Another legacy added to Enoshima Marina by hosting the Tokyo 2020 Olympic sailing competition
Enoshima Yacht Harbor was the sailing site for the Tokyo Olympics in 1964 and again this year. From July 25 to August 4, the 10 classes of sailing competitions such as RS: X, Laser, Laser Radial, Finn, 470, 49er, 49erFX and Nacra17 were all back for 2020. Unfortunately, it went without spectators. , but there were exciting races at sea.
Photo: Women Windsurfing Class RS: X competition on July 25
August 4: Medal race for 470 Women. Mount Fuji came out of the clouds to watch.
Enoshima Island is one of the most popular tourist sites in the Michelin Green Guide. Enoshima is an island but is connected by bridge to the mainland city of Fujisawa in Kanagawa Prefecture, and an hour by train from the Tokyo metropolitan area. Enoshima offers a variety of attractions such as water sports and sea bathing in summer, Enoshima shrines, Sea Candle (lighthouse observation tower) and famous caves.
When you cross the bridge, you will see a narrow street that leads to the Enoshima shrines. You can enjoy Japanese sweets and seafood like Ise lobster etc.
Photo: Fujisawa City Tourism Association
Going up the hill, you will see the Enoshima and Sea Candle shrines. Take in breathtaking views of Mount Fuji and Sagami Bay from Sea Candle.
Enoshima Shrine consists of three shrines, Hetsumiya, Nakatsumiya, and Okumiya, and each shrine worships one of the three sister gods. They are called Benzaiten the god of water, god of the sea and god of happiness, wealth and the betterment of the arts.
Mount Fuji and Enoshima Island (with illuminated sea candle) Photo: Shonan Regional Prefectural Government Center
On the other side of the island, be sure to visit the Iwaya Caves, the original place of the shrine where Kukai, a famous monk, used to conduct ascetic practices. He is now famous as a point of spiritual power.
There are many sightseeing spots near Enoshima Island, such as Enoshima Aquarium and Kamakura Town. You could enjoy a two-day trip by staying at a local guesthouse.
For more information, please visit:
Tokyo Day Trip – Kanagawa Travel Information
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