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Fujisawa

Beautiful coastal area around Enoshima

About Fujisawa
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Things to do in Fujisawa

Upcoming Fujisawa Events

Shonan Bread Festival

Shonan Bread Festival

Sunday - Feb 25th

The Shonan Bread Festival is one of the largest bread-centric festivals in the region, and will include 40 participating bakeries..

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Getting to Fujisawa

Tokyo to Fujisawa: Take an express or rapid express Odakyu Line train from Shinjuku Station to Fujisawa Station (~1hr). For Enoshima, transfer to a local train to Katase Enoshima Station. You can also take the Romance Car limited express train from Shinjuku to Katase Enoshima on weekends and holidays (1 hour).

If using a JR Pass, depart Tokyo Station (JR Tokaido Line) or Shinjuku Station (JR Shonan-Shinjuku Line) for Fujisawa Station (~50 mins). For Enoshima, transfer to Katase Enoshima (Odakyu Line) or Enoshima Station (Enoden Line) (~10min).

Discount Passes: Odakyu Enoshima-Kamakura Free Pass (¥1,520 adult / ¥770 child) is a one-day pass that includes a round trip ticket between Shinjuku and Fujisawa and unlimited use of the Enoden trains between Fujisawa, Kamakura, and Enoshima.Enopass (¥1,000 adult / ¥500 child) includes admission to the Samuel Cocking Garden, Sea Candle, Iwaya Caves, and Enoshima ESCAR, and offers discounts at select locations, including Enoshima Aquarium.

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Katase Enoshima Station

Katase Enoshima Station

Piti Koshimura

Katase Enoshima Station's extravagant design was inspired by Urashima Taro, a famous Japanese folktale. Renovated between 2018-2020,..

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About Fujisawa

Fill your lungs with the fresh ocean breeze in this pleasant coastal city. Fujisawa, located in the Shohan area of southern Kanagawa, lies between Kamakura and Chigasaki and is about a one hour train ride from Tokyo, making it a perfect seaside getaway. Explore the city’s scenic coastlines, shopping spots, historical past, and local eats. Fujisawa is also home to Enoshima island, which is a popular summer destination.

Given its oceanside position, Fujisawa’s coast is home to lovely beaches where sunbathing, surfing, swimming, and beach sports are the norm in the summer. While on the mainland, admire the views of Enoshima against Sagami Bay and even Mount Fuji in the far distance. Another popular spot along the coast is Enoshima Aquarium where you can learn about marine life and observe sea turtles, jellyfish, dolphin performances, and more! Apart from these main attractions, the city is also prolific in quaint cafes and fresh seafood restaurants. After grabbing a bite to eat, walk through the streets and shop at its cute boutiques for beach souvenirs!

Aside from beach vibes, Fujisawa is also teeming with history. During the Kamakura Period, the city began as a temple town centralized around Yugyo-ji Temple, which was founded by Priest Ippen and designated as the headquarters of the Jishu Buddhism Sect. Follow a cherry tree lined road to the temple grounds and admire the harmonious blend of traditional buildings, wooden tones, and tranquil nature. The temple is also known as the birthplace of the Japanese Bon festival dance!

Later, during the Edo Period, Fujisawa became the sixth post town along the Tokaido Road, which historically connected Nihonbashi in Edo (present day Tokyo) to Kyoto. Explore Fujisawa’s post town past and culture at the Fujisawa Post Station Exchange Center, which is located near Yugyo-ji Temple. For continued learning, check out the Fujisawa Ukiyo-e Museum, which details historical events, stories, and legends around the Tokaido Road through stunning ukiyo-e works. Another notable temple in Fujisawa is Ryuko-ji, which is situated closer to the coast and known for its impressive wooden main hall and five-storied pagoda.

As you explore Fujisawa, travel in style on the scenic Enoden Line. This vintage train line is renowned for having superb views of the ocean as well as the city’s nature and traditional architecture.

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