Kamakura/Shonan Is Chock Full of Photogenic Sights!
If you're planning to tour around Shonan/Kamakura, one of the most famous tourist destinations in Japan, we recommend a ride on Enoden.
Enoden is a tourist tram that slowly runs along the beach in Shonan, the area between Fujisawa Station and Kamakura Station, both in Kanagawa Prefecture (神奈川県, Kanagawaken).
The Enoden line runs slowly along the ocean side of the area known as Shonan, from Fujisawa Station to Kamakura Station in Kanagawa Prefecture, providing passengers with opportunities to enjoy photogenic scenery.
This article will introduce tourist attractions within Enoden’s reach, alongside the video.
Pull out your map and get ready to see the attractions of Kamakura!
The video also introduces "SOUNDGENIC" (attractive sounds) sites in Kamakura. We hope you enjoy Kamakura tourism and all of its SOUNDGENIC atmosphere!
Recommended Destinations in Kamakura
Photo：Buddha of Kamakura
Historical Japanese temples, the Great Buddha of Kamakura (鎌倉大仏, Kamakura Daibutsu), Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine (鶴岡八幡宮, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu), and many other architectural wonders make up the town of Kamakura.
Besides all the historical architecture and cultural attractions, Kamakura is popular for its nature.
In fact, thousands of tourists visit Kamakura to enjoy seasonal flowers like momiji, hydrangea and cherry blossoms.
As shown in the video, Kamakura has a variety of famous fashionable cafes, often picked up in magazines and media, where you can have lunch or enjoy drinks and sweets! Many of them permit the entrance of pets as well.
On Komachi Street (小町通り, Komachidori), crowded with tourists, you will find quite a number of food stands where you can enjoy street food and souvenir shopping.
The ‘Kamakura Fireworks Festival’ (鎌倉花火大会, Kamakura Hanabi Taikai), a hallmark event held at Yuigahama Beach (由比ヶ浜, Yuigahama) and Zaimokuza Beach (材木座海岸, Zaimokuza Kaigan) annually in the summer, is a major tourist attraction too.
Kamakura is also famous as the setting of various movies and TV series. ‘Destiny: The Tale of Kamakura’ (鎌倉ものがたり, Kamakura Monogatari), which premiered in 2017, was replete with the beauties of Kamakura and Enoden!
It's safe to say that the movie attracted many to Kamakura and Enoden.
Yet, one thing you can't forget when you visit Shonan/Kamakura is the marine activities.
Sea kayaking, shown in the video, will provide you with another amazing view of Enoshima from the ocean.
Recommended Destinations in Enoshima
Most who know about Enoshima probably associate it with beaches and swimming. Which makes sense since it's surely a go-to location in the summer!
Enoshima is popular for fresh, delicious whitebait and the ‘Enoshima Aquarium’ (新江ノ島水族館, Shin Enoshima Suizokukan) as well.
As souvenirs from Enoshima, whitebait products and many Shonan goods such as a T-shirts with ‘Enoshima’ logos are quite popular.
In the summer, a throng of tourists visit Enoshima to swim in the ocean so watch out for traffic congestion and crowding, and schedule your trip and book your hotel (or Ryokan) well in advance.
We recommend using trains or buses if you’re travelling to Enoshima in the summer!
The Free-Pass Is Economical for Tourists Visiting Kamakura/Shonan
‘Enoshima/Kamakura Free-Pass’ from Odakyu 〈Recommended Features〉
・Odakyu Line (Odakyu to Katase Eno) and Enoden are free of charge.
・Includes a round trip ticket to Odakyu Line (from Odakyu Station to Fujisawa)
・Preferential or discounted rates at 18 nearby temples, tourist attractions, restaurants, and more!
Kamakura is abound with tourist attractions: Kamakura Shrine (鎌倉宮, Kamakuragu), Sugimoto Temple (杉本寺, Sugimotodera), Hokoku Temple (報国寺, Hokokuji), Jomyo Temple (浄妙寺, Jomyoji), Komyo Temple (光明寺, Komyoji), Yuigahama Beach, Kotoku Temple (高徳院, Kotokuin), Hase Temple (長谷寺, Hasedera), Gokurakuji Station, and more.
If you're planning on heading this way, definitely check this pass out!
Summary of Kamakura/Shonan
There are so many wonderful things to see in the Shonan/Kamakura area on the Enoden!
The video proposes a new way to enjoy your vacation by searching for SOUNDGENIC sites on the Enoden.
Don’t you wonder what ‘SOUNDGENIC’ atmospheres await you in Kamakura?
Enjoy your trip around Shonan/Kamakura on Enoden!