Travel by Enoshima Electric Railway one-day tickets to Kamakura/Enoshima



Travel by Enoshima Electric Railway one-day tickets to Kamakura/Enoshima


The views of the Shonan coastline from Kamakura to Enoshima Station are truly beautiful. With Enoshima Electric Railway’s “Noriori-Kun” one-day ticket, you can get on and off the train as many times as you like, allowing you to travel around. Today we introduce several of the most popular sightseeing and dining spots along the Enoshima railway line.

Why not try the Enoshima Electric Railway one-day ticket?

This time round, we purchased an Enoshima Electric Railway (aka "Enoden") one-day ticket from a ticket vending machine at Kamakura Station. Just select "One-day pass ticket" and the number of people, and insert the money.
 Enoshima Electric Railway one-day ticket
Enoshima Electric Railway one-day ticket: 600 yen for adults / 300 yen for children

For information on the Enoshima Electric Railway one-day ticket, please check the following link.
 Enoshima Electric Railway one-day ticket2

1. Hase Station: A famous spot for hydrangeas and a venerable confectionery shop

■ Hase-dera Temple: a famous spot for hydrangeas and Kannon worship

Hase-dera Temple is also known as Hase Kannon-dera. That's because Hase-dera Temple is most famous for its eleven-faced statue of the Kannon Buddha. This Buddha statue is 9.18 meters tall, making it the biggest wooden statue ever built in Japan. However, photography is not permitted, since this Kannon statue is a national treasure. Also, since Hase-dera is one of the oldest and most famous temples in Kamakura, it is crowded with worshipers all year round. In June, when the hydrangeas bloom, many people visit the temple to view them.
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Hydrangeas are planted along the entire boundary slope behind Hase-dera temple’s Kannon-do Hall, and it is very beautiful when they bloom.
Hase-dera Temple2

If you take the walking route, there is also a lookout offering magnificent views of the ocean.
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Hase-dera Temple
Address: 3-11-2 Hase, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa-ken
Hours: March–September: 8 am to 5 pm   /   October–February: 8 am to 4:30 pm
Admission: Adult 300 yen (*junior high school students and above) / Elementary school students: 100 yen
Access: 5 minutes on foot from Enoshima Electric Railway Hase Station, or 5 minutes on foot from the Hase Kannon bus stop (from JR Kamakura Station)

■ Gourmet with Daibutsu motif

Kotokuin temple’s Kamakura Daibutsu is also one of the must-see attractions of Enoden Hase Station. And the surrounding shops sell various kinds of small gifts such as scallops, Japanese-style gimmicks, keyrings and other types of Daibutsu statues from Daibutsu's head.

Chikara Mochiya 1
Daibutsu beer 540 yen
Chikara Mochiya 2

Daibutsu manju 120 yen


■ Chikara Mochiya

This shop has its origin as the creator of chikara mochi (“powerful rice cakes”), made to honor the power of Kamakura Gongoro Kagemasa at the sacred entrance to the ancient Goryo-jinja shrine. These rice cakes are slightly different from regular Japanese confectionery—the soft rice cakes contain completely handmade koshi-an sweet bean paste, and can only be stored for a single day.
Price: 100 yen per piece
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Various Japanese sweets are displayed on glass shelves inside the store. The decor has not changed in many long years, and a lot of customers travel long distances because they like the atmosphere here.
Chikara Mochi
100 yen per piece

Recommended souvenirs are Japanese-style rice crackers and green tea sweets. These all make great souvenirs.
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Chikara Mochiya
Address: 18-18 Sakanoshita, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa-ken
Opening hours: 9 am to 6 pm
Closed: Wednesdays, every third Tuesday
Access: 8 minutes on foot from Hase Station, Enoshima Electric Railway 

2. Scenes from Slam Dunk at Kamakura-kokomae Station

This is a popular photography spot with tourists, as it appeared in scenes from the popular Japanese animated program Slam Dunk. Even for those unfamiliar with this program, this place offers beautiful views of Kamakura, where you can take great pictures of the railroad crossing, trains, and the sea all at once.
Kamakura-kokomae Station SLAM DUNK

Kamakura-kokomae Station offers great views of the Enoshima Electric Railway, framed by Enoshima Island in the background, but please stay clear of the yellow lines.
Kamakura-kokomae Station

3. Enoshima Station: Recommended sightseeing and dining spots

Because the name of Enoshima Electric Railway is derived from Enoshima Island, you shouldn't miss it! Enoshima Island contains many sightseeing and dining spots, so it’s worth deciding in advance to avoid any confusion. Here we present some great options for beginners. When you first arrive at Enoshima, you’ll see a bronze torii gate. This is the entrance to Enoshima and Enoshima Shrine.
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Must-see spot #1: Enoshima Shrine

Enoshima Shrine is one of the three major shrines in Japan venerating the deity Benten. Its history is ancient and can be traced back 1500 years. There are actually three shrines in the precincts, each worshiping a different deity, so it’s always crowded with worshipers. Visiting Enoshima Island is almost synonymous with visiting Enoshima Shrine.
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Must-see spot #2: Enoshima Sea Candle (observation deck lighthouse)

With its white observation deck, it resembles a candle or torch standing in the sea. It also resembles a lighthouse! Enoshima Lighthouse was built in 2002 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Enoshima Electric Railway, and is now a famous landmark of Enoshima Island.
Enoshima Sea Candle

Catch the elevator up to the observation deck, situated at an altitude of 100 meters or more, and look out over 360-degree panoramic ocean views. If the weather is good, you can even see Mt. Fuji.
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Enoshima observation deck and elevator set ticket 

You can travel up to the Enoshima Observation Deck two ways: by spiral staircase or elevator. The fee for the elevator is calculated by distance. The observation deck lighthouse set ticket is the most convenient, because it includes both the elevator and the observation deck.
Enoshima observation deck and elevator set ticket 


Enoshima Sea Candle (observation deck lighthouse)
Address: 2-3 Enoshima, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa-ken
Opening hours: 9 am to 8 pm (last entry 7:30 pm)
Admission: Adult: 500 yen / Students 250 yen
Access: 25 minutes on foot from Enoshima Station, Enoshima Electric Railway line

Must-see spot #3: Ryuren Bell of Love

Located on a hill at the top of Enoshima, the Ryuren Bell of Love is a famous spot for lovers. Legend has it that if two people can swing the bell together, their love will last forever. Next to the bell, lovers affix padlocks to pray for everlasting love. There are countless padlocks here—evidence of many couples visiting. Padlocks can be purchased at a shop near the entrance.
Ryuren Bell of Love

Must-see spot #4: Chigogafuchi Marine Plateau

This coastal zone is known as the Chigogafuchi Marine Plateau. The rocks are exposed at low tide, so you can get down and walk around. The bedrock here has been rocked by heavy waves, and a lot of evidence of their action remains. At low tide, fish and shellfish may be caught in the pools here. Sunsets here are very beautiful, so many tourists gather at sunset.
Chigogafuchi Marine Plateau

Must-eat gourmet spot #1: Shirasu-don

The shirasu-don (whitebait) rice bowl is a specialty of the Shonan area. Many restaurants on Enoshima Island serve it too. At the Tobicho Honten restaurant, the fish are fresh and prices reasonable. Fresh whitebait is perishable, difficult to store, and available only in small quantities, so a limited number of bowls are served each day. If fresh shirasu-don rice bowls are sold out, we recommend the shirasu seafood rice bowl instead. 
*Fresh shirasu (whitebait) cannot be eaten from January to mid March, because its fishing is prohibited during this period.
Tobicho seafood rice bowl: 1,750 yen


Tobicho Honten restaurant
Address: 1-6-7 Enoshima, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa-ken
Opening Hours: 11 am to 9 pm (last order 8 pm)
Closed: No regular days of closure
Access: 20-minute walk from Enoshima Station, Enoshima Electric Railway

Must-eat gourmet spot #2: Oversized shrimp crackers at Asahi flagship store 

There are always queues for freshly baked shrimp crackers at this popular store. The extra-large shrimp crackers are bigger than your face! Shrimp is joined with rice crackers by pressing at high temperature, so they are deliciously crispy and crunchy.
The extra-large shrimp crackers
Price: 700 yen​


Maruyaki Tako Senpei Asahi flagship store
Address: 1-4-10 Enoshima, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa-ken
Opening hours: 9 am to 6 pm
Closed: Thursdays
Access: 20-minute walk from Enoshima Exit, Enoshima Electric Railway

When visiting Enoshima, if you plan your Enoden Line rail trip in the order Kamakura Station → Hase Station → Kamakura-kokomae Station → Enoshima Station, you can enjoy yourself fully without wasting time, making for a fun and affordable day trip.


*Based on information collected May 19, 2017. Availability of items varies depending on stores and times.
*Prices for all items listed above are tax inclusive. 

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