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.
20 Things to Do Around Kamakura & Where to Stay
Less than an hour from Tokyo, Kamakura was the seat of power for the Minamo…
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.