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駿府城公園 Shizuoka castle

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  • Other Shizuoka areas
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  • ClosedMonday(except for National Holidays).New Year Holidays

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1 Sumpujokoen, Aoi-ku Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka 420-0855, Japan
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Monday(except for National Holidays).New Year Holidays
Date of post:2016/03/08

Famous spot for cherry blossom viewing in Shizuoka city

  • Cherry Blossom Viewing

The Sumpu castle park is located in the center of Shizuoka city. It takes only one hour from Tokyo by shinkansen, (bullet train). The total area of this park is around 430,000 square meters which is 10 times larger than Tokyo Dome stadium. It contains two reconstructed arsenal buildings, eastern gate and the Momijiyama Japanese Garden. This castle was built by Ieyasu TOKUGAWA in 1589. He was the first shogun of the Edo period (1603-1868) and he spent his last days in this castle.

In 1949 after World WarⅡ, the site of Sumpu castle came under the authority of Shizuoka city. Later it was renamed the Sumpu castle park, which is now a popular place of rest and relaxation for local residents. In spring beautiful cherry blossoms delight the eyes of visitors to the park and many have picnics under the cherry blossoms, particularly at night.
The subtle and profound beauty of night cherry blossoms is amazing. Of course, please don’t forget to bring rice wine produced in Shizuoka.
For three days from the first Friday to Sunday in April, Shizuoka festival is held in Sengen shrine nearby. The Shogun Parade starts from this castle.
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2 The Tatsumi-Yagura Arsenal Tower  ¥200 for adults, ¥50 for children
4 The Momijiyama Japanese Garden ¥150 for adults, ¥50 for children
Combined admission 2 and 4 ¥300 for adults, ¥80 for children
3 The Hitsujisaru-Yagura Arsenal Tower ¥100 for adults, ¥50 for children

10 minute walk from JR Shizuoka station
15 minutes by car from Shizuoka Interchange on the Tomei expressway

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