Odawara Castle

The Closest Stronghold to Central Tokyo

Donny Kimball
5 min readSep 16, 2017

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The entrance to Odawara Castle in Kanagawa Prefecture

When it comes to visiting a medieval military stronghold in Japan, most tourists tend to conjure thoughts of the Osaka and Himeji Castle. While these fortresses are definitely worth visiting, they are located to the west in the Kansai region and can be a difficult reach for some travelers. Fret not though; luckily for those who are staying in and around Tokyo, Kanagawa…

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Donny Kimball

I'm a travel writer and freelance digital marketer who blogs about the sides of Japan that you can't find in the mainstream media. https://donnykimball.com/