Travel down to the Kanagawa coast and you’ll run into the small but beautiful Enoshima. The hilly island lies off the Shonan coast in western Kanagawa, and it’s connected to the mainland by a bridge open to both vehicles and pedestrians.
Enoshima is one of the most popular islands nearest to Tokyo. Here you’ll find a number of cultural monuments, quaint cafés and sightseeing attractions, enough to fuel a day trip. When the weather’s clear, you can even see Mt Fuji in the distance.
Getting here: You can reach Enoshima Station in just under 40 minutes from Yokohama Station or 70 minutes from Tokyo Station. Enoshima Station is on the mainland just across from the island, but the walk over to Enoshima is approximately 20 minutes. Alternatively, the train ride from Shinjuku Station to Katase-Enoshima Station is about 70 minutes with an additional 12-minute walk to the island.
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