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.
Nearest train stations: JR Tokaido Line Nebukawa Station and Manazuru Station
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
Limited parking is available. Since the number of spaces is limited, please reserve a parking space when you book your ticket.
Please read the following before buying your ticket.
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.