The Enoshima Railway opened in 1902 and its history spans over 100 years. The railway runs through famous sightseeing places between Shounan-Enoshima Island and Kamakura. Most people do not use the whole name "Enoshima Dentetsu"; instead, they just call it "Eno-den". The Enoshima Railway only runs for ten kilometers from Kamakura Station to Fujisawa Station. From Enoshima Station to Koshigoe Station, there is an area where trains run on streets, like a streetcar. In some places, they even run very close to residential areas. Near the railway, there are various old places, and given the retro style of the train, it is often used for recording television shows and photo shooting. Going on the Enoshima Railway has become one of the main aspects of Kamakura sightseeing. Along the railway, there are many famous stations. Kamakura station is the entrance of the Tsuruoka Hachimangu and ancient city Kamakura. Hase Station is close to the Kamakura Daibutsu (the large statue of Buddha). Enoshima Station is the entrance of Enoshima. The Eno-den runs once in every 10 minutes, however the train cars are very small, and are often very crowded on weekends. The railway is full of sightseeing spots, so a one-day ticket is recommended.
Train: The first station of Enoshima Railway 'Kamakura Station' is connected to JR Yokosuka Line, and is an hour from Tokyo station and Shinjuku station. The other starting station 'Fujisawa Station' is connected to the JR Tokaido Line, and will take an hour from Tokyo station. In order to get to Enoshima Station, you need to transfer at Katase-Enoshima Station of Odakyu Line, and it is an hour away from Shinjuku station.
Image Gallery: Enoshima Electric Railway
Running through the city
Description: Enoshima Electric Railway
|Sights||Enoshima Electric Railway (江ノ島電鉄)|
1-4-7, Katase-kaigan, Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture
|Phone / Fax||Phone: 0466-24-2713|
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 Electric Railway