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The Official Guide to
Odawara

Discover Odawara

History, Culture, and Traditional Experiences

EXPERIENCES

Discover Culture and Activities

FOOD

HISTORY

LOCAL LIFE

OUTDOORS

EVENTS

The Castle Town

Odawara is a city rich in history, culture, and nature. Located close to Tokyo, a large part of central Japan was ruled from the castle here. Modern activities, goods, and people continue the traditions and goodwill since long ago. The castle city on the sea welcomes you to experience this special part of Japan.

History, Nature, Food, People

The castle town is located between the Hakone Mountains and Pacific Ocean. The easy access and plentiful activities make Odawara a destination for you to experience the food, culture, and people of Japan. Not too big, not too small, and packed with places and people to discover.

Welcome to Odawara

Plan your Visit

A short trip from Tokyo

A trip to Odawara is a chance to discover and experience what makes Japan special. Odawara is a traditional castle town conveniently located just 40 minutes SXSW of Tokyo. The Shinkansen, JR Tokaido line, and Odakyu line all stop here. Odawara is your gateway to Hakone and memorable experience in Japan. Odawara is located on the way from Tokyo to Kyoto on the historic Tokaido Road.

STAY

Hotels, Ryokan, Guest houses

ACCESS

40 min from Tokyo

SHOP/EAT

Ramen, Restaurants, Sushi...

FAQ

Where, When, What, How

Odawara Highlights

Discover things to do

CASTLE

HARBOR

NINJA

KAMABOKO

FESTIVALS

CRAFTS

MUSEUMS

News & Updates

Local Festival

New Shops

Event

News