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The sun sets over Enoshima in Kanagawa Prefecture.

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That is just a fantastic view. I love this picture a lot. It has a lot of information in it to tell a great story.

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Wow! Fantastic!

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It has a lot of information in it to tell a great story.

Yep, it sure does. Just have a look at the plethora of wanna-be surfers sitting in the water with NO waves. You can learn a lot about surfing in Japan from that image.

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Great Pic!!

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I can only imagine the traffic jam on the way home.

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I've been to Enoshima. Very beautiful place.

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Nice shot.

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Yep, it sure does. Just have a look at the plethora of wanna-be surfers sitting in the water with NO waves. You can learn a lot about surfing in Japan from that image.

Do you think some of them might be, maybe, swimming? Or just enjoying being in the water?

Nice picture, I lived a stones throw from the beach until we needed to move closer to schools. Beautiful place.

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It's a photo magic.

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Awesome~ Brings back so many memories

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Beautiful.

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samishii....

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Like I mentioned, it's an awesome picture! I know it's a stupid question, but would that be Mt. Fuji in the background?

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Thanks for all the positive comments guys! Yep, that's Fuji san in the background.

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neram-I take it, you took this picture? Nice Work!! And thanks for looking out.

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great shot

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I was there last weekend. Nice place to have fun.

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WAs there on the weekend. nice beach, Can get a little windy. For good scenery and talent there are better (Atami, Yumigahama, Ito)

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A great picture! Is it common to be able to see Mt Fuji in the summer time in Enoshima? From Tokyo it is mostly only in the winter time you can see Mt. Fuji.

Enoshima, Kamakura, Zushi areas are nice. You got the beach and the mountains only an hour away from Tokyo. The bad is that there is always traffic jams there on weekends. Because it is so close to Tokyo and Yokohama these spots remain popular but as others have pointed out there are many more beautiful beaches in Japan. The rule tend to be, the further away you get from Tokyo the nicer the beaches are. Not too far away from Tokyo, you got Izu, Chiba, Ibaraki. They all have some beautiful places.

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Indeed, very beautiful shot. I wonder if any of those surfers ever get to ride a wave with all those crowds or are they just sitting in the water cooling down?

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Nice picture. I have some nice memories of this area. Funny though, every time I see a Japanese beach scene now I can't help but think of all those poor dolphins that will be speared and drown in their own blood down in Taiji, Wakayama this month.

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I was at Enoshima on Sunday and pretty much every weekend this summer. Yes, it's common to be able to see Mt. Fuji there, but only at sunset when it's backlit. Otherwise you would have no idea it was there in summer. The waves during the day were actually a decent size this weekend just gone and the surfers were getting some good rides (I bodyboard). You constantly have to be avoiding other people catching the same wave or bearing down on you though so it's not the most fun place to surf.

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"Yep, it sure does. Just have a look at the plethora of wanna-be surfers sitting in the water with NO waves. You can learn a lot about surfing in Japan from that image."

Always that silly surfers-whining. Whenever there's a typhoon, hotshot Disillusioned chimes in with "SURFING!!!!!"

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Sorry but it looks like someone used their keitai to take this picture. Try using a tripod next time unless you like out of focus shots. As for Enoshima... it's somewhere near the bottom of the list of nice beaches in Japan (unless the plan is to pick up chicks! :) )

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it's somewhere near the bottom of the list of nice beaches in Japan

Of course, it depends on what you're looking for. In terms of beautiful sand, of course, there are more beautiful beaches on the islands of Kyushu, or on the Izu penninsula. However, Enoshima does have a nice lively atmosphere which has a nice, reasonable spa (Enospa), quaint little shops (one of which sells the extremely ubiquitous "tako senbei"), and good sunset views from the tower. There are also a lot of great eating spots like Kua Aina Hamburger. Then there is the always nostalgic "Enoden train line".

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You have to get out of Tokyo more if you think Enoshima is nice.

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Agreed. I only go because it's the nearest beach, but "nice" isn't a word that comes to my mind to describe it really. The beaches on Ishigaki island are nice, Enoshima beach is not.

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Agreed. Enoshima is "interesting" and "fun", but not "nice".

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To add, Enoshima beach is not nice because the sand is black, there are too many people, and it is dirty. However, if you are describing Enoshima island, then I guess you could use the word "nice".

You have to get out of Tokyo more if you think Enoshima is nice.

Is Enoshima a part of Tokyo? I thought Enoshima is in Kanagawa.

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@flavorflav...

It is in Kanagawa. I love the sunsets and I have a very nice Fuji-san photo as my desktop pic that I took last year in the fall. It takes me back every time. I go to Kamakura nearly every time I'm in Japan because of its proximity to where my family lives, so Enoshima is usually a on-the-way stop. I love the walk to the island and the sunsets there. The beach gets very (very) crowded and isn't so attractive (as others have noted). I go for the specialty foods in the area more than the beach.

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lol, what i meant was that only people who spend all their time in tokyo think its nice... im well aware that enoshima is in kanagawa.

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You can learn a lot about surfing in Japan from that image.

REAL surfers don't go to Shonan.

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