Odawara Castle

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Odawara Castle was built in the 15th century by Daimyo Hojo Soun. It was demolished by the Meji government in the 19th century. It was rebuilt in 1960 and today the 5-story castle sits on the top of a hill that overlooks Odawara.



Jonai, Odawara, Kanagawa 250-0014, Japan (Directions)


¥200 - ¥500

General Amenities

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  • Free guides/pamphlets
  • Free parking
  • Paid parking

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