Where is Kamakura & Enoshima?
Kamakura, the beautiful town facing the ocean, is located in Kanagawa prefecture where is south of Tokyo. Kamakura flourished as the center of Japanese politics about 1,000 years ago and famous temples/shrines built then are still remained today. Among them, the Great Buddha of Kamakura and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine are very popular tourist spots.
Enoshima is a small Island near Kamakura also known as the famous tourist spot. Enoshima shrine which enshrines the god of music and Enoshima aquarium are very popular.
What is the Enoden Line?
The Enoden Line (the ENOshima DENtetsu line) is the local line connecting Kamakura and Enoshima. It has 15 stations in total from Fujisawa station in Kanagawa prefecture to Kamakura station which takes about 30 minutes. When trains run coastal area, the view is extraordinary!
On one Sunday during New Years Holiday, I went to Kamakura & Enoshima day trip! As there are many tourist attractions, I couldn’t visit all places but it was still super fun. Below would be the brief report of my day trip.
Kamakura and Enoshima are surely filled with Japanese history, culture, delicious cuisine, beautiful nature, and fantastic views! Even it was a day trip, I could visit all the highlights and had an immensely rich day! I also saw many foreigners enjoying their time here. We really recommend visiting Kamakura and Enoshima, the lovely towns where is only about an hour from Tokyo!