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Life in Odawara, why travel here?

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Life in Odawara, why live here? by Shawn Thir I think we’ve established that the Odawara area is no hot bed of excitement. It begs the question: Why are we here?   I [...]

Japanese don’t Speak English 

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Some guests have complained that Japanese don’t speak English. But most people know some, and some people are fluent. But you need to allow Japanese a few seconds to [...]

Shopping in Odawara

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Shopping in the Odawara Area In Minami Ashigara, other than the Welmi complex in front of Daiyuzan Station there are few stores. Although Daiso would be a good place to buy [...]

Cycling in Odawara 

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Cycling in Odawara : Travis`s recommended cycling course around Odawara from Tokyo Cycling Club KT7 – Odawara; “147” loop! Very quick course info: Start at [...]

Best Cherry Blossom viewing in Odawara?

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Best Cherry Blossom Viewing in Odawara? by Shawn Thir I love cherry blossoms viewing; what a great excuse for sitting under a tree and getting drunk. However, I’m not keen [...]

Good Japanese Restaurants in Odawara 

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Japanese Restaurants Hoyu: 4.5 Stars A little secret is that Hoyu really is just as delicious as Nazuna. Hoyu also serves great Japanese food and is located near Sagami [...]

Asian Style Restaurants in Odawara 

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One good Asian Restaurant known as Shakti (Indian) 4 Stars Is in the basement of Apri in downtown Odawara. Great food! Reasonable prices. Nice Owner! Nikomi-tei: (Thai) 3 [...]

Restaurants in Minamiashigarashi 

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Hama Zushi Is a very good and cheap sushi restaurant in Minamiashigarashi.  It is a nationwide chain. It is also fun as the sushi comes by conveyer belt. Address: Sekimoto [...]

Tamura Shokudo Restaurant 

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tel: 0465-73-5865 Tamura Shokudo Address: 2659-3 Tsukahara Located right next to Kevin`s English School Tsukahara and Merry Lue`s Guest House. Serves typical Japanese fare [...]