Mar/20 - Apr/5, 2020 Odawara Sakura Festival3.3
from 3/20 '20 to 4/5 '20
Odawara Castle is the most popular Sakura viewing spot in Odawara City, Kanagawa.
The cherry blossom in Odawara Castle is designated as one of the “100 Best Sakura Spots” in Japan. Approximately 350 cherry trees reach full bloom in April. This is truly a exceptional view with the castle’s tower in the background, and it attracts over 300,000 visitors each year.
In the evening, the castle is lit up with paper lanterns, and the scenery around the castle changes drastically to fantastic atmosphere. If you visit during the night, do not miss to see the gorgeous illuminated castle!
Besides, various events such as "Odawara Kamaboko Festival"(Mar.28&29), "Odawara Oden Summit"(Apr.4&5), Kids Parade, "Odawara Hojo Godai Festival", are scheduled at Odawara Castle Park during a Sakura season.
Dates : late-March to early-April
Address : 6-1 Jonai, Odawara City, Kanagawa
Access : a 10-min walk from Odawara Station
Admission : Free
Odawara Castle Tower : Adults 500 yen, Elementary and junior high school students 200 yen
*Due to concerns around the coronavirus, some scheduled events has been canceled.
Haiku Poetry Reading(Apr.12)
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Purposeeasily accessible,night view,Seasonal Flowers,Japanese resort,cherry blossom viewing,shrine/temple,sightseeing,an eating tour
Airport/Sta.Odawara Sta. (about 500m) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
3.05 months ago
Beautiful castle and grounds. The museum inside provided only Japanese signage so all of the history was lost on me. Stunning view from the top. Volunteers were amazingly helpful!!
3.02 months ago
A rebuild of the once destroyed historic castle. Both educational and interesting to visit. The view from the top is a must-see.
4.02 months ago
Great sunny garden. Couple of food stalls only. Nice views
5.02 weeks ago
The grounds here are very nice, the area was quiet when we visited (late afternoon, raining), but it brought a sense of peace to the park
4.04 months ago
A nice place to spend half a day. Nice views of Odawara Castle. Many of the various museums' exhibits are only in Japanese.