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Enoshima Sea Candle

An iconic lighthouse that doubles as a viewing tower, the Enoshima Sea Candle keeps watch over Sagami Bay.

Constructed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Enoshima Electric Railway, this beloved lighthouse has become a regional icon since its completion in 2003.

On a clear day along the Shonan coast, the Enoshima Sea Candle does double duty as a control tower and observation deck as visitors are treated to a 360-degree panoramic view approximately 120 meters above sea level. And by view, we not only mean sandy beaches and shorelines. We’re talking about an unparalleled look at a distant Mount Fuji acting as the ultimate backdrop of Sagami Bay.

But on days less fortunate weather-wise, the tower is luckily divided into two levels: an open observation deck atop the lighthouse itself and an enclosed indoor level right below. Reaching the nearly 60-meter landmark is a matter of preference between scaling the spiral staircase or speeding up in an elevator.

After sundown, the tower is romantically lit up in white. An annual illumination event from mid-November to February sees the Sea Candle embellished in a string of lights – a great way to end an Enoshima outing on a winter night.

Things To Know

Opening Hours

Every day 9:00 – 20:00 (last admission 30 minutes before closing).

How To Get There


2 Chome-3-46 Enoshima, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa-ken 251-0036, Japan

By train

Take the Odakyu Enoshima Line to Katase-Enoshima Station, from where the Sea Candle is located approximately 25-minutes on foot.

Where To Stay

Enoshima Hotel
  • 1-3-8 Enoshima, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa, 251-0036 Japan
  • ¥28,300 - ¥127,600
  • 3.71/5 (77 reviews)
  • 0.4 km
Guesthouse & Bar Iza Enoshima
  • 1-11-31 Katase Kaigan, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa, 251-0035 Japan
  • ¥2,730 - ¥30,680
  • 3/5 (31 reviews)
  • 1.3 km
Hotel Ao Kamakura
  • 3-1-7 Koshigoe, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa, 248-0033 Japan
  • ¥33,300 - ¥200,900
  • 4.67/5 (13 reviews)
  • 1.6 km
Akitaya Annex
  • 2-12-20 Koshigoe, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa, 248-0033 Japan
  • ¥6,000 - ¥9,000
  • 1.7 km
  • 2-10-30 Koshigoe, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa, 248-0033 Japan
  • ¥8,000 - ¥12,000
  • 5/5 (40 reviews)
  • 1.7 km

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