The Odawara Hojo Godai Festival is the largest local event and is dedicated to Odawara Hojo, a feudal lord who contributed to developing the town.
A total of 1,700 people take part in reenacting a procession featuring the successive castle rulers of the Hojo clan, samurai troupes, and princess samurai. Local elementary, middle, and high school bands also take part, and residents help in carrying portable shrines. See performances of traditional gunsmen and reenactors of the fuma ninja style, said to trace back to ninjas who served the Odawara Hojo Clan.
Odawara Hojo 5s Festival
［Date］Held annually on May 3rd
［Place］Odawara ruins of a castle park and the outskirts
〈Directions〉10 minutes’ walk from Odawara Station
［TEL］0465-22-5002（Odawara Tourism Association）