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Odawara Castle

6-1 Jonai, Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0014, Japan
+81 465-22-3818
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Ranked #3 of 29 Attractions in Odawara
Type: Historic Sites, Parks, Castles, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Singapore, Singapore
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249 reviews 249 reviews
112 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

A lovely place to visit. And also, this is an replica of the original. Noted with that, the Spring season of Sakura is lovely and the Autumn season of red leaves is just as nice.

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Yokohama, Japan
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Cherry blossom blooms awesomely. There are many people drinking and eating outside of the castle to celebrate. It's a great atmosphere for this season.

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Columbus, Georgia
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212 reviews 212 reviews
88 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A popular tourist location, it simply lacks the drama of what Westerners might expect from a castle. Plus, it's a replica; the original is down the road a mile or so. Don't plan more than an hour, even if you read every artifact explanation.

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Melbourne, Australia
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145 reviews 145 reviews
56 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We travelled to the Castle as a side tour from our planned holiday. we enjoyed the tour and the history

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Enjoyed the great views and the cultural artifacts. Felt that pictures without flash should have been allowed in the actual building. Lots of stray cats on the castle grounds. Absolutely beautiful gardens with Koi ponds. Saw the caged monkeys, just felt sorry for them. Still, very affordable and a good site to visit--pleasant 10-15 minute walk from the station. Great... More

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Cessnock, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This castle has a lot to offer. There are great views from the top and we were told that on a clear day, Mt Fuji can be seen from the top level. Inside the castle there were plenty of fascinating exhibits to stimulate your interests while outside the grounds are quite expansive with its massive solid gates & moats to... More

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Lomma, Sweden
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

An old samurai castle with a great view from up top. The castle is located on a hill within walking distance of the train station. Some of the Shinkansen trains stop here, so it only takes about 25 minutes by train from Tokyo. One can rent samurai clothes for about 200-300 yen for about 10 minutes. There is also a... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We visited here before going back to Tokyo, after visiting Hakone. We spent there for 1.5 hour. We didn't expect much but very historical museum in the castle and did enjoy walking around castle park with lovely cherry blossom and plum trees. It is quite big place.

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The Hague
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Odawara Castle is well worth a visit if you're in the neighbourhood. The view from the fifth floor balcony is particularly worthwhile. The park surrounding the Castle is also quite nice.

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Cairns, Australia
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183 reviews 183 reviews
115 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Just out of Odawara railway station and look to your right and you can see the castle on the top of the hill. Call into the Tourist information centre in Odawara Station and you will receive a great map of the area, discount vouchers to the castle and the lovely English speaking staff will guide you to the best entrance... More

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