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Shizuoka castle

1-1 Sunpu koen, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #18 of 54 Attractions in Shizuoka
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Chennai
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283 reviews 283 reviews
75 attraction reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Good place in Shizuoka to unwind yourself on a holiday. Having a park, lake etc right in the middle of city. One can enjoy the architecture & wooden works also.

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Honolulu
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228 reviews 228 reviews
71 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Tokyo
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8 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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