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Explore an inn town along the Tokaido Road and see an aquarium with a large viewing tank

Shonan Area 5h30m

Venture into an inn town that prospered along the Tokaido Road on this course. Ryuko-ji Temple is where the execution of Nichiren, the priest who founded the Nichiren Buddhist Sect, was supposed to have taken place. The new Enoshima Aquarium is popular for its dolphin and seal shows.

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Yugyo-ji Temple

The head temple of Ji-shu Buddhism (time sect) worshipping Priest Ippen as the founder. Many events are held throughout the year, including a ceremony for the anniversary of the founder’s death (Kaisanki), and Susuki Nenbutsu-e (prayer ceremony). This place is known as a place of relaxation for the locals and as a training ground with buddhist temples including a wooden main temple praised to b...

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Former Kondo Residence

The Former Kondo Residence was built in 1925 after the Great Kanto Earthquake as a villa in Tsujido of Fujisawa-shi. It is said to be a representation of Japanese and Western styles at the time. After graduating from Tokyo Imperial University (Tokyo University) in 1914, Arata Endo, who designed this residence, studied for 6 years under American architect Frank Lloyd Wright who is known as the d...

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Ryuko-ji Temple

Ryukoji Temple is a temple of the “Nichiren sect” founded in 1337. Nichiren offered plans to Kamakura shogunate for saving the nation in a time of crisis, however, the government did not listen but arrested him. Nichren was taken to Tatsunokuchi (place of execution). When it was about time to be beheaded, suddenly, a beam of light came into the place of execution and the executioner was dazzle...

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Enoshima Aquarium

The aquarium is located at a great place where you can view both Mt Fuji on the west side, and Sagami bay and the scenic spot Enoshima on the south. It is known as a popular filming location for movies and dramas. It has a lot to offer to tourists, such as Big Sagami Bay Tank, Jelly Fish Fantasy Hall, and Sea Turtle Beach. Dolphin/sea lion/penguin/jelly fish shows are conducted every day.

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