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.


Queeniepatch said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Beth in IL said...

Love seeing Japan through your eyes.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Japan is a wonderously beautiful place.
xx, Carol

Susan said...

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