Friday, August 5, 2016

Sumpu Castle Park

I took the train to Shizuoka City to visit Sumpu Castle Ruins and the surrounding park.  It was a beautiful day, perfect for being a tourist. Tokugawa Ieyasu began constructing Sumpu Castle in 1585 and completed it in 1589. He became the first Shogun, unifying all of the provinces of Japan to form one country and a state of peace that lasted almost 300 years.


Upon entering the park at the North Gate, I first visited the Momijiyama Garden.  I had an English map and an English audio system, so I could understand where I was! 






After touring the beautiful gardens, I went to the tea house and had cold tea and a sweet.  


I took my time touring the park.  Some of the signs were in English, which was nice.  










It was a good way to spend the day.

5 comments:

  1. I can see you had a great day out. Beautifully planned and organised with information in English and an inviting tea house.

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  2. wow Pamela you have been to some amazing places,thankyou for sharing your beautiful pics with us xx

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  3. Love seeing Japan through your eyes.

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  4. Japan is a wonderously beautiful place.
    xx, Carol

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  5. Thank you for sharing the very beautiful garden. I would love to see it myself.

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