Surprising Photos of Shizuoka


Sunpu Castle


Okay, this explains you pretty much about this castle. We sure did have the Sunpu castle, but nothing details are unknown. Unfortunately, the castle we have now has been “reconstructed“, so it’s no longer the originalThat’s the “surprise“! Yeah, we don’t have the castle any more…        

It’s been said and assumed that it looked something like this… However, what you gotta see here is those “stone walls“. Those have been here more than 400 years!! They are originals! It’s just so amazing to see how tightly arranged those stones are! Back then, I’m sure they didn’t have computers. Then how are those piled up neatly like this? And interesting thing is that each stone has different “engraved mark”. There are 135 different marks. By having those, they were able to distinguish where they should be piled up. 



Just a part of Sunpu castle…I wonder how it used to be…

There are the inner and outer moats. The original castle’s gone, but you can still see and feel from those stone walls and see how big the Sunup castle used to be. Now this area has been transformed into a park “Sunpu park” which has been loved by people in Shizuoka. Many festivals are held in this park. And in spring, people do “Ohanami”, cherry blossom viewing picnic.

Sunpu Castle
Open9am-4:30pm(Admission until 4pm)
ClosedMondays(or Tuesdays if the Monday is a national holiday), New years holidays(Dec. 29- Jan.3)
Address1-1 Sunpujyou kouen, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka-ken, Japan 420-0855
TelNo phone number. (Contact me for inquiries)
AccessApprox. 10 min walk from JR. Shizuoka station. Get out the North entrance of the station and go up to North on Miyukicho st., then at the first biggest intersection, turn right. You'll soon see the stone wall.
Admission Fee(Tatsumi yagura)200 yen / Adult(if group of over 30 people, 160yen/Adult)
50 yen / Child (if group of over 30 people, 160yen/Child)
NoteThe Sunpu park is open 24/7 and it's all free to enter. But if you'd like to go inside of the Tatsumiyagura, see the info above.
Sunpu Castle Website


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Cherry Blossoms-Sakura

Sunpu Park


We all love Cherry blossoms, Sakura. You can only see them in spring. The best season is supposed to be the beginning of April, but it  really depends on the climate. Every year, the best timing can be different, but mostly around the beginning of April.

Our climate in Shizuoka is really nice and warm during this time of the year. In 2016, for example, the best beautiful Sakura were seen in the 1st and the 2nd week of April. I can’t really guarantee you when to come for the best Sakura. It’s mother nature thing, so just come in spring and see if you are lucky enough or not!

In other words, we know that spring has come when the cherry blossoms bloom. April is the time of entrance into schools or companies. So Sakura can be considered as a symbol of “new start”.

Sunpu Park
Sakura can be seen in many places in town. But especially around the moat. They even look more beautiful with those historical back ground. (stone walls.)


See, many people are enjoying the Sakura, but mostly beer and foods! If you are going to do “Hanami“, cherry blossom viewing picnic, then, “Sunpu park” is the best place you should to go.   See info of Sunpu castle for its location.