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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.
Fantastic winter illumination event "Shonan no Hoseki" will be held from Nov.25 to Feb.18.

Info for the damage of Enoshima by the typhoon

Due to the typhoon No.21 that passed on Oct.23, damage to some places of Enoshima Island has occured. Following places and tourist spots are still closed because of no plan for restoration. (Updated on Nov.14)
  • Enoshima Iwaya Caves [江の島岩屋]
  • Chigogafuchi Abyss [稚児ヶ淵]
  • Southern Embankment, Lighthouse and Wooddeck
  • Southern Coast
  • Bentenmaru ferry boat is suspend its operation until Iwaya Caves re-open.
Other places, tourist spots and shops in and around the island are open as usual.
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


Until Feb.18, 2018
Shonan no Hoseki Winter Illumination [湘南の宝石イルミネーション]
The most famous winter event in Enoshima Island. Award winning fantastic illumination lit-up the entire the island every night.
Countdown event for lighting of illumination will be held at 16:45 on Nov.25, Dec.09, Dec.23, Dec.24 and Dec.25.

Dec.31 - Jan.03, 2018
New Year events and Hatsu-mode
Many traditional events and customs are held during the first 3 days from New year. Special mid-night admission at the temples and shrines, seeing the first sunrise of the year and more.

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

Dec.05 '17 New year info and guide updated.
Nov.06 '17 Upcoming events and festivals info updated.
Oct.24 '17 Upcoming events and festivals info updated.
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