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Enoshima Island

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Address: Fujisawa 251-0001, Kanagawa Prefecture
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a good day trip

Enoshima is an island, linked to Fujisawa by a causeway. It is a very historic site, with a long history of pilgrimage to the shrines of Benzaiten, Goddess of music and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Enoshima is an island, linked to Fujisawa by a causeway. It is a very historic site, with a long history of pilgrimage to the shrines of Benzaiten, Goddess of music and entertainment. There is a famous painting by Hokusai as part of the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji. It has changed a lot since that was painted, and is... More 

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Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful Island with multiple attractions we did not have time to go through: several shrines, gardens, beautiful sea views and lots of stairs. Good exercise, sure, but be prepared to climb a lot if you choose to explore this beautiful island. We arrived mentally unprepared but were up to the challenge and made it to the furthest end of... More 

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Thank Eric_Greeney
Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice one day trip from Tokyo. Small island with full of activities. Many walking for hiking fan. Main street has many shops and restaurants; hence full of tourists so far from the peaceful atmosphere, but once you are out of main street toward the Shrine toward the cave, one can find relaxing site. Do not miss famous Osenbei at Asahiya... More 

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Thank Beaucaillou
Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enoshima is a nice escape from the busy city, although it can get very crowded during the summer due to the beach and festivals happening around the area. The beach at Enoshima is much nicer than the beaches in Kamakura because it's much cleaner and there are fewer jellyfish (as far as I noticed anyway.) You can also go to... More 

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Thank Korinirin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enoshima is a small island off shore Fujisawa. It is surprising that there is such a nature near Tokyo metropolitan area. There are shrines, observatory, grotto, hot springs, etc. In one word, you can find what you want and spend a wonderful day. Thking Enoden from Kamakura, it is very easy to reach here. But inside the island, you have... More 

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Thank Kimitaka S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here on a Sunday. The path from the train station to the island is filled with interesting stores and food places. On the bridge to island you can see the beach and the jet skis and other boats. We opted to walk into the island and just take the little ferry boat back. The island is full of local... More 

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Thank Aloysius C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ended up in Enoshima very late at night so unfortunately everything was closed, but the Temple area is open, so we still walked around there. The Lighthouse closes at 8pm but is worth a visit even though it looks like a blinking mixer ;) There is no beach in the island itself, however there is something like a beach... More 

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Thank Anna S
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just an hour or so from tokyo, it is worth a visit in my opinion. Can get a bit crowded, but relaxing place.

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Thank Mirko373
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This island is accessible via several train routes. Coupled with a nice hike uphill to go to the top for the spectacular view, you are set to have a pleasant day. There are many shops and food offerings along the walk which makes the island that much more interesting. You can also pay a small fee and walk through the... More 

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Thank Hoai My W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

So Enoshima is a pretty straightforward trip from central Tokyo - about an hour with a change if you get it right. It is not a fancy resort but a working beach area with sailing, wind surfing, boat tours, guys hairing around on jet skis - from May it is pretty busy but well worth a visit. Cross the bridge... More 

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