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.
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 … Continue reading え is for 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.
It may not be the flashiest of trains, but the Enoden is still pretty attractive for a large hunk of moving metal.By the by, that's Hisashi in the silver jacket through the middle-right window.
The Enoden Line's Kamakura Station always gets an A for effort when it comes to seasonal decorations, even for the more Western holidays.
Kamakura Koko-Mae Station is one of the more beautiful stations along the Enoden Line. It's not that the station itself is so spectacular, but rather that the view from the station is second-to-none. From Kamakura Koko-Mae, the ocean spreads out in front of you in beautiful shades of blue, Enoshima (island) rises from the sea … Continue reading Kamakura Koko-Mae
A fuzzy shot of our sweet little train. The entire Enoden Line, from Kamakura to Fujisawa, only takes about 35 or 40 minutes. And it wouldn't take nearly as long if it didn't snake through so many backyards, with barely a foot's clearance (or so it seems) between train and shrubbery. At one point, it … Continue reading Photo of the Day: Kamakura to Fujisawa
Trains and flowers—is there anything better?
An old-school Enoden line train car set up for exploring. This little car with wooden flooring sits by some dusty playing fields across from a popular Kamakura park. It's quite the attraction, too, when it's open to the public. The privilege of hopping aboard does come with a few rules, though, one of which is, … Continue reading Photo a Day: Trains in Retirement
Public transportation upholstery choices don't usually make me smile, but the Enoden Line's cute seat covers are the exception. Tiny trains for a tiny train.