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Okazaki Castle, Okazaki

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. Put Okazaki Castle at the forefront of your travel plans using our Okazaki trip maker app .
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  • October 4, 2017
    It is a small castle. Top the Observatory the room is after. Bars we put at the top, so difficult taking beautiful pictures! In the spring of cherry blossoms, Wisteria blooms, then so is recommended at that time.
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  • September 17, 2017
    Thought was where Tokugawa Ieyasu was born in Okazaki Park, so big castles, but it wasn't great donjon. Climb the Castle Tower and the Okazaki city convenience. Also, Tokugawa Ieyasu baby well.
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  • September 17, 2017
    From Meitetsu Higashi Okazaki station walk 10 minutes a little will do. In Okazaki Park. Additional area attractions include Museum of Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu. Admission is 200 yen for adults.
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  • April 3, 2017
    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
  • August 7, 2016
    Such a wonderful castle. Availabe of traditional knives for photoshoot too
  • June 11, 2016
    This is also ancient and cool garden park.
  • July 12, 2017
    Historical place
  • April 15, 2013
    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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