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Odawara Castle
Towering on a stone foundation on a green hillside, the impressive Odawara Castle, with its five stories and three­-tiered roof, presides over a small grove of cherry trees that explode in pinks and whites come spring. Located an hour south of Tokyo and blocks from the sea in Hakone, the castle is perhaps the largest and best ­preserved example of a 15th­-century Japanese fortress in the area.

Behind two large decorative gates— Umadashi­mon and Akagane­mon—the castle complex spans multiple buildings and gardens while including moat­-like pools on two sides of the property. An onsite museum, inside the main castle tower, features artifacts, armor and weapons, as well as details of the castle’s storied history; the top floor affords views of Sagami Bay and the surrounding city. The castle was the built by the Omori Clan before changing hands in a late 16th­ century siege. The Okubo family, appointed to live there, ruled Odawara through nearly the entire Edo period before the castle went out of use in 1870. 

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The Odawara Castle complex is open daily from 9 a.m. til 5 p.m. with the final admission at 4:30 p.m. Basic admission is around ¥410 ($3.40) for adults and ¥150 ($1.25) for children, with additional admission required for those visiting the Rekishi­Kenbunkan Museum—with audiovisual displays and more artifacts—within the complex grounds. It is a 10­-minute walk from the Japan Railway-­East Odawara Station. Several day trips from Tokyo include visits to the Odawara Castle Park, often incorporating stops at, if not cruises on, Lake Ashi with views of Mt. Fuji. Recent visitors note that the main donjon (castle keep) is being reinforced against earthquakes and will be under construction through April 2016; access to its museum may be limited during this time.
Address: Jonai, Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0014, Japan
Hours: Open daily from 9 a.m. til 5 p.m. with the final admission at 4:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults: ¥410 ($3.40); Children: ¥150 ($1.25)
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Odawara Traditional Samurai Castle Private Tour. - Charted Vehicle Included

This private tour takes you to "Odawara Castle" in a private comfortable car.In this tour, you can feel the history and culture of Japan.At Odawara Castle, you can do Armor dressing experience (armor, samurai, ninja costumes rental). And enjoy taking pictures.In spring, you can see the very beautiful "Sakura(Japanese cherry blossoms)" .--------------------------------------Schedule:9:00 AM Pick-up HND/HotelGyokuhō-ji (50min)Odawara Castle (150min)4:00 PM Drop-off Hotel--------------------------------------Admission fee:・Odawara Castle ¥500/per person--------------------------------------Notes:・It can be transported to and from hotels in the 23 wards of Tokyo. Please let us know the destination hotel at the time of reservation.・The driver can speak English, but it is not a guide, so I can't guide you.・Admission fee and food fee are not included in the tour fees.
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Odawara Castle & Hakone one day tour

Immerse yourself in Japan’s history and tradition!Visit the region’s best fortress, Odawara Castle, before enjoying the famous Hakone area at its fullest with an exquisite lunch, a scenic lake cruise and a unique Japanese hot springs experience!
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