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Enoshima and Kamakura Local Travel Guide
A popular day-trip destination from Tokyo Japan.

Photo of the month in Enoshima and Kamakura.
Cherry blossom season is coming soon in Enoshima and Kamakura area.
Do you know Enoshima Island in Japan?
This tiny island located in the center of Kanagawa, southwest of Tokyo and Yokohama, also in the west of famous historical city Kamakura.
Around the island and Kamakura is one of the popular tourist destination in Japan since very old days by beautiful seascape with Mount Fuji, fantastic sunset, historical sites of samurai, pilgrimage to sanctuary and fresh seafoods.
In recent years, it becomes a featured place again as a fantastic illumination event, a rare scenes of a traditional festival involving local trains, a good shore of the nearest marine sports from Tokyo, and a filming location of drama, movies and anime works.

Upcoming events and festivals

"Special Notice"
One of the popular tourist attractions, Enoshima Iwaya Caves, is planned to be temporarily closed for repair work several times in the future, please check information at the tourist information office in advance when visiting.

From 1 April, admission fee for Hasedera Temple will be raised.
*400Yen for 12 years old or older
*300Yen for children

End of March - Around 5 April
The 2nd cherry blossom season
@whole places in Enoshima & Kamakura City
The standard cherry blossoms will be bloom at the temples, shrines and more places in Enoshima and Kamakura.
Please see the guide for our recommended viewing spots in detail.

14 April - 21 April
Kamakura Matsuri festivals
@around Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine
Kamakura Matsuri is biggest spring festival and event in Kamakura.
Most of events are held at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine that is in the center of the city. Major events are as follows

14 April (Sun.)
  • 10:00- Parade at Wakamiya-Oji [若宮大路] street (From near Kamakura Station to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine via Dankazura [段葛] way)
  • 14:30- Shizuka no Mai [静の舞 (traditional Japanese dance)] exhibition at Maiden of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
21 April (Sun.)
  • 13:00 (1:00pm.)- Yabusame [流鏑馬] horse riding archery exhibition at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

20 April
Yoshitsune Matsuri samurai parade
@between Ryukoji Temple - Manpukuji Temple in Koshigoe
From 13:00 (1:00pm) Yoshitsune Matsuri [義経祭] will be held in Koshigoe town the west end of Kamakura.
Around 14:00, team of Samurai will depart in front of Ryukoji Temple near Enoshima Station of Enoden Line. They will parade to Manpukuji Temple via the street along Enoden Line railway.
More detail info, please see Guide of Yoshitsune Matsuri

Travel guides

Detailed local guides for Enoshima and Kamakura by the theme and place are listed here. Please choose what you want see or want to know about the area.
We expect you will be interested in the area by our travel guide and you will enjoy visiting here near future!
See basic info and fast factsBasic information and fast facts of this tiny island and Kamakura, an ancient samurai's capital city of Japan.
Free Wi-Fi info also available here.

What is Enoshima?

See travel tipsTips of recommended attraction and activities to make your trip to the area more great fun. Also introduce some things you need to watch out in the area.

What to do

See tourist spot guidesOur detailed travel guide by the area taking you to all the sightseeing places in the area from major places to a place only known to local people.

Where to see

See Enoden Line train guideEnoden Line is a small train links Fujisawa and Kamakura. It is also a popular tourist spot that remind of the good old days of Japan and a wonderful scenery.

Enoden Line Train

See local festivals and events guideHow would you like experience the local culture? Get info of the historical traditional festivals and dreamy illumination events and let's go, see and join it!

Festivals and Events

See beaches and coasts guideThe superb seascape beaches are the nearest natural beach from Tokyo and also popular places for swimming, surfing and other marine sports.

Beach and Coast

See Mt. Fuji viewing spot guideThe area is known as a scenic place since old days that the rare and magnificent views of Mount Fuji, the Japan's symbolic mountain, over the sea.

Mount Fuji Viewing spot

See sunset and sunrise viewing spot guideIf you visit the area on clear sky day, don't miss to see the one of the most beautiful sunset in Japan together with wide expanded seascape and Mount Fuji.

Sunset and sunrise

See cats and animals guideThe island is also known as "Cat Island". You will see several funny and cute cats while in the island. We'll introduce other small residents of the area too.

Meet cats and animals

See seasonal flower guideThanks to warm climate, various beautiful flowers bloom earlier than the other places around Tokyo. Cherry blossom, Hydrangea, Rose, Autumn Colors and more.

Seasonal flower guide

See anime, movie and TV drama location guideA lot of real places in the area are appearing on anime, movie and TV drama works frequently. Why don't you visit and experience the feel like to becomeing a character?

Seichi-junrei Location guide

See access guide and informationDetailed and easiest train access guide to visit the area from Tokyo, Shinjuku, Yokohama, Haneda Airport and Narita Airport to the seaside.

How to get - Access info

See Hotels and accommodation listThere are many hotels from modern luxury resort to traditional Japanese style "Ryokan" and reasonable guest houses located in the area.

Where to stay - Hotel List

See emergency guide and informationImportant information for when you are in trouble, illness, and injury while travelling in the area. Evacuation guide during earthquake or tsunami tidal wave also see here.

In case of emergency

See photo gallerySometimes, the time and weather show us a different scenery from usual days. We'll show you such rare or interesting scenery of the area such as snow and fog.

Season's photo gallery

Morning caught fresh seafoods are most popular local food. Enjoy them in various style such as traditional Japanese, modern Japanese, western, sweets, snack and more!

Eat and buy (Coming soon)

Links
Info for nationwide of Japan
Our article and photos were picked up on
tokyo weekender
"Six Summer illuminations to Light Up Your Nights"

Recent Update

Mar.17 '19 Upcoming events and festivals info updated.
Jan.06 '19 Upcoming events and festivals info updated.
Dec.09 '18 New year's extra mid-night train info updated.
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