Where to go and see in Enoshima and Kamakura

The main area of Enoshima.
In and around Enoshima Island and Kamakura, there are many places to see and visit such as full of sunshine beach and coast, magnificent view of Mount Fuji over the ocean, fantastic sunset scenery, shrines and temples with several hundred years history, shops and restaurants known by fresh local seafood and unique snacks or sweets, beautiful seasonal flowers, animals such as cats, unique scenery of Enoden train and more...
So, would you like to come and visit here for one day trip from Tokyo?

Major places

Link to Enoshima Jinja Shrine guide Link to Sea Candle Tower guide Link to Iwaya Cave guide
Link to Katase Nishihama Beach guide Link to Ryukoji Temple guide Link to Kamakura Koko Mae guide
Link to Kamakura Daibutsu guide Link to Hasedera Temple guide Link to Central Kamakura guide

Detailed sightseeing guide by the area

In this section, we'll guide the tourist spot area in Enoshima and Kamakura in detail.
The highlights and attractions of the place are shown with an following icon.
Good to see Mt.Fuji Good to see sunset or sunrise
Cultural or Historical spot Good to photography
Flower spot Chance to see animal
many restaurants & cafes many shops
Rich nature Swimming and Surfing spot
Place with something special

Inner Island

Enoshima Bentenbashi Bridge

Enoshima Bentenbashi Bridge area guide The only road that is the entrance to Enoshima Island, where you can enjoy the wonderful view of the ocean and Mount Fuji.
Good photo spot See Mt.Fuji See sunset Walk under-sea path

Nakamise Street, Nishiura Cove

Nakamise Street and Nishiura Cove area guide A slope street and town developed near Enoshima Jinja Shrine. Here is the main street of Enoshima where many stores including hotels and shops that are open for over 100 years.
Good photo spot See Mt.Fuji See sunset Restaurants and Cafes Souvenir shops Chance to see animal

Enoshima Jinja Shrine (Hetsunomiya)

Enoshima Jinja Shrine guide The biggest shrine in the island that worships is a popular sightseeing place since Edo period about 150 years ago.
Shrine buildings Good photo spot place of the flower Chance to see animal

Nakatsunomiya Shrine

Nakatsunomiya Shrine guide The most brilliant shrine in the island that have a deep relationship with Kabuki (traditional play of Japan). A colorful place such as beautiful decoration of the shrine and seasonal flowers.
Shrine buildings place of the flower Chance to see animal

Sea Candle tower, Top of Enoshima

Enoshima Jinja Shrine guideA landmark of the island "Sea Candle" tower stands in this highest area. It is also known that the majestic Mount Fuji and a beautiful sunset can be seen here.
Shrine buildings See Mt.Fuji See sunset Place of the flower Chance to see animal Restaurant and Cafe

Oiwayamichi pilgrimage way

Oiwayamichi way guideOld pilgrimage way to Iwaya Caves the original sanctuary area of Enoshima. The way is not long, but the ups and downs are intense. One of the island's rough spot.
Shrine buildings Restaurant and Cafe Rich nature place

Okutsunomiya Shrine

Okutsunomiya Shrine guideThere is a oldest shrine in the island that was founded more than 800 years ago as the original Enoshima Jinja Shrine. The place where the atmosphere of old Japan town remains.
Shrine buildings Restaurant and Cafe Place of the flower Chance to see animal Rich nature place

Iwaya Caves, Chigogafuchi Abyss

Iwaya Caves and Chigogafuchi area guideThe reef known for its beautiful sunset has a cave that many monks and rulers visited, the most sacred place in Enoshima. Here is the beginning place of the history of the island.
Shrine buildings Restaurant and Cafe Chance to see animal Excellent photo spot See Mt.Fuji See sunset

Higashimachi Alley, Shonan Port Yacht Harbor

Eastside of Enoshima sightseeing guideThe eastern side of the island is an area where the yacht harbor which becomes the sailing venue of Olympic in Tokyo 2020 and the old port town where cats go and go, mixed.
Shrine buildings Restaurant and Cafe Chance to see animal See sunset

Enoshima Southern Coast

Enoshima Southern Coast guideOn the southern coast, a rough cliff approaches the sea and you can see a landscape completely different from the rest of the island and near around.
Excellent photo spot See Mt.Fuji Seaside place See sunset

Outer Island and Kamakura

Katase Higashihama, Koshigoe Beach

Katase Higashihama Beach guideThe popular coast on the opposite of Enoshima Island is one of the best beach in Japan where many swimmers visit during the summer.
Famous swimming beach See sunset Good photo spot

Katase Nishihama

Katase Nishihama Beach guideAnother popular coast on the opposite of Enoshima Island is known for its beautiful scenery and the coast where many marine sports such as surfing were done for the first time in Japan.
Famous swimming beach See sunset Excellent to see Mt.Fuji Good photo spot Place of the flowers

Katase Town, Ryukoji Temple

Katase Town and Ryukoji Temple guideThe legend of a dragon and the miracle of a Buddhist monk has been handed down in the town where is the entrance of the island. Many traditional festivals are held in the old temple.
Ryukoji Temple Restaurants and Cafes Place with many shops Interesting photo spot place of the flowers Rich nature spot

Koshigoe Town, train-passing shopping street

Koshigoe Town sightseeing guideIn the small fishing port town where the train goes through the main street, you can see the rare scenery of a festival which traditional floats and trains are line up on the road.
A train runs street Interesting photo spot Restaurants and Cafes Many shops Temple, shrine and traditional festivals Koshigoe swimming beach See sunset

Kamakura Koko Mae, Slam Dunk railroad crossing

Kamakura Koko Mae area guideA small train station and a railroad crossing nearby by the sea have appeared as a location for many dramas, movies and animation works. Many tourists from the world visit here every day.
Location of many dramas, movies and anime works. Interesting photo spot Close to the sea See sunset

Inamuragasaki and Shichirigahama coast

Inamuragasaki and Shichirigahama guideThe adjacent coastal area in west of Kamakura is known for beautiful sunset viewing spot together with Enoshima Island and Mount Fuji.
Location of many dramas, movies and anime works. Interesting photo spot See sunset Excellent to see Mt.Fuji

Gokurakuji, Jojuin Temple

Gokurakuji area sightseeing guideHere is a small settlement dotted with temples in the mountains on the western side of Kamakura. Here are some temples that are not large but are known for flower sights.
Popular photo spot Old temples place of the flowers Rich nature spot

Hase - the temples and shrines of flower town

Hase Town sightseeing guideMany old temples and shrines in the town are very famous as various seasonal flower spot. Great Buddha statue is also in this Hase Town.
Popular photo spot Old temples and shrines place of the flowers Rich nature spot Restaurants and Cafes Many shops

The center of Kamakura City

The center of Kamakura sightseeing guideThere is Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine that was the government house of ancient samurai regime in this center of the city area. There is also a popular shopping zone Komachi-dori here.
Popular photo spot Old temples and shrines place of the flowers Rich nature spot Restaurants and Cafes Many shops

Model Course

Major spots quick march (half day)
Train Station - Katase Higashihama - (Cross the bridge) - Nakamise Street - Enoshima Jinja Shrine (Hetsunomiya main Shrine) - Nakatsunomiya Shrine - Samuel Cocking Garden, Sea Candle tower - Nakamise Street - (Cross the bridge) - Train Station
Pilgrimage of the island's history (full day)
Train Station - Katase Higashihama - (Cross the bridge) - Nakamise Street - Enoshima Jinja Shrine (Hetsunomiya main Shrine) - Nakatsunomiya Shrine - Samuel Cocking Garden, Sea Candle tower - Oiwayamichi way - Okutsunomiya Shrine - Iwaya Cave, Chigogafuchi - Oiwayamichi Way - Yamafutatsu Valley - Shortcut Way - Nakamise Street - (Cross the bridge) - Train Station

(Between Chigogafuchi to Enoshima Bentenbashi Bridge can use Bentenmaru ferry boat, if it is operated.)
Enoden Freak (half day / full day)
Enoshima Station - Ryukoji Temple - Koshigoe Shopping Street - Koshigoe Station - Manpukuji Temple - Koshigoe Station -(by train)- Kamakura Koko Mae Station, Famous Railroad Crossing - Shichirigahama Station - Long slope way - Inamuragasaki Station -(by Train)- Hase Station - Goryo Jinja Shrine - Hase Station
Chasing the sunset (afternoon)
Train Station - Katase Nishihama - (Cross the bridge) - Nakamise Street - Nishiura Cove - Red torii gate of Enoshima Jinja Shrine - Shortcut way - Yamafutatsu Valley - Oiwayamichi way - Okutsunomiya Shrine - Iwaya Cave, Chigogafuchi - Oiwayamichi Way - Samuel Cocking Garden, Sea Candle tower - Enoshima Jinja Shrine (Hetsunomiya main shrine) - Nakamise Street - (Cross the bridge) - Train Station

(Between Enoshima Bentenbashi Bridge to Chigogafuchi can use Bentenmaru ferry boat, if it is operated.)
Another side of the island (half day)
Train Station - Katase Higashihama - (Cross the bridge) - Higashimachi - Enoshima Yacht Harbor - Shonan Port embankment - Southern rocky coast -(Via Higashimachi alley)- Nakatsunomiya Shrine - Samuel Cocking Garden, Sea Candle tower - Enoshima Jinja Shrine (Hetsunomiya main shrine) - Nakamise Street - Nishiura cove - (Cross the bridge) - Train Station
Full course of the area (full day)
Hase Station - Goryo Jinja Shrine - Hasedera Temple - Kamakura Daibutsu great Buddha - Hase Station -(by Train)- Kamakura Koko Mae Station -(by Train)- Koshigoe Station - Koshigoe Shopping Street - Katase Higashihama - (Cross the bridge) - Nakamise Street - Enoshima Jinja Shrine (Hetsunomiya main shrine) - Nakatsunomiya Shrine - Samuel Cocking Garden, Sea Candle tower - Nakamise Street - Nishiura cove - (Cross the bridge) - Enoshima Station -(by Train)- Shichirigahama Station or Inamuragasaki Station -(See sunset)- Kamakura Station
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