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Address: 6-1 Jonai, Odawara 250-0014, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 465-22-3818
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7th highest castle in japan

The 7th highest castle in Japan and near to Tokyo. The castle is a rebuild castle from edo period. The museum is very small and not worth paying extra for it. Recommend to just... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Singapore, Singapore
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Prince Albert, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The outside was great, unfortunately the inside was closed due to renovations. The surrounding area is fantastic, with many koi in the canal around it.

Thank Kris D
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The 7th highest castle in Japan and near to Tokyo. The castle is a rebuild castle from edo period. The museum is very small and not worth paying extra for it. Recommend to just pay to visit the castle keep and to go to edo-tokyo museum for better museum tour.

Thank TeoZQ
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Love at first sight! Our trip was so worth it. Even though some parts of the interior was sort of modern, I fell inlove on the exterior. I could look at this beautiful building all day! I look forward to seeing more castles here in Japan!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

We went around 2.30pm and manage to leave after it close which for us with young kids meant a great deal. From the entrance right to the tower, the place was absolutely beautiful. The grounds were kept brautifully and view of the bridge over the moats were exactly as what you would imagine in a Japanese scroll. The museum was... More 

Thank CWKB2
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Castle has many different exhibits, good to take time to read through the exhibits ad the explanations on the panels. to learn about the history of Odawarra and Odawarra Castle

Thank Terence1974_12
Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

We went last weekend and there was a ninja festival going on! Very fun to see such a beautiful castle! I know it has been rebuilt, but it was great to get away for the day and enjoy a castle close to our prefecture. Did not enjoy caged monkeys that seemed under stimulated and not in correct climate area. That... More 

Thank Suzanne S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

We visited Odawara castle with our two young children. The museum near the gate was fun and quite interactive. Our 3 year old was petrified of the samurai model with flames behind it! The best bit was dressing up outside the castle - choice of kimono, samurai or ninja outfits that you can wear for about 10 mins. It cost... More 

Thank Diegosjf
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

The neighborhood was so calm and homie. Feel so peaceful around this place. Since we came at evening, it wasn't so hot in this summer time

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Hampshire, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

This is one of Japans rebuilt castles, unfortunately due to war, fire and nature disasters many of Japans original castles were destroyed. The country has rebuilt many of these castles, including this one in Odawara. The best bit about this castle are the grounds that surround it, which, if you are lucky, will be filled with iris and hydrangea. There... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

It was a shame to see such a beautiful building - so many centuries old - done up in such a modern style on the inside. The museum is full of artefacts, but once you've entered the castle, the interior is nothing like its heritage.

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