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Enjoy the Odawara Japanese plum blossoms festival and the view from the tower of Odawara Castle

Western Area 3h

Take in the views of Mt. Fuji from Soga Bessho Bairin where the plum blossoms festival takes place and then check out the views from the tower of Odawara Castle.

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Soga Plum grove

The Odawara Plum Festival is held from early February through early march each year. The Soga Plum Forest is the primary venue, and that is made up of three areas: Bessho, Hara, and Nakagawara. Each is operated primarily by the farmhouses that are located there. Bessho is the largest of the three, and features a citrus and vegetable stands, souvenirs, eateries, and more.

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Odawara Castle

This is a symbol of the Odawara family that was rebuilt in 1960. After the main castle underwent major reconstructions, dubbed the Great Heisei Restoration, there are now graphics introducing the castle, a theater exhibition and interactive exhibits that allow visitors to try on armor in the castle grounds. Rental costumes of samurai, princesses, ninjas, as well as an amusement park are also av...

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Takumi-kan (Craftsman shop)

Kijihiki (traditional craft to make wooden bowls and trays on a pottery wheel) started more than a thousand years ago and has been passed on to the present day. Takumi-kan displays and sells a variety of wooden products such as puzzle boxes, wooden plates, and more.

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