Castle of the Hojo family of Odawara, the samurai leaders of Kanto area
Odawara Castle was as an impregnable castle owned by the fifth daimyo of the Hojo clan, the samurai family that governed Kanto area for about a century from the end of 15th century. From the Edo period, the castle became a reserve for Hakone and Tokaido and functioned as a cornerstone of defense in the Kanto region. The current castle tower was rebuilt in 1960. This three-layered, four-story castle tower has a tsuke-yagura (connecting tower) and a watari-yagura (hall turrets) on the top. A full view of Sagami Bay can be observed from the top floor. The castle has reopened after the completion of a seismic retrofit and renewal of the exhibition in 2016.
|Address||6-1, Jonai, Odawara-shi, Kanagawa|
|Phone||+81-465-23-1373 (Japanese only)|
|Opening hours||9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Last admission is 30 minutes before closing time)
* Opening hours may be extended depending on the season.
|Holidays||Closes on the second Wednesday of December, and from December 31st to January 1st.|
|Admission Fee||Castle Tower Only: Adults 500 yen, Elementary and junior high school students 200 yen
Castle Tower and History Museum: Adults 650 yen, Elementary and junior high school students 250 yen
|Access||Approx. 10-minute walk from "Odawara Station", JR Tokaido Shinkansen Line.|
|Photo credit||Odawara Castle Tower|
updated on Mar 2, 2017
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