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Address: 6-1 Jonai, Odawara 250-0014, Kanagawa Prefecture
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+81 465-22-3818
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Interesting introduction to Japanese Shogunate history

I was only here for about two hours. I could have spent longer, but I was on a guided MWR tour. The castle itself is basically a reproduction, which was disappointing, but the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Learn about Hojo family from the main tower. Lovely view of Odawara from the top. Ask for Eng pamphlet to learn about the tower. Then you should try Italian restaurant near by..

Thank Maia M
Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We needed to kill sometime so we decided to check this castle out. It was a great experience. The grounds are beautiful; even without most of the flowers as it is winter. The castle itself and the view from the top is gorgeous. And there's a museum inside the castle that takes your mind off the walk up. Make sure... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was only here for about two hours. I could have spent longer, but I was on a guided MWR tour. The castle itself is basically a reproduction, which was disappointing, but the history behind why it is a reproduction is interesting. Most of the placards in the museum are in Japanese. So, you may want to look into alternative... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

After having visited quite a number of Japanese castles this one didn't impress us much. It's bailey is a reconstruction (after it suffered badly in the Great Kanto earthquake) and inside there is not much to see. Outside they were some dressed up "samurai" walking posing for foto opportunities. The castle park is recommendable.

Thank AhasverSaoPaulo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We stopped in Odawara to change trains on our way to an onsen in Hakone. What a great little diversion! A short walk from the train station. It was very lovely to come upon with the water and stone walls. Once inside, the castle was a huge imposing backdrop for our pictures. On the day we were there, there weren't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

If you visit odawara which is likely if you go to Hakone as most people change train here or change for the bus. Luckily it's in close proximity to the Station and signage is most clear. It's pretty and outside has nice areas for seating. The castle offers amazing views also and various religious shrines.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We went to the Castle, and had a blast and learned a lot about Japanese history and how the various families and royals have occupied the site. Very good Video and art installations take you through the castle.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

On the way to Hakone, you might want to drop by at Odawara Castle at Odawara Station. If you want to get out from the train to get move your legs this will be a great place to visit. There is an observation deck which at the top of the castle. Don't expect to see the old castle as they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful castle. In the base they have monkeys and you can dress as a samurai and walk around for 10 minutes for 300 yen. Super fun experience. You can go all the way to the top and sometimes you can even see mt fuji from the top on a clear day.

Thank Travelophilia84
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We had planned to stop briefly at Odawara Castle before proceeding on to the Hakone area but when the cold rain settled in we thought better of it. We turned it into a castle visit and a walking tour of Odawara - and we were thoroughly glad we did. At the outset it should be understood that this is a... More 

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