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Okazaki Castle

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Pretty smaller castle with pleasant grounds

The castle is a faithful reconstruction of the original castle standing here. Okazaki is supposed... read more

Reviewed January 24, 2019
IZ_Zardai
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Tokyo, Japan
Another Small Sized Castle for History Buffs.

Despite its connection with one of the most famous historical figures - Tokugawa Ieyasu, this... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2018
petertaylor57
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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561 Koseicho, Okazaki 444-0052, Aichi Prefecture
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Reviewed January 24, 2019

The castle is a faithful reconstruction of the original castle standing here. Okazaki is supposed to be the location where Tokugawa Iyeasu was born, hence the place's historical importance. The castle grounds are lovely and staff are friendly. There are a few young employees walking...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed October 20, 2018

Despite its connection with one of the most famous historical figures - Tokugawa Ieyasu, this castle is quite small and probably not on anyone's 'must-see' list. I imagine the cherry blossoms would be spectacular in Spring here, and the Autumn leaves are pretty good too....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

The castle is divided to 2, the castle and the museum. To visit both will cost 550yen+-. Both castle and museum are largely replicated and looks more like museum. The castle and museum is quite educative and a nice garden.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank unizkhong
Reviewed April 10, 2017

A 15-minute walk west from Higashi Okazaki Meitetsu station over the Otogawa River. We approached from the ‘North’ side and reached the Mikawa Bushi Museum and Park first. The large premise has a mechanical clock tower and flower clock and Okazaki Park was filled with...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank JimmySumKahWai
Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

On the last weekend of my last trip to Japan, my friends and I decided to visit Okazaki job. It was relatively close to where we stayed in Toyota City. Started off with the train trip south. We got off at the Naka okazaki station...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed October 20, 2016

visited this Oct 19, 2016. There were not visitors at the time we were there. The castle was located in a very cool place, lots of green trees surrounding the castle, place was clean, inside the castle was very tidy from top to ground floor....More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank MinS285
Reviewed August 10, 2016

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!

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank 508DavidG508
Reviewed August 10, 2016

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...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Beaucaillou
Reviewed July 30, 2016

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...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank MartinLPrague
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...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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Response from JimmySumKahWai | Reviewed this property |
Hi hi, Like in all Japanese castles they do not allow for photography for the more valued collections. You will see the notice at one-corner. But at Level 1 and entrance they have some display that is allowed. [but I... More
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