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Sumpu Castle moat. The buildings are the Shizuoka Prefectural capital.
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Bridge over the first moat.
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Sumpu Castle is a short walk from JR Shizuoka Station. You'll find mainly moats, a large park, and some government buildings.
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When Tokugawa Ieyasu retired as shogun, he lived here at Sumpu Castle. He also died here at age 72 in 1616. On the day of his death, his body was taken to Mt. Kunozan at Nihondaira for burial.
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Tatsumi Yagura Turret (Reconstructed in 1992)
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Statue of Yajirobe'e ("Yaji") on the left and Kitahachi ("Kita") from the story "Tokaido-chu Hizakurige" by Juppensha Ikku (1765-1839) a comic playwright who was born in Shizuoka city.
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Yaji in front of Sumpu Castle in Shizuoka city. 「東海道中膝栗毛」十返捨一九
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Kita in front of Sumpu Castle in Shizuoka city. 「東海道中膝栗毛」十返捨一九
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Statue of Yajirobe'e ("Yaji") on the left and Kitahachi ("Kita") from the story "Tokaido-chu Hizakurige" by Juppensha Ikku (1765-1839) a comic playwright who was born in Shizuoka city. In front of Sumpu Castle.
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Sunpu Castle has only two castle buildings, both reconstructed. This is one of them, the Tatsumi Yagura Turret. 巽櫓
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Tatsumi Yagura Turret at the southeast corner of Sumpu Park. 巽櫓
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Sunpu Castle's Tatsumi Yagura Turret and Higashi Gomon Gate.
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Higashi Gomon Gate and bridge
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Higashi Gomon Gate and bridge
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Sumpu Castle's Higashi Gomon Gate and bridge 東御門
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Higashi Gomon Gate and bridge 東御門
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About Sumpu Castle
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Higashi Gomon Gate Bridge
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Higashi Gomon Gate 東御門
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Gate door
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Higashi Gomon Gate 東御門
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Stone wall of Higashi Gomon Gate
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Higashi Gomon Gate 東御門
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Higashi Gomon Gate
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About Higashi Gomon Gate
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Tatsumi Yagura as seen from behind.
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Inside Tatsumi Yagura Turret
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About Tatsumi Yagura
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Map of Sumpu Park
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Higashi Gomon Grassy Lawn
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Ruins of the Inner Moat 内堀
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Ruins of the Inner Moat
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Park area
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The annual Daidogei (street performance) World Cup in Shizuoka is held in Sumpu Park in autumn.
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Daidogei World Cup in Shizuoka at Sumpu Park
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Daidogei World Cup in Shizuoka at Sumpu Park
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Shizuoka manhole
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