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Best suited for a family trip! Entertaining and Educational! A Tour to experience Japan

Western Area 17h

This will be a 3 day tips for you to 「watch , learn, and experience Japanese traditional crafting and the skills. You can learn the long-standing traditional way to make Odawara lantern and experience Kamaboko making, Zazen (a typr of meditation) and Syakyo (sutra copying) which even Japanese people don't always have an opportunity to experience. Furthermoer, you can visit factories and witness the high-quality of Japanese products that has built solid trust amoung foreign markets. Through this course, you will experiance what it means to be made in Japan.

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Suzuhiro Kamaboko (steamed fish paste) Museum

Interactive exhibition facility where you can learn about Kamaboko history, mystery, materials and its nutrition while having fun. You can see Kamaboko masters making kamabokos through the glass (closed on Wednesdays). There are kamaboko and chikuwa making workshops (reservation needed). Teachers are actual kamaboko/chikuwa masters. Kamaboko is suitable for souvenirs, and fresh-baked chikuwa is...

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ErennaGosso means variety of fancy meals. This is a buffet style restaurant. Odawara's seasonal sea food and vegetables and Hakone's local food are served here. Ingredients are full of specially grown vegetables and fruits. Hakone local beer is wonderful.

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Odawara inn livelihoodExchange Center

This facility is intended to re-establish the old network wholesaler which was built in 1932. A casual rest house for any visitors. Local people have the opportunities to show their activities. On the 2nd floor, there are rooms for locals to present their information and skills. Locals and visitors meet up in this space. A special lantern "Odawara Chochin (lantern)" is famous in Odawar...

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Daiyūzan Saijo-ji Temple

Daiyuzan Saijoji Temple is a 20 minutes’ drive from Odawara, and 30 minutes’ drive from Hakone Yumoto. It belongs Soto sect of Buddhism and has over 4,000 branches across Japan. It is a famous sacred place that has a history of more than 600 years since its foundation. This great temple owns more than 30 of buildings and towers with old Japanese cedars and an ethereal atmosphere. Vi...

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Team lab Island Future amusement park lala port Shonan Hiratsuka

Team lab Island, Future amusement park is an educational project with the theme of "becoming a cooperative and creative person". They have exhibited their activities in U.S., Thailand, China, Indonesia, Dubai, Australia, South Africa and so on. Visitors are over 5 million throughout the world. Team lab Island,Future amusement park,lala port Shonan Hiratsuka is the second perman...

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Nissan Engine Museum

You can always see major 28 Nissan cars in the Nissan Engine Museum collection. Every year 3 to 5 cars take turns to exhibit. The building of the museum was the headquarter of Nissan, when the first factory of Yokohama was built here in 1934. It has been the headquarter till it moved to Ginza, Tokyo in 1968.

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Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi

There are number of unique and fun items made by the technique of making food models. You can have an experience to use food models using wax. Kappa-bashi dogu-gai has been flourished in catering and reataurant business by supplying utensils and tools. Kappa-bashi dogu-gai has long history like this Ganso Shokuhin Sample-Ya. "Food model making experience" and ...

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