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Odawara Castle, Odawara
(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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  • Time at this hotel. I think if it were fine clean well the view is beautiful. It was because it was cloudy when I went. Depending on the event more like a Ninja Festival in the square was being held, so you can enjoy.
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  • 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 ...  more »
  • Site is in the history of many exhibits and the Museum staff. In stairs and old people who were so tight. Nice view from the 5th floor in ❗
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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.