The areas from Enoshima to Kamakura are extremely popular locations for those who enjoy both a relaxing beach culture and rich traditional Japanese culture. This is where Enoden, also known as the Enoshima Electric Railway, travels from Fujisawa Station to Kamakura Station for about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles). With the popularity of Enoden and the beautiful scenery, this is also a favored location where many movies and animations have been modeled and inspired. Let’s find out what movies have been shot and which animations have been inspired around Enoden!
Be a character of Slam Dunk at Kamakurakokomae
Since many of the popular manga and anime are now spreading around the world, this location attracts many of those who are fans of Slam Dunk, both domestically and internationally. On the day of my visit, this location constantly had 20 to 30 people all eager to take pictures of the scene, which makes you feel as if you are a part of your favorite anime.
Commute using Enoden and be a favorite anime character
Visit a popular scenic beach at Inamuragasaki
Southern All Stars, the iconic Japanese musicians associated with Shonan, has been inspired by Inamuragasaki and even shot a music video here. The main vocalist from Southern All Stars also made a movie called “Inamura Jean,” inspired by this location. More recently, in 2015 the movie, “Umimachi Diary” (“Our Little Sister” is the English title) was released, and is based on a popular manga. The movie was filmed in many locations along Enoden, and Inamuragasaki is also used for important scenes.
Inspired by Enoden? Be the next movie director!
In this article, only a few locations have been introduced, but there are several other great places where you can be inspired to write your own story. There are many more animes and movies that have been inspired around this location, and if you visit, you will know why people wish to spend their vacations and even desire to relocate here. Enoden is a special local train with a rich culture as well as traditions, and this is where you might experience the world you saw through particular screens to get an even a deeper understanding of what your favorite anime and movies truly meant to the creators.
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