Enoshima Iwaya Cave

Useful Information

Location: Enoshima island.
Classification: Speleologysea cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours:
Address: Enoshima Iwaya Cave, Fujisawa City Tourist Center, Tel: +81-466-22-4141.
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Enoshima Iwaya Cave is located at the southern coast of the small limestone island Enoshima. The island is conneted to the main island and the rest of the prefecture by a road bridge. The eastern part of the island is actually a harbour and the western part is a limestone rock with steep cliff faces. The cave entrance is in the middle of the cliff face and is reached on a bridge.

There are actually two caves, the First Cave and the Second Cave. Yes we know, the names are a little silly, but thats what we read. According to legend Kobo Daishi came here to train and Yoritomo Minamoto came here to pray for victory in battle.