Outline of Facility
The Birth of a Facility Where People Inside and Outside the Prefecture Can Have Fun!
The S-Pulse Dream Plaza was opened on October 8, 1999, to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Port of Shimizu (an international trading port). The jewel of the waterfront redevelopment project undertaken jointly by the public and private sectors, the Plaza is located in the Hinode District, the birthplace of the Port of Shimizu, and its keyword is “festivity.” Its name comes from the Japan League team the “Shimizu S-Pulse,” whose birthplace is Shimizu, and based on the thinking that it would be a popular gathering place that would serve as a base of support for the team, the “S-Pulse” team name was placed at the head of the facility’s name. Today, the S-Pulse Dream Plaza has become a festive spot that enjoys the patronage not only of local people but also tourists who come from inside and outside the prefecture on holidays to enjoy themselves.
An Entertainment Mecca with Fascinating Museums and Shops
Floors 1 through 4 each have their own theme and form a commercial complex that can make anyone forget the time and have fun. The “Shimizu Sushi Court” brings together many sushi shops--each with their own distinctive characteristics--and they try to outdo each other’s skills in preparing fresh, year-round sushi ingredients. There’s also the “Shimizu Sushi Museum,” where one can learn about sushi, as well as “Chibi Maruko-chan Land,” a hands-on, participation-type museum where the world of the wildly popular ‘Chibi Maruko-chan’ characters can be explored by young and old alike. The “Shimizu Soccer Shop,” the Shimizu kingdom of soccer, is never without avid soccer fans. MOVIX Shimizu, a multi-screen cinema complex with luxurious seats, shows many first-run movies. A seaside mall features rows of distinctive shops, and there are lots of eateries offering a wide array of tasty delicacies. The “Dream Sky” Ferris wheel began operation in the summer of 2008 and since then has become familiar as the new landmark of Shimizu. Every weekend there are all kinds of fun events held in various areas inside the building.
Bay Area with Various Attractions
Featuring an historical port, yacht harbor views, and the relaxing atmosphere of the Shimizu Marine Park, the Hinode District of the Port of Shimizu is the perfect location for the S-Pulse Dream Plaza. On a clear day one can see Mt. Fuji from the Dream Sky Ferris wheel. So spectacular is the view that many people come from the interior parts of the country to experience it. Be sure to come and take a leisurely stroll through the many fascinating areas waiting to be explored and enjoyed.