Enoshima is a small island just off the shore, offering the sandiest beaches near Tokyo and Yokohama. With many fun attractions including a spa, cultural activities, and a world-famous aquarium, as well as being very closely located to Kamakura, Enoshima is the perfect place to enjoy a sunny day.
Enoshima is a popular day trip destination for Tokyo locals who want to escape the city on a quiet Sunday. This quaint island houses a shrine, a garden, and an observation tower that doubles as a lighthouse. It’s a lovely place to visit, especially for families, while in Kamakura.
Enoshima Island Map
Enoshima Island Lists
- Towns to Visit on the Outskirts of Tokyo After spending time in Tokyo it's always nice to get outside of the city and see the surrounding areas. There are a lot of varying landscapes near Tokyo, from beaches to mountains, that show different sides of Japan and new activities which you cannot always experience in central Tokyo. I have included in this list outside towns and cities for overnight trips, as well as often overlooked areas in Tokyo around the outskirts to take you a little bit off the beaten path in your Japan travels.
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