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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.
Rose flowers are in full bloom at the garden of Kamakura Museum of Literature.
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.

10 May - 09 June
Rose flowers blooming season
@Kamakura Museum of Literature
The old Western-style building which was a luxurious villa and the flowers of the blooming rose are one of the popular scenery of Enoshima and Kamakura.(*It will be closed on 13 May.)
For more detail, please see the guide for flower viewing spots.

Until 09 June
Colors Fest! enoshima 2019
@around Samuel Cocking Garden
Gardening decorations displayed at the garden and around the top of the island area.
During the period, following events will be held at the garden.

18 & 19 May (Sat & Sun.)
  • 12:00- until sunset, "Aloha Sunset" hula dance exhibition
26 May (Sun.)
  • 14:00- 19:00, "Tahitian Sunset" Tahitian dance & performance exhibition
01 June (Sat.)
  • 12:00- 1900, "Sunset Lounge" Yoga, DJ and Live events.(*additional admission requierd)
01 & 02 June (Sat & Sun.)
  • 11:00- 16:30, "Street Performance Festival"Performance exhibition & workshop.
09 June (Sun.)
  • 10:00- 20:00, "Kansha 69"

Around 10 June - End of June
Hydrangea flower season
The most popular flower in Kamakura & Enoshima area and also typical flower of rainy season, will be in full bloom.
More detail info available on our Hydrangea flower viewing spots guide page.

01 July
Public swimming beaches open
Public swimming beaches in and around Enoshima & Kamakura area will be open from today to 31 August.
More detail info available on our Beach & Coast guide page.

13 & 14 July
Tennosai Festival [天王祭]
The most traditional and exciting festival on the island.
More detail info available on our Tennosai guide page.

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

May.05 '19 Upcoming events and festivals info updated.
Apr.09 '19 Upcoming events and festivals info updated.
Mar.17 '19 Upcoming events and festivals info updated.
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