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Enoshima Sea Candle

The Enoshima Sea Candle is a popular observation tower located on the island of Enoshima. The tower is can be found inside the Samuel Cocking Garden (200JPY entry fee), and is a popular sightseeing location.  The Enoshima Sea Candle was first opened in 2003, which replaced the original lighthouse that built in 1951. The new tower was built to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Enoshima Electric Railway. The total height of the Sea Candle is 120 meters above sea level, but the tower itself is only 60 meters total. 

From the top floor of the observation tower, you have a 360° panoramic view of the surrounding area. The Enoshima Sea Candle is popular year round, but it is especially beautiful at night when the tower is lit up. During the winter months, the Enoshima Sea Candle Illumination festival takes place, where beautiful string lights decorate the outside of the tower. 

Hours and Admission

  • Hours: 9:00am- 8:00pm
  • 300JPY + 200JPY for Samuel Cocking Garden
  • Average Time Spent: 30 Minutes
  • Official Website


Enoshima Sea Candle is located on the island of Enoshima, which is located a short 20-minute walk away from Enoshima Station. To get to Enoshima Station, you can take a direct train from Fujisawa Station – which can be accessed directly from Shinjuku Station. 

Enoshima is only an hour outside of Tokyo, and you can easily spend a full day in and around Enoshima, it’s well worth the trip.

Where To Stay Near Enoshima Sea Candle

Almont Inn Shonan Fujisawa

The Almont Inn is just a few short minutes away from Fujisawa Station, which is only a 10 minute train ride from Enoshima. It’s conveniently located, and has a very affordable price, perfect for solo travellers.

Sotetsu Fresa Inn Fujisawaeki Minamiguchi

The Sostetsu Fresa Inn is located outside the Fujisawa Station, and is one of the top rated hotels in the city, featuring great prices, great rooms and a tasty breakfast.


The Iwamotoro Ryokan is an old fashioned traditional hotel located on the Island of Enoshima. If you are in the market for a traditional experience, then the Iwamotoro is the perfect hotel for you.


Nearby Attractions


The Great Buddha at Kamakura, is Japan’s second largest bronze Buddha Statue, which stands at 13.35m (44ft), only following behind the Buddha Statue at Nara’s Todai-ji by a few short meters. The Kamakura Daibutsu (Meaning Great Buddha), is one of the most iconic features of Japan and the Kanagawa Prefecture. As such, the temple which holds the Great Buddha of Kamakura is quite popular at most times. 

Lake Ashinoko

Lake Ashinoko (Also referred to as Lake Hakone, Lake Ashi), is a popular summer destination located in the Hakone region of Kanagawa Prefecture, famous for its views of Mt. Fuji and scenic cruises. Believed to have been created some 3000 years ago following the eruption of Mt. Hakone.

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