An aquarium that overlooks Mount Fuji and Enoshima island. The many highlights include an amazing dolphin show and a large aquarium featuring a large swarm of sardines.
Japan's first outdoor escalator (usage charge applies). Get to Enoshima Shrine in about 5 minutes. Takes 20 minutes using the stairs.
Shinto shrine dedicated to Japan's three major benzaiten (Japanese Buddhist goddesses) . The road to the shrine is lined up with many souvenir shops and eateries, making for an enjoyable walk and shopping.
The Iwaya Caves were formed through wave erosion over many years, and have long been regarded as a sacred place. This is a site you can enjoy exploring.
From the 360 degree panoramic observation deck, you can enjoy beautiful views of Mt. Fuji and the sunset. The fantastic night illumination also makes this a popular attraction in winter.
A park where you can enjoy seasonal flowers such as South Pacific plants, roses and tulips. The greenhouse featuring brickwork dating back to the Meiji era is priceless.
The precincts of Hasedera Temple are brightly colored with flowers and trees throughout the year, and lunch at Kaikoan Restaurant where you can overlook Yuigahama Beach is also popular.
The only Buddha statue in Kamakura that is a national treasure It is about 11 meters high and weighs about 121 tons. The interior of the Great Buddha can also be viewed.
A magnificent spot from which you can view Mt. Fuji and Enoshima. Views of the setting sun are especially beautiful.
Not only regular events such as Yabusame (archery on horseback) and Bonbori (Japanese paper lantern) festival, a lot of wedding ceremonies are held in Maiden (lower worship hall) .There are the Genpei-ike Pond where you can enjoy various flowers at every season and the Peony Garden, and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu receives many worshipers.
"Shishigashira-mamori" (lion head used for protection) located in front of the Haid en (a hall of worship) welcomes worshipers. The Shishigashira-mamori has the benefits of fulfilling hopes for "greater purification, happiness, traffic safety and substitution."
Houkokuji Temple, which is also known as the “Bamboo Temple,” is famous for its beautiful bamboo garden. You can taste matcha (green tea drink made from powdered tea) on the precincts. A weekly Zen meditation meeting is held every Sunday and visitors are allowed to join.
A Zen temple. The vast precincts of this temple feature national treasures such as the Bonsho bell and the huge Sanmon main gate, which are must-see sights.