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Odawara Castle, Odawara

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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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  • Odawara Castle has a wonderful history of ninja and samurai. The castle itself is very beautiful especially during Hanami season. It is located not so far from the station. You can take you time to wo...  more »
  • We visited on a very rainy day, the cherry blossoms were beautiful. There weren't very many tourists due to the weather. There is a small discount off the entrance fee if you show them the online coup...  more »
  • Odawara Castle is beautiful and we asked. Weather was disappointing, but of imagination over cherry wood touched! Castle and cherry blossoms, Japan was enjoying.
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  • Very cool castle. One of the draws specifically here is that the castle itself is a museum. The terrace all around is beautiful as well. It is a bit off the beaten path for regular tourism, despite being a 10 minute walk from Odawara station which is a Shinkansen stop.
  • Very impressive rebuilt castle. Very pleasant place to be. Easily accessible from the town centre.
  • Nice well rebuilt castle. If you are in Odawara it's worth a look, but I wouldn't go out of your way for it unless you really like castles. The displays inside are good, but if you cannot read Japanese you will find the explanations lacking
  • This was a great place to stop by. I didn't have long and made a quick walk to the park and castle from the Odawara train station. Nice park with I'm sure much more than I was able to see. I came in the back way. They have a small amusement park for kids nearby.
  • It is a small castle with a good view, and the museum is very interesting.