. Onsen facilities and other structures line the lakefront.
Ukimido, a floating temple hall containing a commemorative bell presented to recognize the importance of tourism links between Suzhou, China, and Kanzanji, rises above the waters of Uchiura Bay.
- Eels and Natural Torafugu (a kind of globefish)
Lake Hamana is an abundant source of fresh water fish, among the most significant of which is eel. Natural torafugu caught in coastal waters has also been gaining in popularity in recent years.
This area is truly blessed year-round with plenty of seafood, vegetables, and fruits that are recognized by consumers nationwide as originating from this place.
- Floral and Green Tourism
Visitors can pick their own flowers at production farms in Hamamatsu, the leading region for the cultivation of gerbera in Japan. There are various flower-related facilities that are ideal for sightseeing purposes, including open gardens, garden parks, and flower parks.
- By train:
- Nagoya Station - Hamamatsu Station; 45 minutes
- Tokyo Station - Hamamatsu Station; 1 hour 30 minutes
- Hamamatsu Station - Kanzanji Onsen; 40 minutes by bus
- Hamamatsu Visitors and Convention Bureau
- Tel: +81-53-452-1634 (English)