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Before Ieyasu, the Hojos ruled Kanto

before the advent of the edo shogunate, the hojo clan lords are major rulers of the kanto area. at... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2017
Alhambra, California
Master of deception!

This statue outside the Odawara railroad station is notable cuz of the ingenius trick it portrays... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
Port St Lucie, FL
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22 Dec 2017
“Before Ieyasu, the Hojos ruled Kanto”
2 Sep 2017
“Master of deception!”
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1 Shiroyama, Odawara 250-0045, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

before the advent of the edo shogunate, the hojo clan lords are major rulers of the kanto area. at the back of odawara station stands this statue of hojo soun perhaps in his glorious adventures. he is known to be a master of psychological warfare...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

This statue outside the Odawara railroad station is notable cuz of the ingenius trick it portrays. Hojo Soun was set to invade the area from surrounding hills under cover of darkness. He tied flaming torches to the horns of his oxen (which could be seen...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Quasimama
Reviewed 23 July 2017

This statue was a landmark given to us by our hotel so that we could meet the hotel shuttle bus. It is big and easy to find. We like Odawara station anyway - so if you find yourself with a spare half an hour to...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank WendyMcL13
Reviewed 5 May 2016

if you have a change to stop by at Odawara station, do not forget to get out the west side of the station. You will find this nice statue in front of the station. many tourist come here to take picture

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Erlan2013
Reviewed 26 April 2016

There is no need to go all the way to see the statue. It nothing special if you do not know the story behind this man. In general, Hojo Soun out wicked his enemies in a night battle where he tied touches to the horns...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank sunbeamrn
Reviewed 13 April 2016

This is an impressive bronze statue of what appears to be an armored warlord atop his horse. There is no English signage at the statue to provide a proper interpretation.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank seafare74
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