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Lusca

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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 [...]

El Borracho in Odawara

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El Borracho is a Spanish restaurant in Odawara, across the street from Lacco Ameno (pizza restaurant). Koji Matsumoto is the friendly, talented owner and chef here. There are [...]

Cafe Ryo

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Cafe Ryo is near Odawara Station and Maiyonoyu Hot Spring Hotel.  It is along a shopping street that leads to one of Odawara`s must see attractions, Odawara Castle. I [...]

Monja Yokocho, Okonomiyaki in Odawara

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My friend and I have eaten at Monja-Yokocho (もんじゃ横丁) a few times. If you want a truly Japanese experience, it is a great choice. It’s near Odawara Station [...]

Rugby World Cup 2019

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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

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

Sean Aroy Thai Restaurant

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Sean Aroy Thai Restaurant is located near Odawara Station. It is a stone’s throw from the Shalamar Nightclub. You can there is three minutes’ walk from the [...]

Chinriu Shops in Hakone and Odawara

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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 [...]

Marzo, Italian Restaurant in Odawara

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Marzo is a famous Italian Restaurant near Odawara Castle.  The food was very good.  The service was not.  I think if you are spending a lot of hard earned money for a [...]

Trains are Faster than Cars

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Trains are faster than cars if you want to travel around Japan. Trains are also safer, cheaper and more convenient. Parking, and gas (petrol) is very expensive in Japan. [...]