Odawara Guide

There’s More! Menu of Sightseeing Spots and Experiences

Sontoku Memorial Hall and NINOMIYA, Sontoku's House

Sontoku Memorial Hall

This memorial hall is dedicated to home town hero Ninomiya Sontoku (commonly known as Kinjiro). Sontoku studied while working in his boyhood, and he dedicated his life to humanity and society. Information about him, including his many achievements, is presented in displays of his personal effects, reference materials, and dioramas. His old style, thatched roof family house is also on exhibit on the grounds.

Hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (doors close at 4:30 p.m.)
Admission Adults, ¥200; elementary and junior high school students, ¥100
Closed December 31 and January 1
Access A 15-minute walk from Odakyu Line Kayama Station or Tomizu Station

Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History

The museum is recommended to anyone who wants to get acquainted with the workings of the natural world. Inside the unique exterior are exhibits of dinosaur and ammonite fossils, telling the story of the earth's 4.6 billion-year history.

Hours 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (doors close at 4 p.m.)
Admission Visitors 20 or older (except students), ¥510; under 20 and students 20 or older, ¥300; high school students and visitors 65 or older, ¥100; junior high school students or younger, free
Closed Mondays (the following day if Monday is a public holiday); second Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September, and November; year-end and New Year's holidays; and special holidays
Access A 3-minute walk from Hakone Tozan Line Iriuda Station

Gyokuho-ji Temple (Gohyakurakan)

Ranging in height from 24 to 60 centimeters, 526 wooden statues of arhats known colloquially as the "Gohyakurakan" line the main temple hall.

Access A 3-minute walk from Daiyuzan Line Gohyakurakan Station

Harvest Local Delicacies ~Enjoy fresh-picked Odawara delicacies!

Variety Season Name Access Phone (0465)
Mandarin orange harvesting Mid-October to mid-December Yago Mikan-en A 10-minute walk from Nebukawa Station 29-0755
Kinoko-en Oyama no Taisho A 25-minute walk from Nebukawa Station 29-1393
Orangengarten A 16-minute walk from Nebukawa Station 29-0703
Strawberry harvesting January to May AGRI WAYS A 15-minute walk from Shimo Soga Station 080-3218-4115
Shiitake mushroom harvesting All year Kinoko-en Oyama no Taisho A 25-minute walk from Nebukawa Station 29-1393

Hands-on Experiences

Preparing dried fish at a fish drying and processing plant

The plant offers tours on weekday mornings while fish processing is in progress, and visitors who reserve in advance can experience how fish are dried and prepared.

Admission ¥1,000 per person
Time required Around 30 to 60 minutes
Reservations Hayase Kohachi Shoten
Fax: 0465-22-8301

Polishing (woodworking and lathe workshop)

Polish (sand) vermillion lacquered bowls and trays. Polishing brings out natural wood's beautiful texture.

Fee ¥1,500–2,500 per person
Time required Approx. an hour
For more information Okawa Mokkojo
Phone: 0465-22-4630



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