Japan had never been deeply associated with Islam in the past, but many Muslims from around the world have been visiting Japan in recent years. How well is Japan able to receive and support Muslim tourists in terms of food and services? Professor Atsushi Okuda from the Faculty of Policy Management at Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus, known as the leading figure in Islamic studies in Japan, and members of his research group took a trip to Enoshima Island with Aufa and Annisa from Indonesia.

prologue

The beachfront, which is lined with establishments such as fancy cafes and an aquarium.

A place with many enjoyable spots where you can experience historic shrines, gardens and townscape.

Enoshima is a place
with many enjoyable spots

We visited the tourist spot by the sea, which is about one hour away by Romancecar from Shinjuku in Tokyo, to see if it can be enjoyed by Muslims.

tourist

Rahmalia Aufa Yazid

Aufa is an Indonesian Muslim whose parents are both Indonesian. This will be her second time going to Enoshima, but she is excited about visiting places that she had never been to before such as Enoshima Aquarium and Enospa!

Annisa Dwi Kanya

It is Annisa’s third year in Japan. She had wanted to visit Enoshima for quite some time as she had heard how nice it was over there. She wished that she could have visited more shops on the pleasant Nakamise Street if she had more time.

Enoshima Guide
Enoshima guide

Let’s go to Enoshima from Shinjuku by Romancecar

Let’s go to a long-desired trip to Enoshima island!

The trip to a popular tourist spot Enoshima in Japan, the place we have longed for is finally about to start. Katase-Enoshima Station, which is the gateway to Enoshima, can be reached in about 65 minutes from Shinjuku by the Limited Express Romancecar.

Rahmalia Aufa Yazid

posted : 8:30

After gathering information at the Odakyu Sightseeing Service Center, we got Enoshima 1-Day Passport discount sightseeing ticket and Limited Express Romancecar ticket!
Departing from Shinjuku Station.

Annisa Dwi Kanya

posted : 9:30

The seats are comfortable and the windows are wide and exhilarating! We enjoyed the view of the changing landscape as we get closer to the ocean.

Rahmalia Aufa Yazid

posted : 9:40

There is free WiFi in the Romancecar (ID: 0dakyu_Free_Wi-Fi).
Odakyu Free Wi-Fi http://www.odakyu.jp/english/wifi/
※ This does not correspond to some Romancecars.

Annisa Dwi Kanya

posted : 10:02

We arrived at Katase-Enoshima Station while enjoying a pleasant conversation. It took only a little over an hour from Shinjuku. How quick!

Rahmalia Aufa Yazid

posted : 10:05

The cute red station building is modeled after the undersea palace of Ryugujo, which appears in Japanese folklore!

Annisa Dwi Kanya

posted : 10:10

We found a comic foreground! "Say cheese"!

Rahmalia Aufa Yazid

posted : 10:20

Once you step out of the station, you can hear the waves sounds and smell of the sea breeze. After you cross the route134, the ocean and Enoshima are right in front of you!
We were able to see Mount Fuji, the best mountain in Japan.What a great start of the trip!

Rahmalia Aufa Yazid

posted : 10:30

The aquarium is about three-minutes walk from the station.

Odakyu Sightseeing Service Center

Odakyu Free Wi-Fi (ID: 0dakyu_Free_Wi-Fi)
※ This does not correspond to some Romancecars.

The Odakyu Sightseeing Service Center at Shinjuku Station provides information of the sightseeing spots along the railroad and supports for your purchasing of tickets.

Enoshima 1-Day Passport (eno=pass)

Odakyu line discount ticket allows you to enjoy unlimited stopovers on the Odakyu Line between Fujisawa and Katase-Enoshima, as well as a round trip discount ticket for trips between the station you are departing from and Fujisawa. It gives you free admission to the Enoshima Escar, Enoshima Samuel Cocking Garden, Enoshima Sea Candle (lighthouse observation tower), and Enoshima Iwaya Caves as well as discounts at Enoshima Aquarium, Enoshima Island Spa, and Hoanden (Octagonal Hall of Statues) at Enoshima Shrine. Furthermore, it gives you a 5% discount on all purchases of 1,000 yen or more at about sixty restaurants and gift shops on the island of Enoshima.
See here for details. http://www.odakyu.jp/english/deels/

Entry-free facilities

  • Enoshima Escar

  • Enoshima
    Samuel Cocking Garden

  • Enoshima Sea Candle(lighthouse observation tower)

  • Enoshima Iwaya Caves

Facilities eligible for discounts

  • ・Enoshima Aquarium
  • ・Enoshima Island Spa
  • ・Hoanden (Octagonal Hall of Statues) at Enoshima Shrine
  • ・Restaurants and gift shops on the island of Enoshima.

Enoshima 1-Day Passport Ticket Fares(Unit: yen)

Departure station Adults Children(6 to 11 years old)
From Shinjuku 1,970 990
Departure station
From Shinjuku
Adults
1,970
Children(6 to 11 years old)
990
*An additional limited express ticket is required for rides on the Romancecar.

Enoshima Aquarium boasts some of the great exhibitions in Japan

An aquarium where you can experience excitement and learning at the same time!

The concept behind Enoshima Aquarium is edutainment. It is a facility where you can see and learn about 27,613 sea creatures of 591 species. Aufa liked the jellyfish corner and Annisa liked the turtle pool. Admission was 1,680 yen as they were given a 20% discount on admission by presenting their Enoshima 1-Day Passports. What a bargain!

Rahmalia Aufa Yazid

posted : 10:35

She made friends with a friendly baby turtle.

Annisa Dwi Kanya

posted : 10:42

Enchanted by the rays swimming gracefully above.

Rahmalia Aufa Yazid

posted : 10:55

Happy to see cute penguins so close.

Annisa Dwi Kanya

posted : 11:10

We saw a dolphin show for the first time. It's very exciting to see such high jumps and synchronized performances. The climax where the three dolphins jump at the same time is an overwhelming must-see sight!

Rahmalia Aufa Yazid

posted : 11:30

You can also shake hands with the dolphins after the show.

Rahmalia Aufa Yazid

posted : 11:50

The fourteen types of jellyfish are always displayed in the hall that is modeled after the inside of a jellyfish.The beautiful lighting creates a surreal atmosphere.

Rahmalia Aufa Yazid

posted : 11:55

Jellyfishes swimming in the water present an unbelievably beautiful sight.

Rahmalia Aufa Yazid

posted : 11:57

The scene becomes even more surreal when it is lit up.

Enoshima Aquarium

  • 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from March to November / 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from December to February.
  • 2-19-1 Katase Kaigan, Fujisawa city, Kanagawa Prefecture
  • 0466-29-9960
  • URL:http://www.enosui.com/en/

Get 10% off on admission by presenting your Enoshima 1-Day Passport!

We offered a prayer at a space in Fujisawa City Tourist Center kindly provided for us.

  • We got maps and brochure at the tourist center on the way to Enoshima from Enoshima Aquarium.

  • We asked for a space for prayer at the reception counter.

Fujisawa City Tourist Center

* Not available at all times. There may be cases where you can not use the space for your prayer when it's been used for meetings. Please contact the reception counter for the availability.
* Only provided space.
* No mats service.
* Wudu can be performed.

Lunch at an ocean view restaurant "Island Grill"

Lunch that is both delicious and adorable!

As we left Enoshima Aquarium with wonderrdul memories, it was already noon. No wonder we were hungry. We decided to go to the much-anticipated Enoshima. The stroll we took while taking in the view of the ocean was so enjoyable! We took a lot of photos and headed for Enospa. We have heard from our classmates that they serve Muslim-friendly meals.

Rahmalia Aufa Yazid

posted : 12:20

A magnificent view with ocean waters on both sides of the long bridge!

Annisa Dwi Kanya

posted : 12:25

The view of the ocean from the bridge is breathtaking.

Rahmalia Aufa Yazid

posted : 12:26

Mount Fuji appeared so close.

Annisa Dwi Kanya

posted : 12:30

Enoshima Island Spa! It looks like a palace.

Annisa Dwi Kanya

posted : 12:35

Arriving at the Island Grill at Enoshima Island Spa!

Annisa Dwi Kanya

posted : 12:45

Having lunch while enjoying the beautiful view of the ocean. Enjoying lunch while viewing Mount Fuji.

Annisa Dwi Kanya

posted : 12:46

The recommended dishes are the Cicinielli pizza topped with Shirasu and aragula, and the Frutti di mare pasta dish that contains plenty of seafoods.
We had been looking forward to trying out the “shirasu” (baby fish of sardines), which is a local specialty of Enoshima.
* Does not apply to all menus.

Enoshima Island Spa

  • 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. from March to November / 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. from December to February.
  • 2-1-6 Enoshima, Fujisawa city, Kanagawa Prefecture
  • 0466-29-0688
  • URL:http://enoshimaislandspa.com/
food

Some menus use pork and alcohol.

food

Please speak to our staff members if you want to offer a prayer.

Get 10% off on admission by presenting your Enoshima 1-Day Passport!

*4th floor, Enoshima Island Spa (Customers access to the restaurant freely)
*Preschool-aged children may not enter. Elementary-aged children accompanied by guardians may enter from Monday to Saturday.
*The restaurants and the roof do not require admission fees.Spa customers are required to pay the admission fees.

Recommended to those who want to take a challenge
at Japanese cuisine!

Across from Enoshima Island Spa, there is Marudai Sensui, a restaurant that serves Japanese food made with local ingredients.
Their dishes made with freshly-caught seafood are especially popular.

Marudai Sensui

food

Some menus use pork and alcohol.

food

Please speak to our staff members if you want to offer a prayer.

The essence of Enoshima is on the top of the island

Visit a spot on Enoshima that commands a beautiful view

On the top of Enoshima, there is a tower shaped like a candle. Two of us headed up to the top, hoping to get a beautiful view. You can reach the top of the hill right away by taking the Enoshima Escar, for which you can get a discount by showing Enoshima 1-Day Passport. In addition to the tower, there is also a botanical garden that was made by Mr.Samuel Cocking, a British trading merchant, handed over to the present time from 1880’s.

Rahmalia Aufa Yazid

posted : 13:15

The hill is hard to climb on foot, but can be climbed easily by taking the Enoshima Escar, a moving stairway of the island.

Annisa Dwi Kanya

posted : 13:20

Enoshima Shrine where Japanese people feel its mystical energy.
There are pictorial Ema offerings that are said to help you find romance!

Rahmalia Aufa Yazid

posted : 13:30

Visit the residential garden made by the British trading merchant Samuel Cocking about a hundred years ago. You can spend a wonderful time with flowers and plants under the blue sky.

Annisa Dwi Kanya

posted : 13:33

Enjoying looking at famous winter tulips.

Rahmalia Aufa Yazid

posted : 13:50

"The Sea Candle, which is the symbol of Enoshima.
On sunny days you can see Mount Fuji!"

Rahmalia Aufa Yazid

posted : 14:20

The observation floor is about a hundred meters above sea level. We enjoyed a beautiful view of both Enoshima and Mount Fuji in a huge 360-degree panorama. We were also able to see a distant view with binoculars.

Rahmalia Aufa Yazid

posted : 14:25

Being on the outdoor observation floor makes you feel as if you were a bird.

Enoshima Shrine

Enoshima Samuel Cocking Garden(local museum)

  • 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Final admittance 7:30 p.m.
  • Adults: 200 yen, children: 100 yen
  • 2-3 Enoshima, Fujisawa city, Kanagawa Prefecture
  • 0466-23-2444
  • URL:http://enoshima-seacandle.jp/garden/
eno=pass

Entrance free with eno=pass

Enoshima Sea Candle

eno=pass

Entrance free with eno=pass

Other must-see spots in Enoshima

  • A power spot of romance that is said to bring happiness to couples when they ring the bell together

  • A historic cave that is said to have been a place of worship by great Japanese figures

Ryuren no Kane (Love Bell of the Dragon)

Enoshima Iwaya Caves

eno=pass

Entrance free with eno=pass

Shopping at Benzaiten Nakamise Street

Full of the gifts and foods of Enoshima

The next thing we went looking for were sweets! We were curious about what kinds of desserts Enoshima had to offer. Benzaiten Nakamise Street has all kinds of appealing establishments such as restaurants and gift shops. Aufa was interested in monaka (a Japanese confectionery) filled with ice cream and Annisa was interested in the Hello Kitty store while strolling.

Rahmalia Aufa Yazid

posted : 15:15

Enjoying Japanese sweets at the Kinokuniya Honten. It has been in business since 1789 and the current owner is the 9th-generation shop owner!

Annisa Dwi Kanya

posted : 15:17

Ice cream of Ogura and Maccha.
(Ogura:sweet bean paste / Maccha:powdered green tea)

Rahmalia Aufa Yazid

posted : 15:20

We have ice cream called “Hamabeno ice”, which had been recommended by a friend.

Annisa Dwi Kanya

posted : 15:30

We have discovered a Hello Kitty specialty shop, irresistible to fans!

Annisa Dwi Kanya

posted : 15:32

There were also many items that can only be found at the Enoshima shop.

Annisa Dwi Kanya

posted : 15:55

Enjoyed the café together with Hello Kitty.

Kinokuniya Honten

food

Some menus use pork and alcohol.

Japanese Tea House Hello Kitty Saryo in Enoshima

  • 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (3/11-12/10), 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (12/11-3/10)
  • 1-4-12 Enoshima, Fujisawa city, Kanagawa Prefecture
  • 0466-47-6761
  • URL:http://www.hellokittysaryo.jp/

Some menus use pork and alcohol.

epilogue

epilogue epilogue

Aufa and Annisa thoroughly enjoyed at Enoshima.
We had them tell us where they thought were wonderful and memorable.

I enjoyed the scenery from Enoshima Aquarium at nightfall the most. There were many things to take pictures, such as adorable fishes in their tanks as well as the facility itself.
Enoshima is a small island that can be reached on foot with many attractions.

I recommend Benzaiten Nakamise street. I wish I could eat more dishes arranged with the famous “shirasu” fish. It was nice to be able to see both the ocean and Mount Fuji. I also want to recommend it to my family.
I found Enoshima is a relaxing and enjoyable place for Muslims.

schedule

8:53 a.m. * 9:10 a.m.


Odakyu Line, Shinjuku Station

10:02 a.m. * 10:12 a.m.


Odakyu Line, Katase - Enoshima Station

by walk

Approx.
3 mins.

10:30 a.m.

Enoshima Aquarium

by walk

Approx.
5 mins.

12:00 p.m.


Fujisawa City Tourist Center

by walk

12:30 p.m.


Enoshima Island Spa

by walk / Enoshima Escar (elevator)

Approx.
10 mins.

1:20 p.m.


Enoshima Shrine

by walk

Approx.
10 mins.

1:30 p.m.


Enoshima Samuel Cocking Garden / Enoshima Sea Candle

3:15 p.m.


Benzaiten Nakamise Street (Japanese Tea House Hello Kitty Saryo in Enoshima / Kinokuniya Honten)

by walk

Approx.
20 mins.

5:26 p.m. * 6:00 p.m.


Odakyu Line, Katase - Enoshima Station

Approx.
65 mins.

6:35 p.m. * 7:13 p.m.


Odakyu Line, Shinjuku Station

*An additional limited express ticket is required for rides on the Romancecar.
* The schedule changes on Saturdays and holidays.
*75 mins. by express line

spot list

Spot

Odakyu Sightseeing Service Center

Address

8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (open all year)
1st floor (Ground Floor), Odakyu Railway Shinjuku Station West Exit
03-5321-7887

Website Information

WEBSITE

  • English
  • Japanese
Spot

Enoshima Aquarium

Address

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from March to November / 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from December to February.
2-19-1 Katase Kaigan,Fujisawa city, Kanagawa Prefecture
0466-29-9960

Website Information

WEBSITE

  • English
  • Japanese
Spot

Fujisawa City Tourist Center

Address

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
2-20-13 Katase Kaigan, Fujisawa city, Kanagawa Prefecture
0466-22-4141

Website Information

WEBSITE

  • English
  • Japanese
Spot

Enoshima Island Spa

Address

10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. from March to November / 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. from December to February.
2-1-6, Enoshima, Fujisawa city, Kanagawa Prefecture
0466-29-0688

Website Information

WEBSITE

  • English
  • Japanese
Spot

Marudai Sensui

Address

11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.(L.O)
1-3-9 Enoshima, Fujisawa city, Kanagawa Prefecture
0466-26-4701

Website Information

WEBSITE

(Japanese)

  • English
  • Japanese
Spot

Enoshima Shrine

Address

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
2-3-8 Enoshima, Fujisawa city, Kanagawa Prefecture
0466-22-4020

Website Information

WEBSITE

(Japanese)

  • English
  • Japanese
Spot

Enoshima Samuel Cocking Garden(local museum)

Address

9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Final admittance 7:30 p.m.
Adults: 200 yen, children: 100 yen
2-3 Enoshima, Fujisawa city, Kanagawa Prefecture
0466-23-2444

Website Information

WEBSITE

(Japanese)

  • English
  • Japanese
Spot

Enoshima Sea Candle

Address

9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Final admittance 7:30 p.m.
Adults: 300 yen, children: 150 yen
2-3 Enoshima, Fujisawa city, Kanagawa Prefecture
0466-23-2444

Website Information

WEBSITE

(Japanese)

  • English
  • Japanese
Spot

Ryuren no Kane (Love Bell of the Dragon)

Address

2-2-5, Enoshima, Fujisawa city, Kanagawa Prefecture
0466-22-4141

Website Information

WEBSITE

  • English
  • Japanese
Spot

Enoshima Iwaya Caves

Address

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. during winter season)
2-5, Enoshima, Fujisawa city, Kanagawa Prefecture
0466-22-4141

Website Information

WEBSITE

  • English
  • Japanese
Spot

Kinokuniya Honten

Address

8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (closed on Wednesdays)
2-1-12, Enoshima, Fujisawa city, Kanagawa Prefecture
0466-22-5663

Website Information

WEBSITE

(Japanese)

  • English
  • Japanese
Spot

Japanese Tea House Hello Kitty Saryo in Enoshima

Address

10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (3/11-12/10), 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (12/11-3/10)
1-4-12, Enoshima, Fujisawa city, Kanagawa Prefecture
0466-47-6761

Website Information

WEBSITE

(Japanese)

  • English
  • Japanese
Spot Address Website Information

Odakyu Sightseeing Service Center

8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (open all year)
1st floor (Ground Floor), Odakyu Railway Shinjuku Station West Exit
03-5321-7887

WEBSITE

  • English
  • Japanese

Enoshima Aquarium

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from March to November / 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from December to February.
2-19-1 Katase Kaigan,Fujisawa city, Kanagawa Prefecture
0466-29-9960

WEBSITE

  • English
  • Japanese

Fujisawa City Tourist Center

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
2-20-13 Katase Kaigan, Fujisawa city, Kanagawa Prefecture
0466-22-4141

WEBSITE

  • English
  • Japanese

Enoshima Island Spa

10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. from March to November / 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. from December to February.
2-1-6, Enoshima, Fujisawa city, Kanagawa Prefecture
0466-29-0688

WEBSITE

  • English
  • Japanese

Marudai Sensui

11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.(L.O)
1-3-9 Enoshima, Fujisawa city, Kanagawa Prefecture
0466-26-4701

WEBSITE

(Japanese)

  • English
  • Japanese

Enoshima Shrine

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
2-3-8 Enoshima, Fujisawa city, Kanagawa Prefecture
0466-22-4020

WEBSITE

(Japanese)

  • English
  • Japanese

Enoshima Samuel Cocking Garden(local museum)

9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Final admittance 7:30 p.m.
Adults: 200 yen, children: 100 yen
2-3 Enoshima, Fujisawa city, Kanagawa Prefecture
0466-23-2444

WEBSITE

(Japanese)

  • English
  • Japanese

Enoshima Sea Candle

9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Final admittance 7:30 p.m.
Adults: 300 yen, children: 150 yen
2-3 Enoshima, Fujisawa city, Kanagawa Prefecture
0466-23-2444

WEBSITE

(Japanese)

  • English
  • Japanese

Ryuren no Kane (Love Bell of the Dragon)

2-2-5, Enoshima, Fujisawa city, Kanagawa Prefecture
0466-22-4141

WEBSITE

  • English
  • Japanese

Enoshima Iwaya Caves

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. during winter season)
2-5, Enoshima, Fujisawa city, Kanagawa Prefecture
0466-22-4141

WEBSITE

  • English
  • Japanese

Kinokuniya Honten

8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (closed on Wednesdays)
2-1-12, Enoshima, Fujisawa city, Kanagawa Prefecture
0466-22-5663

WEBSITE

(Japanese)

  • English
  • Japanese

Japanese Tea House Hello Kitty Saryo in Enoshima

10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (3/11-12/10), 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (12/11-3/10)
1-4-12, Enoshima, Fujisawa city, Kanagawa Prefecture
0466-47-6761

WEBSITE

(Japanese)

  • English
  • Japanese

Spots for overnight stay

Spot

Iwamotoro Honkan

Address

Iwamotoro features traditional Japanese-style guest rooms that command a view of the ocean and Mt.Fuji. It was originally a temple where guests stayed overnight, but was transformed into an inn in 1874.
Free Wi-Fi available near the lobby on the first floor of the main building
2-2-7, Enoshima, Fujisawa city, Kanagawa Prefecture

Website Information

WEBSITE

(Japanese)

  • English
  • Japanese
Spot

Ebisuya

Address

A traditional Japanese-style inn that has 350-years history. It has features such as a mini museum that stores traditional Japanese crafts and works of art.
Free Wi-Fi available near the lobby
1-4-16, Enoshima, Fujisawa city, Kanagawa Prefecture

Website Information

WEBSITE

(Japanese)

  • English
  • Japanese
Spot Address Website Information

Iwamotoro Honkan

Iwamotoro features traditional Japanese-style guest rooms that command a view of the ocean and Mt.Fuji. It was originally a temple where guests stayed overnight, but was transformed into an inn in 1874.
Free Wi-Fi available near the lobby on the first floor of the main building
2-2-7, Enoshima, Fujisawa city, Kanagawa Prefecture

WEBSITE

(Japanese)

  • English
  • Japanese

Ebisuya

A traditional Japanese-style inn that has 350-years history. It has features such as a mini museum that stores traditional Japanese crafts and works of art.
Free Wi-Fi available near the lobby
1-4-16, Enoshima, Fujisawa city, Kanagawa Prefecture

WEBSITE

(Japanese)

  • English
  • Japanese

Just a short hop to Kamakura

You will ride the popular “Enoden” (Enoshima Electric Train) from Enoshima Station, which is a 10-minute walk from Katase-Enoshima Station. If you are going to the old capital of Kamakura, please do take a ride on it. For tourism of Enoshima and Kamakura, the Enoshima-Kamakura Freepass is handy; it is an all-you-can-ride package for the Odakyu Line and Enoden!
URL:http://www.odakyu.jp/english/deels/

Enoshima/Kamakura Freepass Fares (Unit: yen)

Departure station Adults Children(6 to 11 years old)
From Shinjuku 1,470 740
*An additional limited express ticket is required for rides on the Romancecar.

1Kamakurakoko-mae

An Enoden railroad crossing that is famous among anime fans because it appears in the opening of a popular Japanese basketball anime.

2Hase-dera Temple

Hase-dera Temple, located right by the seashore, overlooks the Shonan waters as it is high up on a hill. It is known as a temple that is rich in plant life and is famous for its beautiful hydrangeas during the rainy season (late May to late June) and bright red leaves in autumn (late November to early December).

3Kotoku-in Temple

Kotoku-in Temple is famous for its Great Buddha statue. This huge statue which sits 13.35 meters-tall including its pedestal is one of the three great Buddha statues of Japan.

4Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, a shrine built in the year 1063 is the symbol of Kamakura. Inside the grounds you can see attractions such as the Museum of Shrine Treasures and Peony Garden. (Only available during the season)