Enoshima Aquarium and Enoshima Island Spa

Re-opened in 2004 following refurbishment, this was Japan’s first modern aquarium. The aquarium is also home to a jellyfish exhibit which was launched when the aquarium first opened in 1954.

Enoshima Aquarium

Originally opened in 1954, this was Japan’s first modern aquarium. In the same year, the aquarium launched a jellyfish breeding exhibit, and this became a permanent exhibit in 1973. The aquarium re-opened in 2004 following refurbishment. Recreating the diverse marine habitat of Sagami Bay, a school of 8000 sardines swarm majestically in the “Big Sagami Bay Tank”. While enjoying the sea breeze, visitors can also see three species of sea turtle at “Sea Turtle Beach”. In addition, the aquarium has two jellyfish breeding research exhibits (Jellyfish Fantasy Hall and Jellyfish Science) which boast over 60 years of experience.

Admission Fee:
Adults ¥2500
16-18 yrs ¥1,700
7-15 yrs ¥1,200
Young Children (3-6 yrs) ¥800

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Enoshima Island Spa

Also known as “Enospa”, Enoshima Island Spa is located to the right of the bronze torii gate on Benzaiten Nakamise Street, and is a hot spring and day spa facility. Drawn from 1500 meters below ground, the natural mineral rich water is said to aid weight loss and produce radiant skin. The water is also good for stiff shoulders, circulation, and relieving fatigue, provides moisturizing and heating, and helps to maintain good skin and health. There are also pool areas (swimwear must be worn in these areas). There are indoor, outdoor, and cave pools. Beautifully situated and with views of the ocean and Mt. Fuji, the outdoor pool area is particularly good for mental and physical relaxation. Visitors can also take in ocean views from the spa’s restaurant, or enjoy a variety of beauty treatments and massages. Relieve any travel weariness during your trip with a visit to Enospa.

Prices: Adults ¥3000
(Saturdays and holidays during Summer only ¥4000)

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Enoshima Yacht Harbor

The harbor was originally built as the yachting venue for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. On June 1st 2014, the new Yacht Clubhouse opened, and this 2-storey building features a wave-inspired roof design.
Shonan Port is a pioneering public yacht harbor which hosts a number of yacht races each year, and has contributed greatly to the spread of yachting in Japan. At present, around 1000 yachts are moored here. Following on from the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, the harbor has again been chosen as the venue for the sailing competition during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Center Promenade has been built as an inclusive recreation area from where anyone can enjoy watching the yachts glide in and out of the harbor. In addition, adjacent to Shonan Port is a fishing area popular with anglers and which provides ideal sea fishing conditions.


Iwaya Caves, Ryuren no Kane and Benten Maru

From the Iwaya Caves carved by aeons of tidal erosion, to the romantic spiritual site of Ryuren no Kane (The Bell of the Dragon’s Love), there are many attractions to see on Enoshima.

Iwaya Caves

Carved by aeons of tidal erosion, the Iwaya Caves consist of two caves which are 152 meters and 56 meters deep respectively. These caves have long been the subject of religious faith, and during the Edo Period, many worshippers gathered here as a sacred site of the Benzaiten faith. Today, the caves are a popular tourist spot. From the exhibits on display here, visitors can get a sense of how Enoshima’s history and culture have developed over the centuries.

The caves are divided into Cave 1 and Cave 2, with Cave 1 being further divided into Left-hand Side and Right-hand Side. Some say that the deepest point of the left-hand cave leads to the “Narusawa Ice Cave” on Mt. Fuji. At the back of the right-hand cave is the birthplace of Enoshima Shrine.

It is said that in the past, during a visit to the caves, Benzaiten appeared to the Buddhist monk Kobo Daishi (also known as Kukai), and that also Minamoto no Yoritomo came here to pray for victory in battle. Today, the caves are known as the number one spiritual site on Enoshima. Donated by pilgrims, the stone statues on display inside the caves are now considered important parts of Enoshima’s historical and ethnological cultural heritage.

Guide to the visit:
Candles are offered for free at Cave 1. Holding a candle in one hand, visitors can enjoy exploring the caves by candle light.

Admission Fee:
Adults (13 yrs old and older) 500
Children (7-12 yrs old) ¥200

Ryuren no Kane (Dragon’s Love Bell)

In honor of “The Legend of the Goddess and the 5-Headed Dragon” introduced on the “About Fujisawa” page, this bell was built in 1996. It is said that couples who ring the bell, and then attach a padlock bearing their names to the nearby wire fence, will enjoy eternal love. The bell has also been used as a filming location for movies.


This is a pleasure cruise running from the foot of Bentenbashi Bridge to the Chigogafuchi Abyss. During the 10 minute ocean cruise, passengers can get great views of Enoshima, and on clear days, Mt. Fuji. The boat is convenient for visitors heading to Enoshima Iwaya. Departures are irregular, and so visitors are asked to confirm departure times on the day.

Adults (13 yrs and over) ¥400
Children (6 yrs and over) ¥200

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Enoshima Samuel Cocking Garden and Enoshima Sea Candle

This botanical garden was established by English merchant Samuel Cocking during the Meiji Period, and its mix of Japanese and European influences gives the garden an exotic feel. At Enoshima Samuel Cocking Garden, visitors can enjoy a variety of seasonal plants and flowers all year round.

Enoshima Samuel Cocking Garden

This botanical garden was established by English merchant Samuel Cocking in 1862 and contains both Japanese and European influences.
The garden covers 10,000 square meters, and includes a variety of South Pacific plants and other seasonal flowers that can be enjoyed all year round.
Various events are held throughout the year, with the winter illuminations and winter tulips being particularly beautiful.
On the theme of international exchange, Fujisawa City also operates an “International Friendship Corner” inside the garden.
Fujisawa City is currently sistered with Miami Beach (Florida, USA), Windsor (Ontario, Canada), Kunming (Yunnan, China), Boryeong (South Chungcheong, South Korea), and Matsumoto (Nagano, Japan).

Enoshima Samuel Cocking Garden
Admission Fee(Staying and leaving after 5 pm):
Adults ¥500 / Children ¥250
*until 5 pm : free
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Enoshima Sea Candle (Lighthouse Observation Tower)

This is a lighthouse observation tower located inside the Samuel Cocking Garden.
Standing at a height of 59.8 meters, and 119.6 meters above sea level, the Sea Candle was rebuilt from the old lighthouse on the site, and is now the largest privately owned lighthouse in Japan.
This symbolic tower of Enoshima provides stunning 360 degree panoramic views of Sagami Bay.
There are views of Mt. Fuji, and on clear days, visitors can hope to see as far as Yokohama Landmark Tower, Tokyo SkyTree, and Izu Oshima Island.

Enoshima Sea Candle (Lighthouse Observation Tower)
Admission Fee: Adults ¥500 / Children ¥250
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Enoshima Escar

Constructed in 1959, “Enoshima Escar” was Japan’s first outdoor escalator. At 106 meters in length, the escalator provides a total elevation of 46 meters over 4 sections. Compared to the 20 minutes it takes to climb the stone steps, Enoshima Escar gets you to the top in just 4 minutes. Enoshima Escar is recommended for visitors heading to Enoshima Shrine, Enoshima Samuel Cocking Garden, and Enoshima Sea Candle.
Notice: This escalator travels upwards only.

Enoshima Escar (All sections)
Adults ¥360 / Children ¥180
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