See the historical 15th-century stronghold of Odawara Castle, reconstructed in 1960 to its former glory. Surrounded by sakura (cherry) trees in the nearby park, the concrete castle contains a museum with a fine collection of ancient artifacts, weapons, and armors. The castle fell many times under siege throughout the centuries, but now the stout structure draws scores of tourists (as well as monkeys). Should you wish to purchase a souvenir, visit the nearby gift shops. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Odawara trip simple and quick.
Tours to Odawara Castle
Odawara Castle & Hakone one day tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $132
Duration: 9 hours 45 minutes
Hakone , with Private Car, from/to Yokohama Hotels&Ports, by Driver-Guide, 7hour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $662
Duration: 6 to 7 hours
Day trip to Hakone and Mount Fuji BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $274
Duration: 10 hours
Odawara Castle Reviews
大改修後初めて訪問したが、本丸内の展示はなかなか見応えが有った。ラグビーワールドカップの期間中ということも有り、外国人観光客も多く訪れていたが、展示説明に英語が有る箇所と無い箇所が有った。もし関係者の方が見られていたら、要改善点だと思う。最上層から眺める景色も良く、ここで石垣山の位置を確認してから、石垣山一夜城へ向かってみるのも面白い。 NINJA館は小さい子供向けに頑張って考えました、感があった... more »It was my first visit after the major renovation, but the exhibition in Honmaruuchi was quite impressive. During the Rugby World Cup, there were many foreign tourists, but there were some english and no parts of the exhibition. If the people involved were looking at it, I think it would be a necessary improvement. The view from the top layer is also good, and it is interesting to check the position of Mt. Ishigaki here, and to go to the castle at night at mt. Ishigaki. Ninja Museum worked hard for small children, there was a feeling. It was interesting, but i wish I could go there once.
台風一過で、雲が多く、風も強い日でしたが、天守閣から見渡す景色は素晴らしかったです。晴れている日なら相模湾はもっと綺麗だったと思います。 改修後だったので、内部もかなり見やすくなっていました。 御朱印帳ではなく日本のお城を巡って集めるスタンプが入り口にあるのですが、そのスタンプ帳は売店に売っているので、気をつけてくださいね。 more »It was a windy day with a lot of clouds, but the view from the castle tower was wonderful. I think sagami bay was more beautiful on a sunny day. Because it was after the renovation, the inside was also quite easy to see. There is a stamp at the entrance to collect around the castle in Japan, not the red seal book, but the stamp book is sold to the shop, so please be careful.
Such a beautiful landmark! The castle itself is astonishing but the surroundings are also remarkable. The whole site inspires peace and serenity despite its bloody history 🙏🏯
Interesting castle structure with a nice view of the city and bay. You can go inside the castle structure for ￥500. There's a museum filled with items and historical facts about the castle (although it's all in Japanese). You can get a nice view of the city from the observation deck on the top floor of the castle. It's not a bad visit if you are in the area.
Places to stay near Odawara Castle
Plan your trip to Odawara
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
View all >
Side trips from Odawara
View all >
Museums in Odawara
Hidden gems in Odawara
Plans to Odawara Castle by other users
31 days in Kanagawa Prefecture BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 2 days in Odawara BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 2 days in Odawara BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Atsugi BY A USER FROM CANADA November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 29 days in Yokohama BY A USER FROM VIETNAM November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium