During every night of August, the light of lanterns illuminate the whole
Enoshima Island gently.
In this Enoshima Toro lantern festival
[江の島灯籠] , it displays various lanterns different depending on the area,
so you can enjoy various night views at a time.
It is the valuable opportunity when you can experience the Japanese tradition
and wisdom, that are going to spend even hot night of the mid-summer comfortably
On first Saturday and Sunday of August during the period, another summer
illumination event using 5,000 pieces of bamboo lanterns "Tatsunokuchi Take-toro [龍ノ口竹灯籠]
" is also held in Ryukoji Temple. (*Not held in 2020)
A small fireworks display is held on mid of August in Katase Nishihama
Beach, 20 minutes from 19:00. (*Not held in 2020)
The popular tourist spot Enoshima Jinja Shrine
where is crowded with many visitors during the daytime, When it is night, the atmosphere changes dramatically.
The decoration of the roof is lit up with the light and shines to gold,
and the building emerges splendidly from the night dark.
, the most brilliant colored shrine building in Enoshima Island is brilliant
more vividly by an effect of the illumination.
In Samuel Cocking Garden
, here displays the revolving lanterns that drawn a scene of the old tale
of Enoshima. And also there is a special "Kage-e" ([影絵] Shadow
play, a Japan's traditional children's play) exhibition is held during
the event period.
You can see and play the shadow play in large screen.
- Enoshima Kage-e Hiroba [江の島かげ絵ひろば]
- You can experience "Kage-e" in large screen at the
square near Sea Candle tower. Every night, 18:00 - 20:00 (6:00pm-8:00pm)
Enoshima Bali Sunset
A stage event where the orchestra coming from Bali Island in Indonesia
shows off traditional dancing gamelan. On Aug.18 (Sat) and 19 (Sun), From
16:00 - 19:30 at Sea Candle tower event stage.
Kage-e no Yoru live theater [影絵の夜]
Special Kage-e movie and music live event will be held on Aug.25 (Sat)
and 26 (Sun), From 18:00 -19:30 at Sea Candle tower event stage.
Large lanterns are displayed At Kamegaoka Square
, one of the popular viewing spot, and shows a different sight from daytime.
This place is also one of few places where you can see lanterns and lighted-up
Sea Candle tower together.
Thanks to this Oiwayamichi pilgrimage way
runs straight to the east and west, you can see the lanterns lined up
In addition, the atmospheric appearance with the combination old wooden
buildings and lanterns can enjoy the time early at night.
By lanterns placed at the stairs, it is clearly visible pitch difference
of this deep Yama-futatsu Valley
. From the middle of stairs here, you can see the figure of illuminated Sea Candle.
The lanterns in this neighborhood of Okutsunomiya Shrine, that drawn the
scenes of the old tale of the island, are lined on both sides of the way.
It is more colorful than the other places.
the oldest and original shrine in Enoshima Island is simple building with
a little decoration that the samurai preference.
The shrine is also illuminated during the event period.
The statue of the dragon that is on Wadatsumi no Miya Shrine also illuminated
with multi-colored light.
There is no lantern in this Iwaya Caves
area because of the seaside and windy place. But a bridge to Iwaya Caves
is lit up with the beautiful blue color illumination that imaged the light
of the noctiluca. And also lanterns are lined inside of Iwaya Caves.
However, the end of the light up event of the area is earlier than other
place. Turn off at 19:30 normally.