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Address: 1-1 Sunpu koen, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture

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A pleasant surprise

The remains of the castle sit in the centre of the city and the perimeter is enclosed by the moat. I had a little knowledge of the history of Sunpo Castle but was very surprised... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The remains of the castle sit in the centre of the city and the perimeter is enclosed by the moat. I had a little knowledge of the history of Sunpo Castle but was very surprised by the beautiful garden on the grounds, I received an audio device with English information on al the facets of the garden and what it... More 

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fuji
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Sadly the city of Shizuoka was mostly destroyed during WW2. Shizuoka castle was used as a bombing marker by the US airforce to line up their runs on the nearby Mitsubishi factory. As a result the castle was destroyed and the city burned to the ground. However the Japanese have done a fairly good job of reconstructing the castle, albeit... More 

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Chennai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 310 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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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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Address: 1-1 Sunpu koen, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Shizuoka Prefecture  >  Shizuoka

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