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Address: 561 Koseicho, Okazaki 444-0052, Aichi Prefecture
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+81 564-22-2122

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a worthy tribute to the mighty Tokugawa Ieyasu,岡崎城

A 15-minute walk west from Higashi Okazaki Meitetsu station over the Otogawa River. We approached from the ‘North’ side and reached the Mikawa Bushi Museum and Park first. The... read more

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227 reviews
160 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A 15-minute walk west from Higashi Okazaki Meitetsu station over the Otogawa River. We approached from the ‘North’ side and reached the Mikawa Bushi Museum and Park first. The large premise has a mechanical clock tower and flower clock and Okazaki Park was filled with visitors on a Saturday afternoon. We wandered across the rover to near the stone walls... More 

Thank J&S_Singapore
San Antonio, Texas
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37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

On the last weekend of my last trip to Japan, my friends and I decided to visit Okazaki job. It was relatively close to where we stayed in Toyota City. Started off with the train trip south. We got off at the Naka okazaki station and headed east. The Castle is impossible to miss on the hill. We paused for... More 

Thank ElleKitty13
Toyota, Japan
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

visited this Oct 19, 2016. There were not visitors at the time we were there. The castle was located in a very cool place, lots of green trees surrounding the castle, place was clean, inside the castle was very tidy from top to ground floor. Staff were courteous, brochures were available, in fact it's close to being a museum, with... More 

Thank Min S
Englewood, Tennessee, Usa
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

This was much smaller than Nagoya Castle, but it had much more activity. There was a lot more to do here and it had a more authentic feel!

Thank 508DavidG508
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119 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

From Nagoya station, it is about an hour to get to Okazaki. Okazaki castle is known as Tokugawa Ieyasu’s castle long time before he reigned at Edo(today’s Tokyo). Compare to Nagoya castle, it is smaller and less touristic but that can be positive. We could visit calmly and see the exhibition in the castle without bumping into others. Like Nagoya... More 

Thank Beaucaillou
Prague, Czech Republic
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79 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Openly, we expected a little bit more. As it is known for being a birthplace of a famous shogun Tokugawa, we expected to get a glimpse of a historical experience that would give us the feeling of time long past. However, the castle is only a copy built in the 20th century and the view from the castle is just... More 

Thank Martin L
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236 reviews
236 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Castle keeps don’t often contain the best exhibitions within even though they mostly function as museums, because their main draw relies on spectacle, but Okazakijō is different. It has a glorious collection of models and artefacts. Unfortunately these collections are jealously guarded and pictures are prohibited within the museum. There is also a separate museum dedicated to the life and... More 

Thank ART196
Cairns, Australia
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44 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016

What an experience! To visit the birthplace of Tokugawa Ieyasu. The castle grounds are quite large and the gardens are beautiful. The castle itself was re-built in 1959 to the original plans and it has a great museum inside. So if you love Japanese history as I do, Okazaki castle is a must see.

1 Thank Oyaji090
Fujieda, Japan
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60 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2015

Okazaki is famous as the birthplace of Tokugawa Ieyasu who ruled all over Japan more than 400 years ago, and he was born here. The castle is considered as the place he grew up until he had become 6 years old. Edo era should not stand without this castle. Though most of the castle buildings were swept away after the... More 

1 Thank Tokugawa_Ieyasu
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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101 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

Lovely to visit this castle again Well maintained . Good history and all materials preserved in methodical way in Japanese way to high standards. Staff are very helpful. Don't miss on selected Sundays their cultural festivals in front of the museum their warrior dressed personnel show casing their talent. Very lovely.

1 Thank AR R

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