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Suzuhiro Kamaboko Museum

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Suzuhiro Kamaboko Museum

153 Reviews
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245 Kazamatsuri Suzuhiro Kamaboko Village, Odawara 250-0032 Kanagawa Prefecture
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Experience Japan’s tallest peak and beautiful Hakone National Park on this all-day excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, catch amazing views of Mt. Fuji and learn about the region’s grand scenery from an informative multilingual guide. Enjoy an optional lunch and cruise Lake Ashi, visit the volcanic Owakudani valley and admire panoramic vistas from the Hakone ropeway, or cable car. Your return trip is aboard a bullet train.
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Peter Choy wrote a review Feb 2020
Hong Kong, China3,749 contributions174 helpful votes
Checking out from Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo we drove to Odawara, a city in Kanagawa, and the first stop was this famous producer of fish cake, or kamaboko, a traditional Japanese delicacy dating back to the 12th century, enjoyed by samurai and nobility. Suzuhiro is a company founded in 1865, committed to using all-natural, sustainable and local ingredients. Originally we booked a kamaboko making class but because there was serious traffic congestion on the way from Tokyo, we had spent more than double the time on the road, missing the time for the class. Rather unfortunate, we toured the museum instead to try to learn more the process of making kamaboko through the exhibits. Beside the museum, in the village one can also visit the Suzunari market selling the products from the company as well as other local products. There are also a few restaurants, one that we went for lunch and had a truly amazing experience, which would be covered separately in the blog. A good place to drop by if you are going to Hakone from Tokyo.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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MeredithAussie wrote a review Jun 2019
Cannes, France1,837 contributions143 helpful votes
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Kamaboko is a processed seafood product that you will often find in Japanese food. I’ve mostly encountered slices of it in soups. The factory is located just a couple of stations from Odawara Station. The officials in the local tourist office within the station will give you directions (in English) and even sell you the train ticket if necessary. Right next to the very cute little station you can find the ‘market place’, where all sorts of local products are sold. These are mostly based on kamaboko. The kamaboko is made into many different things, from ‘seasages’ (seafood sausages) to imitation meals. You can regularly taste both hot and cold samples. This really appealed to my partner who is a chef and works with food daily. A few buildings down the road you will find the factory. Here you can watch the different steps in the process of making kamaboko, then taste the product at the end. There is a great little museum explaining the process as well. Work stops and it closes at 3pm, so don’t leave your visit too late. I believe you can learn how to make your own, but we arrived too late for this option.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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manoatruck wrote a review Jun 2018
Wahiawa, Hawaii66 contributions5 helpful votes
Very informative on all aspects of Japanese fishcake production to merchandising . Hands on great for kids and adults .
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Date of experience: July 2017
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Response from hiro s, Guest Relations Manager at Suzuhiro Kamaboko Museum
Responded Jul 18, 2018
Thank you so much for visiting our museum. We have make-your-own Kamaboko (fish cake) classes as well. We hope that we will see you in the near future again!
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joshlty wrote a review Nov 2017
Singapore, Singapore40 contributions24 helpful votes
nice place to learn about making fishcakes.. classes are about 30mins. good to hang out for about 1hr plus.
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Date of experience: November 2017
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Response from hiro s, Guest Relations Manager at Suzuhiro Kamaboko Museum
Responded Dec 14, 2017
Thank you so much for coming to our museum. Our classes are changed seasonally to offer guests new and interesting activities. If you have a chance, please come and visit us again. Thank you!
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Jassie0323 wrote a review Aug 2017
Oroville, California5 contributions4 helpful votes
You can make fish cake which is a Japanese food that's very tasty and goes well just with soy sauce and wasabi. Even if you don't understand Japanese, there is a monitor so it's easy to understand what to do. It smells like fish which some people won't like but It's fun experience to do with family and friends. It'll be a nice additional thing to do while you are in Odawara.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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Response from hiro s, お客様担当マネージャー at Suzuhiro Kamaboko Museum
Responded Sep 13, 2017
We are glad to hear that you liked the Kamaboko making class. We hope you can come back someday in the future. We brew beer using spring water from the Hakone mountains in front of the museum and it would be a great pair with your own Kamaboko. Have a wonderful trip in Japan!
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