Enoshima Island Sea Candle
I walked past Enoshima Bridge and reached the Enoshima Island. I watched the sun slowly falls at the horizon from the bridge, I was shivering in the icy wind.
I saw an old cat with a face looked like a king. Being photoed by the tourists, it just stay there snooze happily.
At the gate of the island there is a busy shopping street, it looked not much difference from other ordinary old towns. I walk past the old town, climbed more into the hill, there were few shrines with large red Toriis which can be viewed from far away. Rows of lanterns donated by people.
In the Enoshima Shrine worshiped Enoshima Benten, which is believed responsive to prayers. I wish my mother is here, she will go to worship.
I climbed further to reach the entrance of Enoshima Samuel Cocking Garden. After bought a ticket, I entered the garden. There is also a tower called Enoshima Sea Candle in the garden. Samuel Cocking Garden is like a small park with tropical plants, small cafés, plazas and other facilities.
The garden is small, tulips in the garden have buds but yet blooming. This season is for night viewing, plants and grasses in garden had been ornamented with light illuminations. Night view of Enoshima had been chosen as one of the top three night views of Kanto area of Japan.
I took a lift climbed Enoshima Sea Candle, the inner side of the tower is heated, it felt warm and comfortable. At the far end of the horizon, I saw the intersection of sky and land at the other side of the sea. The only fault of the building is that when taking photos, there are reflections from the glass.
When I was about to leave, I found a glass door to an open-air deck which are at the higher floor of the tower. Temperatures at the deck was low, my hair was blown by the wind, the scene of the sunset was beautiful. The sea sparks under the sun shine, there is a couple stand basking in the glow of the setting sun, the picture is so beautiful.
I watched an airplane crossed the clear sky which reminds me of a Japanese TV drama called “Koizora”, Sky of Love: A Sad Love Story.
A glimpse the outline of Mount Fuji can be vaguely seen from here, but it disappeared soon later. The scenery viewed from Sea Candle was half shadowed by the night, half glowed by the setting sun.
I felt like standing at the center of the world, let the wind blew past my hair, tried to take a great photo of the scene.
|Name||Enoshima Island Sea Candle|
|Address||2-3 Enoshima, Fujisawa, Kanagawa|
|Closed||Open throughout the year|
|Business hours||9 am to 6:45 pm|
|Fee||500 yen for adults, 250 yen for children|
|Getting there||25 minutes walk from Enoshima Station|
* Please refer to the latest info before visiting the place.