Online Wonder- Enoshima Island Tour

Online Experiences

Takayasu H.

5.00
(13) reviews
Kamakura
English
1 hour
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 people

This is the Online Tour featuring the full wonder of Enoshima Island, the spiritual place wrapped in the dragon legend. We visit shrines and caves.

No need to fly over here. Just stay home and watch my live tour visiting attractive spots on the island. You and I are connected on Skype.

I am a licensed national tour guide and you will enjoy the same quality of the island tour as the real one. The Enoshima Island is the sailing venue of 2020 Tokyo Olympics,.

Itinerary

Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.

Timezone

Asia/Tokyo (UTC +9hs)

10:00

The approach from the bronze torii gate to the red gate

The approach is lined up with many souvenir shops and eateries.

The first Enoshima shrine

The escalator takes us to the first shrine. Only a minute ride but lots of fun.

It enshrines the younger Sea Goddess.

Visitors wash their hands at the dragon's water basin before worship.

View point

Enoshima Yacht Harbor is visible far down, the sailing venue of 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, although it was postponed by 1 year.

The second Enoshima shrine

The second shrine is dedicated to Elder Sea Goddess. The shrine was renovated in 1996.

Observation platform on top of the island

You'll have a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean, the peninsula, the Hokone mountains. Mt. Fuji may be visible on a dry clear day.

Enoshima Iwaya Cave

High waves from the Pacific Ocean have eroded the cliff for nearly 80,000 years and made deep caves . We will adventure the caves.

It's really a fun. If caves are closed due to the bad weather or high waves for safety reason, I will visit the Enoshima Daishi Temple which is dedicated to a pair of God Fire and the Enoshima third shrine.

What to Expect

This tour features the full wonder of the Enoshima Island. The island is the sailing venue of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. It was the prayer hall for Samurai warriors in the Kamakura era and the spiritual spot for Edoites in the Edo period. It is about 200 meters away from the beach and used to be connected during the low tide like Mont-Saint-Michele in France. Today we cross a bridge. This tour can be personalized by your request or by adding some spots in my Kamakura Wonders.

Samuel Cocking, an English businessman made the flower garden here in 1882. It was remodeled in 2003. It has seasonal flowers and tropical trees. The admission costs ¥200 for the garden. Sea Candle is the nick name of the lighthouse and stands in the garden. It costs another¥500 to go up the 60-meter-tall lighthouse. You'll have a beautiful panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean, the peninsula, the seacoast, the Hokone mountains.

High waves have eroded the cliff and made deep caves for nearly 80,000 years since the island's appearance on the surface. About 1200 years ago, the prominent priest was said to confine himself in the cave. Since then Enoshima Iwaya Caves have been the spiritual spots for worshippers, samurai warriors in the old days and tourists in our time. There are two caves for adventure. Admission is ¥500. Caves are sometimes closed due to unavoidable circumstances including bad weather.

If caves are closed, we will visit Hase-dera and the Great Buddha in Kamakura as the substitution.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee

Escalator

Admission

What‘s not included

All included

Important Information

Available only on weekdays at our time. In summer Tokyo is 13hours ahead of NY.

If the island is expected to be influenced by the typhoon or strong wind with heavy rain, the online tour will be postponed.

If caves are closed due to bad weather or high waves for safety reason, I will visit the Enoshima Daishi Temple which is dedicated to a pair of God Fire and the Enoshima third shrine.

We will meet you at 10:00 am at our time. Please note there is a difference between our time and yours.

The guide will use Skype and is not responsible for the bad internet connections and issues that are beyond the the control of the guide.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 48 hours prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - less than - 24 hours before the meeting time

Reviews

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Lorraine A.

Nov 23, 2019

Day tour of kamakara

Takayasu was an excellent guide! His explanations were clear we, enjoyed the historical information he presented. He adjusted the day at our request, because of rain and our need to be at the airport for our return home. He made sure our bags were taken care of appropriately, walking us in to the counter . I would recommend him wholeheartedly !

Takayasu H.

Hi Lorraine, Thank you very much for your great words appreciating my guiding. It is a geat honor for me to have such warm review on my Kamakura tour. It was raining hard in the morning but it became sprinkling by the time we arrived at a shrine and temples. Therefore,we could visit more spots than I ecpected. I am glad to know you liked my explanation. Both of you were so eager to listen to my historical presentation. There are lots more spots in this ancient city. So please come again and I am happy to guide you.

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Dennis W.

Apr 30, 2019

All good Tax was very knowledgeable

Great tour

Takayasu H.

Dennis, Thank you very much for your wonderful comments on my tour. I am very glad to know that you and Sandra enjoyed the traditional spots,shopping and food. You visited two of three ancient cities in Japan. I would like to show you around my home town. Kamakura which you have saved for the next visit. Please keep in touch. Takayasu

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Rosalie W.

Apr 17, 2019

Highlight was seeing the wedding at the temple

Takayasu was full of information about the area. He knew exactly where to go in the quickest time and fitted in a tea ceremony for us. We ran out of time to complete the tour. We would recommend Takayasu and his tour to anyone

Takayasu H.

Rosalie, thank you so much for your deep gratitude to me and my tour. I am happy to know that you enjoyed the wedding, tea ceremony and my talk, which is my utmost pleasure. I remember having Bento lunch to save our limited time. Please get in touch with me and set up another visit plan to Japan. Takayasu    

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Haydee C.

Apr 11, 2019

Una muy buena elecci?n!

Solo tengo palabras de agradecimiento para el Sr, Takayama. Nos ayudo en nuestro primer dia en Tokio enseñándonos como viajar en los medios de transporte. Hicimos todo el recorrido contratado con muy buenas explicaciones y ajustándose a nuestro ritmo. Lo recomiendo si es q desean disfrutar del tour con una persona agradable, amable y divertida. Gracias Taka.

Takayasu H.

Haydee y Bob, Mucho Gracious! Thank you very much for electing me as your guide. I am very happy that both of you were satisfied with my showing around the typical Tokyo and stories and legends. I want to guide a nice couple like you, Haydee and Bob again next time you visit Japan. Takayasu

$36/ per group

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