Nestled along Suruga Bay between Tokyo and Nagoya, Shizuoka-shi lies along the historic Tokaido route and is famous for being the city that supplies most of Japan’s tea and maguro tuna today. However, its renown predates its contemporary reputation, for it is also the place where Tokugawa Ieyasu—the shogun who, in 1600, reunified the entirety of Japan—once grew up and spent his final years. Around Shizuoka city, amidst its highly-demanded properties for rent and Aoi ward apartments, you’ll find many tributes to the late shogun of Japan, including the beautiful and reminiscent Sunpu Castle Park.
But it's not just great tea, fresh tuna, and a rich heritage that makes Shizuoka-shi special — there’s also a perfect blend of urban living with nature, causing apartments for rent in Shizuoka City to be highly coveted by people across the world. For example, if you’re looking to find respite from the hustle and bustle of city life, Nihondaira Plateau offers such fulfillment with a view of the Pacific and Shizuoka-shi’s tea farms. There’s also the Miho-no-Matsubara Pine Grove which rests by the seaside with a view of Mt. Fuji that has inspired countless poets and artists. But if you’re looking to enjoy some metropolitan fun, there’s also much shopping, dining, and nightlife to indulge in at Shizuoka city’s extensive shopping district. All in all, Shizuoka-shi has everything you need packed into one place.
Regardless, despite its acclaim and its many visitors from both within and beyond Japan, moving to Shizuoka-shi does not need to be difficult. At least, not when you have an abundance of cheap rental apartment options offered by Village House. With no deposit*, renewal, handling, or key money fee required, you can easily enjoy a convenient and fuss-free relocation with our Shizuoka City apartments for rent.