Video Travel Guide of Japan
Language /ja/zhtw/zh/id

Battle of Odawara

In 1590, Odawara Castle which was the home ground of Hojo, the strongest Daimyo (feudal lord) in Kanto Area, was surrounded by the military of Hideyoshi Toyotomi. Hojo clan was the last resistance for Hideyoshi to take over Japan. Odawara Castle was the biggest castle in the world at that moment. However, Hideyoshi surrounded by the biggest army of Japan. Hojo's plan was use all of castles in Kanto, to against Hideyoshi by guerrilla attacking. However, Hideyoshi defeated all those castle one by one with all his samurai, and finally Odawarajo was fallen. And this was the sign of that Hideyoshi conquered all over Japan.

Odawara Castle

Get the Flash Player to see this video.

Information

Historicals
  Japanese Castle

Odawara Castle (小田原城, odawarajo) is located at Odawarain Kanagawa Prefecture. It is categorized as a hill castle built at 1417 by Oomori. During the Odawara battle which happened at 1590, Late Hojo, who was the owner of the castle at that time, made great walls which surrounded not only the castle but also his towm so that Odawara Castle became the biggest castle in the world. Current Tenshu (keep tower) is rebuilt at 1960.

Tourist Info.
Entrance fee for Tenshu: 400 yen. Open from 8:00 to 21:00.
There are history museum and art gallery in the park.
Access
0. at Kozu Station
1. use JR Tokaido line to Odawara (7 min.)
2. walk South (10 min.)


MLJ Online Shop

Map

Feature Contents

Odawara Castle

Odawara Castle

Area: Kanagawa; Sagami (Season: July)


Odawara Castle (小田原城, odawarajo) is located at Odawarain Kanagawa Prefecture. It is categorized as a hill castle ...

[read more]

Yamanaka Castle

Yamanaka Castle

Area: Shizuoka; Southern Fuji (Season: September)


Yamanaka Castle (山中城) is the ruins of mountain castle built in 1560 by Hojo clan. This castle was located on the ...

[read more]

Mt. Ishigaki One Night Castle

Mt. Ishigaki One Night Castle

Area: Kanagawa; Hakone (Season: August)


Mt. Ishigaki One Night Castle (石垣山一夜城) was built in 1590 by Toyotomi Hideyoshi during the battle of Odawara ...

[read more]

Hachioji Castle

Hachioji Castle

Area: Tokyo; Hachioji (Season: September)


Hachioji Castle (八王子城跡, hachioji joato) is one of the ruins of a castle located in Hachioji, Tokyo. Because the ...

[read more]

Tsukui Castle

Tsukui Castle

Area: Kanagawa; Sagami (Season: May)


Tsukui Castle (津久井城) is the ruins of castle located in Tsukui Kanagawa. It was built in Kamakura Period, and ...

[read more]

Hachigata Castle

Hachigata Castle

Area: Saitama; Kumagaya (Season: October)


Hachigata Castle (鉢形城, hachigatajo) is the ruin of the hilltop castle in Yorii, Saitama. The hill, moat and wall ...

[read more]

Oshi castle

Oshi castle

Area: Saitama; Kumagaya (Season: October)


Oshi Castle (忍城, oshijo) is one of seven major castle in Kanto located in Gyoda, Saitama. Originally, it was built ...

[read more]

  Copyright © 2007-2012 all rights reserved.