ODAWARA ART FOUNDATION

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Visitors’ Info

A limited number of guests will be allowed admittance at each entrance time. Each visit is for a maximum of two hours.

The Observatory sits on 60,000 square meters of land. Only 10,000 square meters is developed land while the remaining 50,000 square meters is forest and farmland. For visitors to better experience the site and capture the feeling of the pre-modern era, we decided to limit the number of visitors admitted at a time. It is estimated that each person will enjoy approximately 760 square meters of personal space while exploring the site.

All visits to the Enoura Observatory are by appointment only. Reservations can be made by clicking the link above.

Closed
Wednesday; New Year’s holidays and temporary closures due to special circumstances
  • *From February 1, 2018, the Observatory will close on Tuesday as well.
Visiting hours
Three entrance times a day from March 22 to October / 10:00, 13:00, 16:00
Two entrance times a day from November to March 21 (Spring Equinox) / 10:00, 13:00
Admission price

3,240 yen

  • *Due to the unique nature of the premises and for safety reasons, visitors must be 12 years or older. We thank you for your understanding.
  • *There will be no discount price for groups.

Access

[Public Transport]

Nearest train stations: JR Tokaido Line Nebukawa Station and Manazuru Station

From the nearest train stations

1) Nebukawa Station
There is a free shuttle bus between Nebukawa Station and the Observatory.

Until January 31, 2018:
Departure times from Nebukawa Station: 9:30 / 12:30
Departure times from the Observatory: 12:20 / 15:20

From February 1, 2018, depatrure times will change as follows:
Departure times from Nebukawa Station: 9:45 / 12:45 / *15:45 (* = March 22 - October only)
Departure times from the Observatory: 12:05 / 15:05 / *18:05 (* = March 22 - October only)

Walking from the station takes around 45 minutes, so we recommend using the bus. The bus has a limited number of seats. If you plan to use the bus, please book a place when you buy your ticket.

2) Manazuru Station
Use one of the taxis waiting outside the station.
Journey time: Approx. 10 minutes
Cost: 1,800 to 2,000 yen

From Tokyo

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From Nagoya and Osaka

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From Tokyo
Tokyo Station Tokaido Shinkansen Kodama Odawara Station Approx. 35 minutes
Shinjuku Station Odakyu Ltd. Express Romance Car Odawara Station Approx. 70 minutes
Shinjuku Station Odakyu Rapid Limited Express Odawara Station Approx. 90 minutes

* Change at Odawara Station

JR Tokaido Line Odawara Station Nebukawa Station Approx. 7 minutes
JR Tokaido Line Odawara Station Manazuru Station Approx. 12 minutes
From Nagoya and Osaka
Nagoya Station Tokaido Shinkansen Hikari Atami Station Approx. 85 minutes
Shin-Osaka Station: Tokaido Shinkansen Nozomi/Kodama Atami Station Approx. 3 hours

* Change at Odawara Station

JR Tokaido Line Atami Station Manazuru Station Approx. 8 minutes
JR Tokaido Line Atami Station Nebukawa Station Approx. 13 minutes

[By car]

Limited parking is available. Since the number of spaces is limited, please reserve a parking space when you book your ticket.

From Tokyo and Nagoya

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From Tokyo
Tokyo
↓ (Tomei Expressway 45 km)
Atsugi Interchange
↓ (Odawara Atsugi Road 32 km)
Odawara Nishi (West) Interchange
↓ (Seisho Bypass 5.4 km)
Ishibashi Interchange
↓ (Turn onto National Highway 135 Prefectural Road 740 [toward Nebukawa Station] 6.2 km)
Enoura Observatory
From Nagoya
Nagoya
↓ (Tomei Expressway 223 km)
Numazu Interchange
↓ (Tomei Expressway 45 km)
Oimatsuda interchange
↓ (Prefectural Road 711 8 km)
Odawara Higashi (East) interchange
↓ (Odawara Atsugi Road 7 km)
Odawara Nishi (West) Interchange
↓ (Seisho Bypass 5.4 km)
Ishibashi Interchange
↓ (Turn onto National Highway 135 Prefectural Road 740 [toward Nebukawa Station] 6.2 km)
Enoura Observatory

Purchase a ticket

Please read the following before buying your ticket.

For your safety and enjoyment

No one under the age of 12 will be admitted due to the nature of the complex and for safety reasons.
Most of the complex is out of doors. There are some sloping areas, so please be careful when walking around. We recommend wearing shoes that are good for walking.
The Odawara Art Foundation takes no responsibility for any accidents arising out of visitors’ negligence.

  • ・Do not touch the walls, windows or works of art.
  • ・Do not use fountain pens, ink or paint in any of the buildings.
  • ・The whole complex is a no-smoking zone.
  • ・It is forbidden to use mobile phones inside any of the buildings. If you use your phone within the grounds, please do so in a manner that causes minimum annoyance to other people.
  • ・Do not eat or drink outside other than in the designated areas. Kindly take your rubbish home with you.
  • ・Pets are not allowed anywhere in the complex. However, we welcome visitors with guide dogs, hearing dogs or assistance dogs.
  • ・Due to the unique design of the complex, some parts are not wheelchair accessible. We ask for your understanding.
Bad weather
If Odawara Art Foundation decides that it is unable to guarantee visitor safety after the Japan Meteorological Agency issues a warning, or if JR and other public transport systems suspend their services, or if there is heavy rain, heavy snow, or strong winds, we may temporarily close the complex without advance notice.
We will announce any such temporary closure on our homepage. We appreciate your understanding.

FAQ

Q: What should I do if I get hurt during my visit ?
A: In the unlikely event that you injure yourself, please speak to a member of staff. There is a first aid kit in the reception area.
Q: Do you have lockers?
A: A limited number of free lockers are available in the complex. However, they cannot accommodate large pieces of luggage or bulky items as camera tripods.
Q: How can I find out about other interesting things to see nearby?
A: Please visit Odawara City Tourist Association’s website.