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==External Links==
[ Odawara Tourist Office] - The official English sightseeing information of Odawara city.

Revision as of 19:15, 4 April 2010

Odawara (小田原) is a city in Kanagawa, Japan. Kanagawa is near to Tokyo. It is on the coast. And it is near to Hakone, a major is a hot spring place.


Get in

From Tokyo Station, Odawara is 35 min on the Tokaido Shinkansen, or 100 min on the ordinary Tokaido Line.

From Shinjuku, it's 120 min on the Odakyu Line, which takes its name from the city — Odakyu being short for Odawara Kyukō, or "Odawara Express".

From Hakone, take the Hakone Tōzan Line.

Get around


  • Odawara Castle. Odawara castle is the most popular sightseeing spot in Odawara. The castle tower commands a view of whole Odawara city. And there are various event around the Odawara castle. For example there are The fifth Houjyou festival and ume-festival. Odawara castle satisfy with you, so everyone can enjoy whenever.
  • Odawara station. Five lines pass in Odawara station. We can use Toukaidou Line, Odakyu Line, Hakone Tozan Line, Daiyuuzan Line and Toukaidou Sinkansen. Odawara station was renwaled 6 years ago. And also station building was built in Odawara station. There are various shops. Odawara station was very convenient.
  • Chinriu Honten (ちん里う本店) A shop around Odawara Station with products made of Ume apricot since 1871. In the back of the shop it features a historical section with a barrel more than 140 years old made to produce umeboshi - pickled ume - and it also displays a series of pickles dated since the foundation of the company. The company itself was founded by Mr. Monya Komine, who was chief cook of Odawara castle and is run by the Komine family in its fifth generation. You can taste a wide selection of products for free and on weekends there often is a foreigner who can help you with additional information.


  • Houjyou fifth festival. Large festival held in May. A lage number of people massed around the Odawara castle. Many people open a stall on the street. For example, they are a shop selling skewers of barbecued chiken and a shop selling yo-yo and so on. Local people carry a precable shrine. This festival is very lirely.
  • Karaoke lounge. There are a lot of Karaoke lounge in Odawara. Karaoke loune can sing a lot of song, and also you can drink all you want. A certain karaoke lounge can soup and ice cream all you want. This services are very good.So, you we can sing a lot get any services





  • Kamaboko. Kamaboko is a special prodact of Odawara.Kamaboko made from a white fish flesh. Recently, there are cherry brossom design in kamaboko. There are many famous Kamaboko shops in Odawara.










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External Links

Odawara Tourist Office - The official English sightseeing information of Odawara city.