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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.

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Museum

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.

Highlights

  • 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.

Photos

  • At the "Kamaboko and Chikuwa Handcrafting Workshop," craftsmen teach you how to make kamaboko and chikuwa in person.

    At the "Kamaboko and Chikuwa Handcrafting Workshop," craftsmen teach you how to make kamaboko and chikuwa in person.

  • “Miru Factory" where you can see craftsmen at work through glass

    “Miru Factory" where you can see craftsmen at work through glass

  • The "Kamaboko Encyclopedia" explains the history of kamaboko and the fishes used as ingredients.

    The "Kamaboko Encyclopedia" explains the history of kamaboko and the fishes used as ingredients.

  • Kamaboko Itae Museum, a permanent gallery of kamaboko board paintings

    Kamaboko Itae Museum, a permanent gallery of kamaboko board paintings

  • "The Science of Kamaboko," where you can learn the secrets of kamaboko while playing with your five senses.

    "The Science of Kamaboko," where you can learn the secrets of kamaboko while playing with your five senses.

  • The exterior of the museum

    The exterior of the museum

Reviews

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  • Zhang Zhang

    親手DlY體驗做竹輪和魚板,做完還可以親自品嚐,因為是真材實料吃起來的口感真的好吃。

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Details

Name in Japanese
鈴廣かまぼこ博物館 Suzuhiro Kamaboko Museum
Postal Code
250-0032
Address
Suzuhiro Kamaboko no Sato-nai, 245 Kazamatsuri, Odawara City, Kanagawa
Tel
0465-24-6262
Holidays
Open every day. (Kamaboko hands-on classes are not conducted on Wednesdays. There may be temporarily holidays.)
Business Hours
9:00am-5:00pm
Admission
Free. 1,760 yen for the kamaboko handcraft class (reservation required)
Access
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)