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How to enjoy a great time at Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport!

Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport is packed with all the attractions that Shizuoka has to offer, including restaurants where you can enjoy local cuisine, souvenir shops and an observation deck with a spectacular view of Mt. Fuji and the airplanes.

Today we will be introducing how to have a great time at Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport. Seeing, eating, buying and taking pictures… We’ll show you a full day of fun and excitement!

Let’s learn more about Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport!

Exterior view of Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport

The Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport (FZA) opened on June 4, 2009.

The total area of the airport is approximately 500 hectares. By comparison, Haneda Airport is about 1,516 hectares, so Shizuoka Airport is about exactly one-third the size of Haneda Airport. There are eight gates on the apron.

There are seven domestic connecting to Sapporo, Izumo, Fukuoka, North Kyushu, Kagoshima, Naha (Okinawa), and Okada. International line including regular flight and charter flight to Seoul, Shanghai and other mainland China Airport.

2. Let’s take a tour of the airport and enjoy the wide selection of local delicacies and souvenirs!

Airport counter

When you arrive at the airport, start off by heading to the Terminal Building Observation Deck located on the 3rd floor. From there, you’ll have a great view of snow-capped Mt. Fuji! If you’re lucky, you might even be able to watch planes take off and land from close range. There are holes in the wire mesh fence that are perfect for taking pictures.

3rd floor Terminal building and Observation deck

3rd floor Terminal Building Observation Deck
View from the observation deck

Opening: from 6:40 to 21:30
*May close depending on the weather

2nd floor Gourmet

Food court FSZ

After that, it’s time for lunch at the food court on the second floor. You have a lots of options to choose from, with four different restaurants serving up Shizuoka’s local delicacies and other popuplar dishes. All of the restaurants are very popular, so there is always a line of customers waiting. It was hard to decide on which one to eat, so I took the chance and tried two different set meals!

I ended up ordering the Hamamatsu Gyoza from “Ganso Hamamatsu Gyoza Ishimatsu”, a local specialty of Shizuoka, and pasta from the popular pasta restaurant, “Pasta-ya 1-chome”.

Gyoza set meal with fried rice
Hamamatsu Gyoza

Let’s start with the gyoza. It is stuffed with cabbage and has a gentle flavor, making it very easy to eat.

“Japanese-style sea urchin pasta”
The flagship of Pasta-ya 1-chome, “Iced milk tea”

Next, I had the “Kama-age shirasu” (boiled whitebait) from Suruga Bay and a Japanese-style Sea urchin pasta. In addition to the chewiness of the fresh pasta, “Pasta-ya 1-chome” is also known for its iced milk tea! The trick to enjoying all the way to the last sip is to not mix it, a “Pasta-ya 1-chom-esque”.

Other restaurants include “Menya Tsubame”, a ramen restaurant that has made a name for itself throughout Shizuoka, and “Tokaiken Fujimi Soba”, a famous Shizuoka train-station soba noodle restaurant that has been around since the Meiji era.

Opening: from 10:30 to 19:30 (last order 19:15)

2nd floor Shopping

Shizuoka Marche

The “Shizuoka Marche” offers a wide variety of local famous products from Shizuoka.

Shizuoka tea stick Baumkuchen
Tea chocolate

We recommend the authentic sweets made by a tea shop in Shizuoka, the tea capital of Japan. As a tea shop, they are extremely particular about the ingredients and their products taste just as good as those from a sweets store. Plus, their stylish packaging makes them a great treat for yourself.

You can’t go wrong with this Instagrammable photo spot!

Enjoy the beautiful contrast between Mt. Fuji and the airplanes at the “Seki-u-nin Observation Deck”

The observation deck is located 450 meters to the left (east side) after exiting the terminal building. It was said to have been named “Sekiunin Observation Deck” after the nearby temple. From the end of the runway, which stretches out over a large area, you can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of Mt. Fuji, the Southern Alps and Suruga Bay.

Rest space/Lobby

The glass-enclosed rest space includes a “tea serving corner” and “cafe corner”.

Opening: from 6:00 to 21:30

A spectacular view of the tea plantations and Mt. Fuji can be enjoyed on the way to the airport

Mt. Fuji and the tea plantation, on the way to airport

Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport is located in Makinohara City, one of Japan’s top tea producing regions. There are tea plantations in the surrounding area. On a clear, sunny winter day, you can enjoy a spectacular view of Mt. Fuji and the tea plantations. In the spring, the tender light green sprouts sparkle under the sunlight! You can enjoy the changing landscape throughout the season.

How did you enjoy the tour? There are many ways to enjoy Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport, right ♪♪?.

Additionally, you can enjoy breathtaking views of Mt. Fuji and Suruga Bay from an altitude of around 5,000 meters above the ground on an FDA chartered aircraft with the one-day tours that offer scenic flights around Mt. Fuji.

The more you learn about the airport, the more it feels like a waste to just pass through! If you are taking a return flight, why not arrive a little earlier and immerse yourself in the afterglow of your trip at Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport?

The website offers a wide range of information including a timetable for domestic and international flights, how to access the airport and information on restaurants, events, etc. Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport aims to be an airport that is environmentally and people-friendly.

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