It was about an hour and a half train ride with one transfer half of the way through the trip. The ticket was only about $10. So when I got to Odawara I found the Castle and below are the pictures I took while there. As I said they are kind of out of order, so please bear with me.
This was on a Saturday, and just like in the States, Japanese do lots of sight seeing on the weekends. So needless to say, there were a lot of people there!
This was the gate to the Castle-grounds. I think the big doors were used for carriages, and carts, while the smaller door is for people on foot.
Gate to the Castle-grounds.
Bridge to the Castle-grounds.
Japanese people love flowers. They had flowers everywhere! You can also see the bridge up above. Going to Odawara was a wonderful experience. I hope to take my friend Luci with me to go see it again when we see each other again.
I also discovered while there that Odawara is really close to Hakone. Hakone is at the base of Mt. Fuji. If the day had been clear I probably would have been able to take pictures of the Mountain, but it was really overcast. I'm hoping to go to Hakone next weekend, so I'll hopefully be posting pictures from that pretty soon!