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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.

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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 2-2-7 Fujisawa-Shi, Kanagawa 251-0036
  • 6.5/10
  • 0.3 km
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Enoshima Guest House 134
  • Katasekaigan 2-15-15 Fujisawa-Shi, Kanagawa 251-0035
  • 8.5/10
  • 1.1 km
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Kishu Railway Katase Enoshima Hotel
  • Katase Kaigan 1-13-18 Fujisawa-Shi, Kanagawa 251-0035
  • 7.7/10
  • 1.1 km
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Kinokuniya Ryokan
  • Katase Kaigan 1-13-16 Fujisawa-Shi, Kanagawa 251-0035
  • 7.4/10
  • 1.2 km
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