Located at Odawara City, Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History has a large collection of nature-related data and information regarding earth history and local Kangawa Prefecture’s nature. The museum aims to raise awareness of nature intimacy.
In addition to exhibitions the museum also conducts nature researches, material collecting and preservation activities.
The museum has four general exhibition rooms which are “Thinking the Earth”, “Thinking the life”, “Thinking the nature of Kanagawa” and “Thinking the coexistence with nature.”. It also has a Jumbo book exhibiting room.
The museum also has a library and a theater. It is a great place for everyone to learn about nature and life.
It rained heavily the day I went to the museum.
I met a group of lively student led by their teacher came here to visit the museum.
Visitors are allowed to take photographs (not for commercial/academic use only).
The museum has very beautiful interiors looks like a blue Earth.
I walked from the “origin of the Earch” to the “born of life”, and to the destruction of Earth environment. It felt like a long and wonderful journey of history.
Someone once said that our life needs both “down”, also need to “look up at the stars.” I couldn’t be more agree with it.
Our daily life need to be maintained and managed in a constant way, though our dreams will be erased as time goes by. You need in plain water in their daily life, “look to the sky”! Through the “look up”, so that their eyes can see into the distance.
My everyday life is circling around some little emotion, I gradually became shortsighted.
After a tour around this museum, I am marveled at the wonder of life, felt my little emotion is just insignificant.
The precious life of our Earth is harbored and cherished through such a long time, we need to take care of it.
|Name||Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History|
|Address||499 Iryuda, Odawara, Kanagawa|
Museum finishing day (the second Tuesday of each month)
New year holiday season (from Dec 29 to Jan 3rd)
|Business hours||From 9 am to 4:30 pm (last admission time: 4pm)|
|Fee||520 yen for people of 20 – 65 years old (except students),
300 yen for student of 15 – 20 years old (except high school student),
100 yen for hight school students and people of 65 years old or older.
Teenagers at the age of middle school or under are free to enter.
|Getting there||Take a train of Hakone-Tozan-Tetsudo Line (connect with Odakyu Line), get off at Iriuda Station and walk for 3 minutes.|
|Contact||Tel: 0465-21-1515 Fax: 0465-23-8846|
* Please refer to the latest info before visiting the place.