A Last Trip Out of the City…Enoshima…

The other day we went to Enoshima: a trip I was planning on taking during Golden Week before I knew we were leaving.  We have been here many times and have also taken visiting friends and family here, but it’s been about six years.  I wanted to make sure I got a chance to see it before we left.  Enoshima is an island connected by a bridge to the mainland about 90-120 minutes outside central Tokyo.  

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It was kind of a crazy idea to come here during Golden Week, but what choice did we have? The crowds were insane and at one point the people were crammed to a stop…

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The nice thing is, people in Japan do not push or get angry (usually!) so everyone just patiently waited to get through…

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The crazy crowds from above…

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There are so many steps at Enoshima.  If you want you can buy a ticket which allows you to take a series of escalators all the way to the top.  I’ve never done this, though.  The climb is part of the fun and makes the rewarding views all the better…

…napping Kitty…

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Corn on the cob: charcoal grilled wtih soya sauce….

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Random girl…

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Tidal Pools…

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Wouldn’t want to live here during a big earthquake…it’s already crumbling…

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Heading back to beautiful Haarlem again, on our way home…

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4 thoughts on “A Last Trip Out of the City…Enoshima…

  1. Thanks for this wonderful “tour” of Enoshima. We first wanted to go here back in 2008 when we were in Kamakura but ran out time. Same old story on this last Japan trip. Looks like a lot of fun.

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