Discover and Experience

Culture, History, and Good Eats

Odawara is a historic castle town nestled between the sea and mountains. Come explore the history, experience the culture, and discover your Japan.



Odawara is located at the base of the Hakone Mountains. With easy access to Tokyo and Mt. Fuji, you get options to find the activities and experiences that appeal to you.

Get to Know Odawara

Odawara Castle Guide

Explore & Discover

This was one of the great castles of Japan during the time of the warring samurai. Visit shops, craftsmen, and foods in this castle town.

odawara saijoji temple experience

Experiences & Activit├ęs

Odawara sits on the shores of Sagami Bay and at the foothills of Hakone and Mt. Fuji. Enjoy the hikes, beaches, and forest relaxation.

Making Odawara Kamaboko,

Local Foods

Odawara has traditional dishes, fresh seafood, and historic shops. The town is perfect for a culinary adventure for sushi, sashimi, kamaboko, yakiniku, ramen, sake, craft beer and more.

Japanese matsuri festival in odawara chochin

Events & News

Odawara sits on the shores of Sagami Bay and at the foothills of Hakone and Mt. Fuji. There are wonderful hikes, fresh seafood, and local produce to enjoy the local tastes of the area.

Discover an Experience.

Odawara is a castle town nestled between the sea and mountains, located just south of Tokyo It has history, culture, and traditions that go back centuries. Explore the castle grounds, visit a bustling fish market, explore the green tea fields, practice zen meditation, hike the mountains, and so much more. Discover and experience the beauty of Japan.

Experience Odawara

Explore the Area

A short trip around Odawara gives you plenty of options for exploration and discovery. Just minutes away are beaches, mountains, hot springs, fishing villages, zen temples, fields of green tea, deep forests, and so much more. Take the time to wander the sleepy streets of the classic town of Manazuru, learn and find the natural beauty of Ashigara, or enjoy the museums and hot springs of Hakone.

What to do

odawara oden restaurant

Popular Places

The castle, fish market, traditional shops, kamaboko road are wonderful places to explore on foot.

odawara activities

Suggested itineraries

Suggested plans if you are in town for a couple hours, the night, or even a few days.

Stay and Play

Odawara has been at an important point of travel for centuries. Situated between Tokyo and Kyoto at the base of the Hakone mountains, Odawara has welcomed visitors and travelers for centuries. Odawara is a Shinkansen stop and accessible in less that 45 min from Tokyo. Odawara awaits.

Plan your Visit

hotel guesthouse airbnb in odawara

Places to Stay

A list of places for you to stay; hotels, guesthouses, airbnb, and other places to stay the night.

odawara map where directions

Getting Around

Odawara is convenient to visit, explore, and navigate. Here is some stuff to help.

News and Blog