offshore island in Fujisawa, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan
"Enoshima in Sagami Province" by Hokusai, circa 1830

Enoshima (江の島) is a small island in Sagami Bay on the Pacific Coast of the Japanese island of Honshu. It is part of Fujisawa in Kanagawa Prefecture.[1]

Enoshima has an area of about 0.2 km². It is linked to the mainland by a bridge.[1]

The island is at the mouth of the Katase River.

In 1927, Enoshima was recognized as one of the 100 Landscapes of Japan which best showed Japan and its culture in the Shōwa period.[2]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Ensohima" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 181.
  2. Japan Ministry of the Environment, 日本八景(昭和2年)の選定内容 (in Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-30.
  3. 1964 Summer Olympics Official Report, Vol. 1, Part 1, p. 115; retrieved 2012-3-4.

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Panoramic view of Enoshima Island with bridge connecting it to Katase

Coordinates: 35°17′59″N 139°28′49″E / 35.29972°N 139.48028°E / 35.29972; 139.48028