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Enoshima Island

   
   
 
Enoshima has been recognized, along with Kamakura, as a center of sightseeing in the Shonan area and has prospered as a religious location since long ago, becoming a Mecca for tourists after World War II and also becoming the symbol of the Shonan area.
Enoshima Jinjya Shrine is also famous for enshrining Enoshima Benzaiten that is one of the three famous Benzaiten in Japan. From the Enoshima Lighthouse Observation Tower there is an exquisite view of Sagami Bay which commands a view of Mt. Fuji and Landmark Tower in Yokohama. In addition to this, there are various sights such as a shore, Chigogafuchi and a cave, Enoshima Iwaya. The Enoshima Aquarium is near Enoshima.
 
1.Enoshima Aquarium   2. Enoshima Escalator
     
 
   
The water tanks at Enoshima Aquarium seem to be cut out of Sagami Bay, showing various scenes of oceans, the important connection between human beings and all living creatures in life. Deserving of attention is the lecture given by a diver in the Sagami Bay tank where 8,000 sardines are swimming. The main stadium is conveniently located and offers fine views of Mt. Fuji and the Shonan coast. The stadiums shows provide marvelous entertainment making use of Shonanfs natural beauty.   A red Torii Gate greats you at the entrance to a shrine at the end of the entrance path lined with gift shops. On the left side of the entrance there is a depot for the Enoshima Escalator which takes visitors easily to the highest point on Enoshima Island.  There are four escalators that will take you to the top of the island.  On your way to the top of the island on the escalator you can get off and see the sights such as Zeniarai Pond, Hentsunomiya Shrine, famous for itfs pouch like offertory chests and Nakatsunomiya Shrine, which boasts fascinating vermilion colors on your way up to the top of the island. 
 
3.Enoshima Shrine   4.Enoshima Iwaya Cave
   
 
   
Enoshima Shrine consists of three different Shinto shrines dedicated to three sister goddesses, Okutsunomiya, Nakatsunomiya and Hentsunomiya.  They were deified as Enoshima Benzaiten after Benzaitennyo joined together with Buddhism.  Benzaiten is the deified goddess of the sea and water, beckoning happiness, riches and entertainment.   These two caves on Enoshima Island, The First Cave and Second Cave, respectively, are the creation of time and the never-ending motion of ocean waves. Visitors can see the caves set with evocative lights and sounds, along with an exhibition of historical and cultural artifacts, such as centuries-old paintings of Enoshima and art objects related to mythical dragons.
 
 

Admission Fee        

  Enoshima Samuel Cocking Garden

Enoshima Lighthouse Observation Tower
  General Adult 200yen / Child 100yen

General Adult 300yen / Child 150yen