Shizuoka prefecture is not only known nationally and internationally for its tea and strawberries but also for its oranges.
We have so many here that Shizuoka City use them as ornaments!
If you walk around the moat of Sumpu Castle you will find orange trees planted in big pots along the pavement.
These oranges are winter oranges and will a couple more months to mature.
As nobody steals them, the birds usually take of them!
The same pavement is very popular with tourists and locals alike as it unveils some surprises along the way!
How about sitting and having a chat withose guys from another era? LOL
Unfortunately the present Sumpu Castle/駿府城 is only a 2-thirds replica of the grand castle which was burnt down in the 17th Century!
Incidentally, the old name of Shizuoka City wa Sumpu City!
You can also stroll inside a large park on the Castle, a great palce for relaxation.
I’ll see if I can find some fruit trees inside!
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