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Oakazaki Castle

Address: 561 Koseicho, Okazaki 444-0052, Aichi Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 564-22-2122
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Ranked #1 of 22 Attractions in Okazaki
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks

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Okazaki-shi, Aichi, Japan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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155 reviews 155 reviews
23 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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.

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Cairns, Australia
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206 reviews 206 reviews
119 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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91 reviews 91 reviews
35 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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210 reviews 210 reviews
32 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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