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Address: 561 Koseicho, Okazaki 444-0052, Aichi Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 564-22-2122
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Visiting with my friend from Europe

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
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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.

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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 

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Aichi Prefecture, Japan
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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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Droitwich, 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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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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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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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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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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Address: Address: 561 Koseicho, Okazaki 444-0052, Aichi Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 564-22-2122
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Aichi Prefecture  >  Okazaki

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