Sunpu Castle Park & Views of Mt Fuji
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Approximately 4¼ Hours
Step back in time to explore the key historical sites of Shizuoka.
Begin at Sunpu Castle Park, built by Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1585. View the ruins of this Edo-period castle, its stone walls and moats, and the East Gate and guard tower that were reconstructed using original construction plans. See the bronze statue of Ieyasu and an orange tree believed to have been planted by him.
Next, head to the Momijiyama Japanese Garden, located adjacent to the Castle Park. The park has four landscaped gardens and a traditional teahouse.
Continue to Shizuoka Sengen Shrine -- a complex of three main architectural buildings. The shrine features an extensive collection of artifacts from the Tokugawa Shogunate that ruled Japan for 300 years during the Edo Period.
Complete your day at Miho-no-Matsubara. This picturesque pine grove along the eastern coast of the Miho Peninsula is a designated spot of scenic beauty because of its majestic views of Mt Fuji (weather permitting).
You will not enter the museum at Shizuoka Shrine. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Participants must negotiate sand and uneven ground at Miho-no-Matsubara. Views of Mt Fuji are weather permitting. Sumpu Castle Park is closed on Mondays. Bring local currency, as many vendors do not accept credit cards or US dollars.