It is very convenient to travel to Shizuoka. It takes
about one hour from Tokyo by Tokaido Shinkansen and
two to three hours by Tomei Expressway. Shizuoka is
a strategic point in the route for traffic between east
and west, and carries the main routes in Japan. More
The Shizuoka Prefectural Government is constructing
the Shizuoka Airport as a gateway to Shizuoka. The airport
is scheduled to open in March 2009 and will serve as
a hub for major cities in Japan and other Asian countries.
Administration: Shizuoka Prefecture
Location: Haibara and Shimada
Runway: 2,500m in length, 60m in width, N112°
Runway strip: 2,620m in length, 300m in width
Reference point: 34°47'34" N; 138°11'33"
E (center of runway)
Altitude reference point: 132m above sea level
Runway, taxiway, apron, terminal, localizer, glide path,
Control tower, communication facility, meteorological
facility, lighting system
ILS (instrumental landing system), VOC (VHS omni-directional
Control systems: Aerodome, terminal radar
Buffer zone: Parks, greenery
International exchange between people and businesses
spans the seven seas. In 1997, 420,000 Shizuoka residents
traveled overseas to destinations such as, Singapore,
Taiwan, Korea and Hong Kong, the ninth highest total
among the 47 prefectures of Japan. 269 Shizuoka-based
companies maintain a total of 780 facilities overseas,
mainly in East Asia.
The airport therefore aims to provide a regular schedule
of international flights to encourage international
exchanges throughout the world and to provide convenient
air traffic to the people of Shizuoka located at the
center of Japan.
Although Shizuoka currently has no airport of its own,
its residents rely greatly on air transportation for
travel and cargo shipment. In fiscal 1991, 1.13 million
people traveled domestically on airplanes. The airport
authorities thus hope to expand the routes to the Tohoku
and Hokuriku regions in the future.
Shizuoka Prefecture is located in the approximate center
of Japan and faces the Pacific Ocean. It stretches 155km
(96 miles) from east to west and 118km (73 miles) from
north to south. Its area of 7,779km2 (3,003 sq. miles)
is blessed with abundant nature - ocean, mountains and
lakes. Within Shizuoka, one can find topography representative
of the entire country.
The airport will be constructed close to the prefecture's
center, atop a hill in a corner of Makinohara Heights,
and will command a brilliant view of majestic Mt. Fuji.
Positioned halfway between Tokyo and Nagoya, the airport
will be the closest to the Tokyo metropolitan area.
It will be approximately 230km from Haneda Airport and
180km from Nagoya Airport.
There is now a plan for building a new station on the
Tokaido Shinkansen Line, which runs below the location
for the airport terminal. If the station is built, it
will be the first time a Shinkansen line and an airport
are connected, and access to the airport will be dramatically
improved. The airport will then play a supplementary
role to the airports in the Tokyo metropolitan area.