Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History (神奈川県立生命)
The Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History (神奈川県立生命) is a pretty neat museum just outside of Odawara (小田原市, around 30 minutes, nearly 2 hours from Tokyo).
I thought I would check it out as I lived in Odawara, plus I love nature and history.
The museum is right next to Iriuda Station on the Hakone-Tozan line (Only 220円 (£1.45) from Odawara station).
When entering the museum you will see the ticket machine like this above and the price for a single adult was 510円 (£3.40)
The first exhibition you come across shows how the earth formed, with all random crystals and types of rock spaced out in the exhibition.
Below is a model of the globe showing how active Japan is, as well as other places. I couldn’t understand many of the exhibitions, as each part was in Japanese..so I am lucky I had visited with a friend, but I got the jist of each exhibit.
Another part showed creatures from fish to mammals.
Such as the scary sharks and random fish that were huge.
I liked this below which had “I am male” written next to it, as it made me laugh.
A scary polar bear..
and birds, such as this Pelican? that looked like the one in Finding Nemo.
I loved seeing the butterflies, as they look so pretty.
One exhibition I found interesting was about life in Kanagawa, and what animals live/have lived in Kanagawa.
Although I have no idea why they had a moose?
but this creature below looked cute.
A view from above of the display showing rocks/minerals and the galaxy.
Upstairs you can also find a restaurant and an area to chill out in and have a drink.
the view was pretty nice as well.
I enjoyed the visit to this museum in Kanagawa, as it’s a nice place visit for a few hours..also for some reason at the train station we saw so many cute cats lying around .