• Odawara Castle
  • Odawara Castle

Odawara Castle



Odawara Castle is best known as the seat of the Odawara Hojo clan, which captured it in the late 15th century and enjoyed the glory for 100 years — until the castle fell to Hideyoshi, ending the warring states period. After that, the castle was ruled by many feudal lords, until 1870 when it was banned by the Meiji Government and many of the castle buildings were dismantled. The Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923 crushed the remaining buildings, leaving the area without reminders of its past. Post-earthquake reconstruction efforts brought back not only the main castle tower but the corner tower (Sumi-yagura), Tokiwagi-mon, Akagane-mon and Umadashi-mon gates. The exterior design of the reconstructed main tower was based on a reduced-scale prototype and plans created during the Edo Period (1603–1868). Inside the tower is a historical museum exhibiting helmets, armor, swords, drawings, paintings and historical records telling the story of Odawara and Odawara Hojo Clan. A ten-minute walk from the East Exit of Odawara Station on the Tokaido Main Line.

Location Information

  • Address

    6-1, Jonai, Odawara-shi, Kanagawa, 250-0014

  • Nearest Station
    Odawara Station
    ・ Tokaido Shinkansen Line
    ・ JR Tokaido Main Line
    ・ JR Shonan Shinjuku Line
    ・ JR Ueno Tokyo Line
    ・ Odakyu Odawara Line
    ・ Hakone Tozan Railway
    ・ Izuhakone Railway Daiyuzan Line
    East Exit
    10 minutes on foot
  • Phone Number
    Available languages
    only in Japanese
  • Hours
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Last admission 4:30 p.m.
  • Closed
    Closes second Wednesday of Dec., Dec. 31, Jan. 1

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