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Address: 6-1 Jonai, Odawara 250-0014, Kanagawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 465-22-3818
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Samurai cosplay? Yes, please!

My boyfriend and I stopped by in Odawara to visit this castle after 2 days in Hakone. The castle is super close to the Odawara train station and was relatively easy to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Kasumi H
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I stopped by in Odawara to visit this castle after 2 days in Hakone. The castle is super close to the Odawara train station and was relatively easy to find. The museum inside of the castle (there is a separate museum with more treasures of the Hojo/Okubo clans) was nice, but would be boring for those with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Around 10 min walk from the station, some lovely cherry blossom lined paths to the castle. The castle itself has plenty to take in, on several floors you get a history of the importance of this site/location between the different clans. You get a good view of how close you are to the Sagami bay and surrounding area.

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Hong Kong, China
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

if you are around and hasn't seen a lot of Castles in Japan, it worth a visit. not much to see inside. one thing I like is there is a samurai costume dressing shop opposite the castle, you can pay 300 yen and dress up like a samurai to take pictures outside the castle.

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marietta GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

castle is reproduction but done in the original style with original plans. filled with all kinds of artifacts - the suits of armor were the most impressive. views from the open air top were wonderful cherry blossoms in bloom along the moat were very nice easy to walk to from train station - signs all the way - also fun... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

We visited the castle when we had a few hours to spare before catching our train to Kyoto. It is the perfect way to spend 2-2.5 hours. We asked for directions in the train station information center and they gave us a discount coupon. It is a nice walk to the castle. The grounds were beautiful. I don't know if... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We went here to kill two hours between hour trains, but soon we learned that it may have not been enough to look at everything that was in display. There are 4 stories to this castle and it was full of goods from 1600s. I loved the beautiful sets of Japanese lacquers. English translation seemed to be missing more detailed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The castle was set up like a museum and full of Japanese history. The armor and swords were the coolest to see. There are a lot of stairs to explore the whole castle with a gift shop and viewing deck at the top. Be aware that photography is not allowed a lot of places in Japan; watch for signs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I liked that the castle grounds is surrounded by residential areas and life. Schools and children also use the grounds. It nice that it's alive. Many castles are tourist spots but I especially liked that real people are still using & enjoying this area. I didn't go in as there's many stairs and I was carrying luggage, it was tiring.... More 

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Medan, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

the ticket price is about 400 yen, don't expect to see original buliding shape there. All you can expect is museum, the samurai armor are cool.. The building is quite small, you can buy souvenirs on the top floor (no elevator). I bought a set of chopstick with katana shape, nice souvenirs!!

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Kawasaki, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

Typical Japanese castle reconstructed in modern times and it's more like a museum shaped like a castle, rather than the centuries-old original, which was torn down after the Meiji Restoration. Nevertheless, it is a good place to study history. The only eye candy was the red bridge that crosses the moat.

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