Oct/3 - 4, 2020 Odawara Lantern Festival3.8
from 10/3 '20 to 10/4 '20
※Due to the coronavirus concerns, the Odawara Lantern Festival has been postponed from late-July to October 3rd & 4th in 2020. That will change depending on the situation. Please check the official website.
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: Oct 3 & 4, 2020, 12:00～20:30
Access: 10 mins on foot from Odawara Station east exit
*Please check the official website for the latest information. We can't answer any question about the article.
PurposeFestivals,easily accessible,parade,Traditional folk,experience,sightseeing,an eating tour
Airport/Sta.Odawara Sta. (about 600m) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.07 months ago
Historical sites..... there are wild monkeys running around as well. Jumping on roofs like ninjas. I would say take advantage of the ¥500 yen rent a costume to take some photo memories back with you. The historical videos are great with English captions. Just a great experience seeing old Japanese castle and village.
5.06 months ago
Recently remodeled Tower building with a nice layout and route that guides you through the very rich history of this Castle and the importance it played in the region. English translations for most of the exhibits and a few short movies to help you out! Grounds not too big, but big enough to make a nice afternoon day trip. Complete with a train ride and electric car rides for the kids when you're done. Highly recommended, only a couple hours from Tokyo!
5.012 months 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.
5.07 months ago
Beautiful fall colors. Going up the castle was a great experience. The outside was scenic as well.
4.03 months ago
Really beautiful castle grounds and lovely cherry blossom trees. Only negative is the audio guide tour app doesn't work well at all. Ah well, that's what a history book is for!