Statue of Yari and Kita, two characters from Jippensha Ikku's (十返舎 一九, 1765-1831) "Tōkaidō Nakagiri Kurige" in front of Higashigomon (東御門), with Tatsumi-yagura (巽櫓) in the background. Jippensha Ikku was born in Suruga.
A drawing of the former donjon at Sunpu Castle. Tokugawa Ieyasu started the construction in 1585. In 1607, Ieyasu started a renovation of the castle but it burned down in the same year. The donjon was rebuilt in 1610 but again destroyed by fire in 1635. After that, it was not reconstructed anymore.