Nearest magnificent Mount Fuji viewing spots from Tokyo

Mt.Fuji seeing from Enoshima.Mt.Fuji (a.k.a "Fujisan" [富士山])is a well known mountain to the world as a symbol of Japan also a world heritage of UNESCO. Probably, you have already saw its magnificent view in a travel guide etc... But, seeing the mountain in front will be one of highlight of your travel to Japan.

Mt.Fuji with sunset, moon and birdsWhen you are in Enoshima and seaside of Kamakura, this means you have a great chance to enjoy seeing Mt.Fuji over the sea. There are many places where can be see this beautiful and highest mountain in Japan, but it is a rare scenery that can be seen in a part of Shizuoka and here.
However, it may not be visible depending on the weather. Amissing!!

On the beginning of April and the beginning of September, there is a chance to see "Diamond Fuji" the phenomenon that it seems that top of the mountain and a position of sun are piled up at sunset.

Mt.Fuji viewing guide and information

When is the best to see?

Season
The best season is in winter. Cold clear air and low humidity makes better visibility. From December to February, if it is fine weather, you can see Mt.Fuji with high probability throughout the day.
Autumn (September - November) is second best. The sky gets more bluer and higher from September.
There is some chance to see in the morning and late afternoon of July and August.
Spring (March to May) is less chance to see because warm temperature and higher humidity makes clouds and lower visibility. However, there is some chance to see before sunset, if the west sky is clear.
Time
When it is in the afternoon, clouds tend to be appear and cover the mountain. However if it is clear sky in the afternoon, it is little hard to see because it becomes slight backlight.
During the early morning to before noon and late afternoon are easy to see the beautiful scenery.
Most of clear winter day, you have a chance to see it through the day.

Enoshima Bentenbashi Bridge

Fuji from the bridge
When you go to Enoshima Island, you can see the mountain on your right side at the bridge. The place where is popular among the tourists who can see the mountain first time , when you go to the island.
Thanks to unobstructed to the front, it can be seen uncluttered and majestic landscape from here.
Snow-covered Mt.Fuji in winter day. Mt.Fuji and port in late afternoon.
You can enjoy the great scenery of Mt.Fuji in the morning through the sunset from here.
[How to get there]
  • The bridge is located between Enoshima Island and Katase Town.
  • All you have to go to the seaside from any station in the area. Then, cross the seaside road by underpass and walk more for a way to the island.
More detailed guide of places to see in Enoshima Bentenbashi Bridge.

Nishiura Cove (near Nakamise Street)

Mt.Fuji from Nishiura
Overveiw from Nishiura Cove.Nishiura Cove is in backside of busy Nakamise Street is also good place to see the mountain.
It is possible to take almost same pictures from Enoshima Bentenbashi Bridge in a more quiet environment.
[How to get there]
  • Pass through the green bronze Torii gate and climb the slope of Nakamise Street.
  • There is a very small alley between Harumi Shokudo restaurant [ハルミ食堂] and Iwamotoro Ryokan hotel [岩本楼] on the right side of the middle of the slope.
  • There is a small sand beach when you go ahead through the alley, here is Nishiura Cove.
More detailed guide of places to see in Nishiura Cove and Nakamise Street.

Top of Sea Candle

Mt.Fuji from top of Sea Candle
The viewing terrace of Sea Candle tower with 100 meters above sea level, is the highest place in and around Enoshima area.
It is also one of great place to see Mt.Fuji together with stunning views.
(*Admission required)
Mt.Fuji and western sealine overlook. Hazy afternoon view from Sea Candle.
[How to get there]
  • Go to the Red Torii gate the top end of Nakamise Street slope.
  • Climb the long winding stairway or ride on Escar a paid escalator to the top of mountain passing through Enoshima Jinja Shrine (Hetsunomiya and Nakatsunomiya).
  • The entrance of Samuel Cocking Garden / Sea Candle is in the right forward of the square.
More detailed guide of places to see in Sea Candle and Samuel Cocking Garden.

Kamegaoka Square (Next to Sea Candle)

Mt.Fuji and Sea Candle at sunset.
Because of mountainous area, it has little chances to see Mt.Fuji from inside of Enoshima Island. One of few places possible to see, is the most high altitude this Kamegaoka Square.
You can enjoy superb landscape from the viewing deck which opened out to the west and the south.
Mt.Fuji and western mountain of the island. Sea Candle and the mountain under the cloudy sky.
Mt.Fuji in cloudy afternoon. Mt.Fuji and illuminated Sea Candle
[How to get there]
  • Go to the Red Torii gate the top end of Nakamise Street slope.
  • Climb the long winding stairway or ride on Escar a paid escalator to the top of mountain passing through Enoshima Jinja Shrine (Hetsunomiya and Nakatsunomiya).
  • The left side of the square is here. Free viewing deck is in the rooftop of the restaurant.
More detailed guide of places to see in Kamegaoka Square and Top of Enoshima.

Shortcut way to Yama-futatsu Valley

A vew from shortcut way.
This shortcut way that links between the Red Torii gate and Yama-futatsu valley, is covered by the trees most of all course and unable to enjoy views. However, there are some good viewing spot between the trees.
Here is also one of rare north-side viewing spot in Enoshima Island.
[How to get there]
  • Go to the Red Torii gate the top end of Nakamise Street slope.
  • Turn right at just under the Torii gate and climb the slope under the red bridge.
  • When you walk for a while, you can see the mountain and the sea from between the trees.
More detailed guide of places to see in Oiwayamichi way.

Chigogafuchi Abyss and near Iwaya Cave

A sunset view at Chigogafuchi Abbys
Chigogafuchi Abyss in western end of Enoshima Island is famous for Mt.Fuji and sunset viewing spot from old days.
During low tide, you can walk the reef and see the superb scenery close to the sea.
When you walk the reef, please pay attention for your foot since unstable by rocks and slippy seaweed.
View from stairway to Chigogafuchi. Old stone lantern and Mt.Fuji in the late afternoon sky.
[How to get there]
  • Ride Bentenmaru ferry boat from the pier near Enoshima Bentenbashi Bridge.
  • or
  • Walk "Oiwayamichi" long winding stairway bound for Okutsunomiya shrine of Enoshima Jinja Shrine and go further to Iwaya Cave.
  • (*Use the shortcut way between Red Torii get and Yama-futatsu valley, you can save time and go there easier)
More detailed guide of places to see in Chigogafuchi and Iwaya Cave.

Southern Coast (ahead of embankment)

Rocky southern coast and Mt.Fuji
Late afternoon view from the southern coast.Southern Coast in ahead of the embankment is another good reef to see Mt.Fuji especially at dusk.
Reef has spread around this area, it is possible to see a different harsh atmosphere of the mountain that can't see in other place in Enoshima.

(*Here is a place of the closed to the public for safety reasons, however it is consented tacitly to enter here at your own risks. So, do not go to near the cliff and must not enter cliff side of the wirerope.)
[How to get there]
  • Turn left for Higashimachi and Yacht Harbor, when you finished cross the bridge.
  • Then, go to the way to Shotenjima Park and small rock mountain on the right side.
  • After passing aside of the park, turn right and go to the road which is between the park and closed site.
  • When you turn left go further ahead, there is a embankment in front of you. Entrance to the coast is in right cliffside of the embankment.
More detailed guide of places to see in Southern Coast.

Katase Nishihama Beach

Mt.Fuji from Katase Nishihama Beach
You can see Mt.Fuji with wide seaview at this Katase Nishihama beach where is in the opposite of Enoshima Island.
Also this beach can be seen many people doing sports such as surfing and beach volleyball.
Mt.Fuji and western mountain of the island. Sea Candle and the mountain under the cloudy sky.
Mt.Fuji in cloudy afternoon. Mt.Fuji and illuminated Sea Candle
[How to get there]
  • If you are in Katase-Enoshima Station, turn right and cross the seaside road. You can go to the beach from around Enoshima Aquarium.
  • From Enoshima Station and Shonan-Enoshima Station, go left and walk Subana Street to seaside. Go underpass and cross the seaside road, turn right and up the stair then cross the bridge, you will arrive Enoshima Aquarium and able to go to the beach.
More detailed guide of places to see in Katase Nishihama Beach.

Koshigoe Gyoko fisherman's port

A evening view from the deck at tha port
Seeing Mt.Fuji from Koshigoe Gyoko port in late sun.Koshigoe is in opposite east side of Enoshima Island. So you can see Mt.Fuji together with the island.
There is a nice view deck facing west at the end of breakwater in Koshigoe Gyoko fisherman's port, it is possible to see the island closely.
[How to get there]
  • A few minutes walk from Koshigoe Station of Enoden Line.
  • Also you can walk the sand beach along a coastline from the island.
More detailed guide of places to see in Koshigoe Gyoko and around.

Seaside of Kamakura Koko Mae Station

Enoshima Island and top of Mt.Fuji can be seen from the seaside of KamakuraKoko Mae.
It is possible to see Mt.Fuji from this well-known small seaside station of Enoden Line.
On a clear day, if you walk 2 or 3 minutes from Kamakura Koko Mae Station and cross the railroad and the road, you can see the scenery that the mountain appears on just above the road from the seaside.
Many characters of dramas and anime which used here as the stage will surely have watched this scene.
However, here is not so good place to see Mt.Fuji. Because of there is a mountain in the west and able to see only the top of Mt.Fuji.
[How to get there]
  • A few minutes walk from Kamakura Koko Mae Station of Enoden Line.
More detailed guide of places to see in Kamakura Koko Mae Station.

Seaside parking at Shichirigahama

Morning ocean view from Shichirigahama with Mt.Fuji and Enoshima.
Seeing Mt.Fuji from Shichirigahama just before sunrise.It is able to see Mt.Fuji from the seaside parking and shoreside in Shichirigahama, similar to the scenery from Kamakura Koko Mae.
You can see the mountain on the hill along the shore.
[How to get there]
  • Turn left to the main road at the front of Shichirigahama Station of Enoden Line.
  • Then, turn right at just over the small bridge and cross a seaside road. There is a large open-air parking to your left. If you go down the stairs, you can go to the shore.
More detail area guide for Shichirigahama and near around Inamuragasaki.

Park at Inamuragasaki Cape

Sunset view in Inamuragasaki together with Enoshima nad Mt.Fuji
Inamuragasaki Cape in west of Kamakura is one of the famous sunset viewing spot in Japan.
7 minutes walk from Inamuragasaki Station of Enoden Line required to go there, however, it's worth going there to see amazing scenery with Enoshima Island and Mt.Fuji especially at sunset.
The late afternoon sun colored Mt.Fuji in Inamuragasaki. Evening view from Inamuragasaki with Mt.Fuji and lit-up Enoshima.
[How to get there]
  • Turn left and cross Enoden Line railway from Inamuragasaki Station.
  • Again turn left at the front of 7-11 convenient store and along the road.
  • Then, turn right and down the slope, you will reach the seaside road. The cape park is in seaside hill to your left.
More detail area guide for Inamuragasaki Cape and near Shichirigahama Coast.
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