In case of emergency in Enoshima and Kamakura

View from emergency evacuation tower at Katase NishihamaBasically, Japan has good peace and order. However, natural disasters such as an earthquake or the heavy rain increases in recent years.
Especially in Enoshima and Kamakura, many places may be flooded by a tsunami because of seaside.

For your safety and pleasant journey, we'll give you advice and information for when you left your belongings, get injury, become sickness, meet on crime or suffered from a disaster.

Quick Reference "When you are in following situation..."

Left belongings at
train or station ...... ask to station staff of the railway company
shop or restaurant ...... go back to the shop or the restaurant and ask to staff
tourist facility ...... go back to there and ask to staff
road ...... go to the nearest police station from your current location

Get injury or become sickness
You have better to go nearest shop, restaurant, tourist information or people around you to ask for assistance.
Also if you call 119 (nation-wide common number), you can contact and request nearest municipal fire and ambulance service directly.
Phone operator understands English, Chinese(Simplified), Korean, French and Spanish.

Meet on crime
Go to the nearest police station or if you call 110 (nation-wide common number), you can contact to phone operator of police call center and request help.

Occurrence of strong earthquake or tsunami tidal wave

If you feel strong earthquake, go to the high place immediately when you are in seaside or low place.

The warning about Tsunami tidal wave may be announced after a quake.
In Japan, there are 3 types of warning for Tsunami.
  • Major Tsunami Warning (more than 3 meters high forecasted, Evacuation required.)
  • Tsunami Warning (between 1 to 3 meters high forecasted, Evacuation required.)
  • Tsunami Advisory (between 0.2 to 1 meter high forecasted, Leave from the seaside.)

When these tsunami warning is announced...

A siren sounds from municipal disaster warning broadcasts.
  • Major Tsunami Warning ... Sound 3 seconds / Stop 2 seconds (repeat)
  • Tsunami Warning ... Sound 5 seconds / Stop 6 seconds (repeat)
  • Tsunami Advisory ... Sound 10 seconds / Stop 2 seconds (repeat)
  • (*No siren for Tsunami Advisory in Kamakura City area)

Displays the orange flag at any beach in the area. If you see the flag, leave the seaside immediately!! (*The shape of the flag may vary by the place.)

A signboard shows height above sea level here.Some utility pole in Enoshima, Fujisawa and Kamakura has a signboard indicating the height above sea level here.

If you are in the high place such as Enoshima Jinja Shrine, Okutsunomiya Shrine and Samuel Cocking Garden, wait until a situation calms down.
Both Fujisawa and Kamakura City designated "Safety Evacuation Area"[広域避難場所], "Tsunami Shelter/Evacuation Site"[津波避難場所] and "Tsunami Escape Building"[津波避難ビル].

When a tsunami warning is announced, go to "Tsunami Shelter/Evacuation Site"[津波避難場所] immediately.
However, if there is no time to go there, go to the nearest building where display "Tsunami Escape Building"[津波避難ビル]
After a tsunami go down and warning is canceled, go to "Safety Evacuation Area"[広域避難場所]
A signboard of Tsunami Shelter/ Evacutation Site. This green mark means
"Tsunami Shelter / Evacuation Site".

If you follow the arrow, you can go to the nearest Evacuation Site.
A signboard indicates evacuation route from a tsunami. Direction of the mark may vary by the place, anyway please follow the arrow.
A signboard of Tsunami Evacuation Building. The building where this green mark is displayed,
will be open as temporary evacuation place when a tsunami warning is announced.

Some buildings display green cross + mark instead of it.
Enoden Line issue the booklet of map which showed a location of emergency evacuation site for every station to help your urgent evacuation at the time of the disaster.
Most contents is written in Japanese, but English written jointly in some important information.
Emergency evacuation handbook issued by Enoden Line
You can take it out for free at the platform in every station of Enoden Line.

Detailed information by the area

Enoshima Island

Location
  • Police Station: Rightside of Red Torii gate (upper end of Nakamise Street)
  • Hospital: No hospital inside the island
  • Tsunami Evacuation Site: Samuel Cocking Garden [江の島サムエル・コッキング苑]
Evacuation route map for Enoshima Island
[Instruction for evacuation]
  • Go to Nakamise Street first and go up the slope to Enoshima Jinja Shrine.
  • Then, go up stairs to Samuel Cocking Garden.
  • When you are in east side of the island, it is possible to go to Enoshima Jinja Shrine from Higashimachi via alley. If you cannot to reach there, go to the roof top of Enoshima Yacht Harbor building one of "Tsunami Escape Building" in the area.

Katase Town & Katase Higashihama Beach

Location
  • Police Station: Backside of Tourist Information (near Katase-Enoshima Station)
  • Hospital: No major hospital near the seaside
  • Tsunami Evacuation Site:
  • Kataseyama Park [片瀬山公園]
  • Shonan Shirayuri Gakuen High School [湘南白百合学園高等学校] (a few minutes walk to north from Kataseyama Park) *Here is assigned for Evacuation shelter for Foreign visitors. Volunteer interpreters will be arranged.
  • Also there are many "Tsunami Escape Building" in the area
Evacuation route map for Katase Higashihama Beach and Enoshima Stations
[Instruction for evacuation]
  • Wide range of the center of the town may be flooded deeply if a tsunami hit the area.
  • Go to Ryukoji Temple first and go up the road in the left of the temple's gate.
    When you walk the mountain side road about 10 minutes, you will arrive under Mejiro-yamashita Station of Shonan Monorail.
    Kataseyama Park is in next to the station entrance.

Katase Nishihama Beach

Location
  • Police Station: Backside of Tourist Information (near Katase-Enoshima Station)
  • Hospital: No major hospital near here
  • Tsunami Evacuation Site: No Tsunami Evacuation Site near the seaside.
  • There is a "Tsunami Escape Tower" in Shonan Kaigan Koen beach park.
  • Most of seaside roadside big buildings are designated "Tsunami Escape Building" and accepts emergency evacuee, when the warning announced.
Evacuation route map for Katase Nishihama Beach
[Instruction for evacuation]
  • This area is mostly seaside and flat.
  • So, it is predicted that a tsunami enters to the inland.
    Go to the seaside road and enter the nearest "Tsunami Escape Building".
    If you are no time to evacuate, go to "Tsunami Escape Tower" in Shonan Kaigan Koen beach park.

Koshigoe

Location
  • Police Station: near the signal on the bridge (at train-running Shopping Street)
  • Hospital: Koshigoe Chuo Iin [腰越中央医院] is in 600 meters northeast from Koshigoe Station
  • Tsunami Evacuation Site:
  • Koshigoe Elementary School [市立腰越小学校] (east of Ryukoji Temple)
  • Koshigoe Junior High School [市立腰越中学校]
  • Koyurugi Jinja Shrine [小動神社] (eastern seaside)
Evacuation route map for Koshigoe
[Instruction for evacuation]
  • This area is mostly seaside and flat. So, it is predicted that a tsunami enters to the inland, except for western area near Ryukoji Temple.
    Go to northern mountainside Koshigoe Elementary School is the best way to evacuate in the area.
  • However if you are in the seaside and no time, Koyurugi Jinja Shrine (in eastern seaside mountain) or behind mountain of Manpukuji Temple is also near high place.

Kamakura Koko Mae

Location
  • Police Station: No police station near here (nearest one in Koshigoe)
  • Hospital: Suzuki Hospital [鈴木病院] is near mountain side of the station
  • Tsunami Evacuation Site: Kamakura High School [県立鎌倉高等学校]
Evacuation route map for Kamakura Koko Mae
[Instruction for evacuation]
  • This area is facing seaside, but here is also high mountainous area. Only you have to leave the seaside and better to go to Kamakura High School as soon as possible.

Shichirigahama

Location
  • Police Station: Top of the slope near Shichirigahama Golf Course
  • Hospital: There are some clinics in north of Shichirigahama Golf Course
  • Tsunami Evacuation Site:
  • Shichirigahama High School [県立七里ガ浜高等学校] (near the station)
  • Shichirigahama Elementary School [市立七里ガ浜小学校] (north mountainside from the station)
  • Shichirigahama Golf Course [七里ガ浜ゴルフ場] (up the slope from the seaside)
Evacuation route map for Shichirigahama
[Instruction for evacuation]
  • This area is facing seaside, but here is also high mountainous area. Only you have to leave the seaside and better to go to mountain side as soon as possible.

Inamuragasaki

Location
  • Police Station: Turn left from the station, then turn right in front of 7-11. Soon your right side.
  • Hospital: No hospital near here.
  • Tsunami Evacuation Site:
  • Shichirigahama Golf Course [七里ガ浜ゴルフ場]
  • Inamuragasaki Elementary School [市立稲村ヶ崎小学校]
  • Park at Inamuragasaki Cape
Evacuation route map for Inamuragasaki
[Instruction for evacuation]
  • This area may be flooded by a tsunami slightly at the place of the seaside from railroad. Go to mountainside from the railroad as soon as possible.

Gokurakuji

Location
  • Police Station: No police station near here.
  • Hospital: No hospital near here.
  • Tsunami Evacuation Site: Inamuragasaki Elementary School [市立稲村ヶ崎小学校]
Evacuation route map for Gokurakuji
[Instruction for evacuation]
  • This area may not be flooded because of here is in mountain. Stay here until the situation calms down. Not to go down the slope for Hase direction from Jojuin Temple.

Hase and Yuigahama

Location
  • Police Station: About half way from Yuigahama Station and Kamakura Museum of Literature.
  • Hospital: Kamakura Byoin hospital [鎌倉病院] is in near Great Buddha (Kotokuin Temple).
  • Tsunami Evacuation Site:
  • Hasedera Temple [長谷寺]
  • Kosokuji Temple [光則寺]
  • Kamakura Museum of Literature [鎌倉文学館]
Evacuation route map for Hase and Yuigahama
[Instruction for evacuation]
  • Wide range of the center of the town may be flooded deeply if a tsunami hit the area. It is insufficient only by leaving from the seaside.
    Go to mountainside immediately such as Hasedera Temple, Kosokuji Temple and Kamakura museum of Literature! Going up the slope to Jojuin Temple is also good for evacuation.

around Kamakura Station

Location
  • Police Station: Next to East Exit of Kamakura Station. Another one in front of City Hall (One block from West Exit of Kamakura Station).
  • Hospital: Kamakura Nishiguchi Clinic [鎌倉西口クリニック] is opposite the square in front of West Exit of Kamakura Station.
  • Tsunami Evacuation Site:
  • Myohonji Temple [妙本寺]
  • Onari Junior High School [市立御成中学校]
Evacuation route map for canter of Kamakura.
[Instruction for evacuation]
  • Wide range of this center of Kamakura city may be flooded deeply if a tsunami hit the area. You must need to evacuate to other high place area urgently because of there are vary few buildings with enough height to evacuate.
    When you are in east side of the station such as Wakamiya-oji street or Komachi-dori street, go to Myohonji Temple [妙本寺] in the east mountain side.
  • If you are in and around Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, go to the mountain side furthermore.
  • If you are in the west side of the station, go to the direction of Kamakura City Hall. Then, go to Onari Junior High School [御成中学校].
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