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Odawara Castle

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Odawara Castle was first built in the 15 th century. I think it’s very beautiful and I have been to it many times. Enjoy the photos! In front of the shrine A Shinto shrine [...]

Harukimichi Walk

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Harukimichi (or Haruki street) is the path along the Kari River. From Kevin’s Guesthouse you can access it at the nearest bridge. -the road that goes along the river. Walk [...]

Minamiashigarashi Events

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Doryosan Hatsumode Jan. 1st Join the crowds and come and pray. A truly Japanese experience. The Daiyuzan line was built in 1921 so that people could more easily come to this [...]

Hakone & Odawara City Events

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Tokyo-Hakone Ekiden: (Annually-January 2nd & 3rd) It’s a long distance marathon relay race done by university teams. It is broadcast on all the TV networks in [...]

Sports Bars in Odawara

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The best sports bars in the Odawara-Hakone area are in downtown Odawara. If you want to watch rugby or soccer, these are the places to go: Celts Just a five minute walk from [...]

Hakone Ropeway

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Update, Dec. 2019: The cable car running between Gora and Sounzan will be until the end of March, but Hakone Ropeway is now working, so you can visit Owakudani and Lake Ashi [...]

Miyagase Lake

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Miyagase Lake is a stunningly beautiful area and suitable for day trips by car from Minamiashigarashi (from Kevin’s Guesthouse or Merry Lue’s Guesthouse). To get [...]

Merry Lue’s Guesthouse

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We have been refurbishing Merry Lue ‘s Guesthouse. Both suites look very good now. I think guests will enjoy staying there even more! Here are some photos! Cooking Show [...]