Japan 2015: Kamakura & Enoshima Highlights Part 2

Leaving Enoshima Shrine and moving on to the next destination on the walking trail – Samuel Cocking Garden.

The light bulbs on the ground are meant for the evening illumination. Wasn’t aware that there was a evening illumination display (for Christmas) at the garden area, it would probably have been a beautiful sight.

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Some of the plants/flowers on the garden grounds. This was part of Samuel Cocking’s holiday villa. An extensive history can be found here.


The Enoshima Sea Candle in sight! This is the tower/observation deck/lighthouse that is the very symbol of Enoshima itself.

The spirals around the tower are actual stairs you could climb up to get to the Observation Deck. But of course, we took the better option – the lift! Ha!

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There are some photo exhibits (I believe they were winning entries from a photography competition) on display around the observation deck. 360 degree views of Enoshima and the surrounding Sagami Bay.


There is supposedly a spot where you could spot Mount Fuji in the distance as well …. but despite being a clear day, Mount Fuji felt shy perhaps 😛

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Took the lift up the open air top deck and enjoyed even clearer views!

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Continuing on the walking trail …. this time round going downslope to the other end of Enoshima Island.

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Enoshima’s Love Bell. You can read more about the backstory here.


Next attraction on the walking trail – The Iwaya Caves! They are located at the southern coastline of Enoshima.

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Inside the cave itself ……

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More pictures of the beautiful coastline as they move towards the other side of the Iwaya Caves ……

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Spotted a turtle stone along the coastline ……


Clear blue day along the Enoshima coastline ……

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The Legend of Enoshima, which is the story of A Heavenly Maiden and A Dragon With Five Heads. You can read more about it here ….


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