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Top 8 Best Things to do in Hamamatsu, Japan

What are the top tourist spots in Hamamatsu?

Hamamatsu Castle in Japan photo via Depositphotos

Bucket List: 8 Best Places to Visit in Hamamatsu, Japan

Hamamatsu is one of Japan’s premier manufacturing hubs that create motorcycles and musical instruments. Some of the companies you may be familiar with are Honda, Yamaha, and Suzuki. While this is mainly an industrial city, there are plenty of things to see, such as museums, temples, parks, and even castles. Here are some of the things you should consider doing during your stay:

Have Fun at Lake Hamana

Lake Hamana by Kazuko Maeda via Wikipedia CC
Lake Hamana By Kazuhiko Maeda from Tokyo, Japan SA, CC BY 2.0, CC

Seeing Lake Hamana is part of tourists’ bucket lists. This lake is home to 800 varieties of fishes, shellfishes, and other aquatic creatures such as eels, oysters, and turtles. Lake Hamana is also a combination of fresh and saltwater.

Some activities you can do here are parasailing, windsurfing, fishing, and even cycling nearby to admire the scenery.

Tour Hamamatsu Castle

Hamamatsu Castle in Japan photo via Depositphotos
Hamamatsu Castle in Japan photo via Depositphotos

The Hamamatsu Castle is this city’s historical trademark. This museum contains several artifacts such as maps, family crests, swords, and armors. When you go downstairs, you will find Hamamatsu Castle Park.

This park is a place for visitors to relax as they are surrounded by 400 blooming cherry trees. Other facilities include an observatory and water well.

Learn from the Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments

Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments photo via Depositphotos
Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments photo via Depositphotos

The Hamamatsu Museum is the first Japanese museum that is dedicated to preserving musical instruments. The musical instruments come from all over the world, such as Asia, America, Africa, Europe, and Oceana.

There are 1,500 varieties of instruments that you can use in this museum. Other events include concerts, lectures, and workshops.

Explore the Ryugashido Cavern

The Rgugashido Cavern is another place that cannot be missed. This limestone cavern is approximately 250 years old and measures up to 1000 meters long. Asides from the limestone, what makes this cave special is The Golden Waterfall.

This cool waterfall is the biggest one in Japan as it measures up to 30 meters high.

Spend the day at the Nakatajima Sand Dunes

Nakatajima Sand Dunes by Japanexperterna via Wikipedia CC
Nakatajima Sand Dunes By Japanexperterna, CC BY-SA 3.0, CC

The Nakatajima Sand Dunes is a sight to behold for tourists. This venue measures up to 600 meters long and 4 kilometers wide. Tourists go here to snap pictures of the dunes’ wind ripples that were created from strong winds.

Other activities you can do are watching the sunset and observing sea turtles.

Relax at Hamamatsu Flower Park

Hamamatsu Flower Park by Hidetsugu Tonomura via Flickr CC
Hamamatsu Flower Park by Hidetsugu Tonomura via Flickr CC

The Hamamatsu Flower Park is this city’s most aesthetically pleasing tourist site. This park measures up to 30000 square meters and contains 3000 different plant species.

The tourists flock here to see the Yoshino cherry trees and double cherry blossoms. The best time to visit here is during November when a flower competition is held.

Enjoy the Hamanako Pal Pal

Hamanako Pal Pal is a resort-style park where all people of all ages will surely have fun. This theme park contains 30 attractions such as thrill rides and indoor rides for kids.

If you plan to swim, this resort also has a wave pool complemented by a giant tilting bucket and waterfall.

See the animals at the Hamamatsu Zoological Gardens

Hamamatsu Zoological Gardens by Bong Grit via Flickr CC
Hamamatsu Zoological Gardens by Bong Grit via Flickr CC

The Hamamatsu Zoological Gardens is another natural environment worth visiting. This zoo contains 100 animal species, most of which are Primates.

Some exhibited animals are the golden lion tamarins, Japanese wild boars, and Japanese monkeys. The zoo is complemented with cherry blossoms and other plant species.

Hamamatsu Japan Travel and Tour Packages

Searching for the best hotels, resorts, and affordable flights in the nearby Cities? Check out our list of affordable Hamamatsu hotels and resorts via Agoda, Booking, or you may also see available Airbnb properties in the city.

Want more updates about new package tours and tourist spots in Hamamatsu? Follow #TeamOutofTown, on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Pinterest for more travel ideas.

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Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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