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How to Buy Tickets to Events in Japan


There are often small shops that resell tickets to movies, concerts, and train tickets. These shops are located near major train stations like Odawara Station. Another way to [...]

Odawara Forest Adventure Park

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This aerial course, is built through a pristine forest and is comprised of ladders, bridges, swings, nets, and giant zip lines. You are equipped with a harness and attached [...]



Lusca is a big shopping center that is inside Odawara Station. Odawara Shopping: There are over 90 stores. Many of which are tax free! There are many restaurants too. Be sure [...]

Fuji Speedway


Fuji Speedway is in Oyama, and not far from Kevin’s Guest House or Merry Lue’s Guest House in Minamiashigarashi. Fuji Speedway Many of our guests stay with us and [...]

Azumayama Park in Ninomiya


Azumayama in Ninomiya-Machi is a great place to have a picnic and, or enjoy the cherry blossoms! To Get There: Take the Tokaido Line train from Odawara Station to Ninomiya, [...]

Rugby World Cup 2019


Rugby World Cup 2019: One week in Kanagawa Heading to the World Cup later this year? Find out how to make the most of your time in Kanagawa.  (Originally published in [...]

Odawara Castle Refurbished


Refurbished Odawara Castle Historical Experience Hall to Open in April; “Odawara Castle NINJA Hall” New Attraction in Tourist City Odawara – Learn about [...]

Tokyo-Hakone Ekiden


Tokai University just won the Hakone Ekiden, a long, grueling, relay marathon for university students in Japan. Tokai has participated for 46 years and this is the first time [...]

Chinriu Shops in Hakone and Odawara


There are Chinriu shops in Odawara and Hakone. “We sell hand made products from all over Japan.” -said one of the employees. This is our Hakone shop. Chinriu Shop [...]

Miho Dam is Worth Visiting

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Miho Dam is near Minamiashigarashi and you can reach it by car. It is a very nice drive. You will drive through the countryside of Ashigara Pass, through Jizodo and Yamakita [...]