Suzuhiro Kamaboko Museum
A kamaboko museum run by a long-established fish paste manufacturer. Visitors can try their hand at making kamaboko and observe the production process.
This is a museum run by Suzuhiro, a long-established fish paste store established in 1865. Visitors can enjoy learning about various aspects of kamaboko, from its history to its ingredients and nutrition.
On the first floor, you can observe the traditional skills of the craftsmen as they carefully make each kamaboko through the glass, and hands-on classes taught by the craftsmen are always available (5 times a day with reservation. 50 minutes required). You can try your hand at making kamaboko and chikuwa, and the chikuwa will be baked about 20 minutes after the class is over, so you can sample the freshly baked, on the spot. It takes about 70 minutes for the fish paste (a kind called Ita-kamaboko) to be steamed. On the same floor, there is a museum store that sells a variety of original goods, so you can relax and wait while you pick up some souvenirs.
On the second floor is the Kamaboko Itae Art Museum, a permanent display of works from the International Kamaboko Itae Competition, a small art exhibition held by the company since 1982. Using a small fish paste board of only 13 cm as a canvas, the museum displays a variety of colorful works, some of which are by celebrities active in various fields.
The third floor is a place where you can learn the secrets behind the deliciousness of kamaboko from a scientific perspective. The "Kamaboko Kitchen Lab" offers a variety of hands-on programs, such as cooking simple recipes using kamaboko and experiment classes, making it a great place to find subjects for a summer project during the vacation.
A museum run by a long-established kamaboko shop.
You can enjoy learning various things about kamaboko.
You can experience making kamaboko, taught by the craftsman.
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- Name in Japanese
- 鈴廣かまぼこ博物館 Suzuhiro Kamaboko Museum
- Postal Code
- Suzuhiro Kamaboko no Sato-nai, 245 Kazamatsuri, Odawara City, Kanagawa
- Open every day. (Kamaboko hands-on classes are not conducted on Wednesdays. There may be temporarily holidays.)
- Business Hours
- Free. 1,760 yen for the kamaboko handcraft class (reservation required)
1) 10 minutes by taxi from Odawara Station on the JR Odakyu Line.
2）Direct connection to Kazamatsuri Station on the Hakone Tozan Railway
3) 1 minute walk from Kazamatsuri bus stop on Hakone Tozan Bus and Izu Hakone Bus.
- Credit Cards
- Accepted (Visa, MasterCard, JCB, American Express, DinersClub)
- Official Website
- Official Website (English)