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Sightseeing GuideEnoshima and
Kamakura

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Spring Flowers along the Odakyu Lines
Spring Flowers along the Odakyu Lines
A special report on enjoying springtime in Japan while getting in touch with nature and learning about Japanese culture.
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List of Attractions in the Enoshima and Kamakura Area
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Hakone Kamakura Pass
Hakone Kamakura Pass
Ride the Odakyu Line and various transportations in Hakone, Enoshima and Kamakura as much as you like!
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Enoshima-Kamakura Freepass
Enoshima-Kamakura Freepass
The Enoshima-Kamakura Freepass is an economical way to enjoy unlimited rides in Enoshima and Kamakura within the designated area.
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Experience nature and history at an oasis of calm located just outside Tokyo.

The Shonan area, where Enoshima and Kamakura are located, is known for its Pacific Ocean beaches and attractions. It has long been popular as a summer seaside resort close to Tokyo. Enoshima, the symbol island of Shonan, can be easily reached on foot by a bridge. A lighthouse, botanical gardens and shrines are popular draws. Kamakura is a historical site surrounded on 3 sides by hills and facing the ocean at its front. Numerous shrines and temples include the Great Buddha of Kamakura, and the streets of Kamakura are filled with atmosphere from its long and venerable history and traditional culture.

Enjoy the magnificent view from the Enoshima Sea Candle

Enjoy the magnificent view from the Enoshima Sea Candle

Known as the Sea Candle, the Enoshima Lighthouse Observation Tower stands 119.6 meters tall at the center of Enoshima, providing panoramic views of distant seas and mountains.

Kotoku-in Temple

Kotoku-in Temple

The Great Buddha is a popular highlight of Kamakura excursions and is usually thronged with tourists all year round. You can even see inside the giant statue.

Hase-dera Temple

Hase-dera Temple

Located on a hill overlooking the Shonan coastline, this temple has a rich natural setting worth visiting especially during the rainy season (around June) and when the leaves turn color in fall (end of November to the beginning of December).

Komachi-dori Street

Komachi-dori Street

Near Kamakura Station, Komachi-dori Street is always thronging with tourists buying souvenirs, miscellaneous Japanese goods and stylish accessories.

Enoshima Island Spa

Enoshima Island Spa

After bathing in hot spring water from 1500 meters below ground while gazing at the ocean, enjoy the excellent restaurants.

Enoden

Enoden

Enoden is your ticket to Enoshima and Kamakura. Linking Fujisawa, Enoshima and Kamakura.

Event Calendar

Hase-Dera Temple Maple Tree Illumination

Hase-Dera Temple Maple Tree Illumination

When the trees on the temple grounds turn beautiful colors in fall, they are lit up in a show of beauty that should not be missed.

The Gems of Shonan (Enoshima Sea Candle Illumination)

The Gems of Shonan (Enoshima Sea Candle Illumination)

The illumination of the Enoshima Sea Candle was certified as one of the Great Three Illumination Shows of Kanto in 2012 and as a Night Scene Heritage of Japan in 2013. Also ranked as the most beautiful lighthouse in the country, the Sea Candle become as one with nature, the light creating a spellbinding night show in winter.

  • Address
    Enoshima Samuel Cocking Garden, other
  • Duration
    Early December to mid-January
  • URL
Fujisawa Enoshima Fireworks Festival

Fujisawa Enoshima Fireworks Festival

Some 3000 splendidly colorful fireworks light up the clear autumn skies. Particularly worth seeing is the great circle of flowers created by the only extra large firework (diameter: 500 meters) in the Shonan area.

  • Address
    Enoshima
  • Duration
    Third Saturday in October
  • URL
Enoshima Festival

Enoshima Festival

This festival is filled with fun things to do, such as Hawaiian events, an outdoor music festival, a Shonan photo contest, and an exhibit of Shonan and Kamakura landscape paintings.

  • Address
    Enoshima
  • Duration
    Late September to early November
  • URL
Enoshima Lanterns

Enoshima Lanterns

From the entrance to Enoshima to the Enoshima Iwaya (caves), more than 1000 lanterns are laid out, imparting an atmosphere of Japanese harmony. The lanterns are patterned in a style for the Enoshima legend, “The Legend of the Goddess and the 5-Headed Dragon,” enveloping the entire island in a mystical atmosphere.

  • Address
    Enoshima Samuel Cocking Garden, other
  • Duration
    Early to late August
  • URL
Kamakura Fireworks Festival

Kamakura Fireworks Festival

This traditional fireworks show is carried out each year at the Kamakura coast. Of particular fame is the underwater fireworks that come up out of the water.

  • Address
    Kamakura coast
  • Duration
    Late July
  • URL
Rose Festival

Rose Festival

Enjoy 250 rosebushes of some 200 varieties in a rose garden. There are garden concerts and rose-related events during the festival.

  • Address
    Kamakura Museum of Literature
  • Duration
    Mid-May to late June
  • URL
Kamakura Matsuri (festival)

Kamakura Matsuri (festival)

Held in spring in Kamakura ever year since 1959. Centered on Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu shrine, this festival has a variety of events held around the city. Particularly noteworthy are the yabusame event recalling the courage of the Kamakura samurai, and the Shizuka no mai, the dance of Princess Shizuka.

  • Address
    Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine, other
  • Duration
    Second to third Sunday of April
  • URL
Shonan-Enoshima Spring Festival

Shonan-Enoshima Spring Festival

In time for the start of the regular tourism season, this festival is held over two days and brings the feeling of Enoshima in spring to visitors.

  • Address
    Enoshima Samuel Cocking Garden, other
  • Duration
    Mid-March
  • URL
The Gems of Shonan (Finale)

The Gems of Shonan (Finale)

This event of lights celebrates the finale of the Enoshima winter tulips. Light flickers from mirror balls, creating a magnificent world of the imagination.

  • Address
    Enoshima Samuel Cocking Garden, other
  • Duration
    Early to mid-February
  • URL
The Gems of Shonan (Enoshima Winter Tulips)

The Gems of Shonan (Enoshima Winter Tulips)

In beautiful coordination, 20,000 winter tulips bloom together in the Samuel Cocking Garden with the Enoshima Sea Candle as a focal point. At night, illumination on the tulips makes for a spectacular sight.

  • Address
    Enoshima Samuel Cocking Garden, other
  • Duration
    January
  • URL
Gosho-jinja Shrine Festival

Gosho-jinja Shrine Festival

Gosho-jinja shrine, literally “five shrines,” gets its name from the five shrines in town devoted to the guardian god of the lumber trade guild. On the day of the festival, the portable shrine is carried through town, and at about 3 p.m., a ritual is performed in which the portable shrine is carried into the sea.

  • Address
    Gosho-jinja Shrine
  • Duration
    Second Sunday in June
  • URL

Getting to Enoshima and Kamakura

From Shinjuku Station

From Shinjuku to Katase-Enoshima

By Train

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From Shinjuku to Katase-Enoshima By Train

From Shinjuku to Kamakura

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From Shinjuku to Kamakura By Bus

From Odawara Station

From Odawara to Katase-Enoshima

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From Odawara to Katase-Enoshima By Train

From Odawara to Kamakura

By Train

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From Odawara to Kamakura By Train
Odakyu Limited Express Romancecar

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  • Odakyu Limited Express Romancecar
  • Odakyu Limited Express Romancecar

With just the addition of a limited express surchage, use your Discount Pass to enjoy the relaxed comfort of the Romancecar with reserved only seating. See the website for fares, sales locations and other information.

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  • Katase-Enoshima

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65 minutes from Shinjuku to Hakone-Yumoto

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