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Explore These 8 Popular Side Trips from Tokyo

Tokyo (東京) is unarguably the most popular destination in Japan and for the first timers, a visit to this modern capital is a must. Some might say that they never run out of things to do in Tokyo. But for others who have already been to this well-loved city and have already seen enough, then…

Experience the Mystic Charm of Iwaya Caves on Enoshima

Enoshima is a small island at the mouth of the Katase River in Kanagawa Prefecture. Nestled in place are caves called “Iwaya” which have been eroded by tides over thousands of years. It has quite a long history with its first ever recorded historical document in 552 AD. It then became a tourist spot for…

Winter in Enoshima: 4 Ways to Bask in its Serenity

As the Shonan Coast is well-known for its sea sports such as surfing and yachting, people would tend to think of the sun, sand, sea and summer when this area is mentioned. What I would like to introduce here is a serene gem facing the Shonan Coast and located in the Sagami Bay that is…

Enoshima Island Spa: Treat Yourself to Revitalizing Massages, Baths and Views

Located just south of Tokyo is Enoshima, a small picturesque island which will feel a million miles from the madness of central Tokyo but is only an hour away on the train. After exploring the caves and enjoying spectacular views from the viewing tower, treat yourself to some TLC at the wonderful Enospa. enoshimaislandspa.com/ Treatment…

Kanagawa: A Stone’s Throw Away from Tokyo

If Tokyo was New York City, guess which prefecture would be New Jersey? Given the proximity of Jersey City to Manhattan, many people who work in New York live in Jersey City for the overall less costly standard of living. Dining out at restaurants, grocery shopping, and paying rent and housing tax are some of…

Enoshima: The Amazing Getaway Just an Hour Away From Tokyo

Enoshima Island is perhaps one of the most beautiful and worthy sightseeing spots to visit in Japan. First of all, it is located near Tokyo (2 hour ride by car or accessible by train from central Shinjuku Odakyu Station), it’s location is really convenient because if you are staying in Tokyo, you will only need…

Family-Friendly Stay with a Nice View of Mt.Fuji

If you find yourself in the magical, stunningly beautiful area of Hakone (West of Tokyo – 1 hour 45 minutes from Shinjuku Station via the Odawara Line and the Hakone Tozan Line) and are in need of a place to stay, topping your list should be Fuji-Hakone Guest House. When I visited Hakone in 2014,…

Upcoming June Events In Enoshima Aquarium!

Here are a few events for the month of June that will be taking place at the Enoshima Aquarium. If you are in Japan in June, why not go visit? image.mypl.net/ The Enoshima Aquarium is on the mainland right near Enoshima. The current Enoshima Aquarium opened in 2005. Bottlenose Dolphin Baby! The Enoshima Aquarium is…

Enoshima Day Trip – Relaxing Island Utopia

If you have a long weekend coming up, or just a single day blessed with the balmy weather, consider a trip from Tokyo to Enoshima (江の島). Author’s photo Located in Sagami Bay, the island has a circumference of 4km and is connected to land by bridge 600 meters in length. An hour or so from…
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