Recommended Spots

Recommended Spots
  • Enoshima Sea Candle
    Enoshima Sea Candle
    The prominent Enoshima lighthouse and observatory deck called the Sea Candle is located at the center of the island of Enoshima. From the observatory deck, at a vertiginous 119.6m, splendid views of distant seas and mountains are to be seen.
  • Enoshima Aquarium
    Enoshima Aquarium
    Enoshima Aquarium is located on the shore across the bridge from Enoshima. The exhibits such as the Sagami Bay Zone which recreates the bay of Enoshima, and the Jellyfish Fantasy Hall are unmissable.
  • Kotoku-in
    The 11.35m tall Great Buddha of Kamakura meditates resplendent in Kotoku-in, Hase. The Great Buddha is a popular highlight of many Kamakura excursions and is usually thronged with tourists and pilgrims all year round. You can even enter inside the giant cast bronze statue.
  • Hasedera Temple
    Hasedera Temple
    Hasedera Temple is located just minutes away from the shore above a hill overlooking the Shonan coastline. With its rich natural setting, the scener is worth visiting especially during the rainy season (around June) and at the fall of the autumn leaves (end of November to the beginning of December). The statue of the Eleven-faced Kannon Bosatsu is famous for its magnificent wood craftsmanship.
  • Enoshima Shrine and Enoshima Benzaiten Nakamise-dori Street
    Enoshima Shrine and Enoshima Benzaiten Nakamise-dori Street
    Enoshima Shrine is one of the three major shrines in Japan dedicated to the goddess Benzaiten. It consists of three shrines: Hetsumiya, Nakatsumiya, and Okutsumiya. Enoshima Benzaiten Nakamise-dori Street is a historic shopping street that runs from the entrance of Enoshima to Enoshima Shrine. The street is lined with inns, restaurants and souvenir stores, and is crowded with tourists.
  • Kamakurakokomae Station and Enoden
    Kamakurakokomae Station and Enoden
    Kamakurakokomae Station with its railroad crossing is a famous location that has appeared in anime and TV shows. The combination of the Enoden passing through the crossing and the sea makes this a popular photo spot. From the station platform, you can see the ocean spread out in front of you.
  • Tsurugaoka Hachimangu
    Tsurugaoka Hachimangu
    Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, the symbol of Kamakura, is located close to Kamakura Station. The beautiful shrine buildings painted in red are the highlight of the visit, and its extensive garden grounds are always popular with locals and tourists alike.
  • Komachi-dori Street
    Komachi-dori Street
    Komachi-dori Street located close to Kamakura Station is always very busy with tourists purchasing souvenirs. You can find many miscellaneous Japanese goods and stylish articles.
  • Katase-Enoshima Station
    Katase-Enoshima Station
    Katase-Enoshima Station is designed in the image of "Ryugu-jo" or Dragon Palace. With a large jellyfish tank installed in collaboration with the New Enoshima Aquarium, the station is lit up after sunset according to the season.
  • Goryo Shrine
    Goryo Shrine
    This is an old shrine dedicated to a military commander from the late Heian period. The torii gate of Goryo Shrine stands right beside the Enoden crossing, and the view of Enoden seen through the torii gate of Goryo Shrine is impressive.
  • Shichirigahama Beach
    Shichirigahama Beach
    This is a scenic beach overlooking the mountains of Fuji, Hakone, and Izu, which is counted as one of the 100 best beaches in Japan.It is also a spot where you can enjoy a beautiful sunset.
  • Sasuke Inari Shrine
    Sasuke Inari Shrine
    This shrine is famous as a spot to pray for promotion or success in life and is also known as "Shusse Inari". The red banners and dozens of torii gates create a mystical atmosphere.
  • Enoshima Iwaya Cave
    Enoshima Iwaya Cave
    This cave was created by wave erosion. Inside the cave, you can enjoy the mysterious sound and lighting effects, ukiyoe woodblock prints of Enoshima, and objects based on the legend of Tennyo and the Five Dragons.
  • Jojuin Temple
    Jojuin Temple
    This temple, dedicated to the deity of marriage, is said to be the best place for matchmaking in Kamakura.After climbing 108 steps, you can see the spectacular view of Yuigahama from the top of the mountain.
  • Zeniarai Benzaiten Ugafuku ShrineZeniarai Benzaiten Ugafuku Shrine
    Zeniarai Benzaiten Ugafuku Shrine
    This shrine is the best money-luck spot in Kamakura. It is said that if you wash your money in the sacred water that gushes from the cave on the shrine grounds, your fortune will improve and the money will come back to you many times over.
  • Houkokuji Temple
    Houkokuji Temple
    This temple is famous for its bamboo grove located behind the main hall. It is recommended to view the bamboo grove while enjoying a bowl of matcha green tea at the quiet tea house "Kyukouan" located inside Houkokuji Temple.