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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.
Enjoy the autumn-colored night garden at Hasedera Temple
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"
Enoshima Iwaya Caves that was closed for repair works will open from Nov.23

November 23 - December 8
Autumn-colored garden Illumination @ Hasedera Temple
Hasedera will be held special night admission for illuminated fully-autumn colored garden.
This is the only autumnal illumination event in Enoshima and Kamakura area.
*Guide & Photos updated!

23 November - 16 February 2020
Shonan no Hoseki winter illumination
The award-winning annual popular winter illumination event will be start very soon!
Light-up takes place every night from 17:00 to 21:00 at major places on Enoshima Island.
*Guide & Photos updated!

December 31 - January 03
Year ending and New Year events
In Japan, to visit and worship to the temple or shrine at the first time of the year is called as "Hatsumode" [初詣], one of the popular new year event.
Most of major temples and shrines are open the gate at the midnight of Jan.01 to accept special night admission and worshipping.
Until Jan.03, major temples and shrines are specially decorated to welcoming worshippers.

Another popular new year event for Japanese is seeing "Hatsuhinode" the first sunrise of the year.

All the detail guide and information for the new year is now availeble. Please see the Guide for New year in Enoshima and Kamakura 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, dreamy illumination events and more. Let's go, see and join it!

Festivals and Events

See local attractions guideIntroducing places where you can experience the nature, history and present of the island with beautiful scenery. Also guides some unique local train, that like an attraction.

Attractions (Coming soon)

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

Nov.16 '19 Shonan no Hoseki winter illumination guide & photos updated.
Nov.10 '19 Upcoming events & festivals info updated.
Oct. 31 '19 Hasedera Temple Autumn-colored garden illumination guide updated.
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