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Kamakura: Enoshima Area

Kamakura: Enoshima Area

Between 20 to 25 minutes to the west of Kamakura by train, Enoshima is a coastal area offering more beaches including the island of Enoshima. Another destination popular with Japanese looking for a beach holidays within easy reach of Tokyo and Yokohama, there’s plenty of accommodation in the area ranging from mid-range to budget hotels along with self-contained options and basic guesthouses. Staying in Enoshima is best-suited to visitors combining their visit with exploration of nearby Kamakura.

As the former stronghold of the Minamoto clan and later Hojo Regents during the ‘Kamakura Period’ of 1192 to 1333, the city of Kamakura is one of Japan’s most historic and popular destinations. It boasts multiple temples and shrines of national importance including its celebrated ‘Kamakura Gozan’ or ‘Five Great Zen Temples’, Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine and perhaps most-famously, the ‘Great Buddha of Kamakura’. Visitors heading to Enoshima and Kamakura can also consider staying in Kamakura, with most accommodation located around Kamakura Station and Hase Station.

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Enoshima Station can be reached using various train services and routes from Tokyo Station, taking between 70 to 80 minutes / JPY1140 to JPY1210 (depending on which option you choose). When coming from Tokyo, you will likely need to transfer trains at Ofuna Station or Fujisawa Station. For visitors coming from Kamakura Station, services on the Enoshima Dentetsu Line take around 25 minutes / JPY260

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