YOKOHAMA, Japan, June 26, 2019 /Kyodo JBN/ --
Kanagawa Prefectural Government
Summer Events at Major Tourist Spots in Kanagawa Pref. Unveiled, Refurbished Yokohama Anpanman Children’s Museum Reopening July 7
- Enoshima Aquarium, Hilton Odawara Resort & Spa Also Ready to Welcome Visitors -
The Kanagawa Prefectural Government has announced the details of summer events to be held at three major tourist spots in the prefecture -- Yokohama Anpanman Children’s Museum, Enoshima Aquarium and Hilton Odawara Resort & Spa -- from June onward as well as information on the refurbishment of one of them for tourists from abroad.
The rainy season got underway in Japan in June, to be followed by summer. These facilities will organize special summer events that children and their parents can enjoy without being affected by the weather.
At the Yokohama Anpanman Children’s Museum, which was opened in 2007 as a facility operated for only a limited time, Anpanman, a comic character that is in high favor among young children, proved popular with parents and children who visited the facility. The museum, whose refurbishment work is scheduled to be completed on July 7, will be closer to Yokohama Station and easier to visit.
If visitors enter the museum through its entrance where an about 4-meter-high figure of Anpanman stands, various characters on the premises of the facility will welcome them. The museum is full of attractions, including reproductions of townscapes that appear in the Anpanman comic series, and various shows will be held at the facility, naturally making visitors smile.
Enoshima Aquarium ( commonly called “Enosui” ) in the Enoshima district of Shonan displays tanks under themes that change from month to month and organizes various seasonal events. Visitors will feel coolness by viewing tanks displaying fish and other aquatic creatures under this season’s theme. Moreover, visitors can enjoy viewing the ecology of jellyfish by looking into a jellyfish show accented by summery choreography.
At Hilton Odawara Resort & Spa, visitors can enjoy a seafood-based lunch buffet. A variety of foods featuring lobsters, including Paella-style pilaf and seafood curry, will allow visitors to enjoy the flavors of seafood. During an experience-based dessert buffet beginning at 2 p.m., visitors can enjoy treasure hunting while savoring sweets full of peaches and mangoes. Visitors can order main plates in addition to desserts.
Hilton Odawara Resort & Spa hopes that visitors will overcome summer heat by enjoying cold sweets served at the facility.
Details of events and facilities
1. Yokohama Anpanman Children’s Museum ( *scheduled to open on July 7 )
- Museum: 10:00 - 17:00 (last entry 16:00)
- Shops/restaurant: 10:00 - 18:00
Admission: 2,200 yen (age 1 and older)
Shops/restaurant: Admission free
Access: 10-minute walk from JR Yokohama Station East Exit A
3-minute walk from Shin-Takashima Station Exit 4 on Minatomirai Line
Official website: http://museum.anpanman-acm.co.jp/en/
2. Enoshima Aquarium
Kurage no sora - Summer - ( jellyfish show )
July 1 (Mon) - August 31 (Sat)
Location: Jellyfish Fantasy Hall
Duration of each performance: About 10 min.
Cool Creatures ( theme for August )
August 1 (Thu) - 31 (Sat)
Location: In front of Penguin Pool
- 9:00 - 20:00 (July 13 - August 9)
- 8:00 - 20:00 (August 10 - 18)
- 9:00 - 20:00 (August 19 - 31)
*Please check the website for business hours of other months
Admission: 2,400 yen (age 18 and older), 1,500 yen (age 16 and 17),
1,000 yen (age 7-15), 600 yen (age 3-6)
Access: 3-minute walk from Katase-Enoshima Station on Odakyu Line, and other transportation means
Official website: https://www.enosui.com/en/
3. Hilton Odawara Resort & Spa
Seafood Buffet Brasserie "Flora"
Open: June 1 - September 5
Business hours: Weekdays 11:30 - 14:00, Weekends and holidays 11:30 - 15:00 *Time limit: 90 minutes
Prices: Weekdays 3,500 yen (adult), 1,750 yen (age 12 and under)
Weekends and holidays 4,000 yen (adult), 1,900 yen (age 12 and under)
( August 10 - 17: Prices and business hours are the same as weekends and holidays )
Open: Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays from June 1 to September 2 *Note: Open specially from August 13 to 16
Business hours: 14: 00 - 17: 00
Prices: Adult 2,950 yen ( 3,300 yen when ordered with a main plate )
Age 12 and under: 1,400 yen ( 1,650 yen when ordered with a main plate ), age 6 and under: free