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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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  • Renovated, has revived as a modern Museum. Tour road is very easy to turn, also designed in the elderly in some places there are sofas can take a break.
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  • Exhibited more readable history of the Castle Tower Castle painted white last year and we feel a queer feeling went up, very nice. Aren't available to other facilities and set rates worked evenings at about 4 p.m., but it was seen from the Castle Tower with weather is excellent.
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  • Element felt history was renewed last year just because the Interior is beautiful, but not much. Excursions from Tokyo as good might be a strong element of the Museum. Has a moat around the Castle, but once the whole Castle moat surrounded by had is.
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  • Odawara Castle is the closest Japanese Castle to Tokyo! If you're planning to visit Hakone then stop by first to Odawara to visit this castle! The castle is basically a museum inside and there's a lot of information about the fall of the Hojo clan, how the Great Kantō Earthquake destroyed the castle, and how it was rebuilt. It also has a lot of great artifacts such as armours and swords of their samurai, etc.! I highly recommend this place since you'll learn a lot here!
  • 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.
  • Beautiful place to visit don't forget to rent tge nenja or the samurai costume hhh
  • Great castle with a great history and a great view from the top. Must visit place if you are near Odawara.