Enoshima Shrine, Hetsunomiya

The Enoshima Shrine consists of three shrines located across Enoshima island. The Hetsunomiya shrine is the one closest to the footbridge by which one can access Enoshima island. The shrine is located several stairways above the main street. After climbing the many stairs, visitors arrive to the blessing circle. By walking through the circle three times, the pilgrim will be blessed with good health. Also, a small pond is located on-site where coins may be washed before attempting to throw them into an offering box; a nice way to rid yourself of your impurities and test your luck! The other two shrines are Nakatsunomiya and Okutsunomiya.

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Country: Japan
Area : Kanto area
Prefecture : Kanagawa-ken
City : Fujisawa-shi
District : Enoshima
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Gaijin San

Since my better half is Japanese I often have the chance to travel to Japan. I grew fond over time of this magnificent country. I thought of sharing with you some places worth visiting in this little but growing travel guide to Japan. I try to show with images what I can't express with words. I hope you may find here some inspiration! For those who wonder, I chose the moniker Gaijin-San after being called like this by a waitress at a grilled eel restaurant. "Gaijin" means foreigner and "San" is a honorific suffix in Japanese.

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