ENOSHIMA: Wild Street Food, Nakamise Street & Enoshima Shrine | Day Trip From Tokyo

PLEASE NOTE: This video was filmed before the second state of emergency was declared in Tokyo. As a precaution against covid-19, the video production team always wore masks, sanitized their hands, and had their temperatures checked in restaurants. Our team is now working from home, as recommended by the Japanese government.


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Located just an hour south of Tokyo by train, Enoshima is a small island (just 4 kilometers or 2.5 miles in circumference) in Kanagawa Prefecture.

Enoshima Shrine is one of the island’’s main attractions, and is dedicated to the goddess Benzaiten (or Benten), the only goddess among the Seven Lucky Gods who supposedly bring wealth. She is also considered the deity of “everything that flows,” from water to time to music. Enoshima Jinja consists of 3 shrines that are scattered across Enoshima Island.

The Benzaiten Nakamise Shopping Street leads up to Enoshima Shrine and is packed with shops selling everything from souvenirs to street food. Being an island, the area is of course known for its seafood! Famous Enoshima street foods include crispy octopus rice crackers, grilled scallop skewers, and shirasu (whitebait) dishes.

-Grilled hotate (scallops)
-Enoshima beer
-Monaka ice cream
-Ika maruyaki (whole grilled squid)
-Shirasu korokke (croquette)
-Deep-fried shirasu cheese balls

The trip from Shibuya Station to Enoshima Station takes about 1 hour by train. From Shibuya, board the rapid train toward Odawara (Shonan-Shinjuku line) and transfer at Ofuna Station. Take the Shonan Monorail to Shonan-Enoshima Station. The walk from Enoshima Station to Enoshima Island (crossing the Enoshima Benten Bridge) takes less than 20 minutes.



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HOST » Shizuka Anderson
DIRECTOR » David Woo
VIDEO EDITOR » Edvin Mulalic
PRODUCER » Serkan Toso

40 Replies to “ENOSHIMA: Wild Street Food, Nakamise Street & Enoshima Shrine | Day Trip From Tokyo”

  1. Max Schmid

    I recognized the beach and the hill in the background, but not the shrine or shops. How far away were you from the Kamakura shrines (Daibutsu)?

    Also it is nice to take the train from Shibuya and then switch to the scenic monorail, but having taken it a few times, it is quite slow and stuffed full of tourists. If you want a quicker way of getting there or back to tokyo. You can take a direct train from the JR enoshima/kamakura station to Tokyo station.

  2. kuurocks

    I'm so glad that I've found this channel. You show a different side of Japan that isn't so tourist and I like that. Please keep doing what you're doing

  3. Ma Meh

    Am new to your channel, I find it entertaining bec of the diff foods featured & educational too as you introduce us some history in every place visited. Maraming salamat from 🇵🇭

  4. spike378

    I was there before and the seafood taste like nothing. I would not recommend to go there and eat seafood. She was trying very hard to pretend to like the seafood. However, it was nice to walk around the island and right before the bridge there is black sand beach. You can find delicious food in Ueno and Asakusa for cheaper price.

  5. TheRempongsHD

    when will we can visit japan in 2021? hopefully international tourism recover this year .. would love to see all the spots you’ve shown here Shizi

  6. nakamine1713

    If you want to see what Japanese have been doing to keep cases down….here you go. Nothing at all, lmfao. We're asking for it.

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