This bridge links Enoshima Island to Katase Town in Fujisawa City and it
is the only way to go to there.
From the right side of the bridge, you can enjoy wonderfully sea and mountain
view that include Japan's symbolic mountain Mount Fuji.
If you come from Enoshima Station
[江ノ島駅] of Enoden Line or Shonan-Enoshima Station
[湘南江ノ島駅] of Shonan Monorail,
turn left at the station entrance and walk down Subana-Street, you will arrive to the seaside around 10 minutes.
However, you don't miss the fence in front of Enoshima Station! There are
some small and cute birds wearing on hat and jacket to welcoming you.
Their clothes will be changed every month or two months.
If you are from Katase-Enoshima Station
[片瀬江ノ島駅] of Odakyu Line,
go straight and cross the river by a bridge. You can see the island on
your right from here.
This station is well-known for its interesting red-colored shrine style
building. That is said that imitated a shrine or Ryugujo palace (undersea
palace that appeared on old tale).
There is a photo peep board associated with this old tale inside of the
Probably, now you are in front of the seaside road. Go through this underpass
to go to the seaside, even if you come from any station.
At the middle of the underpass, it separates to two direction.
Go straight to the island.
If you go to left, you can go to Katase Higashihama Beach.
When you exit the underpass, you can see 2 dragon-shaped stone lantern stands like a gatekeeper of the island. It's a symbol of entrance.
It was built in 2001 as a memorial of the 1450 anniversary since the island
formed, according to old tale.
These lanterns will light on at night.
There is a small pier at the riverside on your right.
The forward one is charter cruise by motorboat.
Another one is "Bentenmaru [べんてん丸]" ferry boat service to Chigogafuchi
in Iwaya Cave area vice-versa.
It is possible to access to Iwaya area only 10 minutes. However, its operation
is unscheduled and depends on weather.
(*It operates from 10:30 to 16:00 (4:00 pm) on weekend and holidays.)
[One way Fare]
400Yen (For 12years old or older)
200Yen (For 6years old to 11years old)
Free (For 5years old or younger)
Go further ahead, you will arrive at Enoshima Bentenbashi Bridge.
On the right side of the foot of the bridge, there is a stone monument
that says "Scenic place Enoshima". You can enjoy the panoramic
view of the island from here.
The view of the island from here is very similar to Mont Saint Michel
in France, it is said that an Frenchmen said around 100 years ago. Do you
There is no obstacle around the 389 meters long bridge, it is possible
to enjoy the views of the wonderfully vast sea and mountains, also magnificent
view of Mt.Fuji on your right side.
Also mountains of western Kanto region such as Tanzawa, Hakone and Izu Peninsula can be seen at sight from the bridge in the crystal-clear sky day.
If you are lucky, you have a chance to see a group of seagulls flies by the bridge in winter.
The bridge is also one of the best place to see beautiful sunset!
The sky and sea is going to change colors in every moment is beautiful
However, here blows strong wind sometimes on windy day. Wave splash blown
to the top of the bridge and may get wet.
Also please pay attention to your belongings is not blown off, when you
cross the bridge on windy day.
When the buildings approached, you just finish crossing the bridge and
entered to the island. There are many seafood restaurants and souvenir
shops around this entrance of the island.
The way is divided into the two directions, turn left for higashimachi
and harbor, go straight for Enoshima Jinja Shrine and other spots.
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