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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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Odawara Castle

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Stefanus S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Stefanus S
Hampshire, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars 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.

Thank Ness-of-Sydney
Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Odawara Castle (Odawara-jo) was transformed into a large-scale structure in 1495 by the daimyo Hojo Soun, who carried out a major refurbishment of a comparatively simple structure surrounded by a mound. After that, it became the castle of generations of the Hojo family, but after it was surrendered to Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who ruled Japan in the latter half of the... More 

Thank Bob H
Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

I actually went to Odawara castle on my first visit to Tokyo in November 2012. As a history buff, I wanted to see a castle, and Odawara Castle was the nearest to Tokyo I found. It is around a 1-hour train ride from Tokyo to Odawara. A must for fans of Castles!

Thank Abet A
Chiba, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

We went there 10mins before it would be closed. Hydrangea were lighted up which were very beautiful. And next time I want to go there at noon because there were some wagons to sell odawara food.

Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Comparing to other castles in Japan, this was is pretty small; however, newly renovated, so it looks great and inside history about the castle and its owners described.

Thank KasiaZG25
Scotland, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Impressive building with museum included. well done,well laid out. Good gardens to walk around and chill. This castle has been rebuilt to a fantastic standard ,well done to all involved.

Thank PETER w
Bogor, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

as another castle in japan, they have a park ussually occupy with sakura flower during blossom. Unfortunately we came about 4 pm and about to close. but we still can play at the park

Thank Erlan2013
Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

The grounds are not very big. The castle isn't as big as some other castles, but it is beatiful and well worth a visit if you are in the Odawa area.

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