Great spectacular viewing spot of Mount Fuji and sunset

Enoshima Sea Candle observation lighthouse
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.

Top of Enoshima sightseeing guide

Where to go & What to do?
  • Especially recommended for... Families / Friends / Couples
How far? (to entrance of Samuel Cocking Garden, by walk)
  • 25 minutes (1.4km) from Katase-Enoshima Station
  • 29 minutes (1.7km) from Enoshima Station
  • 31 minutes (1.8km) from Shonan-Enoshima Station
  • 5 minutes from Nakatsumiya shrine
Free Wi-Fi spot
  • Sea Candle
  • LON CAFE (Cafe / At Samuel Cocking Garden)
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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 observation tower.
Stairs to the mountaintop. At the mountaintop of Enoshima.

Kamegaoka Square view point

Mt.Fuji and Sea Candle scenery from the square.
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!
Kamegaoka Square. View of Sea Candle on cloudy evening.
View of Mt.Fuji and the sea at dusk. Late sunset view of Sea Candle and Mt.Fuji.
Illuminated Kamegaoka Square in winter night.Every night during December to first half of February, the square becomes a venue of Shonan no Hoseki winter illumination and decorated with full of lights.
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.
Cherry blossoms in Enoshima on February. The fastest Yozakura (illuminated cherry blossoms) around Tokyo can be seen on February.
Standard cherry (Sakura) blooms in Enoshima on April. Cherry blossoms in Enoshima.

Samuel Cocking Garden and Sea Candle

Samuel Cocking Garden and Sea Candle entrance
Overlook of Sea Candle lighthouse.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 noodle) restaurant.

A tower with observation terrace called as "Enoshima Sea Candle" also stands in the garden. [Official Website]
[Opening Hours] 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.


[Admission]
  • 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.)

The garden

Rose garden at Windsor Square.
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.
Tropical plants in Samuel Cocking Garden. The special display of the flowers of the season.
Tropical botanical garden. The garden and Sea Candle tower.
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.
Ruins of brick building greenhouse. Inside of the ruins of brick building greenhouse.
Square of Miami Beach City.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
Square of Kunming City. Square of Boryeong City.
Every night during the end of November to mid-February, the garden is decorated in colorful and fantastic illuminations for Shonan no Hoseki event.
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 and holidays.
Ruins of brick building greenhouse. Illumination tunnel appered in the garden.

The highest place in Enoshima "Sea Candle"

Sea Candle overview.
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.
Illumination of Sea Candle for Autumn. Illumination of Sea Candle for summer.
Illumination of Sea Candle during Shonan-no-Hoseki event in winter. Illumination of Sea Candle during Valentine Island event on February.
An elevator links between ground level and observation terrace. Elevator will arrive at observation room. Of course, it is possible to see a nice panoramic view.
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.
Viewing room of Sea Candle. Roof-top viewing terrace of Sea Candle.
From the open-air observation terrace, you can enjoy the 360-degrees great panoramic view!
Also it is possible to see buildings in Yokohama, also Tokyo Sky Tree tower and Tokyo Tower at night. Try to find!
Ruins of brick building greenhouse. Inside of the ruins of brick building greenhouse.
Ruins of brick building greenhouse. Illumination tunnel appered in the garden.
Lighthouse facility.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.)
Open-air down stair. Night view of west side of the island.
Night view from open-air staircase. Night view from open-air staircase.
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