Kakegawa Travel Guide

  • A Noontime Bird Show at Kachoen
    A Noontime Bird Show at Kachoen
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    Mount Hakko Viewed From Fukuroi(Left...
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    Where is Kakegawa Castle?
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Kakegawa Things to Do

  • Kakegawa Kachoen

    Kachoen is one of the most popular attractions in Kakegawa particularly among families with small children because they can have close encounters with wild animals and birds. It has various kinds of bird shows. Botanical garden with water lilies is great as well.

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  • Mount Hakko

    Mount Hakko is the highest peak in Kakegawa city, 832m a.s.l. It is one of the most popular hiking destinations from Kakegawa. The mountain is noted for the great view of Mount Fuji if you are really lucky. The most popular hiking route is from Fukuyo Station of Oigawa Line starting from Kanaya station. Kakegawa residents, however, take the shorter...

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  • Nissaka Overview

    Nissaka is in the eastern edge of Kakegawa and is best known as the twenty-fifth lodging station of Tokaido Highway, between Kakegawa and Kanaya. It is about twenty-five-minute bus ride from JR Kakegawa station. Nissaka area mainly consists of 1 lodging station area 2 Sanoyo-no-Nakayama hill area and 3 Mt. Awagatake area. Also see Nissaka Travel...

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  • International Night Club/Restaurant...

    For an evening of good music, interesting conversation, fascinating people and great food, don't miss Mal's Bar when you're in Kakegawa. It is an International Communication Space and Emporium of Gastronomic Excellence. People from all over the world flock there to broaden their horizons through warm at home hospitality with an exchange between...

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  • Otemon Gate of Kakegawa Castle

    Otemon serves as a main entrance gate to the castle. There are two different ways to describe this gate in Kanji characters. One way uses Kanjis which mean "Main Gate", the other way use Kanjis which mean "drive-away-enemies". Whatever kanjis are used, the purpose of the gate is the same. It is the gate "to drive the enemies away". There used to be...

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  • Gijsbert Hemmij's Tomb

    Gijsbert Hemmij, the chief official of VOC (Dutch East India Company) passed away in 1798 on his way back to Nagasaki in Kakegawa. His tomb lies at the premises of Tennenji Temple and epitaph was inscribed in uniquely shaped tomb in Dutch.

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  • Mt. Ogasayama, Peak with a Sankakuten...

    A "sankakuten" is a Japanese word for a Trigometrical point. Many Japanese people believe the peak with a trig point is the summit. But it is not always true. And more often than not it is misleading. This peak has a trig point and the exact elevation is shown on the map. 264.4m. But it is not a highest peak of Mt. Ogasayama nor the summit in...

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  • Ryuugein Taiyuuin Otamaya(Mausoleum of...

    The temple with tongue-tying name is actually a mausoleum of Iyemitsu Tokugawa the third shogun of Tokugawa Shogunate (posthumous buddhist name: Taiyuuin) , built by Ujishige Hojo then the lord of Kakegawa castle in 1656. This place was originally an older Kakegawa castle and when the mausoleum was built this place served as an eastern extension of...

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  • Tamon Shrine

    This is where you can sense the godly atmosphere of Mt. Ogasayama with rare fern species and lined white talismans attached to the arrows show this is the religious mountain. Around Tamon shrine there is the old fortress built by Iyeyasu and you can have a nice view for the Kakegawa city area and if you have an excellent eyesight you can see the...

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  • Ninomaru Museum, Use Compound Ticket

    Ninomaru Museum is part of the reason why I visit Kakegawa Castle from time to time. Particularly I love Kinoshita collection on travel paraphernalia including medicine box and tabacco pipes during Edo Period. Exhibits are changed every one or two months and a compound ticket with palace and donjon is also very convenient.

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  • Takenomaru

    Takenomaru used to be the Kakegawa castle compartment set side for the warlord's retainers. After the Meiji Period a wealth merchant acquired this place and made a nice manshion based on bukezukuri-styled(used in Samurai residence) house with some modern addition of Meiji and Taisho Style. To protect the house from attackers the house has some...

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  • Peak with Relay Tower

    From Tamon Shrine there is a hiking trail leading to Relay Tower peak which is the highest peak of Ogasayama mountain range(elevation: 265 meters). After crossing a narrow stream the trail is divided with ridge route and detour route. To get to the peak it is advisable to choose ridge route. After enjoying the relay tower peak which has less open...

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  • Spooky Tunnels

    If you choose to go down to the perilous narrow-ridged path starting from the divide about 200 meters from the Relay Tower peak, you will need to face these dark tunnels which are rumored to be haunted. Unless you have a lighting gear going inside the tunnels is really really scary. First tunnel is only 100 meters long but the next one is twice as...

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  • Ogasa Shrine

    Ogasa Shrine is perched atop the precipitous cliff. The view from the mountain is really superb. From there there is a narrow trail to the deep mountain area.

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  • Ogasaike Pond

    Ogasaike Pond is a water reservoir built in 1950s. This pond is popular as a base for the Mt. Ogasayama hiking as well as watching wildbirds from the floating hut in the lake. There is a hiking trail from the pond and well-trodden trail lead to the Ogasa Shrine. It used to be the center of Shugendo, Shinto-Buhhism hybrid religion. Trail around the...

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  • TAIKO YAGURA or drum tower

    YAGURA were used as store houses. The origin of the word yagura is "a storage place for arrows." Yagura weren't used exclusively for arrows, but were also used to store all manner of weapons, food and supplies. They were also strategically placed to serve as watch towers and defensive platforms.This particular Yagura was call the DRUM YAGURA or...

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  • NINOMARU MUSEUM

    There is also a museum on the grounds of the palace in the kakegawa castleOn display are the 1.-KINOSHITA collection which are finely made work of arts.2.- SUZUKI collection, of modern japanese paintings3.- folk artsOpen hours9am-5pmFEE200 yen adult100 child.

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  • SHACHI

    A great many castles have burned to the ground from fires caused by earthquakes, lightning and attack. Imaginary creature with the head of a tiger and body of a fish call SHACHI or SHACHIHOKO were frequently used as roof ornaments in Edo period (1600-1868) .Just look at any castle top , tower gates, and samurai homes. These fish-shaped ornaments...

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  • KAKEGAWAJYO TENSYU-KAKU

    Kakegawa-jo was first established in 1513 by Asahina Yasuhiro. Asahina Yasutomo lost the castle to Tokugawa Ieyasu's forces. Tokugawa placed Imagawa Yoshitada and his son Yasumichi in charge of the castle. In 1590 the area was absorbed by Toyotomi Hideyoshi who replaced the Imagawa with Yamanouchi Kazutoyo. Yamanouchi renovated the castle and...

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  • Near the castle

    Take a walk around the castle and you find a nice little garden and Kakegawa public library..

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  • The PALACE in Kakegawa

    The palace was constructed in the latter part of the EDO era..It had 3 functions; it was the place where official ceremonies were held, the official residence of the lord and finally it was a government office..This palace is similar to Kyoto's Nijo Palace in that they were both built within castle walls..This is a unique feature rarely seen in...

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Kakegawa Hotels

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  • Badget Inn Kakegawa

    689 Agehari, Kakegawa, Shizuoka Prefecture, 436-0022, Japan

    Good for: Couples

  • Business Hotel Gen Kakegawa

    1-6-6 Kamenoko, Kakegawa, Shizuoka Prefecture, 436-0028, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Tsumagoi

    2000 Tamari, Kakegawa, Shizuoka Prefecture, 436-0011, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Kakegawa Nightlife

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    by DirtyRudy Updated May 30, 2003

    There really isn't much to Kakegawa when it comes to the night life. All I can say is that there are way too many pubs & snack bars for a small city like this!

    Pubs & snacks are basically places guys go to to hang out and pay for girls to talk to them. Some of them are cute, most are just average, and then you get a few that are just ugly. Expect to pay a lot!

    But here in the international city of Kakegawa, one can find not only Japanese pubs, but Korean, Filipino, and the multi-ethnic pubs like "Race Queen".

    If you hang out at Kakegawa St. long enough, eventually the Race Queen girls will come out at night and hand out tissues with a discount coupon and directions!

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Kakegawa Transportation

  • Tenryu Hamanako Line: Overview

    Kakegawa is a start of Tenryu Hamanako Line that connects a lot of tourist attractions and historical towns. It is 67 kilometers in length that ends at Shinjobara station located near the border between Shizuoka and Aichi prefecture.Major attractions and towns along the lineMori town with a number of nice temples.Futamata town that has two popular...

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  • Oigawa Line Train Ride From Kakegawa

    Most of the Hotels in Kakegawa promote Oigawa Line ride trip. Some hotels even drive you to Kanaya station the start of the train ride. This tip is intended for general tourists who use Shinkansen Express Train to Kakegawa. After taking off from Shinkansen, first change trains to local JR train. To get to Kanaya station you have to ride the train...

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Kakegawa Shopping

  • Tea set

    Tea is sold here......The state of shizuoka is famous for growing green tea and is the best in Japan..There are many other things to buy,,,wallet or purses, bowls in lacquer ware.........and of course a TEA SET

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  • Souvenir shop

    Along with the reconstruction of the castle, nearby souvenior shops and restaurants were also renovated, and they look just like dozo (storehouses with thick plaster walls) and buke-yashiki (samurai residences).

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Kakegawa Local Customs

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    The store is located near the Kakegawa castle, it sells manju and sembei
    very yummy

    Manju is a traditional Japanese steamed cake

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Kakegawa Favorites

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    by cheesecake17 Updated Feb 20, 2006

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    Favorite thing:
    Many of the restroom area in Historical sites, has there door mark with kanji letters....unless you wish to find out that you are in the wrong room....please remember these kanji...

    your second choose will be to see who comes out from which door..:))

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