Proceed to the left from the entrance square and you will enter a forest
zone with tall trees. Thousands of brilliant lights are colored and
illuminated whole of the botanical garden.
Many tall tropical trees are also decorated with colorful lights and it
looks like the huge monsters stands in dusk.
The illuminations are going on the deep into the woods and the forest turned
into the sea of lights.
Parallel to the forest, the blue-and -purple colored "Tunnel of Crystal"
using 70,000 pieces of crystal beads appears between the garden and Sea
It is one of the most popular attraction with spectator every year.
During the period of the event, Sea Candle tower is also specially decorated
with lights. It seems that brightness increases more than usual.
The illuminations hung from the 60-meter tower are a very beautiful and
unique decoration that is rarely seen elsewhere.
Around the base of the tower, many stained glass objects are hanging from
the trees and creating an slightly mysterious and extraordinary space.
At the entrance of the garden, colorful tulips are in full bloom in spite
of the mid winter days that is the coldest season throughout the year.
From the middle of December to end of January, 20,000 tulips planted in
the flower beds and displayed here.
It is specially brought up to bloom in the middle of cold days in the winter.
These tulips continue blooming for 1 month.
In the back of the square full of illuminations, near the bench where you
can see the sea, light objects with different designs are displayed every
year, delighting visitors. At sunset, you can enjoy fantastic views together
with Mt.Fuji and illuminated tower from the terrace.
From the beginning of February, cherry trees (Kawazu-zakura, a kind of
cherry that bloom earlier than standard cherry) are bloom flowers. It might
be the earliest cherry blossom illuminations [夜桜(Yozakura)] around Tokyo
It is a small square where is in between Enoshima Jinja Shrine Hetsunomiya
and Nakatsunomiya Shrine. However, illumination of this square filled with
golden lights is never small and boring.
Since Oiwayamichi way was added as one of the new venue of this illumination
event in 2016, "The light path" appeared and it connects all
the illuminaton spots in Enoshima Island.
"Yama-futatsu" deep valley that divide the island also light
up during the period.
The line of the light dive into the deep valley is really impressive sight.
Around the shrine located at farthest place on the island, illumination
with lighting equipment using natural wood that matches the calm atmosphere
Ryuren no Kane (Hill of Lover's bell) is lighted up such as red, purple,
blue and more at regular intervals.
The lights placed in both sides of the narrow path leads you to the depths
of the forest.
From 2019, the unique weatern style buildng that stands at the entrance
of Enoshima Island has joined as one of the illumination spots for the
The entrance area and terrace will be lit-up every night during the period.
The 2nd Cave ceiling and part of the floor are specially lit up.
However, the period and time of illumination are different from other places.
So be careful if you plan to visit.
(*The photo is only image of the place. Actually, it is more brilliant
- 9:00 - 17:00 Everyday, Nov.21, 2020 - Jan.11, 2021
- Standard admission fee is required.
The harbor that will be the venue for sailing competitions at the 2020
Olympics will also be illuminated.
However, the period of illumination is different from other places.
- 17:00 - 21:00 Everyday, Nov.21, 2020 - Jan.11, 2021
- From Dec.23 to Dec.25, decorate some of the anchored yachts with illuminations
as a Christmas-only event.
Until last year, it was customary for Enoshima Aquarium to dispaly 6 meters
high christmas tree "Aqua Tree" which themed sea creatures.
But this winter, it will be exhibiting a special illumination object every
day until 21:00 (9:00pm) during the event period.
Shonan-Enoshima Station of Shonan Monorail, illumination started on the
roof terrace of a newly built station.
At Enoshima Station of Enoden Line, station building and platform are illuminated
from 16:30 to 22:00(10:00 pm) every night until the mid of February, the
same period of the event.
This light-up event has also held at Kamakura Koko Mae, Hase and Kamakura
On the night of December 31(New Year's Eve), these illuminations turned
on through the night.
A small unmanned station on the seaside with a famous railroad crossing
is also decorated with illumination.
There is a secret to the illumination of the station, and there is one
heart-shaped lighting somewhere. Why don't you try to find it while waiting
for the train?
This station that known as the closest station to some famous temples and
the Great Buddha, the number of illuminations and the glitz are increasing
year by year. Originally only the facade of the station building was decorated,
but now it also extends to the roof of the both platform and incorporates
special technology that makes the heart float on the bench.
Here is one of the stations near the sea and famous surfing spot, where
illumination is performed along the wall of the station in the image of
At Kamakura Station, the gateway to the old city, is decorated with modest
illuminations so as not to affect the surrounding atmosphere.