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 natural science museum. From Japan’s 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.

Location

5762 Oya, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture 422-8017
Phone: 054-260-7111 (domestic) 81-54-260-7111 (international)

Map

By bus

From bus stop 8-B at JR Shizuoka Station’s North Exit, take the Miwa Oya Line (routes 37 and 38) to the last stop (approximately thirty minutes; adult fare 360 yen)

Parking

Free parking (two hundred spaces)

Hours

10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (last entry 5 p.m.)

Closed

  • Mondays (if Monday is a public holiday, the next regular business day)
  • December 27 to January 3

Admission rates

  • 300 yen for individuals, 200 yen for groups of twenty or more
  • Free for students in university or below and senior citizens aged seventy or above

Accessibility

  • Accessible, ostomate-friendly bathrooms located on first and second floors
  • Wheelchairs and strollers available