A landmark of the Enoshima Island "Sea Candle" tower stands in
this highest elevation area, also there is Samuel Cocking Garden that renovated
to park the former villa site of British merchant Samuel Cocking.
Also a square with south-west faced view deck, called as Kamegaoka Square,
is located in opposite to the road.
You can enjoy the great spectacular sea and mountain scenery both places.
The last distance to the mountaintop
Go up some stairs from Nakatsunomiya Shrine, finally the road becomes flat
and spread your view. Here is the highest elevation place in Enoshima Island.
On weekend and holidays, licensed street performers will performing on
the stage here.
Go left to Kamegaoka Square
and view deck.
Go right to Samuel Cocking Garden
and Sea Candle
A square with grass and trees on your left is Kamegaoka Square
that has nice view deck, some shop and restaurant facilities.
From the view deck, you can enjoy vast panoramic view of south and west
Kanto region, such as Sagami Bay, mountains in Hakone or Izu peninsula
or Tanzawa, and also Mt.Fuji.
Especially, sight of Sea Candle tower to show a variety of appearance in
each season, time and weather. It is a must-see scenery here!
Every night during December to first half of February, the square becomes
a venue of Shonan no Hoseki winter illumination and decorated with full
In the beginning of February, Kawazu-zakura (a kind of cherry blooms earlier)
trees are bloom the flowers. Here is the one of the earliest place that
can see cherry blossoms near Tokyo. During the event period of Shonan no Hoseki winter illumination
, you can enjoy illuminated cherry blossoms
[夜桜(Yozakura)] at night.
Standard cherry blossoms can also be seen here at the beginning of April.
Samuel Cocking Garden [江の島サムエル・コッキング苑]
was originally built as private villa site and botanical garden of British merchant Samuel Cocking in 1882 on the top of island.
Then, this 10,000 square meters garden has several large-scale renovation
and become the current state.
It has botanical garden, ruins of greenhouse, some cafe and Soba(buckwheat
A tower with observation terrace called as "Enoshima Sea Candle
" also stands in the garden. [Official Website]
9:00 to 20:00 (8:00 pm) Everyday.
* Last admission at 19:30 (7:30 pm)
* Opening hours may change when the weather is bad, such as strong wind
or heavy snow.
- 500Yen for Adult (Garden 200Yen, Tower 300Yen)
- 250Yen for Children up to elementary school student (Garden 100Yen, Tower 150Yen)
- Discount Fare for 1day-pass holder : 470Yen for Adults / 240Yen for Children
(*Show your "Noriorikun", "Enoshima-Kamakura Free Pass" or "Shonan Monorail 1day Free Ticket" when you buy admission ticket.)
Tropical plants, 250 kinds of camellia and the roses that was gifted from Windsor city in Canada have been planted in botanical garden area.
The special display of the flowers of the season is go on frequently neat
the entrance .
The number of trees planted at the construction days more than 100 years
ago is still continues being brought up in the garden.
There is a brickwork ruins of brick building greenhouse, which was built
at the time of the opening of the garden in 1882.
Inside of ruins is open to the public several times a year.
In the garden, there are some squares that was named sister cities of Fujisawa
in Japan and overseas, there is such as plants, monuments and buildings
related to each of the city.
Miami Beach city in the United States
Matsumoto city in Japan
Kunming city in China
Windsor city in Canada
Boryeong city in Korea
Every night during the end of November to mid-February, the garden is decorated
in colorful and fantastic illuminations for Shonan no Hoseki
This one of the award winning winter illumination event of Japan is very
popular and many people to visit here to see it especially on the weekend
Observation lighthouse "Enoshima Sea Candle
"[江の島シーキャンドル] tower, has about 120 meters height above sea level,
opened in 2003 (59.8 meters height from the ground level).
It is lit-up by seven colors of illumination to change by the season, which
performed every night from sunset until 22:00 (10:00 pm). It is also frequently
done special color light up by the event mainly in winter.
An elevator links between ground level and observation terrace. Elevator
will arrive at observation room. Of course, it is possible to see a nice
However, it is too a shame that you return to see only here! Let's go to
the upper open-air observation terrace on outdoor stairs.
From the open-air observation terrace, you can enjoy the 360-degrees great
Also it is possible to see buildings in Yokohama, also Tokyo Sky Tree tower
and Tokyo Tower at night. Try to find!
On top of the observation terrace, there is a lighthouse facility that
shines every 10 seconds.
This light reach to 46 kilometers away.
When you going back to the ground level, you can use the same elevator
or return by your feet!
If you open the door in observation room, there is a open-air spiral staircase
leading to the lower. More than 40 meters height to the ground, you can
go down to walk while feeling the wind. This will be unique experience
and memory of travel here!
(It is unable to walk this staircase when strong winds and bad weather.)
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