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It was raining and lot of renovation inside

Been here with no plan at all, because there's earthquake in Osaka, in the morning before I should... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bandung, Indonesia
Go for the garden

The entrance gate is lovely - massive, impressive - but the main draw for us was the Momijiyama... read more

Reviewed June 11, 2018
Marin County, CA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been here with no plan at all, because there's earthquake in Osaka, in the morning before I should go there, so I change my plan to visit Shizuoka and arrived here. The park was so huge but there's so much renovation inside, maybe they want...More

Thank Regina302
Reviewed June 11, 2018

The entrance gate is lovely - massive, impressive - but the main draw for us was the Momijiyama Garden. Not a huge Japanese garden, but gorgeous and well-tended. And, on the day we were there, not very crowded, either.

Thank mistereks
Reviewed May 21, 2018

This "castle" is much more of a park area and quite beautiful. There was an area that was being worked on where the base of the Sumpu Castle once stood. There were detailed signs explaining what you were looking at and the history. The park...More

Thank Ron S
Reviewed March 5, 2018

Momijiyama Garden is very pleasant, although the "Fuji" at its center is a bit tacky for true Japanese garden aficionados. Listed in "Hidden Gardens of Japan" THE photo essay and reference for finding unspoiled gardens in Japan minus the tour bus mobs available on Amazon...More

Thank John L
Reviewed January 20, 2018

The attraction is a very significant part of Japanese Shogunate history, however there were very few remains of the original buildings at the Castle ground. In fact, Shizuoka Castle (Sumpu Castle) had been converted into Sumpu Park. We visited the reconstruction of the East Gate...More

1  Thank Gary Y
Reviewed January 9, 2018 via mobile

A clear view of Mount Fuji from the park! See castle ruins and currently archaeological excavation process that is going on.

1  Thank Sarah H
Reviewed January 2, 2018

From our Ship berthed in Shimizu we traveled the half-hour to the prefectural capital of Shizuoka. A little confusing, there are two railway lines linking the towns. One is JR, the other Shizutetsu, and each has its own station in both Shimizu and Shizuoka. Both...More

1  Thank rrambler
Reviewed December 10, 2017

Shizuoka castle is great place to visit. The huge gate welcome you and you enter the castle to understand the history.

Thank Yossi N
Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile

We visited Sunpu Castle Park after arriving in Shimizu. The place is surrounded by a moat, rock walls and located in the middle of modern day high rise buildings. A wooden drawbridge leads you into the east gate entrance. Originally built by shogun Tokugawa Leyasu...More

Thank Craig902
Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

Those who wants to see how amazing japanese history are I would surely suggest to visit the castle . The management preserved some of the relics of the past rulers . If youre lucky youll be toured by an English Speaker . It is good...More

Thank Gilyn G
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