There are many interesting museums along the Odakyu Railway lines, from a manga museum celebrating the works of the world-famous Japanese artist Fujiko F. Fujio to museums of Japanese folk houses and ukiyo-e paintings. Take the Odakyu Railway for a tour through Japanese history and culture!
Walk into the world of manga artist Fujiko F. Fujio, famous as the creator of many children’s manga. The facilities include the “F Theater,” where an exclusive short film is regularly shown on its 200-inch movie screen, as well as a room which displays some 150 original hand drawings, a café, and a museum shop. Dreams, hope, friendship, bravery, curiosity, and caring for others are among the themes that Fujiko F. Fujio conveyed through manga.
Access：Take the Odakyu Odawara Line to Noborito Station and transfer to the Kawasaki city bus. It is a 9-minute ride. Buses run at 10-minute intervals.
Freely walk around this outdoor museum and explore the 25 folk houses, many of which are designated as Important Cultural Properties. Attend one of the workshops to learn how to dye a handkerchief or other cloth with indigo (reservation required).
Access：Take the Odakyu Line to Mukogaoka-yuen Station. It is a 13-minute walk from the south exit.
This museum is located at the birthplace of Taro Okamoto, an artist renowned for his "Tower of the Sun" and other works. Visitors to the museum are greeted at the entrance by the "Tower of Mother," a symbolic piece that is a full 30 meters high. The collection includes some 2,000 pieces, including objets d’art and drawings. The building also contains the Temporary Exhibition Gallery, which is holds special exhibitions four times each year.
Access：Take the Odakyu Odawara Line to Mukogaoka-yuen Station. It is a 17-minute walk from the south exit.
Located in Kinuta Park, the Setagaya Art Museum holds about 16,000 works of art primarily by Japanese and international modern and contemporary artists such as Henri Rousseau. Visit the Special Exhibition Galleries on the first floor and the Permanent Collection Galleries on the second floor. The museum's regularly scheduled workshops and other events are quite popular.
Access：Take the Odakyu Odawara Line to Seijogakuen-mae Station and transfer to the bus bound for Shibuya Station. It is a 10-minute walk from the Kinuta-machi bus stop. Alternatively, take the Odakyu Odawara Line to Chitose-Funabashi Station and transfer to the bus bound for Den-en-chofu Station. It is a 5-minute walk from the Bijutsukan Iriguchi bus stop.
Adults and children alike will enjoy this facility dedicated to Isuzu Motors, a Japanese automaker known primarily for commercial trucks and buses. In addition to learning about the history of Isuzu Motors, you can see lots of vehicles and even climb into some of the displays. The displays contain chronologically successive models so you can see how the company's technology and designs have changed, and make sure to check out the Wolseley CP - the first truck that Isuzu Motors ever produced. The exhibited models include the latest models of trucks and buses that are in action on the streets today.
Access：Take the Odakyu Enoshima Line to Shonandai Station and transfer to the shuttle bus at the east exit no. 3 bus stop
URL：http://www.isuzu.co.jp/plaza/ (in Japanese only)
Shuttle bus: Shonandai Exit → Isuzu Plaza 30-minute
intervals from 9:50 am to 3:50 pm
Immerse yourself in the world of ukiyo-e paintings, which feature such subject matter as Enoshima Island and the Fujisawa post station on the Tokaido Highway. Developed during the Edo period as an artform of the masses, ukiyo-e paintings had a substantial influence on van Gogh and other European artists. Each exhibits is available for a limited time only, so there are always fresh paintings on display each time you return.
Access：Get off the Odakyu Enoshima Line at Shonandai Station and take the bus bound for Tsujido Kitaguchi. It is right next to the Kandai Koen-mae bus stop. It is also a 5-minute walk from the north exit of JR Tsujido Station.