The best way to wander around Kamakura is by using the Enoden or Enoshima Electric Railway.
If you’re wondering why its the best, keep reading.
Enoshima Electric Railway is commonly known as “Enoden” and is located between Kamakura and Fujisawa. The total length of this line is only about 10 km.
Although the line does not cover a great distance, all the stations on it are amazing. In particular, the Kamakura-Enoshima area have many popular beaches where you can cool down in summer. Not just that, you can visit Kotoku-in (☛Great Buddha and little Buddhas), Hasedera (☛Looking for the adorable Jizo statues), and the beautiful island of Enoshima
Many manga and anime fans visit here due to the setting of various popular scenes. Since the stations are not too far apart, you can cover all these amazing spots in a day! So we strongly recommend the Enoden one-day ticket called Nori Ori Kun (のりおりくん).
The ticket costs just 600 yen for adults and 300 yen for children. You can get on and off at any time. Let’s take a look and see where you can go with this Nori Ori Kun.
– The Sea –
No trip to Kamakura is complete without enjoying the sea. One of the most popular places in summer for day trips is Yuigahama. This beach is known for its excellent facilities including rental shops for floats, beach umbrellas, etc. as well as clean bathrooms. You can also enjoy seafood at the many restaurants here. During the swimming season in Japan, there are professional life guards patrolling the beach making this place relatively safe.
If you don’t like too many people, but just want to take a quiet look at the sea, we recommend getting off at either Inamuragasaki, Shichirigahama or Kamakurakokomae Station. Between these three stations, there are few people because as there is no seaside facilities. So you can enjoy the sea peacefully without too much noise.
On the way, you will see Pacific DRIVE-IN, a seaside restaurant which is ideal to grab a drink or watch the sunset.
If you walk to Kamakurakokomae station, you will immediately remember a scene with this backdrop from Slam Dunk.
– Temples and Shrines –
The temples in Kamakura are fun and interesting. If you want to check some of these seaside temples, please get off at the Hase station. BeautifulHasedera, the great Daibutsu atKotoku-in…both these temples are within walking distance from Hase.
You can also stop by various cute shops and cafes that lie between the station and the temples.
To know in-depth about the great Buddha, check out feature ongreat Buddha and Little Buddhas
To know in-depth about Hasedera, check our feature on looking for the adorable Jizo statues
– Enjoy the ride –
The one-day pass is a steal as getting on and off even between two stations will cost you around 400-500 yen! You can see the cost between stations below.
The cost of 600 yen for adults and 300 yen for children is absolutely worthwhile.
Hope you enjoy your trip to Kamakura ✨