Fujisawa

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Fujisawa (藤沢) [1] is a small town near Kamakura, Japan.

Get in[edit]

Most visitors arrive in Fujisawa via the Odakyu line from Shinjuku and Machida in Tokyo, or from Hakone to the west. After arriving, they immediately change to the Enoden line and continue onward to Enoshima and Kamakura.

The Odakyu Line trip from Shinjuku to Fujisawa takes 54 minutes via Rapid-express (快速急行) or 66 minutes via Express (急行) and costs 570 yen.

The trip to Fujisawa on JR takes about 50 minutes from both Tokyo and Shinjuku. The trip costs 950 yen from both locations, and is a good choice for Japan Rail Pass holders.

Get around[edit]

Enoden[edit]

This is a small, scenic train that connects Kamakura and Fujisawa. This train runs along small roads, near the Shichirigahama beach and on roads with cars like a tram. For any railfans, this train is one of the famous lines in the Kamakura area.

Oddly, you catch the Enoden in the station at the Odakyu department store, but you catch the Odakyu line across the plaza underneath the JR station.

See[edit]

  • Surf city Enoshima is administratively a part of Fujisawa City and just a short train ride away.
  • Other beaches including Kugenuma and Shichirigahama are also nearby.

Do[edit]

Every year, a festival is held in August. Here, you can challenge kingyo sukui. Kingyo sukui is a game which you scoop goldfish with a paper scoop. In this festival, you can see the largest kingyo sukui in the world. It is even recorded in the guinness book!

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

Drink[edit]

  • Free Culture 251-0052 Tatumi Bldg 1F, Fujisawa 556, Fujisawa City, Kanagawa tel (0466-26-4880). Expats and locals party at one of the few hot spots in the city.

Sleep[edit]

  • Sotetsu FRESA INN Shonandai (2 min from Odakyu,Sotetsu and Yokohama Municipal subway Shonandai station),  +81 466 41-0213. Near the Shonandai station.This station can fast Enoshima,Shinjuku and Yokohama.Very comfortable. The most low cost ¥7300, Internet reservation ¥5250.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Fujisawa
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