Art & Design
Enoura Observatory 江之浦測候所
An art complex with breathtaking views of Sagami Bay
The Enoura Observatory overlooks Sagami Bay in Odawara . Founded in 2017 by the Odawara Art Foundation, which was founded by photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto, this complex was built to show visitors the essence of Japanese culture. This spot is perfect for those with a love of art and architecture.
How to Get There
The Enoura Observatory is accessible via a free shuttle bus from Nebukawa Station.
Take the JR Tokaido Line from Odawara Station to Nebukawa Station (seven minutes). Take the free shuttle bus from Nebukawa Station to the Enoura Observatory (10 minutes).
Note: Due to the limited number of seats on the shuttle bus, it is recommended that you reserve a place when buying your ticket to the observatory online.
Alternatively, you can take a taxi from Manazuru Station (10 minutes).
Explore the many facets of the Enoura Observatory
In its spacious complex, the Enoura Observatory houses art galleries with seasonal exhibitions, a tea ceremony room, a 100-meter-long gallery built to frame the sun at dawn, the restored Meigetsu Gate from the Muromachi period (1338-1573), and a beautiful strolling garden, just to name a few attractions. You will also find a range of Japanese architectural styles, from medieval to contemporary.