Jul/27 - 28, 2019 Odawara Lantern Festival3.8
from 7/27 '19 to 7/28 '19
Odawara Lantern Festival is held annually on every July at Odawara City, Kanagawa Prefecture.
About 1,800 paper lanterns made by local elementary students are displayed along the moat in Odawara Castle Park.
The view of the water moat reflecting light of lanterns is fantastic and breathtaking.
There are various fun events scheduled such as Lantern Dance Competition, Bon Dance Party, Mikoshi(portable shrine) Parade, and Taiko Drum Performance.
In addition, there is a paper-lantern making workshop in Ninomaru Square.(1,000 yen for 1 lantern, 90mins)
And about 50 food stalls and festival stalls are opened. Enjoy!
Venue: Odawara Castle Park in Odawara City, Kanagawa
Dates: July 27 & 28, 2019, 12:00～20:30
Access: 10 mins on foot from Odawara Station east exit
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PurposeFestivals,easily accessible,parade,Traditional folk,experience,sightseeing,an eating tour
Airport/Sta.Odawara Sta. (about 600m) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
3.03 weeks 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!!
4.0in the last week
A nice place to spend half a day. Nice views of Odawara Castle. Many of the various museums' exhibits are only in Japanese.
5.02 months ago
Beautifully restored castle. Several good exhibits of calligraphy swords armor and a good history of the families who lived there. Stone and wood work are outstanding.
4.02 months ago
A beautiful castle with some of the history thrown in as well. We arrived late so didn't see everything but what we did see was impressive. The only downside was the horrid monkey enclosure. We also tried the Ninja museum which is targeted at kids but we tried anyway. It's not expensive and kids would love it and the staff were very helpful.
5.02 months ago
It's really beautiful! Be sure to visit the shrine as well! Also, inside the castle is a museum, but not many descriptions are in English. It's still very enjoyable though!