Enoshima Iwaya Caves

Enoshima Iwaya Caves
2019-01-30 DAYTRIP TOKYO

After around 40 minutes walking from Katase-enoshima Station towards the southwest innermost of Enoshima Island, there you come across Enoshima Iwaya Caves in the cliff, 2 natural caves which have been formed by long time coastal erosion and elevated from the sea by several earthquakes. Enoshima Island itself had been a religious sanctuary in the past and as many renowned monks used the caves for their religious trainings, the caves have some religious legends related to ‘Benzaiten (a goddess of music, wealth and water) or the dragon god. Besides the charm of nature, the easily walkable caves also offer adventurous attractions such as exploring inside of them with a candle light and see exhibitions of the dragon and Buddhist statues at the innermost. In the first cave, there is a hole which is said to connect directly with the Narusawa Ice Cave located at the bottom of Mt. Fuji. Even after becoming one of the popular touristic spots in Enoshima, the caves still hold mystic atmosphere and small but twinkling secrets.

Free Wifi Service is Available(SSID: FUJISAWA-Free-WiFi). Odakyu Enoshima-Line Katase-enoshima Station is the closest station to the caves.