Enoshima Yacht Harbor was the sailing venue for Tokyo Olympics in 1964 and again this year. From July 25 to August 4, the 10 classes of sailing competitions such as RS:X, Laser, Laser Radial, Finn, 470, 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra17 were all returning for 2020. Unfortunately, it was held without spectators, but there were exciting races at sea.
Enoshima Island is one of the popular tourist spots included in the Michelin Green Guide. Enoshima is an island but is connected by the bridge to mainland Fujisawa City in Kanagawa Prefecture, and a one-hour train ride from the Tokyo metropolitan area. Enoshima offers a variety of attractions such as marine sports and sea bathing in summer, Enoshima Shrines, Sea Candle (Lighthouse Observation Tower), and famous caves.
When you cross the bridge, you will see a narrow street which leads to Enoshima Shrines. You can enjoy eating Japanese sweets and seafood such as Ise lobster, etc.
Walking up the hill, you'll see Enoshima Shrines and Sea Candle. Take in a stunning view of Mt Fuji and Sagami Bay from Sea Candle.
Enoshima Shrine consists of three shrines, Hetsumiya, Nakatsumiya and Okumiya, and each shrine worships one of the three sister gods. They are called Benzaiten the god of water, god of sea and god of happiness, wealth and improving arts.
On the other side of island, make sure to visit Iwaya Caves, the original place of the shrine where Kukai, a famous monk, used to conduct ascetic practices. It is now famous as a spiritual power spot.
There are many tourist spots near Enoshima Island such as Enoshima Aquarium and Kamakura City. You might enjoy a two-day trip staying at a local guest house.
For further information, please visit:
Tokyo Day Trip - Kanagawa Travel Info
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