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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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Beautiful!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Singapore, Singapore
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82 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Thank Terence1974_12
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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Thank Suzanne S
UK
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42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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Thank Diegosjf
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4 of 5 stars 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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Thank Stefanus S
Hampshire, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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Thank Natalie P
Sydney, Australia
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151 reviews
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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.

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Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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 

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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!

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