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.
5.03 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.
5.03 weeks ago
Very good place....augoi ne
5.03 months ago
Awesome castle and grounds to explore. There are multiple pay by the hour lots surrounding the castle.
4.04 months ago
Not much to see, except the castle itself.
Inside castle photography is prohibited.
A short trip near to beach makes good combination.
3.0a year 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!!