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Odawara Castle in Odawara city was used by the Hojo clan in the past. It is loved by the people of Odawara even now and is symbolic. The castle is situated on a hill and its castle-tower, the highest point of the castle has a great panoramic view of Odawara city. In the castle, there are exhibits of old swords and bows from the Sengoku period and some portraits of the previous owners of this castle. This is a valuable place to learn the history of Odawara Castle.
- 300 Ogikubo, Odawara, Kanagawa
- Contact No.
- 10-min walk from Odawara Station of JR Odakyu line
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 60 minutes
- Admission fee
- Adults for castle-tower 410 yen, elementary and junior high school students 150 yen; adults for the history museum 300 yen, elementary and junior high school students 100 yen; joint ticket for the castle tower and the history museum for adults 600 yen, elementary school and junior high school students 200 yen
- Other Information
- *Castle-tower is closed until the end of April of 2016 due to the renewal for earthquake resistance.
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The castle-tower of Odawara Castle is at an altitude of 60 meters. You can see not only the premises of the castle, but also the city of Odawara and even Sagami bay from the castle-tower. Make sure to climb right up to the castle-tower on your visit.
Tokiwagi-mon is a gate situated in front of the castle. It was reconstructed in 1971 to reproduce the original design. It is bigger than other gates and its massive shape overwhelms visitors who stand in front of it.
The precincts of the castle and nearby park have a lot of trees such as cherry blossom trees, hydrangea, and plum trees. Various kinds of flowers bloom in each season and look gorgeous against the contrasting white walls of Odawara Castle. A lot of photo enthusiasts are attracted to this place.