Enoshima: An island in the spotlight

Jul 29, 2017

Enoshima: An island in the spotlight

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Enoshima, a small land-tied island in Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture, is a major tourist destination that welcomes 7 million visitors a year. Boasting numerous attractions, including a Shinto shrine, a lighthouse, a cave and a rocky beach, the island fell under a renewed spotlight in May ...

Enoshima: Stepping back into 'old Japan'

Jun 21, 2009

Enoshima: Stepping back into 'old Japan'

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Crossing Enoshima Benten Bridge to Enoshima Island in Sagami Bay, 80 km south of Tokyo, I was stopped in my tracks by a pair of mustard-eyed dragons slithering down gray granite lanterns. A man dismounted his bicycle and asked if I needed help. No, ...