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"Welcome to my home-town Hamamatsu city!" Top 5 Page for this destination Hamamatsu by misakitaguchi

Hamamatsu Travel Guide: 135 reviews and 388 photos


You might not know about Hamamatsu-city. But how about YAMAHA,SUZUKI,and HONDA?? These famous companies established here in Hamamatsu.The motorcycle and automobile industry are very important in Hamamatsu.It is also well know for musical instrument production. Many piano made in here and exporting as YAMAHA and KAWAI brands.
Hamamatsu city called by "City of Music". We have big piano competetion once every three years. And also we can watch ballet,orchestra and opera performances here.

What City like?

Hamamatsu is surrounded by nature.You can go river,mountain and sea easily. Many people enjoy fishing especially at Lake Hamana.And also enjoy marine sports as surfing,wake bording and body board etc. The climate is mild.I think I feel comfortable for living. We don't have snow in winter. But a strong wind blows called the "ENSHU KARA KAZE" which means the "dry wind of Enshu". Enshu is an old name for this part of Japan.
Hamamatsu is in the western part of Shizuoka prefecture.Shizuoka pre is located in central Japan. So which means,it's easy to access to go to Osaka and Tokyo.

Image of Hamamatsu city

There are 600,000 people living here in Hamamatsu. Not so small.not so big city but residents getting increase so Hamamatsu will be biggest city in the prefecture.
City bird= swallow
City flower=Hagi(Japanese bush cover)
City tree= pine
Hamamatsu is famous for eel. and motorcycle,automobile and piano which I already exprain in the above.
And Hamamatsu is also well known for international city. There are over 20.000 foreigner resident living here. You have many chance to speak several languages.

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  • Jun 6, 2006 at 10:00 AM

    Hello Miffy! Mamamatsu looks tempting! You've described it so well that I feel the need to travel there - now! Happy birthday from Finland!

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    Apr 15, 2006 at 12:18 AM

    I've never been to Hamamatsu, but you certainly make it look appealing. Any newer pictures?

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    Dec 10, 2005 at 1:10 AM

    Hello Miffy from Hamamatsu ! Greetings from Jerusalem, with my face to Asia. I agree that traveling alone is the best way to meet new cultures. Cherry blossom is most beautiful. Cheers !

  • FelixB's Profile Photo
    Oct 24, 2005 at 8:07 AM

    Hey beautiful pictures! Haven't been to Hamamatsu yet but I know many people who've been there!

  • nataliegoestojapan's Profile Photo
    Sep 18, 2005 at 10:33 PM

    No longer in business!

  • Marinel's Profile Photo
    Feb 15, 2005 at 10:59 PM

    I too share an inmense passion for traveling and discovering the world, I agree with your statement: you only live once. Besides the world is a big book waiting to be read.

  • Jan 20, 2005 at 9:44 AM

    hi,its very interesting!!!!and nice pictures!!!!

  • chodearm's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2005 at 9:18 AM

    I lived in Mishima, is Hamamatsu close?

  • heywinks's Profile Photo
    Oct 11, 2004 at 2:14 PM

    Excellent nightlife tips! I was in Hamamatsu for only a few hrs & was not able to experience all there was there. Would love to visit again. :)

  • deeper_blue's Profile Photo
    Sep 12, 2004 at 3:33 PM

    You've written a great page here, excellent pics and comments. Cheers


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