SUMPU CASTLE PARK
A statue of Tokugawa Ieyasu standing in Sumpu Castle Park
Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543-1616)
Tokugawa Ieyasu lived in Sumpu Castle between the ages of 6 and 18, and during the last 10 years of his 73-year from where he conducted politics as a Shogun. Thus, during these ten years, Sumpu should have been described as the Capital of Japan.
Tatsumi Yagura Turret
Higashi-Gomon East Gate
Yagura-Mon Turret Gate
Huge timbers were used to build the gate
Audio guidance is available at the East Gate Museum and Momiji-yama Garden
The big Tatami rooms for the gate guards used to be upstairs in the East Gate Museum.
A model of Sumpu town in the 17th century is displayed in the Museum
Hitsuji-Saru Yagura Turret at the opposite corner of Sumpu Castle Park
You can also visit inside the Hitsuji-Saru Yagura Turret.