The Legend of Enoshima

The Tale of Gozuryu & Benzaiten

Donny Kimball
13 min readJun 30, 2017

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A statue of a dragon at Enoshima’s Ryuko-myo in Kanagawa Prefecture

Though very popular with the locals, the island of Enoshima and its neighboring quaint beach town are easy to miss. Overshadowed by alternatives like Kyoto or nearby Kamakura, the area is actually of great historical significance. While Enoshima is mostly known for its bustling beach culture now, the area was actually a very popular pilgrimage during the Edo period

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Donny Kimball

I'm a travel writer and freelance digital marketer who blogs about the sides of Japan that you can't find in the mainstream media. https://donnykimball.com/