Odawara Station 小田原駅

For many, Odawara is the gateway to Hakone, one of the most captivating getaways in the Kanto area, blessed with tremendous views of Mount Fuji, warm onsen hot springs, and the venerable Lake Ashi. Odawara itself is also a notable location, with the famous Odawara Castle being a popular destination.

Another common means of getting to Odawara Station is via the Odakyu Line from Shinjuku Station. The most optimal and recognizable option for this is to take the beloved RomanceCar trains. Out to Odawara directly from Shinjuku Station via Romance Car costs 1,910 yen, but there are rail passes that offer special discounts on these tickets. There are also more standard, local, express, and special express trains that go out to Odawara from Shinjuku Station via the Odakyu Line. 

Odakyu also operates the Hakone Highway Bus, which departs from Shinjuku Station once every 30 minutes. Via bus, the journey takes around two hours, depending on traffic conditions. There are also buses between Hakone and Haneda Airport with a stop in Yokohama City, the largest city in Kanagawa, along the way. This takes around 2.5 hours. 

RomanceCar

RomanceCar run by Odakyu

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Hakone-Yumoto Station

Hakone-Yumoto Station

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Aside from the more prominent Tokaido Shinkansen bullet train line and the Odakyu Line, Odawara Station also serves as a terminal station for the Izu-Hakone Daiyuzan Train Line. This line connects Odawara to other parts of Kanagawa, extending all the way to the eponymous Daiyuzan Station in Minami-Ashigara City. Tickets can be purchased at stations, and trains on this line can be ridden with a national IC card, such as the Suica or PASMO. This line is more often used by local residents of Kanagawa, so for visitors, it may provide access to more rural and obscure destinations not often seen by tourists! There are also buses operated by Izu-Hakone Railways that depart from and arrive at Odawara Station. 

Daiyuzan Line

Daiyuzan Line

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Odawara Castle

Odawara Castle

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