The main keep of Odawara Castle in night settings. Odawara castle is located near Tokyo, a gateway towards the southern Japan, at the entrance to Hakone and Mt. Fuji area. A castle stood on the present grounds as late as 1495. In 1590, Odawara Castle was taken over by Toyotomi Hideyoshi during the legendary Odawara battle and was passed on to Okubo clan. The old castle was destroyed by the Meiji g.