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Enoshima island Kanagawa Japan

October 7, 2015 by David Herd

Enoshima island Kanagawa Japan

Enoshima island Kanagawa Japan Enoshima island Kanagawa Japan is 4 km in circumference, at the mouth of the Katase River south of Tokyo and Yokohama. What took me there you may well ask, well after spending several hours in Kamakura exploring the wonderful temples we decided to take a 30 minute train ride to see where Japan will hold the sailing venue for the 2020 Summer Olympics.

600-metre-long (2,000 ft) bridge

Enoshima island Kanagawa Japan You have to walk or drive across this long bridge to get to the island. The area is home to some of the closest sandy beaches to Tokyo and Yokohama.


Enoshima island Japan

They tell me this is a very popular holiday destination. 

Fujisawa bottom left hand corner of map

  Enoshima island Kanagawa Japan  

My friends Kayo and Hamish

Enoshima island Kanagawa Japan Kayo is my friend who lives in Tokyo, she was our tour guide showing us the wonderful temples in Kamakura then on to Enoshima. I can’t believe the distance we walked today, 22,047 steps which was 16.79 kilometres. 🙂

The village

Enoshima island Kanagawa Japan There is quite a steep hill with shops on both sides, people come to this island to walk the pathways that lead to several ancient temples, botanical garden, museums, parks, scenic overlooks, and a modern lighthouse at the top of Enoshima island Japan.

Friendly shopkeepers

Enoshima island Kanagawa Japan

A big smile from the shop keeper.

I met some locals

Enoshima island Kanagawa Japan

Happy guys on Enoshima island Japan.

They were very happy guys

Enoshima island Kanagawa Japan In summer the mainland and beach areas of Enoshima city is all about sea sports, in particular surfing, sailing and jet boating. The surf  isn’t great by most standards, but during Summer it is the place to be seen for the trendy younger crowd as it is so conveniently close to Tokyo, providing an excuse for tens of thousands of funky Japanese to strut around with bleached hair and chocolate-bronze skin.  

Top of the hill

Enoshima island Kanagawa Japan

You can climb even further but I was too lazy. 🙂

View from the top

David Herd Thailand Looking down to the bridge at Enoshima.

BBQ corn

  Enoshima island Kanagawa Japan There are lots of street stalls where you can sample the delights of low price Japanese food.  

Not to mention great Asahi beer.

  Enoshima island Kanagawa Japan  

My lovely friend Kayo

Enoshima island Kanagawa Japan Kayo is the perfect guide, we met in Australia in 2005 &last year when I was in Tokyo she showed me all around Yokohama, and this year it was the wonderful temples in Kamakura.

Enoshima island Japan

Enoshima island Kanagawa Japan

Time to catch the train back to Kamakura station & change for Tokyo.

Many thanks for visiting my Enoshima island Japan photo blog.

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