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)
*Please check the official website for the latest information. We can't answer any question about the article.
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.
5.0a month ago
Cool historical landmark. Beautiful inside the castle courtyards; there are even some monkeys to see. Cool place for taking some nice pictures. Only ¥500 yen to get in, and there are some interesting artifacts to check out. If you like history, would recommend, but even as someone who isn't a history buff, I still enjoyed it. On the top floor, you are also able to walk around on a balcony and see the water and city.
5.0a month ago
Awesome castle and grounds to explore. There are multiple pay by the hour lots surrounding the castle.
4.02 months ago
Not much to see, except the castle itself.
Inside castle photography is prohibited.
A short trip near to beach makes good combination.
3.010 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!!
5.05 months 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