[Kanto Touring] [Kanagawa Prefecture] Enoshima Bike Touring! A solo trip through the sea of Shonan

Hello, this is _hiroyuki.ta. This time, I toured by motorcycle from central Tokyo to Enoshima in Kanagawa Prefecture. It’s been a while since I rode my favorite Harley-Davidson FLSB Sport Glide, but I enjoyed the comfortable ride and the scenery. This time, I would like to introduce the situation.


What is Enoshima?

Enoshima is a small island floating in Sagami Bay and belongs to Fujisawa City. During the Edo period, it became famous for being painted by ukiyo-e artists such as Utagawa Hiroshige and Utagawa Kuniyoshi. Enoshima has tourist spots such as Enoshima Shrine and Enoshima Aquarium, but this time we didn’t stop at them and instead enjoyed the island’s nature and coastline.

Route to Enoshima

It takes about an hour and a half to reach Enoshima from central Tokyo via the Metropolitan Expressway and Yokohama Shindo. Along the way, you can enjoy views of Minato Mirai and Yamashita Park in Yokohama City. In Fujisawa City, you can also take the old Tokaido and National Route 467 towards Enoshima. The old townscape and coastline are beautiful in this area.

Highlights of Enoshima

When you arrive at Enoshima, the first thing you’ll see is Enoshima Ohashi Bridge. This bridge is the only road connecting the mainland to the island and can be crossed on foot or by bicycle. From the top of the bridge, you can see spectacular views of Sagami Bay and Mt. Fuji. After crossing the bridge, let’s first visit Eshima Shrine. Ejima Shrine is made up of three shrines and is said to bring blessings such as love and safe childbirth. There are also caves such as Ryuken Cave and Benten Cave within the precincts of the shrine. It is said that these caves have been used for training and as a hideout since ancient times.

After leaving Enoshima Shrine, let’s go to Enoshima Aquarium. At Enoshima Aquarium, you can see marine life from Sagami Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Particularly famous are large creatures such as whale sharks and dolphins. The aquarium also holds regular shows and events.

After leaving the aquarium, let’s climb up to the Enoshima Observation Lighthouse. The observation lighthouse is a 60-meter-high tower that offers a 360-degree panoramic view from the top. From the observation lighthouse, you can see not only Sagami Bay and Mt. Fuji, but also the Izu Peninsula and Boso Peninsula in the distance. The observation lighthouse is lit up after sunset, creating a magical atmosphere.

Enoshima motorcycle parking lot


Enoshima has several parking lots exclusively for motorcycles. Among them, we recommend the “Enoshima West Green Bicycle Parking Space”. This parking lot is open 24 hours a day and is free of charge. The parking space is on the sidewalk, so if you are coming with a large motorcycle, please be careful of pedestrians when parking. This parking lot is very popular, so if you don’t get there early, it might fill up.


This time, I went on a motorcycle tour from central Tokyo to Enoshima. Enoshima is an island rich in nature, history, and culture, and is the perfect place for riding a motorcycle. When you go to Enoshima, be sure to visit Enoshima Shrine, Enoshima Aquarium, and observation lighthouse. You can also enjoy seafood and specialty products in Enoshima. Particularly famous are whitebait bowl, turban shell roast, and Enoshima beer. These foods and drinks have a special taste combined with the scenery of Enoshima.

The above was sent to you by _hiroyuki.ta. Next time we look forward to!

*The word Enoshima translated into English is “Enoshima”.