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Address: 6-1 Jonai, Odawara 250-0014, Kanagawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 465-22-3818
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Great place to visit

If your passing by Odawara, come on and check out the castle. They been making it better every time I see it. Have to check out the the tiny zoo with the monkeys...

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Ebina, Japan
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Ebina, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

If your passing by Odawara, come on and check out the castle. They been making it better every time I see it. Have to check out the the tiny zoo with the monkeys...

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Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I was once visited Osaka Castle in Osaka and it feels like I have been there again. The Odawara castle is near the station so it was not difficult to visit. I enjoyed the Museum ,the view of the sea and the area from the top of the castle. By visiting the place , you will learn the rich history... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Just a short walk from Odawara Station, this castle and its grounds are worth a visit! Beautiful gardens, gates, and castle. Exhibits in the castle are awe inspiring. We will be returning with family in the future.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The castle is a short walk from the station. During cherry blossom season, the street along the bottom of the castle grounds nearest the main entry is lined with cherry blossom trees. The castle has been rebuilt (out of necessity) but the museum inside is an interesting collection of eco-period artefacts and includes lots of samurai pieces. Not everything has... More 

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

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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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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Additional Information about Odawara Castle

Address: 6-1 Jonai, Odawara 250-0014, Kanagawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 465-22-3818
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Kanagawa Prefecture  >  Odawara
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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