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Address: 561 Koseicho, Okazaki 444-0052, Aichi Prefecture
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While Nagoya castle in renovation, visit Okazaki castle as alternative.

From Nagoya station, it is about an hour to get to Okazaki. Okazaki castle is known as Tokugawa Ieyasu’s castle long time before he reigned at Edo(today’s Tokyo). Compare to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Englewood, Tennessee, Usa
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was much smaller than Nagoya Castle, but it had much more activity. There was a lot more to do here and it had a more authentic feel!

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Germany
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98 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From Nagoya station, it is about an hour to get to Okazaki. Okazaki castle is known as Tokugawa Ieyasu’s castle long time before he reigned at Edo(today’s Tokyo). Compare to Nagoya castle, it is smaller and less touristic but that can be positive. We could visit calmly and see the exhibition in the castle without bumping into others. Like Nagoya... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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68 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Openly, we expected a little bit more. As it is known for being a birthplace of a famous shogun Tokugawa, we expected to get a glimpse of a historical experience that would give us the feeling of time long past. However, the castle is only a copy built in the 20th century and the view from the castle is just... More 

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Thank Martin L
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209 reviews
209 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Castle keeps don’t often contain the best exhibitions within even though they mostly function as museums, because their main draw relies on spectacle, but Okazakijō is different. It has a glorious collection of models and artefacts. Unfortunately these collections are jealously guarded and pictures are prohibited within the museum. There is also a separate museum dedicated to the life and... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

What an experience! To visit the birthplace of Tokugawa Ieyasu. The castle grounds are quite large and the gardens are beautiful. The castle itself was re-built in 1959 to the original plans and it has a great museum inside. So if you love Japanese history as I do, Okazaki castle is a must see.

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Fujieda, Japan
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55 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Okazaki is famous as the birthplace of Tokugawa Ieyasu who ruled all over Japan more than 400 years ago, and he was born here. The castle is considered as the place he grew up until he had become 6 years old. Edo era should not stand without this castle. Though most of the castle buildings were swept away after the... More 

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1 Thank Tokugawa_Ieyasu
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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95 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

Lovely to visit this castle again Well maintained . Good history and all materials preserved in methodical way in Japanese way to high standards. Staff are very helpful. Don't miss on selected Sundays their cultural festivals in front of the museum their warrior dressed personnel show casing their talent. Very lovely.

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1 Thank AR R
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

Okazaki castle is a place full of history and it is indeed a good place to come during spring. The view of the cherry trees and the food stalls make this place even better.

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1 Thank Fernando M
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13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Okazaki castle in Okazaki park is quite small. It is not even that picturisque compared to the other castles in Japan. But if you are in the area, you might as well visit this place for a short period of time. The place is well suited for families or groups having picnics during sakura watching season. There is a museum... More 

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Aichi Prefecture, Japan
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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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