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Odawara Castle is a nice place to view both Hakone and Tanzawa peaks. From the donjon(main keep) of the castle you can have nice views from the west side.
How to Find Hakone Peaks?
The easiest peaks to identify are Mount Futago peaks. (Photo #1) . The right peak with relay towers is Kamifutago-yama or Mt. Kamifutago, 1091m in elevation, and the left peak is Shimofutago-yama(Mt. Shimofutago), 1065m a.s.l. The trapezoid shaped peak on the right of Mount Futago peaks is Mount Komagatake, 1356m(4448 ft) a.b.l. (Photo #2). You can go up to the peak by using a ropeway. The highest peak of Hakone Volcano, Mount Kamiyama, 1438m a.s.l.
(photo #3) is located on the right side of Mount Komagatake. Viewing right further you will find a plane mountain peak. This is Mount Myojin(1169m)(Photo #4) and together with Mount Myojo(924m)(Photo #5) left of Mount Myojin, there is a popular hiking trail linking two peaks.
Updated May 4, 2013
Odawara's main attraction is without doubt the castle. It's not Japan's most spectacular castle, but it's still a good one.
Whilst today's castle is a reconstruction rather than what once was, there is an awful lot of history on display here, unsurprisingly really, given that the old castle stood in its various forms for centuries.
As one normally expects with Japanese castles, there are displays of armor and various weapons inside, as well as some historical scrolls and so on.
If you are in Hakone, make the effort to come and visit, it's well worth it.
Written Nov 3, 2007
We took a bit of a look at the local history museum, which was useful in outlining the long history of Odawara castle in particular.
Having said that, there's very little English commentary, so this museum may not be so interesting for non-Japanese speakers.
Written Nov 3, 2007
Something to do FREE in odawara is visit the Fishcake museum...
....Find out about various types of fishcake and fishpaste through exhibits also watch how they make kamaboko ..
Open: 10:00 - 17:00
Close: Late Dec. - early Jan.
Written Aug 11, 2006
Address: 245 Kazamatsuri, Odawara-shi, Kanagawa-ken