What to do and see in Kakegawa, Japan: The Best Places and Tips

November 16, 2017 Fernanda Pittenger

Kakegawa is a city in western Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. As of March 2018, the city had an estimated population of 114,915 and a population density of 433 persons per km². The total area was 265.69 square kilometres.
Restaurants in Kakegawa

1. Kakegawa Kachouen

1517 Minamisaigo, Kakegawa 436-0024, Shizuoka Prefecture +81 537-62-6363
Excellent
50%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 227 reviews

Kakegawa Kachouen

In our huge area, We have a big greenhouse, water lily pool, ponds and farms.Our greenhouse is completely air-conditioned which offers cool breeze in summer and warmness in winter, even in rainy days you can enjoy and have fun visiting Kachouen comfortably.People with disabilities who uses wheelchairs and families who have baby carts should not worry because our park is barrier-free, everyone can enjoy and have fun visiting our park.

Reviewed By Savannah L

I loved this place it was so cool. I have never fed a toucan let alone held one or even touched an owl. Great for toddlers and up. Bring extra money so you can buy all the food you want to feed the birds with! There are tons of different ones and you can feed fish if you want as well. Unforgettable experience. A must do!!!!! (Unless you are scared of birds)

2. Hattasan Soneiji Temple

2777 Toyosawa, Fukuroi 437-0032, Shizuoka Prefecture +81 538-43-3601
Excellent
29%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
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4 based on 86 reviews

Hattasan Soneiji Temple

Reviewed By 576eris

Crowded with locals in new year, spring sakura seasons.
Summer time is not a peak season but yet you can enjoy walkig in the woods from the wooden gare to the main building.

This temple is also famous for "yakuyoke dango",
dumplings with anko, sweet soy beans paste.
Few minutes drive from JR Aino station free admission.

3. Kakegawa Castle

1138-24 Kakegawa, Kakegawa 436-0079, Shizuoka Prefecture +81 537-22-1146
Excellent
22%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 248 reviews

Kakegawa Castle

Reviewed By Viola N - Budapest, Hungary

I was only able to visit the garden of the castle because I arrived after the opening hours so i can't tell anything about the inside but the outside is really nice, the castle and garden looks really nive in sunset. There is also a little flower garden next to it and also a tea ceremony house together with a palace what you can visit from inside during the opening hours. The castle is a 5-10 minute walk from Kakegawa station on a top of a little hill. It's a very easy walk even to the top on big stone stairs.
If you happen to be in Kakegawa I recommend visit this place.

4. Shihesido Art House

751-1 Shimomata, Kakegawa 436-0025, Shizuoka Prefecture +81 537-23-6122
Excellent
46%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 36 reviews

Shihesido Art House

Reviewed By Tripad_KT - Hanoi, Vietnam

Shiseido Art House is located near JR Kakegawa Station. Tourists can rent a bicycle at Station. I went to Shiseido by bicycle. ( about 10 minutes ) I think Shiseido is great architecture, and recommend this museum.

5. Kotonomama Hachimangu

642 Yasaka, Kakegawa 436-0004, Shizuoka Prefecture +81 537-27-1690
Excellent
44%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

Kotonomama Hachimangu

Reviewed By Tripad_KT - Hanoi, Vietnam

JRかけがわ駅よりバスで約20分。
事任(ことのまま)八幡宮は、願い事
が叶うといわれる神社。
ココに大きなクスノキがあります。
ふれると、ココロおだやかに。
いやなことを忘れさせてくれる。
訪れるべき場所だと思います。

6. Nemunoki Child Museum

3399-1 Kamitaruki, Kakegawa, Shizuoka Prefecture +81 537-26-3985
Excellent
45%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

Nemunoki Child Museum

Reviewed By DanL917 - Tokyo, Japan

I've seen this museum featured on a Japan TV show and decided to look it up when I was in the area. You pretty much need a rental car for the Kakegawa area to get to it. It looks like some fairy tale house you see in a Harry Potter film. The museum is devoted to artwork created by mentally retarded children. The paintings, pictures, murals consist of millions of letters or icons of the exact same thing, similiar to pointillist painting but using a specific character or symbol to produce the overall effect of a painting or drawing. Many of the artwork was quite fascinating. I took many pictures of the outside and almost got away with stealing a few pics of the artwork except I was scolded by the attendant.
http://www.shizuoka-guide.com/foreign_search/detail/1/4719
Kakegawa area between Nagoya and Shizuoka City is a wonderful off-the-beaten-path destination. It's main attraction is a handsome castle. Although small, the castle grounds and town area around it are impeccably maintained. Kachoen Bird Park is without doubt the best in Japan due to the great variety of friendly birds that will perch on your hands, arms, and head! Kachoen is one of a chain of bird/botanical parks which includes Vogel Park in Matsue, but the Kakegawa one is much better. Owl shows are also put on couple of times a day. Kamo Garden is best visited when it's ayame or iris fields are in full bloom, which contrast beautifully with the white-washed walls of the Kamo Estate:
http://www.kamoltd.co.jp/kakegawa/english/kamoso.htm

7. Kamoso Kachoen Garden Park

110 Harasato, Kakegawa 436-0105, Shizuoka Prefecture +81 537-26-1211
Excellent
44%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

Kamoso Kachoen Garden Park

The Kamoso Garden is a flower and bird paradise in its 50.000 m² of scenic landscape, located 15 km northwest from Kakegawa City downtown, at Shizuoka Prefecture. The Kamoso Garden is currently challenging to incorporate organic cultivation where probiotics, natural composts, biological control and ducklings play a fundamental role at a sustainable nature environment. In the site, there is the “Kamoso Shoya residence” (residence of village headman in Edo Period), a treasury of history and culture with its original architect for 246 years, passing along the harmony between the natural scenery Japanese traditional culture. As main attractions:  Iris Garden: During the blooming season in May and June, it will able to see more than fifty thousand flowers of 500 variants in a 20.000 m² area. Visitors will also be welcomed by more than a hundred ducklings and their families.  Hydrangeas Garden: The 3,000 m² greenhouse exhibits one of the nation’s most popular hydrangeas collection developed at our garden, which can be seen on May and June, the same season as the Iris garden. Be amazed by the “ Hydrangeas Hill” , a flower tower made of 600 vases in 50 variants of hydrangeas, including the so popular “Dance Party”.  Bird Interacting Area: Since 2016, divided into two areas (indoor and outdoor) for observing and interacting. More than 50 water birds like stilts, flamingos, spoonbills, and mandarin ducks are living at the 200 m² indoor area; and more than 200 quails, peacocks and silks are waiting the visitors at the huge 600 m² outdoor area.  Projects for July/ August: As part of the “Children learning place for Lifelong learning” in Kakegawa City, the park will provide many activities as Exhibitions of insects on its habitat, bird interacting areas, trout releasing at clear streams, flight training with raptors, etc.

Reviewed By キャロットクラブ国際線旅客部 - Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka, Japan

残念、2月に訪問しましたがこの時期は、菖蒲は、咲いていませんでした!花の咲いていない菖蒲園を見てきましたよ!
これは、これで良かったです!
和風造りの菖蒲園で雰囲気は、良かったです!

8. Otemon

1138-24, Kakegawa, Kakegawa, Shizuoka Prefecture
Excellent
11%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
37%
Poor
3%
Terrible
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3.5 based on 27 reviews

Otemon

Reviewed By momokat1999 - Japan

大手門の目の前にある福田カメラ福田スタジオでは飛び込みでも集合写真や記念撮影をお願いすることが出来る。近所に甲冑レンタルがあるので、甲冑姿での撮影も可能だ。
There is a photo studio next to the main gate.That's name is Fukuda Studio.If you want to wearing Samurai armor can be rented over there and shooting photos.They have Kimono of wedding dresses too. Because the professional who wears the kimono will dress, It is better to go after booking by making a phone call.

9. Kakegawa Stained Glass Museum

1140-1 Kakegawa, Kakegawa 436-0079, Shizuoka Prefecture +81 537-29-5680
Excellent
17%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
35%
Poor
11%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 17 reviews

Kakegawa Stained Glass Museum

Reviewed By Savannah L

It is a cute museum with a lot of religious stained glass. But to the people in Japan this is a true treasure since stained glass is rare out there. It is really pretty. But it is a small place so it can get crowded so if you are a big group avoid it maybe seeing as how it will be a tight squeeze.

10. Awagatake Mountain

Higashiyama, Kakegawa 436-0001, Shizuoka Prefecture +81 537-27-0845
Excellent
33%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
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4 based on 9 reviews

Awagatake Mountain

Reviewed By かめちゃ - 浜松市

車では旧東海道の日坂宿の横から約9kmの坂道を登って行きます。途中から片側1斜線の狭い登り坂になりくねくねと進んで行くと、近くに”茶”の文字が見えますが真下では文字がはっきり見えません。523Mの山頂にはレストランが1軒あります。レストランの上から展望がとても良いです。遠くに駿河湾の海や静岡空港、大井川のかかる新東名橋とても景色が良いところです。残念ですが霞んでいて富士山は見えませんでした。少し山に入るとあわわ神社があります。粟ヶ岳はハイカーが何人か訪れていましたが、ハイキング道もあります。何回か歩いて登りましたが頂上近くはかなりの急坂です。”茶”の文字は東海道線の電車からも見えるのですぐにわかる山です。

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