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Odawara Castle, Odawara

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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Odawara Castle is a landmark in the city of Odawara in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.HistoryOdawara was a stronghold of the Doi clan during the Kamakura period, and a fortified residence built by their collateral branch, the Kobayakawa clan stood on the approximate site of the present castle. After the Uesugi Zenshū Revolt of 1416, Odawara came under the control of the Omori clan of Suruga.They were in turn defeated by Ise Moritoki of Izu, founder of the Late Hōjō clan in 1495. Five generations of the Late Hōjō clan improved and expanded on the fortifications of Odawara Castle as the center of their domains, which encompassed most of the Kantō region.During the Muromachi period, Odawara Castle had very strong defenses, as it was situated on a hill, surrounded by moats with water on the low side, and dry ditches on the hill side, with banks, walls and cliffs located all around the castle, enabling the defenders to repel attacks by the great warriors Uesugi Kenshin in 1561 and Takeda Shingen in 1569. However, during the Battle of Odawara in 1590, Toyotomi Hideyoshi forced the surrender of the Late Hōjō clan through a combination of a three-month siege and bluff. After ordering most of the fortifications destroyed, he awarded the holdings of the Late Hōjō to Tokugawa Ieyasu.
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  • So go to Odawara Castle, the Castle Tower and set fee is affordable. I think it goes to visit before entering the Odawara Castle in the preparation and understanding of the Castle.
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  • Many wear with an exhibition of Odawara Castle was at Odawara Castle and set ticket, was that while I finished watching. It may be just the Castle?
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  • Enters the going well until near without leprosy was third in the memory because it was? Admission is 300 yen for adults. The history of the Odawara Castle, Odawara history is shown was. Route to the Castle along the Tokaido line from Odawara station in place and route from destroying the existing sense of experience route from destroying the existing street. Admission is half good was it's contents.
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  • 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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