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Address: 6-1 Jonai, Odawara 250-0014, Kanagawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 465-22-3818
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A History Lesson

The castle is currently under restoration until mid 2016, so you won't be able to see it or get inside. But the surrounding area is still very cool. Lots of fantastic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The castle is currently under restoration until mid 2016, so you won't be able to see it or get inside. But the surrounding area is still very cool. Lots of fantastic architectures to see and history lessons to read. If you have any interest in Japanese history, definitely make your way here!

1 Thank DrChai
Monroe, New York
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54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was there on business and spent about 2 hours here. The architecture and the history is very interesting, great artifacts. It was very clean and offered a lot of information. The view at the top is incredible and u can walk around all sides of the castle to see the different views. The grounds are kept up very well,... More 

1 Thank vinman61
Cebu City, Philippines
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52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As of our visit last November of 2015, the castle was undergoing restoration. It was wrapped with scaffolding and what appeared to be a “net” for everyone’s safety. Putting my imagination to work; the castle’s façade is a huge, heavy staircase made of stone which resembles that of a Disney movie, Mulan when Mulan was marching towards the emperor in... More 

Thank CrazyDidz
Singapore, Singapore
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105 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

I came here with high hopes to visit the castle and also catch some good pictures. It turn out the castle is currently not available. However, we did managed to have a nice walk and enjoying the surrounding. One of the castle to visit but make sure you check with the tourist information centre before your visit.

2 Thank Justine W
Tokyo, Japan
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99 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Lovely view and walk around the castle grounds. Wisteria was growing and created a lovely asset to the castle.

Thank Joy M
Nagoya, Japan
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36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

I have seen castles in Japan and this is just another castle in odawara, good for locals but not so attractive for travellers who have already visited some castle.

Thank kewl_samurai
Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Nice place to visit, not big. But you'll get to see the heritage part of it. Walking distance from town.

Thank Juisin
Bangkok, Thailand
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154 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We went during Mid mar so the sakura was just starting... u can see 3 different kinds / color of sakura , for the first time i saw white, pink and red sakura in the same area) at the entrance of castle.The garden and pond around the castle is very relaxing. Its a very long walk from the entrance to... More 

Thank Ta8
Lake Villa, Illinois
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1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Currently under construction- won't be open till April 2016- wide open spaces to walk around and beautiful trees and shrubs

1 Thank Suzanne S
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

Most easy is come by car, but sometimes the huge parking is reserved for wedding party, there is kids playland ,anyway we couldn't go anywhere because there renewed plan

Thank zakchapman

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