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Shizuoka castle

1-1 Sunpu koen, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture
+81 54-251-0016
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Go for the garden

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
mistereks
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Marin County, CA
Beautiful Park (Sumpu Park)

This "castle" is much more of a park area and quite beautiful. There was an area that was being... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ron S
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Toronto, Canada
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“minute walk” (2 reviews)
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1-1 Sunpu koen, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture
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+81 54-251-0016
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 6 March 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
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Reviewed 21 January 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
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Reviewed 9 January 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
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Reviewed 3 January 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

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Reviewed 11 December 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
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Reviewed 22 November 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
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Reviewed 10 October 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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Reviewed 21 May 2017

The castle was less than a mile from our hotel so made for a nice early morning walk but was most spectacular lit up at night.

1  Thank Gillian R
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