Enoshima Sea Candle

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  • Enoshima
  1. Enoshima Sea Candle
    Photo: Enoshima Sea Candle
  2. Enoshima Sea Candle
    Photo: Enoshima Sea Candle
  3. Enoshima Sea Candle
    Photo: Enoshima Sea Candle

Time Out says

A lighthouse complete with a viewing platform, the symbol of Enoshima was opened in 2002 to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Enoden railway line, and functions as the venue for a wide range of events throughout the year. There are a couple of cafés in the area too, so you won't have to worry if hunger strikes.


2-3-28 Enoshima, Fujisawa, Kanagawa prefecture
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Katase-Enoshima Station (Odakyu line); Enoshima Station (Enoshima Dentetsu)
Lighthouse entrance ¥300 (children ¥150); lighthouse and Samuel Cocking Garden ¥500 (¥250)
Opening hours:
9am-8pm daily

What’s on

Shonan no Hoseki illumination at Enoshima

  • Exhibitions

Enoshima’s annual illumination is widely touted as one of the three biggest and most impressive light-up events in Japan, alongside the ones at Ashikaga Flower Park and Sagamiko. There are about 10 illumination spots scattered across the hilly island – including the Enoshima Shrine, Ryuren Bell of Love on Lover's Hill and Nakatsumiya Square – so put on some comfortable shoes as you’ll be trekking a lot. Don’t miss the main attraction located at the island’s iconic Enoshima Sea Candle lighthouse, which is decked out in 70m-long strings of lights stretching from the tip of the tower to the ground, creating a formation similar to the silhouette of Mt Fuji. The Samuel Cocking Garden, where the Sea Candle is located, is transformed into the dreamy Hoseki (bejewelled) Forest, where everything from the ground and the grass to the trees are covered in rainbow-coloured lights. Keep an eye out for the Shonan Chandelier tunnel, all decked out with luxurious Swarovski crystals and LED lights. Most attractions are open from 5pm to 8pm (until 9pm on weekends and holidays) while the main attractions at Enoshima Sea Candle start at 5.30pm. You can see most of the light-ups on Enoshima for free, but you will need a ticket (¥500, children ¥250) to enter the Samuel Cocking Garden. If you're on the island early during daylight hours, head over to Enoshima Iwaya (¥500, children ¥250), as the island's famous cave, created by decades of wave erosion, is bedecked with sparkling lights from 9am to 5

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