Introduction

Shizuoka city is located in the mountains close to Mount Fuji. Shizuoka is the capital city of Shizuoka Prefecture, Chubu, Japan. Shizuoka city has a long history with many archaelogical sites within the city limits dating back to 400BC. Shizuoka city was established in 701AD, but was known as Sunpu. For a period Sunpu was the base of Tokugawa Ieyasu prior to him becoming the first shogun of Japan. Tokugawa Ieyasu also retired to Sunpu and the city retained a special status while he remained alive.

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