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Address: 1-1 Sunpu koen, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture
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Beautiful castle to see at night!

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.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gillian R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank Gillian R
Ipoh, Malaysia
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Left behind some walls and moat, the main thing about this place is the garden. Lots of school children around during my trip here, probably school field trips for them. A pretty good place to have a leisure walk.

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1 Thank BruceYeong
Rolling Hills Estates, California
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349 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not much left, basically a wall with a moat. The gardens are definitely the draw for this attraction. Very peaceful, nice place to take pictures. If you are short on time, this is not a must see.

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1 Thank ncjc2013
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38 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

It's a relaxing place to walk in good weather and get away from the rush of downtown Shizuoka. I've heard rumors of plans to rebuild the castle keep, which would be interesting to see.

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1 Thank Richard K
Seattle, Washington
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Visit the Shizuoka (Sunpu Jyo) to learn the Tokugawa Ieyasu's favorite castle. You can visit the Shizuoka City Government building's 24th floor to see the amazing view of the city.

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1 Thank hiromi_weir
Omaha, Nebraska
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

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1 Thank AndyDanica2016
Hexham, United Kingdom
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273 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
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.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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.

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1 Thank cl41r3
San Francisco Bay Area (CA)
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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 

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Orinda, California
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71 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
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.

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