Golden Week at Enoshima

Crowds of people enjoying a festive atmosphere

By Cathy Cawood    - 1 min read

I usually hate crowded places, but sometimes a place is so good that you can enjoy it in spite of the crowds. Enoshima is a place like that. The small island linked to the mainland by a bridge is a great place to fish off the wharf, swim in the rock pools in summer, or explore the island's many paths. There is an interesting story linked to the island, about a troublesome dragon that reformed because he fell in love with a beautiful goddess. Apparently couples now pray for good relationships on Enoshima because of this myth.

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Cathy Cawood

Cathy Cawood @cathy.cawood

 I came to Japan in 2003 to teach English. I lived in Shiga prefecture for 1 year, and it still holds a special place in my heart. I lived in Kyoto for 9 years, then moved to Machida, Tokyo in 2014 after meeting my Japanese partner. I love to take photos, and my Japan in Pictures Facebook page has some 40,000 followers. I have been the Regional Partner for Yamanashi Prefecture since 2014.I am enjoying exploring the prefectures around Tokyo (I like to get off the beaten track), and I hope the photos and stories I share will encourage more people to discover this wonderful country.