Odawara Castle

It will be time to PCS before we know it. I am trying to knock as much off my Japan bucket list as I can this summer. One of the things on the list is Odawara Castle.  Today toddler girl and I hopped on the train to head to Odawara and check out the castle.

castles in Japan, Odawara Castle, Odawara, Japan

Getting there was easy too.  Toddler girl and I took a train from Ofuna Station to Odawara.  It was about a 40 minute ride from Ofuna Station to Odawara Station.  But it was easy! You can also take the shinkansen (bullet train). It is a short walk from the train station to the castle.  You take the East Exit out the train station and the castle will be to your right.  You can see it from the station.  There are also signs pointing you in the direction, so it makes it very easy to get there. I followed the sign for the North entrance, as it was the shortest distance and better for toddler girl.  Along the way, there were this cute pictures on the sidewalk.

castles in Japan, Odawara, Japan, Odawara Castle

castles in Japan, Odawara, Japan, Odawara Castle

castles in Japan, Odawara, Japan

castles in Japan, Odawara, Japan, Odawara Castle

 

The castle was built-in 1447, but rebuilded in 1633 and 1703. The castle’s look from the outside reminds me of the castle in Osaka. There was an admission ticket that you buy at the entrance of the castle.  The castle is 4 stories tall.  The castle, is more of a museum, with each floor showing many unique things, taking you back in history.  Unfortunately,  you are not allowed to take photos inside the castle.

castles in Japan, Odawara, Japan, Odawara Castle

Odawara Castle

 

 

 

7 comments

    • Life of Creed says:

      Japan was the first castles I have visited. They are pretty amazing. To know that Emperors lived there and the history behind each castle is great learning experience.

    • Life of Creed says:

      Yes, I was disappointed not being able to take pictures inside. But it was a great being able to see the history. I hope you are able to check it off your bucket list, it is truly and amazing country.

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