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Fujisawa (藤沢市 Fujisawa-shi) is a small town near Kamakura, Japan. It is also the name of the municipality that encompasses Shonandai and Enoshima.

Get in[edit]

Most visitors arrive to Fujisawa station 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.

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

Get around[edit]

Enoden[edit]

Enoden

This is a small, scenic train that connects Kamakura and Fujisawa station. This train runs along small roads, near 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 Fujisawa station at the Odakyu department store, but you catch the Odakyu Line across the plaza underneath the JR station.

See[edit]

Enoshima
  • Surf city Enoshima is administratively a part of Fujisawa City and just a short train ride away.

Other beaches are also nearby, including:

  • 1 Kugenuma Beach (鵠沼海岸).
  • 2 Shichirigahama Beach (七里ヶ浜).

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]

  • 1 Free Culture, Tatumi Bldg 1F, Fujisawa 556, +81 466-26-4880. Tu-Su 11:30-midnight. Expats and locals party at one of the few hot spots in the city.

Sleep[edit]

  • 1 Sotetsu FRESA INN Shonandai (相鉄フレッサイン 藤沢湘南台) (2 min. from Shonandai Station), +81 466 41-0213. This hotel has a convenient location. ¥7300, internet reservation ¥5250.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Fujisawa
ShizuokaAtami  W JR Tokaido icon.png E  KamakuraTokyo
Shinjuku ← into Odakyu odawara.svgSagami Ōno  N Odakyu enoshima.svg S  Katase Enoshima
END  W Number prefix Enoden.PNG E  EnoshimaKamakura


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