By train - Kakegawa is linked by normal train to Tokyo to the north and the rest of Shizuoka Prefecture to the south by the Tokaido line. It is also served by Shinkansen from Tokyo: all Kodama services will stop at Kakegawa and a few Hikari also stop. Nozomi services do not stop at Kakegawa.
Kakegawa's neighbouring cities include Kikugawa and Aino.
phone: +81 53 724-8711address: Kakegawa-shi Kakegawa 1138-24Kakegawa castle is the main attraction in Kakegawa. It was built in 1513 by Yasuhiro Asahina and lost to Ieyasu Tokugawa in 1569. The castle was torn down in the Meiji Era, so like the majority of such castles within Japan, it is not the original, but the remaining grounds are well-preserved and original, and the castle was rebuilt in 1993 with the original techniques, materials, and specifications. The original daimyo's palace is still preserved here as well. The castle features regular exhibitions within the grounds and is popular on the weekends with tourists from all over the area.
Takatenjin Castle Ruinsphone: +81 537-72-1121address: Shimohijikata MinemukaiSite of the largest battle between Ieyasu Tokugawa and Shingen Takeda during the Warring States Period.
Yokosuka Castle Ruinsphone: +81 537-21-1149address: Nishi-oobuchi Nishida-choAfter Takatenjin Castle was taken over by the Takedas, Ieyasu Tokugawa had this semi-modern castle built as a base for recapture efforts. Its ruins now rest in a pleasant park setting.
Kakegawa Ninomaru Museum of Art
Shimizu-tei Gardenphone: +81 537-48-6456
phone: +81 537-62-6363address: Minami Saigou 1517A good rainy day outing, this 7000-m² indoor park houses many species of birds which fly freely throughout the enclosure, including owls, parakeets, conures, toucans, penguin, emu and assorted waterfowl. Visitors are encouraged to touch and interact with the birds, and there are opportunities to feed various kinds of bird, see owl, falcon, and eagle flight shows, and get souvenir photos with penguins. The park allows outside food for picnics, or serves a lunch buffet for ¥1380.
Shiosaibashi Cycling Route
Daito Hot Spa Seatopia
Kurami Hot Spa
Hosenji Hot SpaSaid to make women more beautiful.
Ganesha India and Nepal Restaurantaddress: 613-3, Kuzugawa, Kakegawa CityThis restaurant is operated by people from Nepal and make very nice and tasty curry. If you are vegetarian or looking for Halal food, this is a must go place. They have variety of vegetable curries with rice or naan.
address: Tamari 30-1Local foreigner bar with live jazz, soul, and hip hop, and good soul food. Call the owner over to your table for a chat, as he is an interesting character.
Kakegawa Grand Hoteladdress: Kame no Sato 1-3-1