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Okazaki Castle, Okazaki

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Castle Historic Site
The birthplace of one of the most influential men in Japanese history, Okazaki Castle offers picturesque grounds, rich historical artifacts, and panoramic views. First constructed in the 15th century, the castle gained renown upon the birth of Tokugawa Ieyasu, a daimyo's son who went on to establish a shogunate ruling clan that lasted over 200 years. Though reconstructed during the 1950s, the citadel retains is original moat and foundations, as well as a range of relics and models displayed in its exemplary museum. Try on a replica version of Ieyasu's samurai armor for a distinct photo opportunity, and visit the viewing platform to take in extensive scenic views of the city and the Mikawa plains below. Work out when and for how long to visit Okazaki Castle and other Okazaki attractions using our handy Okazaki travel itinerary maker.
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  • I visited for the stamp rally. Castle was rebuilt, maintained as a park area, was quite good. I think a little bit away and watch from the Riverside.
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  • 3-tier restored 5 storey Castle is counted in the Castle Japan 100, Okazaki Castle, Okazaki Park is famous as the castle of Tokugawa Ieyasu was born. Enter the castle in Okazaki Park, it is too early in the morning, came strolling.
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  • Castle, Ieyasu was born. Smaller than I thought. Than the value of the castle would win and the birthplace. Special and not later.
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  • My wife is from this area and have visited a few times before. This was the first time with our son. Such a beautiful area. If you are in the Aichi area, would recommend a visit
  • Such a wonderful castle. Availabe of traditional knives for photoshoot too
  • This is also ancient and cool garden park.
  • Historical place
  • I went to Okazaki Castle as HANAMI with my friends in sparing vacation. There are many cherry trees, so it was so beautiful !! The view makes everyone can be impressed. I'm glad to see it in Japan. Also, there are many food wagons we like. I love it !! We bought many foods, talk and see the cherry trees. It was happy time for us. Fortunately, a military commander `BUSHOU` in Japanese gave us a map of the Okazaki Castle !! It was funny, isn't it? I hope to visit there next spring, also decrease people in there :p

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Where to stay in Okazaki

A couple of accommodation options, mostly basic business hotels, cluster around the Higashi-Okazaki train station, in the central part of town. Visitors can also choose to stay in nearby Toyota, which offers more diversity in its range of lodgings, or even make a day trip from Nagoya, where you can find plenty of budget-friendly, mid-range, and upscale choices for overnight stay.
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