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Odawara Castle, Odawara

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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. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Odawara trip simple and quick.
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  • Amazing castle with plenty to see and do. Convenient to visit from Tokyo and a short walk from the station to the castle. Also very close to the beach if you'd like to cool off after visiting. 
    Amazing castle with plenty to see and do. Convenient to visit from Tokyo and a short walk from the station to the castle. Also very close to the beach if you'd like to cool off after visiting.  more »
  • I did a lived-stream tour of Odawara castle and its ground with Eriko from Heygo. Before we toured the castle ground, Eriko brought us to see the iris flowers and hydrangeas in bloom at the moment... 
    I did a lived-stream tour of Odawara castle and its ground with Eriko from Heygo. Before we toured the castle ground, Eriko brought us to see the iris flowers and hydrangeas in bloom at the moment...  more »
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  • One of the best tourist destinations around Kanto region of Japan. The city itself was built and developed as "castle town" back in many centuries ago. The castle was ruined once but rebuilt as an important heritage. The entry fee to the castle is reasonable and I would highly recommend to get into the inside castle. The view from the top of the castle is simply amazing looking down the city and ocean. There are some experiences around the castle like you can wear Ninja and kimono costumes.
  • Great castle grounds with a rebuilt castle structure repurposed as a museum. The exhibits are interesting but most plaques are only in Japanese. I’m partial to castles that either preserve or recreate the original interior. This is no Himeji, but it’s worth a visit if you’re in the prefecture or trying to see the top 10 tallest castles in Japan.

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