About Shizuoka

Six miles inland from Shizuoka prefecture’s Pacific coast, Fukuroi prospered in the Edo period (1603-1868) as a key stop-off on the long Tokaido road linking Edo (Tokyo) with then-capital Kyoto. The city’s history stretches back way further though, as can be witnessed by visiting the three imposing Buddhist temples collectively known as Enshu Sanzan, which are over 1,000 years old. Among these, Yusanji is said to aid the recovery of eye ailments, while at Kasuisai you can sample shojin ryori, the traditional vegetarian cuisine of Buddhist monks.