Admission to Enoura Observatory
In order for visitors to experience Enoura Observatory as if they were living in a less-densely populated pre-modern time, the number of visitors entering the site at each admission time will be limited. Purchase your reserved ticket using the “Purchase a ticket” link on this page.
Two admission times a day
Morning admission: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Afternoon admission: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
*Visitors can explore Enoura Observatory at their own pace during each session as long as they check in at least 45 minutes before the designated ending time of their visiting session. Also please note that visits must conclude at the designated ending time for the visiting session.
Special evening admission: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
*Evening admission is for August only. The duration is two hours. Due to the safety reasons, there is no entry to the Bamboo Grove Area during the evening admission.
A limited number of walk-up tickets will be sold depending on the number of reserved tickets booked for a particular admission time. If the number of reserved tickets has reached the designated limit, no walk-up tickets will be sold.
Call the office (0465-42-9170) between 9:00am and noon on the day of your planned visit. Walk-up tickets can be purchased at the reception desk upon your arrival (cash, credit card and electronic payment accepted).
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.
・Morning admission (10:00am - 1:00pm)
Departure times from Nebukawa Station: 9:45am / 10:05am / 10:30am
Departure times from the Observatory: 11:45am / 12:30pm / 1:05pm
・Afternoon admission (1:30pm - 4:30pm)
Departure times from Nebukawa Station: 1:15pm / 1:40pm / 2:00pm
Departure times from the Observatory: 3:15pm / 4:00pm / 4:35pm
・Evening admission (5:00pm - 7:00pm)
Departure times from Nebukawa Station: 4:50pm
Departure times from the Observatory: 6:35pm / 7:05pm
* Using the shuttle bus is strongly recommended as the Observatory is located off of a heavily trafficked, narrow mountain road approximately 40 minutes on foot from Nebukawa Station. The bus has a limited number of seats. If you plan to use the bus, please book a place when you purchase your ticket.
・The station is unstaffed and has only one exit.
・There are no elevators, escalators or coin operated lockers.
・The ticket vending machine (also for charging IC cards) operates only from 7:00am to 4:30pm. After 4:30pm, please use the orange machine (see the link below) to get a boarding certificate from Nebukawa Station. Press the button and a certificate will be issued free of charge. Present the boarding certificate to one of the station staff at your final destination. You will be charged the fare from Nebukawa Station to the destination station at that time.
[For your reference] Click below to view the images.
Ticket vending machine at Nebukawa Station waiting room
Boarding certificate issuing machine at Nebukawa Station waiting room
2) Manazuru Station
Use one of the taxis waiting outside the station.
Travel time: approximately 10 minutes / Taxi fare: 1,800~2,000 yen
Limited parking is available. Since the number of spaces is limited, please reserve a parking space when you book your ticket.
Please make sure when arranging a chartered bus for your group that the bus does not exceed seven meters in length. The parking lot of the Observatory cannot accommodate buses longer than seven meters. For the safety of our guests, loading and unloading of passengers must take place in the parking lot. Stopping to load and unload passengers on the road leading to the Observatory is not an option as the road is extremely narrow and winding with poor line of sight. Thank you for your understanding.
1. Use "Purchase a ticket" link
Date & Time
Mode of transportation (free shuttle bus / parking / other)
Number of tickets
A confirmation email will be sent to you.
Credit card only
1. Call the office on the day of your planned visit
Call the office (0465-42-9170) between 9:00am and noon on the day of your planned visit to confirm that walk-up tickets are available. Walk-up tickets will not be available when the number of reserved tickets for a particular admission time has reached the designated limit.
Please let us know if you are coming by a free shuttle bus, car or taxi when you call us the day of your planned visit.
Walk-up tickets can be purchased at the reception desk upon arrival (cash, credit card, and electronic payment accepted).
Please read the following before buying your ticket.
No one under the age of twelve 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.
Odawara Art Foundation takes no responsibility for any accidents arising out of visitors’ negligence.
The new area open to the public from October 1, 2018, is accessible via unpaved walking paths down the hill from the Gallery. Access to the new area may be restricted when it is raining or if the paths are wet and slippery.
Once issued, tickets are non-refundable and cannot be amended.