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Enoshima Iwaya Caves

2 Enoshima, Fujisawa 251-0036, Kanagawa Prefecture
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1000 yen gets you into two caves. You walk back and you are given a candle to help guide you to the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ashlyn W
King George, Virginia
Ok caves, but the view outside makes the caves anti-climatic

The view outside of the caves is amazing and free. The caves themselves are underwhelming and not... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
Jacky C
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2 Enoshima, Fujisawa 251-0036, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

1000 yen gets you into two caves. You walk back and you are given a candle to help guide you to the graves of the founders. you walk out into a small opening and can look at the sea. the second cave is the cave...More

Thank Ashlyn W
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The view outside of the caves is amazing and free. The caves themselves are underwhelming and not really worth the 500 yen in my opinion. but support the cause and help them maintain the awesome walkways outside the caves that give you an amazing view...More

Thank Jacky C
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I guess you need certain understanding of the history and the meaning of the place. The cave is created by the great nature. It's believed to be connected to Mt. Fuji. This is the origin of the Enoshima shrine. With the understanding, you can enjoy...More

1  Thank W7927SH_
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

I really loved visiting Enoshima caves. There are two natural caves which were historically turned into shrines. The caves today have statues and relics from those shrines. You don't need to leave much time to view the caves but they are definitely worth seeing!

Thank Emma B
Reviewed 20 November 2016

I was SO excited to see the caves when my boyfriend and I spent the day in Enoshima. However, when I realized that they were artificial, I was so disappointed. Also, the insides aren't particularly interesting and it was very crowded. Not worth it. This...More

Thank usnwalker
Reviewed 16 August 2016

I was initially hesitant to visit this attraction, due the warning of steep stairs in the brochure that came with my Eno-Pass (which I purchased for the use of the escalators early on). However, I decide to do the caves first before visiting the Samuel...More

2  Thank Khyron82
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Summer in Japan is hot! Very, very hot, especially on an island south of Tokyo. Enoshima is an amazing island and the caves are very special. Legend saus that Beni tamed a dragon in these caves. The caves are lined with ancient little shrines and...More

1  Thank Natalie P
Reviewed 18 July 2016

The caves are part of the Enoshima experience, so do see them if you are on the island. You are given a light to get you through the caves, and there are shrines and objects of interest inside. It is a cool damp place to...More

1  Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
Reviewed 4 May 2016

I have been living in this are for 50 years and I really do not recommend to go down there and check out the cave. However, the way to Iwaya could be fun. This cave is located at the back of a small island called...More

1  Thank minoru n
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Be prepared to climb steps, the caves consist of 2 parts. You will be given a candle and explore, can see statues of different gods. The other, you would see the dragon statue which really feels like you are in dragon palace. Interesting walk.

1  Thank Kaye_ee
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