is second shrine of Enoshima Jinja Shrines by its elevation.
The most brilliant shrine of them was built in 853 by Buddhist monk Ennin.
Re-built in 1689 by Tokugawa Tsunayoshi the fifth shogun of the Tokugawa
Present shrine building is repaired in 1996 and reproduce the time it was
re-built in 1689.
Walking from Hetsunomiya main shrine, passing through a Torii gate and
go down stairs, the road join into the another road to bypass the shrine.
Turn right way to the "Top of the island".
However, if you want to go back to Nakamise Street or leave the island,
go left and down the stairs.
There is a small garden with viewing deck in front of you. Here is "Nakatsunomiya Square
". It is blooming seasonal flowers in this garden through the year
including cherry blossoms or hydrangea, popular flowers in Japan.
Here had a Ryokan(Japanese style hotel) stands in a long ago.
During the winter night (End of November to mid of February), the square
On the right side sandwiching the road, there is a pond and here lives
Sometimes you have a chance to see sunbathing alley cats.
From a view deck in the garden or the middle of the stairway to Nakatsunomiya
Jinja Shrine, you can enjoy expansive views of Shonan Port yacht harbor,
Kamakura and Miura peninsula.
Go up the stairs the turn to the right, there is a building decorated in
brilliant colors come into view in front. This is Nakatsunomiya Shrine
[中津宮] the second shrine.
- [Opening Hours] Precincts open throughout the day
- [Admission] Free
154 pictures of seasonal flowers and birds is drawn to the ceiling, sculptures of colorful dragon and lions has been decorated with pillars.
This shrine has deep relationship with the Kabuki. Two stone lanterns that
stands at the entrance has been donated by two of Kabuki theaters "Ichimura-za"
and "Nakamura-za" in the Edo era.
Also around the lanterns, there are some trees planted by Kabuki actors
and monument of Kabuki.
Turn right and go up stairs further to top of the island area.
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