The kids were on spring break this week, so on Wednesday we all headed out for a day trip. We chose Enoshima, a small island that sits just off the coast of the historic city of Kamakura. A causeway connects Enoshima to the mainland, and we all agreed that it looked very much like Mont Saint-Michel in France. In the summer Enoshima is overrun by day trippers, but we enjoyed the smaller crowds on a sunny, off-season day.
The island is dedicated to Benzaiten, the Buddhist goddess of music and entertainment, and several shrines are scattered about the island. We also visited the lighthouse tower that offered gorgeous panoramic views, tidal pools on the far side of the island, and Iwaya Cave.