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Address: 561 Koseicho, Okazaki 444-0052, Aichi Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 564-22-2122
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Lovely to visit this castle again Well maintained . Good history and all materials preserved in methodical way in Japanese way to high standards. Staff are very helpful. Don't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 9, 2015
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Cairns, Australia
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What an experience! To visit the birthplace of Tokugawa Ieyasu. The castle grounds are quite large and the gardens are beautiful. The castle itself was re-built in 1959 to the original plans and it has a great museum inside. So if you love Japanese history as I do, Okazaki castle is a must see.

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Fujieda, Japan
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Okazaki is famous as the birthplace of Tokugawa Ieyasu who ruled all over Japan more than 400 years ago, and he was born here. The castle is considered as the place he grew up until he had become 6 years old. Edo era should not stand without this castle. Though most of the castle buildings were swept away after the... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

Lovely to visit this castle again Well maintained . Good history and all materials preserved in methodical way in Japanese way to high standards. Staff are very helpful. Don't miss on selected Sundays their cultural festivals in front of the museum their warrior dressed personnel show casing their talent. Very lovely.

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Thank AR R
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

Okazaki castle is a place full of history and it is indeed a good place to come during spring. The view of the cherry trees and the food stalls make this place even better.

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Thank Fernando M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Okazaki castle in Okazaki park is quite small. It is not even that picturisque compared to the other castles in Japan. But if you are in the area, you might as well visit this place for a short period of time. The place is well suited for families or groups having picnics during sakura watching season. There is a museum... More 

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Aichi Prefecture, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Okazaki castle is the birthplace where famous general, Ieyasu Tokugawa, was born in. It's possible to see the neighborhood from the castle tower. Also, you can see various items like life goods, battle-gear and old cloths. We can feel the atmosphere of old era around 1600.

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Hanbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

There is a monument to the Alamo at this castle -- yes, the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas. A Japanese historian noted interesting parallels between the Battle of the Alamo and a 1547 battle in Japan. He was so taken with the parallels that he has erected memorials at this location in Japan and at the Alamo.

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We drove from Toyohashi to Okazaki with a friend for the main purpose of seeing this castle and found ourselves watching a live show in front of the Museum that was the highlight of the day......The original Okazaki Castle which dates to about 1455 is thought to have been built on the grounds of the Myodaiji Temple. Okazaki's Castle was... More 

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Hokkaido, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

It is best to walk. Land of Shoen of Tokugawa Ieyasu. As a hostage, he spent his childhood here in this place. There is also a museum and shrine.

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Sylvania, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

There aren't a lot of places to go in Okazaki, so go to the castle and spend an hour touring the grounds. Not as huge and impressive as others in Japan, but not as many steps to climb, climb, climb either! Great festival area. Worth the trip.

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