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
They tell me this is a very popular holiday destination.
Fujisawa bottom left hand corner of map
My friends Kayo and Hamish
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. 🙂
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.
A big smile from the shop keeper.
I met some locals
Happy guys on Enoshima island Japan.
They were very happy guys
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
You can climb even further but I was too lazy. 🙂
View from the top
Looking down to the bridge at Enoshima.
There are lots of street stalls where you can sample the delights of low price Japanese food.
Not to mention great Asahi beer.
My lovely friend Kayo
Enoshima island Japan
Time to catch the train back to Kamakura station & change for Tokyo.
Many thanks for visiting my Enoshima island Japan photo blog.
My favourite Japanese song
That’s all folks
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