Enoshima Shrine
Enoshima Shrine
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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J&S_Singapore
Singapore, Singapore5,259 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
The Enoshima Shrine, the Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社) in Miyajima, and the Tsukubusuma Shrine (都久夫須麻神社) on Chikubu Island (竹生島) are known as the Three Great Benzaiten Shrines in Japan. We planned our trip here and it was a Sunday afternoon. After crossing the Enoshima Benten-bashi the Enoshima Benzaiten Nakamise Street stretches right in front of us. It’s the approach to Enoshima Shrine as we passed through a smaller area known as Monzen-machi (Temple Town). After walking through the exciting street lined with traditional Japanese inns, souvenir shops, and restaurants eventually reach the entrance gate of Enoshima-jinja, the main shrine of the island dedicated to Benzaiten. The much-visited Shinto shrine is dedicated to Japan's three major Benzaiten (Japanese Buddhist goddesses) . At this juncture is the Enoshima Shrine Gatehouse also known as Zuishinmon, appears to be a phot-stop for many.. From here there is an escalator to ascend upwards on the left but we chose to hike the zig-zag stairs which took us another 10+ mins.! Tiring indeed. There is the Hetsumiya (辺津宮) closer to the entrance of Enoshima when we reached the "top" Here we can see the many worshippers around. There is Hoanden (Octagonal Hall of Statues) situated next to Hetsunomiya Shrine. Also the Bounding Tree (Musubi no Ki, むすびの樹) which is just next to Hōanden, it is a gigantic ginkgo tree is treated as an object of worship. Some info to explain but only in Japanese. Being one of three major shrines in Japan where the goddess Benzaiten is enshrined it is common local belief that a visit here will improve your luck in areas of Love, finances, and business. We were glad we were here for prayers and enjoyed ourselves through the journey.
Written 1 January 2024
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Zachary H
Tokyo, Japan5,657 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
Be prepared for a trek - this series of three shrines are located progressively higher and higher on the Enoshima Island hill. The seemingly endless climbing of stairs is worth it though! The shrines are beautiful, set within the serene forest of Enoshima. The shrines also sport some impressive views! Well worth the hike!

For those who want to skip the exercise, a pay-to-use escalator is available.

Come early. This island is popular and can get crowded.
Written 11 April 2021
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wesleywaisiu
Singapore, Singapore2,209 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
The shrine is up in the hill. There is an escalator to go up there but quiet expensive, not worth if you can walk up by yourself. The view is good up there as you can see the whole area from the shrine.
Written 28 June 2020
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PaulSiow
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia2,703 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
This is just a small shrine compared to other Japanese shrines. You need to limb a fair amount of stairs, pass a tori to reach it. It has good views of the surroundings. Entry is free. If you don't want to climb a lot of stairs, you can use the paid escalator to go up.
Written 27 February 2020
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cheritraveller
Hong Kong, China43 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
You may choose to walk by stairs or go for an escalator (need to pay) for visiting. I would recommend to walk by stairs. The shrine is beautiful and you can see the bay, island of Enoshima when you arrived the top. It is a nice experience to visit the Shrine while seeing the beautiful view.
Written 23 September 2019
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Catarina M
Porto, Portugal26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
When we went to this Shrine it was a very hot and humid day, but we made it up slowly and the views that you get in between are breathtaking!
It's a beautiful shrine with a lot of good places to take pictures!
Written 5 September 2019
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WintersummerJ
San Jose Metro, Costa Rica72 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
Beautiful buildings and nature with some nice views of the Sagami bay, also a great place to rest from the stair climbing.
Written 15 June 2019
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tammyemt
Perry, ME35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
We visited the Enoshima Shrine in March 2019. It is a lovely walk from Enoshima across a bridge that is around 1/2 km. We had a great view of Mt. Fuji on our journey and the lovely beach as well. Once you reach the island then the hiking begins. This is not for anyone who has health issues that may prevent them from walking up many, many flights of stairs. We purchased passes for the escalator system that will allow you to skip the worst part of the hike but be aware that there is still many more flights of stairs to conquer to reach the destination. It is very beautiful and well worth the work to reach it. Not too many crowds on a weekday. The view from the top is breathtaking with Mt. Fuji looming in the distance and sea hawks flying all around (beware if you are eating outdoors as they do prey on tourists and locals alike and will steal your food from you and possibly injure you). I would absolutely make the journey again if I have the opportunity.
Written 7 May 2019
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Kasey G
Mackay, Australia504 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
We had enough of walking by the time we walked to Enoshima island. So by the time
We seen the shrine and seen the amount of stairs, not to mention the hill to walk up, we decided to give it
A miss. You can see it without walking up the stairs.
Written 25 November 2018
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leileireid
London, UK684 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
We visited as we wanted to get to the top of the island and also go to the caves and this was on the way up so we had a good look around. The Shrine has some very unique dragon features and a unique lay out because it is on the side of an island.
Written 1 September 2018
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