Experience Local Life in Odawara

Embark on a walking tour in Odawara, meet the local people and taste the local flavors.

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(1 customer review)
5 hours


  • Learn about Shinto shrine ceremony
  • Discover local flavors
  • Meet local people


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Stroll through scenic Odawara. Learn about Japan's everyday life from the locals themselves. Taste their traditional food and listen to their stories. A member of our team who speaks English and German will translate for you and take you to different shops and places.
The tour includes a Shinto ceremony, local food tasting and a visit to a local museum. In the afternoon, your will dive into Shintoism, the most important part of Japan's life. Get the unique chance to talk with one of the priests and learn manners at the shrine. 


Meet us at the Odawara Station, in front of the Odakyu line exit. Visit a hidden local museum and find yourself between traditional medicine and kabuki. Learn the manners and get an exclusive look inside the sacred halls. Explore small shops, taste different local food and get the chance to meet and talk with locals. In the afternoon, dive into Japan's more than 3,000 year old religion Shintoism. Have a quick lunch at a local coffee shop and eat Japanese food from the Edo period.

Sample itinerary

10:00 Meet at your local guide at the Odawara Station, in front of the Odakyu line exit
Odawara Castle
Umeboshi Tasting (20 minutes)
Medicine shop (30 minutes)
Lunch (1 hour)
Shinto Shrine (1.5 hours): Learn the manners and get an exclusive look inside the sacred halls
16:00 Tour ends at Odawara Station

Important information

Included in price

  • Lunch
  • Votive Shinto tablet
  • Food samples
  • Pick up
  • English or German-speaking guide
  • Insurance
  • Tax

Not included

  • Transportation to/from tour venue
  • Personal expenses

Know before you book 

  • Cancellation: Up to 21 days prior the tour date, cancellation is free of charge.
    For other cancellations Local Japan has to charge a cancellation fee based on the following terms:
    20-15 days prior the tour: 20% of tour fee
    14-8 days prior the tour: 30% of tour fee
    7-4 days prior the tour: 50% of tour fee
    3-0 days prior the tour: 100% of tour fee
  • Pickup time at Odawara Station: 10:00 
  • Infants (0-4 years) are joining for free
  • Children (5-12 years) receive a 50% discount

What you need to bring

  • Camera and something to drink

Starting point

Odawara Station, Odakyu Line Exit
1 Chome-1-1 Shiroyama, Odawara, Kanagawa 250-0045

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Organised by Local Japan

1 Reviews

4-6 of 12 Reviews


Apr 01, 2019

The programs were all good but I was impressed to shinto shrine ceremony and local food tasting. Most programs in this tour were first time experience in life. My local guide, who speaks both English and German, was knowledgeable about Japan and Odawara area. Since she led my group very well, my stay in Odawara become unforgettable. I recommend this tour especially for those who stay in Hakone for two nights. Many travelers visit Hakone but I realize that there is a lot to see in Odawara.

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