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Odawara Castle History-and-Culture Walk

Hakone Area Multi day 36

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



Jouei-ji Temple

Odawara 30m

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

Okubo Shrine

Odawara 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

Odawara 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

Odawara 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

Odawara 30m

These remains consist of three empty moats: the east moat, the west moat, and the middle moat, which is now a road. The east moat, which is the best preserved of...

Denjou-ji Temple

Odawara 30m

Denjoji Temple was built at the end of the Kamakura period (1185-1333) and is an ancient temple worshipped by the Odawara Hojo clan during the Sengoku period (1467-1615)....

Igami Shrine

Odawara 30m

A shrine founded in 1520 that enshrines Yoshioki Miura, the last military commander of the Miura clan, who played a central role in the Kamakura Shogunate and ruled...

Daikyu-ji Temple

Odawara 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

Odawara 15m

It was part of the structure built by the Hojo clan in preparation for the Battle of Odawara with Toyotomi Hideyoshi at the end of the Sengoku period (1467-1615)...

Odawara Literature Museum

Odawara 1h

In addition to materials related to authors from Odawara, such as Tokoku Kitamura, Shinichi Makino, Kazuo Ozaki, and Chotaro Kawasaki, those of authors who lived...

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Hakushu Nursery Rhyme Museum

Odawara 30m

This building is also the annex of the Odawara Museum of Literature. This secondary residence (nationally registered tangible cultural property) of the former Minister...

Otemon Gate Historic Site

Odawara 15m

During the Edo period, Sannomaru housed the residences of chief vassals and clan facilities, and was largely surrounded by Ninomaru, Goyomai-gurinawa, and Minami-gurinawa....

Odawara Castle Ruins Park

Odawara 1h

Odawara Castle Ruins Park, centered on Honmaru Square where the castle tower is situated, is designated as a National Historic Site and is one of Odawara's most...

Hotoku Ninomiya Shrine

Odawara 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 Odawara...

Tombs/ Graves of Hojo Ujimasa・Hojo Ujiteru

Odawara 15m

The graves of Hojo Ujimasa, the fourth head of the late Hojo clan, and Ujiteru, his brother, is known by the locals as a place filled with fortunate powers. Photos...


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