Hamamatsu is the largest city in Shizuoka Prefecture with a population of approximately 800,000 and total area of 1,558 square kilometers.
The city is located about halfway between Japan's two largest cities, Tokyo and Osaka, and is also located near the center of the entire country. This convenient location supports the industries and the liveliness of Hamamatsu.
The city has a warm and pleasant climate with plenty of sunshine, making it an ideal place to live.
Not only the weather but also the people of Hamamatsu are typically warm and kindhearted. Combined with these qualities, local residents are also highly reliable: they are exceptionally motivated and energetic as expressed by the local saying "yaramaika (Let's give it a try) spirit."
Hamamatsu is an attractive city that has so much to offer – lush nature, good food, kind people, and much more!