2017.07.21

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Best Tourist Spots in Enoshima and Fujisawa City

Best Tourist Spots in Enoshima and Fujisawa City

Fujisawa City and particularly Enoshima, are one of the leading tourist spots in Japan. Surrounded by the sea and mountains, this city with abundant nature is close to Tokyo and easily accessible, sometimes it is crowded with many tourists. In this article, we will introduce recommended sightseeing spots in Fujisawa City, including Enoshima. 
 (information as of April 2017)

Shinbayashi Park

Shinbayashi Park is a nature-rich park located down south from Fujisawa Station, just beyond the Sakai River. Surrounded by mountains, this park has Kawana Oike Pond, a bird sanctuary where you can enjoy the wild bird observation, and you can also see the kingfisher, which is designated as a symbol bird in the city of Fujisawa. In addition, an old house from the Edo period, which has been moved to a new location, stands on the banks of Kawana Oike, and you can see the inside of the building.

The Kaigan Park Adventure Field with various types of playground equipment is surrounded by many cherry trees and is crowded with flower viewers during spring.


Access
■20 minutes walk from JR Fujisawa Station
■Enoshima Dentetsu Bus: Take the bus bound for Ofuna Station via Tebiro or Kamakura Station, get off at Fujimigaoka bus stop, and walk 5 minutes.

Tsujido Seaside Park

Tsujido Seaside Park, facing Sagami Bay, is a 19.9-hectare park that is designated as a comprehensive park. It is also selected as one of the 50 best parks in Kanagawa Prefecture.

The attraction of this park is an area called the "Jumbo Pool" which is open from mid-July to early September. The park has six pools of various sizes, including a waterslide going down from a height of 10 meters and a flowing pool that is 270 meters long.

In addition, there is a traffic park where visitors can learn about traffic rules while enjoying the Sky Cycle and go-karts that run on rails 4 meters above the ground, as well as a grass plaza with an area of about 2 hectares.


Access by train and bus:
■From the south exit of JR Tsujido Station, take the bus bound for Tsujido Danchi via Takasago and Tsujido Nishi Kaigan and get off at Tsujido Kaihin Koen Iriguchi bus stop
■From the south exit of JR Tsujido Station, take the bus bound for Kugenuma Shako-mae and get off at Tsujido Kaihin Koen Iriguchi bus stop

Operating Hours:
■Jumbo Pool:  9:00 - 18:00  (last admission 17:00)
※The Jumbo Pool will be open from July 8 (Sat) to September 10 (Sun), 2017.

Adult (high school age and older) /830 yen 
※After 15:30, admission for adults is 520 yen.

Junior High School Students / 520 yen
Children (elementary school students and younger) /210 yen
※Admission is free for the person with disabilities and up to one accompanying person.

Coupon tickets → 7 adult tickets / 4,980 yen 
                              7 middle-aged tickets / 3,120 yen 
                              7 children tickets / 1,260 yen
■Smile Cafe Ha Ha Ha:  10:00 - 16:00
     Weekdays:  10:00 - 16:00
     Weekends and holidays: 9:00 - 17:00
■Ride Park: 9:00 - 17:00
※ Rides:  9:00 - 16:00  (excluding lunch break), Open during lunch break on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

Closed days:
■Traffic Exhibition Hall and Ride Park: Mondays (if Monday is a national holiday, the museum will be open on Monday and closed on Tuesday), year-end, and New Year holidays
■Smile Cafe Ha Ha Ha: Mondays (if Monday is a national holiday, the cafe will be open on Monday and closed on Tuesday), year-end, and New Year holidays
※Smile Cafe Ha Ha Ha is open every day during the opening period of the pool.

Enoshima Aquarium

The Enoshima Aquarium, located right next to the Katase Beach, is an aquarium themed on the Pacific Ocean and Sagami Bay, a treasure trove of marine life. The aquarium's concept is "enjoy learning" and it offers a variety of programs, including a touch pool where visitors can get closer to the creatures that live in Sagami Bay, and a permanent exhibit the "Shinkai 2000", a manned research submersible that conducted deep-sea research in Sagami Bay.


Above all, in the "Sagami Bay Zone" that reproduces the environment of Sagami Bay, there is a large water tank of Sagami Bay, where a flock of about 8,000 sardines swims, and you can enjoy a magnificent and rare view. This is a must-see for anyone visiting the aquarium for the first time.


Access:
■A 3-minute walk from Katase Enoshima Station on the Odakyu Enoshima Line
■A 10-minute walk from Enoshima Station on the Enoshima Electric Railway

Opening Hours:
■April 1 to 28, May 1, 2, 8 to November 30:  9:00 - 17:00
■April 29 and 30:  9:00 - 18:00
■May 3-6:  8:00 - 19:00
■May 7:  8:00 -18:00
■December to February:  10:00 - 17:00
※ The last admission is one hour before closing.
※ The above opening hours are for 2017.
※ Hours are subject to change during summer vacation, year-end, and New Year holidays.

Enoshima Shrine

Enoshima Shrine is known as one of the three major shrines enshrining Benzaiten in Japan. Three goddess sisters are enshrined here, and they are worshipped as the gods of the sea, water, and entertainment. This shrine is also known for its benefits of marriage as well as happiness and treasure and is visited by many couples and women.
The approach to the shrine is lined with candy stores and charming buildings that delight the eyes of worshippers.


Access:
■A 20-minute walk from Katase Enoshima Station on the Odakyu Enoshima Line
■A 20-minute walk from Enoshima Station on the Enoshima Electric Railway or Shonan Enoshima Station on the Shonan Monorail

Visiting Hours (enshrining hall)
8:30 - 16:30 

Admission fee: 
Adults: 200 yen, Junior and High school students: 100 yen, Elementary school students: 50 yen, Children under elementary school age: Free (Group discount from 25 people)

Enoshima Sea Candle

Enoshima Sea Candle is an observatory lighthouse built in the Enoshima Samuel Cocking Garden. It was renewed from the old observation lighthouse in 2003 and was given the current nickname in 2010.

The lighthouse is located at 101.5 meters above sea level and offers a panoramic view of the Shonan Sea and, on a clear day, you can see Mt. Fuji, Izu Peninsula, and Miura Peninsula. In addition, during the winter season, the Enoshima Sea Candle is illuminated, making the island looks beautiful at night.


Access:
■ 20 minutes walk from "Katase-Enoshima Station" on the Odakyu Enoshima Line
■ 25 minutes walk from Enoshima Electric Railway "Enoshima Station"
■ 27 minutes walk from Shonan Monorail "Shonan Enoshima Station"

Opening Hours:
April to June, September, October:  9:00 - 18:00
July, August, weekends and holidays:  9:00 - 20:00
November to March:  9:00 - 17:00
Extended hours may be available depending on the period and special events.

Fee
Adult: 300 yen 
Elementary school students: 150 yen



There are many attractive sightseeing spots in Fujisawa City, including around Enoshima Island, that make the most of the rich nature. Why don't you enjoy sightseeing in Fujisawa City with the above reference?



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