Enoshima Lighthouse Observation Tower
A 360 °significant panoramic view from one of the largest lighthouse in Japan
Enoshima Island is a scenic spot representing the Shonan area, and is also a place that many young people visit. The lighthouse observation tower completed in 2003 was built for the 100th anniversary celebration of Enoshima Electric Railway, and is popular as the "Enoshima Sea Candle." This private lighthouse is one of the largest beacons in Japan, and many antennas for mobile phones are installed on its distinctive inverted cone-shaped appearance.
Anyone can easily go up the tower by taking outdoor escalators called "Esuka." Although it is possible to use an elevator to go to the top of the observation tower with a height of 40 m, it is recommended to use the circular stairs as they provide a panoramic view of Mt. Fuji, Izu Peninsula, mountains at Hakone and Tanzawa, Oshima Island, Miura Peninsula, and Yokohama Landmark Tower. When you arrive at the top of the observation tower 119.6m above sea level, you will have a great 360-degree panoramic view. In addition, the beauty of the evening and night views of Sagami Bay from there has been recognized as the 6th best "Japan Heritage Night View." At night, the tower is illuminated by a solar power generation device installed on the south side, which creates a fantastic landscape. So, make sure to see that view.
Address: Enoshima, Fujisawa City, Kanagawa
Hours open to visitors: 9:00–20:00 (admission until 19:30)
Admission Fee: \500 (adults) (\200 for Samuel Cocking Garden +\300 for Enoshima Sea Candle), \250 (children) (\100 for Samuel Cocking Garden +\150 for Enoshima Sea Candle)
Closed: No holidays
Directions: 25 minutes on foot from Katase-Enoshima Station on the Odakyu Enoshima line (1 hour from Tokyo Station)