Kabukiza, traditional Japanese Kabuki theater

The Kabukiza is a famous Kabuki theater in Ginza district at the heart of Tokyo. Kabuki is a form of traditional Japanese theater where tales of feudal lords, samurai warriors and divinities are told. The Kabukiza was fully renovated recently Continue reading Kabukiza, traditional Japanese Kabuki theater

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Enoshima Tower

I can’t believe it. We went to Enoshima tower but I haven’t taken a single photo of the tower itself! Anyway that is not the important point here, the landscape you can observe from the tower is much more impressive than the monument itself. The view of the coast of Japan from the tower is really impressive! Of course, you can also see the bridge one has to cross by foot to reach the island and the beaches next to it. Maybe one can also see Kamakura on a clear day? If you can, let me know!

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Enoshima’s West Side

A little piece of paradise on earth, that is what is waiting for you on Enoshima island! I think the western side of Enoshima is the nicest: it is more secluded and more tranquil than the east which has a more touristic feeling too it. In contrast, the west side gave me the feeling that time had slowed down. I was also struck by the beauty of Enoshima’s nature. After a long day under the sun, we decided to Continue reading Enoshima’s West Side

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Enoshima’s rocky coast

Is it your wish to escape the scorching summer heat of Tokyo? Or simply evade the frenetic lifestyle of Japan’s metropolis? Let me tell you a secret: this place is located only about 2 hours from Tokyo, on Enoshima Island! Shhhh, keep it as a secret between you and me but this site also offers a fantastic view on Mount Fuji! Don’t be afraid, get close to the water, in case of trouble, lifeguards are on duty!

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Enoshima Shrine, Okutsunomiya

The Okutsunomiya shrine is the furthest of the three shrines on Enoshima island (the other two are Nakatsunomiya and Hetsunomiya) and is easily identified by the large turtle painting on the ceiling of the shrine and its mean-looking dragon protecting a small altar curved in the rock. The Okutsunomiya shrine is in a more secluded part of the island in comparison to the two others and this way, offers a more “zen” setting.

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Enoshima Shrine, Nakatsunomiya

The Nakatsunomiya shrine is located several minutes passed the Hetsunomiya shrine along the main touristic road of Enoshima island. Visitors can either climb the numerous stairs along the way or use the modern network of underground escalators (for a fee). The Nakatsunomiya shrine is unmistakable Continue reading Enoshima Shrine, Nakatsunomiya

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