See beautiful Mt.Fuji and Sunset
Enoshima Island and Kamakura is well-known place to see this beautiful
and "The symbolic and representing mountain of Japan"- Mount
Fuji since old days and it was drawn on the Ukiyo-e print of the Edo era.
Especially on clear day in autumn and winter, we have many chance to see
the mountain. Where is good to see? Please visit our Mount Fuji viewing spot page
If you are in Enoshima and Kamakura in the afternoon, don't miss to see
the fabulous sunset. Often you can look majestic views of Mount Fuji also.
Our recommended places guide to see the sunset and sunrise on our site.
Please see Sunset and Sunrise viewing spot page
Visit the historic temples and shrines
Enoshima Island was a religious sacred place in old days. And Kamakura
was a capital city of the ancient samurai government of Japan called the
Kamakura Shogunate in 1200's. Therefore, there are many old temples and
shrines in the area such as...
By the way, can you distinguish a temple and a shrine?
In Japan, there are the times when Buddhism and Shinto mixed in old days.
So, it is hard to distinguish them in some cases. We'll tell you some points
of how to distinguish them.
|The last of the name contains
寺 , 院
|The last of the name contains
神社 , 宮 , 天
|| "Torii" gate stands at the entrance
|The entrance looks like...
||The entrance looks like...
Eat fresh seafood
Sea of around Enoshima Island and Kamakura is a good and rich fisheries.
So, you can taste very fresh seafoods that was caught in the morning for
lunch! Especially well known for whitebait and shells.
These seafoods are offered by various cooking method. sashimi(raw fish),
baked, fried, Tempura, Donburi(rice covered with raw seafood or cooked
seafood together with egg).
Not only Japanese style dishes but also pizza, pasta ... snacks and sweets are available.
These restaurants, cafes and shops are mostly located in following area.
Don't wear high-heeled shoes!
Almost all tourist spots inside of Enoshima Island are located in mountain or mountainside. These spots are connected by many many steep stairs and long long slopes.
It's like to go hiking. We often see person who can blister on her/his foot.
Furthermore, there is very limited transportation here (paid escalator,
one-way for upward only). You have to walk narrow and long steep stairs
or slope to go to anywhere.
In addition, you also have to walk to go to most of tourist spot in Kamakura
We understand you want to show your nice shoes during the travel, but we strongly recommend you to wear such an nice shoes when you go to Ginza, and wear flat sports shoes when you come here.
And please watch your step carefully to avoid falling down or injured.
Visit and climb Sea Candle lighthouse
If you visit Enoshima Island on sky-clear day, why don't you climb the
top of "Sea Candle" that is on top of the island.
From the observation terrace that has 101.5meters height above the sea
level, you can enjoy superb 360 degree panoramic view of Southern Kanto
region including buildings in Yokohama city and Mt. Fuji. Evening and night
view also highly recommended.
To see more detail info, please visit our Sea Candle & Top of the island area guide
Ride Enoden train!
Enoden train is not only a transport but also one of the highlighted attraction
in Enoshima and Kamakura area.
It runs more than 100years between Kamakura and Fujisawa. You will enjoy
variegated scenery from the train, such as magnificent widespread seaview
or convoluted backyard of houses.
One of it's nostalgic train "Type 300" is must ride! It's a oldest
train and well-known for as a symbol of the area.
More info available on our Enoden Line guide
Don't feed Black kite (falcon)
When you are in the seaside of Enoshima Island or Kamakura, you will see
black kites(falcon) fly lower near your head.
They watches and aims to steal your food from the sky. Sometimes not only
stolen the food, some people get unexpected injury by a sharp beak and
Recently, the harm by the black kite occurs in Komachi-dori street, a famous
shopping spot in the center of Kamakura too.
We strongly recommend you have to eat or drink something at the places under the roof.
Take rest at old-Japanese style house cafe
Some cafes or sweets shops in Enoshima and Kamakura are using old traditional
wooden Japanese style houses. It will surely satisfy your interest to our
Ofcourse, you can taste Japanese sweets at these cafe or sweets shops,
and also able to feel real tradition of Japan!!
Some of them are located in Oiwayamichi way and near Okutsunomiya Shrine
in Enoshima. And also some of them are located in Hase
Find the cats
You will see the cats while walking in Enoshima Island. Many of them are
These cats are well accustomed to people and we can see their life very
closely. Not a few people expects to come here and see their cute action
We shows some cats photo that met in the alley. Please see Animal
Don't leave trash
There are less trash can in Enoshima Island because of hard to access by
waste collection vehicle.
If you leave your trash, it will not only make dirty the place, but also might be blown away to the sea. That means make dirty the fishery and may become less seafood.
Very recent days, suddenly a lot of "Pokemon Go" users surge
to the island regardless day and night, and they left a large quantity
of garbage. This is causing severe problem and followed that entrance regulation
was enforced at night time.
Often local resident collects trash to keep clean the area and sea. So,
you also don't leave your trash please. Your understanding and cooperation
is highly appreciated.
Visit Enoshima Aquarium
Enoshima Aquarium ("Shin Enoshima Suizokukan" in Japanese) is in the seaside of Katase Nishihama Beach.
It is truly beautiful and worth to see well-known one of the world's extensive
See more detail at official site
Try to find the dragon
Dragon is important existence for culture of Enoshima Island and around.
There is a old tale that a five-headed dragon lived in and married with
an goddess. Finally, the dragon transformed to a mountain behind of Ryukoji
Temple to protect local inhabitants.
Therefore the dragon is enshrined in both temples and shrines regardless
of difference in religion and many objects exist in the area. How many
can you find?
[Some hints for their location...]
Pay attention to strong wind
Enoshima Island is surrounded by a three directions to the sea and blows
wind frequently through the year. Sometimes, the wind is especially blow
strongly at the seaside. Be careful not to blown away your belongings!
Because of the splashed waves that was blown by a strong wind, you may
get wet when you are on Enoshima Bentenbashi Bridge.
Anyway, please pay attention when you are here on windy day.