Shizuoka Prefecture is in the presence of Japan's most beautiful mountain - Mt. Fuji. The region stretches across a vast area where the culture differs greatly between its eastern and western regions. Izu, in the east, is a popular among tourists and is home to many popular hot spring resorts; the west is a manufacturing region where some of the world's top manufacturers produce produces cars, motorbikes, musical instruments etc.. There is a rich choice of food to try in the prefecture, from cheap and cheerful local favortie Fujimiya yakisoba; to the black soup of Shizuoka oden, a variation of oden, a stew-like Japanese food; or give the Hamamatsu 'unagi' eel a try.