Shizuoka prefecture is one of Japan’s premier hot spring and beach areas, as it has lots of coastline being a peninsula. It also has an exceptional number of unique destinations. These include the coastal city of Shimoda, one of the ports where Japan first opened to the world in the 19th century and a popular summer retreat for embassy diplomats. Along the Otako coast you’ll find one area in particular known as “the final word for the greatest sunset in Japan.” This is Nishiizu Town, and here you can enjoy a sunset worth a thousand words.