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Odawara Castle History-and-Culture Walk

Western Area Multi day 31

Explore Odawara city and find special spots connected to its history and culture.

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Jouei-ji Temple

Western Area 30m

Jouei-Ji is the temple of Nichiren Shu Buddhist school, located in Shiroyama, Odawara City in Kanagawa prefecture.

Okubo Shrine

Western Area 30m

Okubo Shrine enshrines Okubo Tadayo, the first castellan of Odawara castle, and Okubo Tadazane, the 11th lord of Odawara Han.

Literature Monument of Shinichi Makino

Western Area 15m

Shinichi Makino is a renowned writer and was born in Odawara. A passage of his famous novel "Hakusei (stuffed birds)" is engraved on this stone monument.

Literature Monument of Yasubumi Inoue

Western Area 15m

Engraved on this stone monument is a passage of "Ume (plum)", a famous poem written by Hirobumi Inoue, a renowned poet from Odawara in the Meiji Period.

Large Dry Moat of Komine Goshouno-dai

Western Area 30m

This large moat was built dividing the ridge of the hillside of Mt. Hachiman that leads to the Honmaru (castle keep) of Odawara castle.

Denjou-ji Temple

Western Area 30m

Kitahara Hakushu, a renowned poet, once stayed in this temple.

Igami Shrine

Western Area 30m

Igami Shrine is located near the former Odawara inn.

Daikyu-ji Temple

Western Area 30m

Daikyu-ji temple was founded by Lord Okubo Tadayo, who was the castellan of Odawara castle as well as the loyal subject of Tokugawa Ieyasu.

Hayakawa-guchi Remains

Western Area 15m

This is part of the mounds that surrounded the town of Odawara and was the important platform to confront the headquarters of Toyotomi army.

Odawara Literature Museum

Western Area 1h

Many writers had lived in Odawara. Odawara had been popular among writers since Meiji period, because of its mild weather. The museum exhibits writers' lives...

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Odawara Castle Ruins Park

Western Area 1h

The historical landmarks, primarily the Honmaru square with castle tower are opened to visitors. This is the tourist attraction place, symbolizing Odawara ci...

Hotoku Ninomiya Shrine

Western Area 15m

This shrine was built to commemorate Ninomiya Sontoku who was born in Odawara and made all efforts to revitalize the villages everywhere. It is located near ...

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