(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 Japan. Hakone, Japan
It is a huge event!
You can watch it live by lining up along Route 1 in Odawara or by watching it from one of the streets along the route in Hakone.
Odawara’s Plum Festival
(When: Beginning of February-Beginning of March)
The cherry blossoms get all the fame, but the plum blossoms all around Odawara, Minamiashigarashi and Shimosoga, are beautiful too.
Odawara Kamaboko Cherry Blossom Festival
(When: Late March)
Come and see Odawara’s fantastic kamaboki cherry blossoms!