Yabusame(art of shooting arrows on horseback), the Odawara Paper Lantern Festival and Kotobuki shishimai are performed at Soga Bairin where about 35,000 plums bloom against the background of the mountains in Mt. Fuji and Hakone.
Other places to visit are Odawara Castle Park, Odawara Flower Garden, and the Tsujimura Botanical Park.
Odawara Plum Festival
［The date and time］Held annually from first Saturday of February to first Sunday of March
Soga Bairin (Bessho and Nakagawara locations)/10 minutes’ walk from Soga Station on the JR Gotenba Line
Odawara Castle Park／10 minutes’ walk from Odawara Station East Gate
Odawara Flower Garden／20 minutes’ walk from Odawara Flower Garden/Iidaoka Station on the Daiyuzan Line of the Izu-Hakone Railway
Tsujimura Botanical Garden／from West Gate Exit 3 of Odawara Station (morning/evening: West Gate Exit 6), take the Hakone Tozan Bus bound for Wanpaku Land and disembark at Tsujimura Botanical Garden.
［TEL］0465-22-5002 (Odawara Tourism Association)
〈Inquiries during festival dates: 0465-42-1965 (general information hotline)）〉