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Very wonderful place and a peaceful setting , after visiting the castle we came here to enjoy the whole ambiance of this shrine after eating lunch
Went early to Odawara and before the Ninja event visited the castle's nearby shrine dedicated to this famous person "Ninomiya Sontoku". For those who are not familiar his statue are placed in many Japanese schools depicted as carrying firewood on his back and reading a book…
Located next to the Odawara castle, it is a small but very pretty shrine with a small pond and koi fish.
A small, tranquil almost tourist-free shrine. Gorgeous grounds, lush and green. The stand at the entrance sells bags of fish food to feed the carp in the pond. We saw a shinto wedding when we were there - beautiful!