Museum of Natural and Environmental History, Shizuoka
On March 26, 2016, at the site of the former Shizuoka Minami High School, Shizuoka Prefecture proudly welcomed its first-ever prefecture-owned museum of natural and environmental science. From Japanese tallest mountain, Mount Fuji, to its deepest bay, Suruga Bay, Shizuoka is home to an impressive set of natural features representing different climate zones; it is also a place of rich biodiversity, including a number of endangered species. It is these sorts of unique local resources that this museum aims to protect and nurture. Through a collection of fascinating and informative panels, the museum depicts Shizuoka’s natural and environmental history from ancient times to the present day and challenges viewers to think about the future. Our mission is to ensure that Shizuokans value the outstanding treasures that exist all around them, both now and for many generations to follow. Come visit for yourself and explore a relationship with nature you never knew you had.