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Address: 6-1 Jonai, Odawara 250-0014, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Beautiful Castle

We stopped in Odawara to change trains on our way to an onsen in Hakone. What a great little diversion! A short walk from the train station. It was very lovely to come upon... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
Gayle A
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Sao Paulo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After having visited quite a number of Japanese castles this one didn't impress us much. It's bailey is a reconstruction (after it suffered badly in the Great Kanto earthquake) and inside there is not much to see. Outside they were some dressed up "samurai" walking posing for foto opportunities. The castle park is recommendable.

Thank AhasverSaoPaulo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped in Odawara to change trains on our way to an onsen in Hakone. What a great little diversion! A short walk from the train station. It was very lovely to come upon with the water and stone walls. Once inside, the castle was a huge imposing backdrop for our pictures. On the day we were there, there weren't... More 

Thank Gayle A
Bucks, uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

If you visit odawara which is likely if you go to Hakone as most people change train here or change for the bus. Luckily it's in close proximity to the Station and signage is most clear. It's pretty and outside has nice areas for seating. The castle offers amazing views also and various religious shrines.

1 Thank FairCritique4U
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We went to the Castle, and had a blast and learned a lot about Japanese history and how the various families and royals have occupied the site. Very good Video and art installations take you through the castle.

Thank Audun007
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

On the way to Hakone, you might want to drop by at Odawara Castle at Odawara Station. If you want to get out from the train to get move your legs this will be a great place to visit. There is an observation deck which at the top of the castle. Don't expect to see the old castle as they... More 

1 Thank Eddy_Leong
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful castle. In the base they have monkeys and you can dress as a samurai and walk around for 10 minutes for 300 yen. Super fun experience. You can go all the way to the top and sometimes you can even see mt fuji from the top on a clear day.

Thank Travelophilia84
Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

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 of Odawara - and we were thoroughly glad we did. At the outset it should be understood that this is a... More 

Thank markjackson100
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

It was my first time at Odawara area and I really enjoyed this Castle. Really beautiful, a place that everyone should visit if are in the area.

Thank ing_hiro
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

The view from above is nice and the grounds and shrine nearby are worth looking at too. Located south of the train it's a short walk to the castle. There you can spend a few hours wandering around.

Thank Rhys M
Prince Albert, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The outside was great, unfortunately the inside was closed due to renovations. The surrounding area is fantastic, with many koi in the canal around it.

Thank Kris D

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