Sightseeing in Enoshima-Kamakura
Experience nature and history at an oasis of calm located just outside Tokyo.
The Shonan area, where Enoshima and Kamakura are located, are known for their Pacific ocean beaches and attractions. It has long been popular as the closest seaside resort to Tokyo, and many flock to the area during the summer. Enoshima, the symbol island of Shonan, can be reached via a bridge from the shore, and it is easy to travel there on foot. Kamakura is a historic site with 3 sides covered by hills and its front facing the ocean. The city has numerous shrines and temples including the Great Buddha of Kamakura, and its streets are filled with atmosphere from its long and venerable history and traditional culture.
In Enoshima, you will find a lighthouse (called the Enoshima Sea Candle), botanical gardens, a shrine set in a natural stone cave, as well as a shrine for worshiping a sea goddess. On the shore across the bridge of Enoshima, the popular Enoshima Aquarium can also be found. Kamakura is a historic site with over 700 years of history, and has numerous historic buildings, a long main street lined with traditional shops, as well as the Great Buddha (Daibutsu).
Access to Enoshima-Kamakura
- Shinjuku Sta.-Katase Enoshima Sta.-Enoshima Sta.-Kamakura Sta.
- Odakyu Limited Express "Romancecar" / Approx. 65 minutes
A 10-minute walk
Enoden / Approx. 25 min.
The Enoshima-Kamakura Freepass is an economical excursion ticket that allows you to travel freely in both of these sightseeing spots. From Fujisawa, board the Enoden train to beautiful Enoshima and enjoy the coastline scenery to the final destination of Kamakura, getting on and off as you like along the way. You can also take advantage of discounts at restaurants and souvenir shops in Enoshima and the Enoshima Aquarium.
Classic Trains Ideal for Enoshima-Kamakura Excursions
The Enoshima Electric Railway, familiarly known as Enoden, covers the 10 kilometers to Fujisawa and Kamakura in 34 minutes. The local train conveniently halts at every stop along the way for Enoshima, including the Great Buddha of Hase, and Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu. A favorite of railway fans and many other visitors alike, the retro-style Enoden train passing through towns and along the coastline is the perfect way to travel to Kamakura and Enoshima.