Local Cuisine

An abundance of fresh seafood can be found on Enoshima. In addition, there is a wide selection of steamed buns, dumplings, and sweet bean confectioneries. There are many long-established shops here which have been running for over 100 years. Enjoy sampling the many foods in these historic surroundings.

Whitebait
Whitebait

We recommend visitors try the "Shirasu Donburi", which uses fresh whitebait on a bed of rice. Depending on the day, visitors can also eat raw whitebait caught that very morning. For those who are not so keen on raw fish, there is a variety of other items which use whitebait as their central ingredient, such as Whitebait Bread, Whitebait Croquette, Whitebait Pizza, and Whitebait Rice Crackers. Enoshima's specialty, please try the whitebait during your trip.

Enoshima-don
Enoshima-don

Chopped turban shellfish, simmered with egg and served on a bed of rice—Enoshima's original dish.

Barbecued Seafood
Barbecued Seafood

Fill up with roasting hot seafood such as turban shellfish, squid, and clams!

Japanese Sweets
Japanese Sweets

Traditional Japanese sweets include steamed buns, bean paste-filled wafers and sweet bean confectioneries.
There are many historic Japanese sweet shops in both Enoshima and Fujisawa.
These shops also sell mini-sized steamed buns and sweet bean confectioneries, which are ideal for eating while taking in the sights.

Octopus Rice Crackers
Octopus Rice Crackers

Two or three whole octopuses are used in each of these rice crackers, cooked up at the shop front.
With no fishy odor, these freshly prepared rice crackers taste fantastic. They keep well so can also be eaten later, and make great souvenirs. As well as octopus, there are also shrimp and jellyfish rice crackers.

French toast
French toast

The Samuel Cocking Garden on Enoshima features Japan’s first French toast restaurant located marvelously overlooking Enoshima Yacht Harbor. LONCAFE serves its French toast nice and crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle. Come enjoy a sweet snack and a drink on the terrace of the top of Enoshima for a resort-like getaway.

Ramen
Ramen

A food synonymous with Japan! And of course, there are countless ramen shops to be visited in Enoshima and Fujisawa.
Near Fujisawa Station is Kokuya Ramen, a shop where visitors can get a taste of real Fujisawa ramen.
We recommend the classic soy sauce ramen, and the "Tanmen" (a seasoned noodle soup topped with vegetables). The gyoza (grilled meat dumplings) are also excellent!

Fujiminori Beer
Fujiminori Beer

Made with wheat and a grape variety known as "Fujiminori" which originates from Fujisawa, this delicious beer has a fruity aroma and sharp, sweet taste.