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Odawara CastleDirections: Odawara Castle is accessible via train from Odawara Station (10-minute walk) or via car by taking the Oi-Matsuda Interchange off the Tomei Expressway (40-minute drive).

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with last admission at 4:30 p.m. Closed on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. The castle tower is also closed on the second Wednesday in December.

Cost: 500 yen (or about $4.50) for adults and 200 yen for children under the age of 12. Admission to the Tokiwagimon Samurai Kan exhibit is 200 yen for adults and 60 yen children under the age of 12. Slightly discounted tickets are available to enter both the castle and Tokiwagimon Samurai Kan.

Food: A small restaurant in the park serves yakisoba, curry rice, drinks and desserts.

Online: odawaracastle.com

Hakone SekishoDirections: The Hakone Sekisho is accessible via bus at the Hakonemachi bus stop (2-minute walk), which is a 5-minute bus ride from Odawara Station.

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except from Dec. 1 to Feb. 28, when it’s open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.

Cost: Admission is 500 yen for adults and 250 yen for elementary school students. On weekends, children under the age of 12 can enter the facility for free.

Online: hakonesekisyo.jp/english/main/main.html

Hakone Cedar AvenueDirections: Hakone’s Cedar Avenue is located a 1-minute walk from Hakone’s Shisho-mae bus stop, located along the Hakone Tozan bus’ H line. The ride takes approximately 39 minutes when departing from Hakone Yumoto Station.

Cost: Free

Online: hakone.or.jp/520

Hatajuku IchirizukaDirections: The Hatajuku Ichirizuka is located a 1-minute walk from the Hatajuku bus stop on Hakone Tozan buses bound for Hatajuku, Amazake Chaya and Moto-Hakone Port. The ride takes about 15 minutes when departing from Hakone Yumoto Station.

Cost: Free

Online:hakone.or.jp/en/561

Mishima SkywalkDirections: Mishima Skywalk is best accessible via the Tokai Bus at the Mishima Skywalk bus stop (20 minutes when departing from Mishima Station). If driving, take the Haoke Toge Interchange off the Hakone Shindo (10-minute drive).

Hours: Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: Admission to the Mishima Skywalk is 1,000 yen for adults, 500 yen for junior high students and 200 yen for elementary school students. Children under 6 are free. Additional fees are required for outdoor activities such as ziplining.

Food: There are three restaurants in the immediate vicinity of the Mishima Skywalk, serving a variety of Japanese and Western-inspired dishes.

Online: mishima-skywalk.jp

Mishima TaishaDirections: Mishima Taisha is accessible via JR Mishima Station (15-minute walk).

Hours: Open daily.

Online:shizuoka-guide.com/english/detail/page/detail/3664


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