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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
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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81 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

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.

Thank AR R
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

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.

Thank Fernando M
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13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

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 

1 Thank Chalssey R
Aichi Prefecture, Japan
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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.

Thank ちぃにぃ
Hanbury, United Kingdom
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233 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
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.

Thank Edward B
Cairns, Australia
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217 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 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 

Thank Just-Julie-Cairns
Hokkaido, Japan
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273 reviews
167 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 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.

1 Thank gumchop
Sylvania, Ohio
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133 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 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.

Thank dianeoh1950
Dallas, Texas
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38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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!

Thank DoTaxi
Kosai, Japan
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28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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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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