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#RikkyoFinds: Memorable souvenirs from Enoshima

#RikkyoFinds: Memorable souvenirs from Enoshima

Hello from Tokyo! My name is Saaya. Currently, I'm a second year student in Rikkyo University, and I’m majoring in Intercultural Communications.


Have you ever heard of the island called Enoshima (江ノ島)?


Enoshima is located in the South of Tokyo (東京). It takes slightly over an hour from Tokyo to this island. From Tokyo Station, hop on the Tōkaidō Main Line (東海道本線 Tōkaidō-honsen) to Fujisawa Station (藤沢駅 Fujisawa-eki), and change to the Enoshima Electric Railway (江ノ島電鉄 Enoshima dentetsu) to Enoshima Station (江ノ島駅 Enoshima-eki). I have recently visited Enoshima, and during my trip, I have picked up some omiyage (お土産 local souvenirs) to share with my friends and family. Today, I would like to introduce four omiyage that I think you should get when you visit Enoshima.  


1. Enoden candy (江ノ電キャンディー)

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Firstly, I would like to introduce a Japanese sweet called Enoden candy. The packaging illustrates the island of Enoshima and the Enoden train, which runs across it, and the inside is filled with some colourful candies. The packaging changes depending on the season and one box costs ¥400.


2. Garipote (ガリポテ)

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The second product I would like to introduce is a garlic potato snack. This is only available for purchase in Kanagawa Prefecture (神奈川県 Kanagawa-ken), and it is a popular finger food, which people usually enjoy while drinking beer. Although I do not drink beer, I enjoy eating this ¥200 snack while I do tasks at my university. 


Shonan Fujisawa Concierge and Shonan Fujisawa Souvenir (Tourist Information and Souvenir Shop) (湘南FUJISAWAコンシェルジュ)
Address: 1-1, Minami-fujisawa, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa, 251-0055
Nearest station: Fujisawa Station (JR藤沢駅)
Access: Located at Fujisawa Station South Gate Concourse 2F. 1-minute walk from JR or Odakyu Line Fujisawa station, or 2-minute walk from Enoden Fujisawa Station
Opening hours: 9am–7pm
Tel: +81 466-50-0001


3. Enoden monaka (江ノ電もなか)

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Thirdly, I would like to introduce monaka (最中) as a souvenir. Monaka is a type of dessert shaped like a sandwich with outer crispy wafers, while the inside is filled with different types of paste, such as red beans, small citrus fruit,  sesame, and Japanese apricot. The picture on its packaging showing an Enoden train running on the island is what makes this product unique. Oogiya (扇屋), the shop in which this product can be found, opened in 1985, and it preserves their tradition of making Enoden monaka. Apart from this, we can see the front part of the real Enoden train next to the shop. Each box costs ¥130. 


Oogiya (扇屋)
Address: 1-6-7, Katase Kaigan, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa, 251-0035
Nearest station: Enoshima Station (江ノ島駅)
Access: 3 minutes on foot from Enoshima Station 
Opening hours: 9am–5pm
Tel: +81 466-22-3430 


4. Enosui-mochi (えのすいもち)

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Finally, I would like to introduce another type of omiyage from Enoshima Aquarium (江ノ島水族館 Enoshima suizokukan) called Enosui-mochi (えのすいもち), which is a type of Japanese rice cake. I also bought cookies with each cookie having a different type of pattern, such as fish, penguin, and jellyfish. These cute souvenirs are very popular and well-liked by visitors. 


How do you feel about my selection of souvenirs from the area of Enoshima? I hope you will also enjoy these omiyage (お土産) when you get to visit Enoshima.


Header image credit: Saaya


Writer’s profile: Hello! My name is Saaya Kubo, and I am a second year student in the Department of Intercultural Communication at Rikkyo University, Japan. I am doing my internship in JAPAN RAIL CAFE Singapore! I like travelling as well as eating different types of snacks and sweets from all over the world. I am glad to be able to share information about Japanese souvenirs and recommend them to anyone interested in the topic.  

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