Must Visit Destinations
in Enoshima and Kamakura!
A One Day Itinerary Including
All of the Hot Spots
There are a ton of popular tourist destinations in Enoshima and Kamakura. Keep reading for a one-day itinerary that includes all of the must-see spots in the area.
9:00 AMDepart from Shinjuku Station
Take the Odakyu Line from Shinjuku Station to Fujisawa Station. It's about an hour-long ride to your
If you want to get the most out of your trip, we recommend picking up the Enoshima-Kamakura Freepass.
This pass includes a round trip on the Odakyu Line to and from your destination (from the station you start at to Fujisawa), as well as unlimited rides on the Odakyu Line (between Fujisawa and Katase-Enoshima) and the entire Enoshima Electric Railway (Enoden) Line (from Fujisawa to Kamakura). As an added bonus, if you show your Freepass at participating shrines, temples, restaurants, and more, you'll get special discounts and perks!
10:15 AM Take the Enoden Line to Hase Station
Once you arrive at Fujisawa Station, transfer to the Enoden Line. From there, it’s about a 30-minute
ride to Hase Station.
The Enoden’s retro vibe is sure to put you in the traveling mood! Watching the gorgeous scenery slowly pass you by is one of the charms of this train. Taking in the town and accompanying coastline as you head towards the former capital will get you excited for the journey ahead.
Once you get off at Hase Station, make your way to Kotoku-in.
11:00 AM Kotoku-in
The famous cast bronze statue enshrined at Kotoku-in known as the Great Buddha of Kamakura was first erected in 1252. Including the base, this massive statue stands at a jaw-dropping 13.35m (approx. 43’8”). The Kamakura Buddha is Japan’s only Buddha statue that is considered a national treasure, so don’t miss it!
11:45 AM Hasedera Temple
Japan’s seasonal beauty is perfectly encapsulated at Hasedera Temple. See cherry blossoms in the spring, hydrangeas in the early summer, the brilliant fall leaves, and plum blossoms in the winter/early spring. If you can find all of the adorable Ryo-en Jizo statues hidden on the temple grounds, it’s said that you’ll be able to find your perfect match! Be sure to make your way to the observatory for a panoramic view of Kamakura and the nearby sea.
Go to Hase Station and take the Enoden Line to Kamakura.
12:45 PM Komachi-dori Street
Explore Komachi-dori Street, Kamakura’s liveliest shopping street. This street is lined with places offering everything from Kamakura seafood to popular sweets. There are also shops that sell traditional Japanese souvenirs, so take this opportunity to search for something for your loved ones.
2:00 PM Tsurugaoka Hachimangu
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu is a shrine with an 800-year history. Experience Kamakura’s history at the main
shrine and other spots on the shrine grounds. Many events take place here throughout the year, including
wedding ceremonies. If you're lucky, you may catch a glimpse of a beautiful bride in a traditional
Once you’ve thoroughly experienced Kamakura, head back to Kamakura Station and take the Enoden Line to Enoshima.
3:30 PM Enoshima Shrine and Enoshima Benzaiten Nakamise-dori Street
Enoshima Shrine is one of three major shrines in the country where the goddess Benzaiten is enshrined. If
you’re looking for luck in love, finances, or business, this is the place to go! You may feel luckier in
these departments after a visit to this shrine.
After stopping by Enoshima Shrine, check out Enoshima Benzaiten Nakamise-dori Street, a historical shopping street filled with eateries and souvenir shops. You may discover some Japanese snacks that look so good that you find yourself snapping a ton of photos!
4:30 PM Sunset at Enoshima Sea Candle
Considered a symbol of the Shonan area, the Enoshima Sea Candle is a fantastic spot to get a beautiful view of the island in the evening. If the sky is clear, you may even be able to see Mount Fuji! Seasonal events where you have the chance to see beautiful lanterns, candles and other lights also take place at the Enoshima Sea Candle.
6:30 PM iL CHIANTI BEACHE
There are over 100 original dishes on the menu at iL CHIANTI BEACHE, including a pizza topped with Enoshima’s famous whitebait. Unwind at this spacious restaurant with a casual vibe.
8:00 PM Head Back to Shinjuku from Katase-Enoshima Station
After dinner, catch the train at Katase-Enoshima Station and head back to Shinjuku. Enjoy the feeling of
travel right up until the end at this station designed to look like the fictional Ryugu Castle. If you
take the Romancecar, an express train with 100% reserved seating, you can enjoy a stress-free trip back
to your starting point.
*The Romancecar schedule varies depending on the day. Please check the schedule for exact times.