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Shizuoka castle

1-1 Sunpu koen, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #18 of 52 Attractions in Shizuoka
Type: Castles
Traveler Description: Also called Sumpu Castle. Sumpu castle area has seen the great renovation project and the park if finished will be a great historical place. So far... more »
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Honolulu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Sumpu castle was built by the first Tokugawa Shogun, Ieyasu, and he used it as his retirement home. During the Meiji conversion, much was destroyed. They restored the East gate and there is a nice statue of Ieyasu. This castle ruins park is a 10-minute walk from the JR Shizuoka Shinkansen train station.

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Lubbock, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

The outer walls and moat are intact. It's a great park for walking. Modern prefectural buildings are all around so it's a nice contrast. Within an easy walk of Shizuoka Station.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Don't let the name mislead you - Sumpu Jo Koen (Sumpu castle Park) is made up of a large park surrounded by the original moats and the outer wall mostly intact. However, apart from the entrance gate and turret - there is no castle here as it burnt down a long time ago.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2011

Not much remains of the actual castle but the stone fortifications, moats, and some gate buildings remain. There is a also a beautiful garden inside with a small admission charge. You can drink nice green tea at a tea house in this garden. I will return to this park again!

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