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Odawara Castle, Odawara

Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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3.8/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
See the historical 15th-century stronghold of Odawara Castle, reconstructed in 1960 to its former glory. Surrounded by sakura (cherry) trees in the nearby park, the concrete castle contains a museum with a fine collection of ancient artifacts, weapons, and armors. The castle fell many times under siege throughout the centuries, but now the stout structure draws scores of tourists (as well as monkeys). Should you wish to purchase a souvenir, visit the nearby gift shops. A visit to Odawara Castle represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Odawara trip itinerary builder to plot your vacation.
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  • The outside was great, unfortunately the inside was closed due to renovations. The surrounding area is fantastic, with many koi in the canal around it. 
  • And new castle is visited in a long time, and twist various preference during the atomosphere at uncle. Among them was theater.
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  • The 7th highest castle in Japan and near to Tokyo. The castle is a rebuild castle from edo period. The museum is very small and not worth paying extra for it. Recommend to just pay to visit the castle...  read more »
  • Peaceful... Delightful all year round. Something for everyone
  • Does anyone have any news about Odawara Castle? I'm planning to visit around mid April 2016 and I just hope it won't be closed or surrounded by scaffolding and works. Info please ;P
  • Beautiful maintained castle, Superb view of Hakone Hills & Sea
  • This place is beautiful! I recommend anyone who is coming to the Japan area to look into going here.
  • I have seen castles in Japan and this is just another castle in Odawara, good for locals but not so attractive for travellers who have already visited some castle. But i think this is the closest for people who live in Tokyo metropolitan area.
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