Enoshima

Enoshima © PIXTA

An Island Everyone Can Enjoy

Enoshima is an island connected to Kanagawa by a 600 meter long bridge. There are many famous sightseeing spots on this island including Enoshima-jinja Shrine, Shin-Enoshima Aquarium (New Enoshima Aquarium), botanical gardens, and a yacht harbor; there are many visitors throughout the year.

There are restaurants and souvenir shops near the entrance of Enoshima, which offers visitors seafood. Visitors can see Enoshima-jinja Shrine when they walk up the hill. It is where Rabenten, one of three Bentens (goddess of arts and wisdom) is enshrined.  There is also the Samuel Cocking Garden, which has Japanese and Western styles, and an observation deck around Enoshima-jinja Shrine. The observation deck is the best spot to see the sunset from, and if the weather is good, there is a chance to see Mt. Fuji from that location.

Further along, there is a cave eroded by the ocean water, which is called Enoshima Iwaya. The cave is 200 meters long and has a stone Buddhist image and a wall of rock that is lit with candles to create a mysterious atmosphere. The top of Enoshima Iwaya is known as a hill for couples, because there is a "Bell of Loving Dragons". This was constructed according to the story of "A Heavenly Maiden and a Five-Headed Dragon," a story told in Enoshima from a long time ago. Thus, this place is also famous as a dating spot for couples, where they ring the bell together. There are also many old-established hotels, so it is easy to spend the day going around many sightseeing spots. 

Access

Train: The nearest stations are Katase Enoshima Station on the Odakyu-Dentetsu Line, Enoshima Station on the Enoshima-Dentetsu Line, and Shonan Enoshima Station on the Shonan Monorail.

Bus: The nearest stop is Enoshima-Station-Mae Stop.

Car: It takes about an hour to arrive coming from Atsugi IC on the Tomei Expressway, or Ebina IC on the Metropolitan Inter-City Expressway.

Parking: Available. There is paid parking on Enoshima Island.




Description: Enoshima

Sights Enoshima (江の島)
Rating  
Address Enoshima, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa
神奈川県藤沢市江の島
Phone / Fax Phone: 0466-22-4141
Website
Duration 3Hour(s)
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
Recommended target Family Couples Groups Infant & Toddler (ages 0-6) Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller


Map: Enoshima