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Address: 1-1 Sunpu koen, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture
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Worth a Quick Walk if in Town

The Shin Shizuoka Station lets you off right next to the Shizuoka Castle Park Ruins and downtown area. The castle park is free and good for a short visit. We waked the grounds for... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
donavan94563
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Orinda, California
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Orinda, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Shin Shizuoka Station lets you off right next to the Shizuoka Castle Park Ruins and downtown area. The castle park is free and good for a short visit. We waked the grounds for little bit and then walked the downtown area. There are plenty of banks/atms, shops and restaurants in the downtown occupy your morning.

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Winnipegosis, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a reconstruction of some of the outer parts. The moat is partially intact and that is nice. Some Shizuoka people want to rebuild it completely, but that is crazy. The original has been gone for about 400 years. It isn't like Nagoya Castle which was lost during the war and was rebuild because of community attachment. A nice... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

The castle and the surrounding park is not much, we got up quite early in the morning and walk ther from our hotel, it was a lovely sunny and cool morning, so it was nice.

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Ware, Hertfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The castle, originally built by local hero Tokugawa Ieyasu, is set in peaceful surroundings a short walk from Shizuoka city centre. It is a series of walls and remains, surrounded by a moat. The walls are impressive, and the whole structure is grand and resilient (albeit somewhat restored). There are attractive open areas within. They are often the setting for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

The remains of Sunpujō make a nice park area in the busy city of Shizuoka. The real treats there are the reconstructed Tatsumi Yagura (1989) and Higashimon (1996). Segments of two layers of stone-lined moats remain. Sunpujō is also known by the names Shizuokajō and Fuchūjō. This was the 40th castle that I have visited. History: Tokugawa Ieyasu originally built... More 

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

There's no actually castle but nonetheless, a lovely place to walk and relax around its park, lake etc

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Canberra, Australia
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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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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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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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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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