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Address: 1-1 Sunpu koen, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture
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Great Story!

The story behind the castle is great! The grounds and structures are amazing and well cared for. They are also building another structure inside of the castle grounds sometime... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 November 2016
Omaha, Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The story behind the castle is great! The grounds and structures are amazing and well cared for. They are also building another structure inside of the castle grounds sometime in the next few years.

Thank AndyDanica2016
Hexham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We visited the Garden within the Castle grounds and within Sunpu Park. The garden is delightful - all on a small scale even a miniature Mount Fuji surrounded by a tea plantation. Take a stroll around the lake and through the trees for some very pleasant views in a peaceful corner of a busy city.

Thank PASP123
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Sumpu castle is a vast space with the castle ruins, moat with koi carp, large park and gardens. I have visited in the winter and also in Autumn and both seasons were beautiful. I would recommend a visit for a stroll around the groups and to sit and take in the beautiful Scenery in the middle of the city.

Thank cl41r3
San Francisco Bay Area (CA)
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

At first you believe you are entering the remains of another castle. You experience and see the massive walls and buttresses. Once inside, it is like a walled garden, however, there are sights within that will surprise you. Tucked in a corner, you should visit the Momijayama Garden - walled within the park. There are so many themed "stations" that... More 

8 Thank SFBayAreaTrekker
Orinda, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

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.

3 Thank donavan94563
Winnipegosis, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

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 

Thank Philip K
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 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.

Thank Jun W
Ware, Hertfordshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 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 

3 Thank bradstow2
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 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 

Thank ART196
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

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

Thank ShaiLaS

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