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Oakazaki Castle

561 Koseicho, Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture 444-0052, Japan
+81 564-22-2122
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Okazaki
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Cairns, Australia
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183 reviews 183 reviews
115 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
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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北海道千歳市
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16 reviews 16 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

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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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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Dallas, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This castle is small but beautiful. The setting is serene and not nearly as touristy as some other castles in Kyoto and Tokyo. If you go during Sakura season, you will find parties every night on the banks of the river. It is wonderful!

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Kosai, Japan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Okazaki Castle (donjon) is a reconsruction, but inside there are both antiques and replicas of weaponry and household items from long ago. The grounds are quite beautiful (particularly in cherry blossom season) and the walls and moats are original.

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Irvine, CA
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193 reviews 193 reviews
31 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

When in Okazaki, try to find time to visit the castle. It was the birthplace of Ieyasu Tokugawa and has been well maintained over the years. The gardens are lovely, particularly in the autumn and spring

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Stunning location and a very typical Castle. If your staying at the New Grand Okazaki the views from high rooms are great! If your in Okazaki, definately take the time to visit!

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Nagoya, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

Its really beautifful there in sakura´s time! You are suppost to go to have a piknik, in the park there!!! Its in April. Fireworks in sep, is also wonderfull!!!

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

Reconstructed castle located in a pleasant park that contains a museum focused on Tokugawa Iyeyasu (who was born in the castle), who famously brought Japan under united rule and was the first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan, which ruled from the 1600 until the Meiji Restoration in 1868. Also located in the park is an open air noh... More

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