TOURIST FACILITIES: S-Pulse Dream Plaza, Irifune, Shimizu-cho, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka, JAPAN

○ “Dream Plaza” is full of of Dreams
“Dream Plaza” was opened in October 1999 in Shimizu, Shizuoka Prefecture, the town of comprehensive entertainment facilities of the sea, which is also the town of football. “Dream Plaza” is run by Dream Plaza Co., Ltd., an affiliate of Suzuyo Co., Ltd. in Shizuoka. Suzuyo is one of the leading companies in the prefecture to fit under Fuji Dream Airlines, the airlines based in Shizuoka Airport and the soccer team “Shimizu S-Pulse.”

 ”Dream Plaza” is the facility of dream where fresh market seafood, large restaurants, amusement facilities, cinema and more stores get together. Families and couples, everyone can enjoy shoping, eating, watching and take part in events and festivals.

There is also a unique facility “Land Chibi Maruko-chan”, and “Shimizu Sushi Museum” and “Shimizu Sushi Alley.” In July 2008, the construction of 52m high Ferris Wheel in the ground, have become tourist attractions that families and couples, anyone can enjoy.

○ 4-storey commercial complex
“S-Pulse Dream Plaza” is divided between the main building and the new building, and the main building is a 4-storey commercial facilities. The first floor of the main building is the “Market & Restaurant floor”, which includes the food supermarket “Super Parks,” the “Seaside Street” “Alley Suruga Souvenir” and some of the most popular “Shimizu Sushi Alley.” The second floor is the “Shop and Restaurant Floor”, where there are lots of shops such as sundry shop, fashion and accessories, in addition to the restaurant, and “Shimizu Sushi Museum.” The third floor is the “Amusement & Museum Floor”, where in addition to Game Center “Amuseum”, the children can enjoy the “Land Chibi Maruko-chan” and indoor children’s amusement park “Dream Island”. Then, the fourth floor is the “Shimizu MOVIX” with 9 screen cinema complex. More than 10 films are screened every day, and you can appreciate even latest one soon. Also, you can enjoy the shopping in the new wing where ABC-MART, Honeys, UNIQLO are in.


○ Alley Shimizu Sushi
“Shimizu Sushi Alley” is on the first floor of the Dream Plaza where ten Shushi bars are open. All of the bars are confident with their foodstuff, skills and services. The Alley is in a good location, close to Shimizu Port, and the Sushi bars can get good fresh food not only from the port but all over the country. Sushi and dishes are also recommended using the “Shirasu” and “Shrimp” caught in the Suruga Bay, the specialty of Shizuoka. Each store has its own personality taste, type, and price. There are a sushi bar serving authentic Edo-style sushi and a sushi-go-round store, which feels free to put in. There is also a shop called “stepping-stone” for the purpose of opening a shop to train sushi chef,  or a famous shop from all over the country for a limited period. Ten sushi bars are “Sushi-go-round Uogashi,” “Yuki Sushi,” “Restaurant Tairyo Ichiba (Good Catch Market),” “Yaizu Shushi-go-round Fan,” “The Maguro-ya (The Tune Store),”Nagomi,” “Shimizu Uoken,” “Shimizu Port Ryoshidon no Mise (the restaurant of Fishermen’s bowl of rice)”and “Limited Period Sushi Bar.” It is your choice to decide at which sushi bar you eat. The bars compete tastes and services each other, any of them is recommendable.

○ Shimizu Sushi Museum
“Shimizu Sushi Museum” was established as Japan’s first theme park of sushi. The Museum on the second floor is a toll facility, 300 yen for adults, 200 yen for Children. There are the “Sushi gaku do” where you can know some roots of sushi and “Sushi Dojo,” which collcets the literature of Sushi. Although we just eat sushi usually, we can know deeply about sushi. How sushi was born? When did sushi start in Japan? And more questions. Know the birthplace of sushi.There is also a corner of the exhibition to learn kanji sushi, you can learn Chinese characters using the neighborhood sushi fish. Your tuna, mackerel, horse mackerel, sardine, sea bream, etc. How much Kanji do you know?

○ Land Chibi Maruko-chan
There is a popular them park, “Land Chibi Maruko-chan,” on the third floor of Dream Plaza. The Land reproduces the room of Maruko’s house and the classroom to which Maruko goes. You can experience the world of Chibi Maruko-chan. “Chibi Maruko” was actually born in Shimizu, Shizuoka Prefecture. There is a limited number of shops dealing with the original goods, “Mitsuya” that sells old nostalgic candies, “Chibi Maruko-chan Goods Shop” that deals with original goods, “Chibi Maruko-cha Land Post” where you can send original postcards. In addition, there are experience facilities you can enjoy the world of Chibi Maruko-chan, such as living room of Maruko’s House, the room of Maruko and here sister, the room of her grandma and grandpa. There are also the classroom, the library and the hatch of her school, even the park of the town. You can take a commemorative photo with the panel of Maruko, play at the game corner and see the height meter of Maruko. Enjoy the world of “Chibi Maruko-chan.”

○ Shimizu Soccer Shop

 There are a soccer shop on the third floor of Dream Plaza, “Shimizu Soccer Shop” that sell a number of soccer goods. Because Shimizu is the home of the soccer team, Shimizu S-Pulse, the shop sells the official goods of Shimizu S-Pulse.The shop also deals with football related products, such as goods of “World Cup” and “Japan National Team.”

○ More Information

  13-15 Irifune-cho, Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Overview of Facilities
  ①Shimizu Sushi Alley, ②Shimizu Sushi Museum, ③Chibi Maruko-chan Land, ④soccer shop Shimizu, ⑤cinema, ⑥souvenir alley Suruga, ⑦ Takeout shops, ⑧grocery stores, and others
Opening Hours
  (Depending on the facility) 10:00 to 20:00
  7 days a week
  1,150 cars space, 200 yen per hour
  Through the harbor road from Shimizu IC Tomei, 10 minutes towards Miho

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○ Surrounding tourism area’s information

Shimizu Bay Cruise, Suruga Bay Ferry “Fuji,” Shimizu Marine Building, The Ship Inn of Shimizu Jirocho “Suehiro,” Shimizu Marine Terminal, Felkenor Museum, S-Pulse Street, Kashi no Ichi, the birthplace of Shimizu Jirocho, Miho Matsubara



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