Upcoming events and festivals information

Here we guide for the events, festivals, seasonal flowers and more for this month and next month. If you have a plan to visit the area, don't miss it!

November 23 (Fri.) - February 17,2019 (Sun.)

@ in and around Enoshima Island

Shonan no Hoseki winter illumination [湘南の宝石]
An award winning and popular winter illumination event "Shonan no Hoseki" (means Jewel of Shonan) is held from Nov.23 to Feb.17, 2019.
It is one of the biggest winter illumination event around Tokyo area, and lit up most of major spots in the island such as Sea Candle observation lighthouse, Samuel Cocking Garden, Kamegaoka Square, Nakatsumiya Square, Ryuren no Kane (Lover's Hill) and inside of Iwaya Cave.
Some illuminations and decorations of Samuel Cocking Garden will be change from the beginning of February.
The illuminations also being held along Oiwayamichi way around the major spot of the island. The way of the light connects between Nakatsunomiya Square and Ryuren no Kane near Okutsunomiya Jinja Shrine.
In this time, illuminations at Samuel Cocking Garden and Okutsunomiya Jinja Shrine are upgraded.

During the same period, 5 Enoden Line stations (Enoshima, Kamakura Koko Mae, Hase Kamakura and Shichirigahama) lit up from 16:30 to 22:00 every night.
The unique shrine-style building of Katase-Enoshima Station of Odakyu Line will be lit up the same period too.

Illuminations at Hase Station

Illuminations at Kamakura Koko Mae

Illuminations at Enoshima Station

Lit-up of Katase-Enoshima Station

Furthermore, 20,000 tulips will be bloom at Samuel Cocking Garden From the end of December to the end of January.

December 31 - January 03

@ Temples and shrines in Enoshima and Kamakura

Japanese New Year's customs and 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 Dec.31 or early morning 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" [初日の出] the first sunrise of the year.

All the detail guide and information for the new year, please see the Guide for New year in Enoshima and Kamakura page.
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