Hydrangea Train, Kamakura

In Kamakura, June means hydrangeas. Thousands of them. And the tourists just eat it up.

One of the most popular spots to take photos is Goryo Jinja, because the always-photogenic Enoden Line train rattles by as it exits the tunnel between Gokuraku-ji and Saka-no-shita.

え is for Enoden


Or, to use its full name, Enoshima Dentetsu.

Green, purple, blue — both sky and dark, occasionally hawking Coca Cola, with wooden floors if you’re lucky, the Enoden line is Kamakura’s cute little engine that can, ever so slowly, take you from Kamakura to Fujisawa.

Slow, yes — the trip from start to finish takes about 30 minutes, but the view is better than the alternative. On a clear day, Mt. Fuji rises high in the distance, and can be seen between roughly Shichirigahama Station and Kamakura Koko-Mae Station. So, not for long, but still, it’s worth it ambling pace (and cost — it is not a cheap train line).

Welcome to Enoden


Not sure when this fellow popped up at the Enoden line’s Kamakura Station for the first time, but it’s another kawaii (cute) touch.