Shizuoka City,Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka Pref.


Chibi Maruko Chan is one of the most significant anime television series in Japan. The series is set in the city of Shimizu, now Shimizu Ward of Shizuoka City in Shizuoka Prefecture, which is also the birthplace of the title's author Momoko Sakura. Opened in 1999, this theme park allows you to experience the lovely world of Chibi Maruko Chan by recreating the settings from every room in Maruko's house to her Grade 3 Division 4 classroom. Fans shouldn't miss the exclusive goods sold at the gift shop.


Sightseeing Spot in This Area

In 2003, the city of Shizuoka merged with Shimizu and other areas in Shizuoka Prefecture, forming the Shimizu Ward. It is known as the home of J.League football team Shimizu S-Pulse. Miho no Matsubara (as pictured), designated one of the New Three Views of Japan as well as a Place of Scenic Beauty, has attracted flocks of sightseers since the Heian Period. From Suruga Bay, you can enjoy the stunning view of Mount Fuji and the Izu Peninsula, which once inspired the ukiyo-e artist Utagawa Hiroshige in creating his artwork. Don't forget to visit the "Kashi no Ichi" fish market in Shimizu Port, where you can enjoy fresh and delicious seafood at a reasonable price.