Best for Beach
While you may know Enoshima as a place of pilgrimage, Tokyoites would say that the Kanto area's main draw is its surf. The popular beach destination is well suited to boarders hoping to break away from the urban buzz and trade cityscape for rural coastline. Those with limited time should make tracks for Shonan, a trendy beach spot in the south. Grab that Wes Anderson-esque green, electric train from Kamakura and Fujisawa, making spontaneous stops along the coast as you go.
If you've got a full day to explore, it's most economical to purchase a day pass for 600JPY (£4). Drop towel at Enoshima Beach anytime between July and August for the best waves and dine at GARB 江ノ島 - a stylish, beachside restaurant kitted out with a pizza oven and views of the surf. After dinner, take a stroll to the Sea Candle lighthouse. Other pitstops worth noting include Hase for the great buddha at Kotoku-in temple and Fujisawa for a visit to the conceptual Shonan T-Site bookstore; you'll fit them all in if you use the Enoshima-Kamakura Freepass. From Shonan, brush off the sand, pack away your flip flops and jump on a train back to Tokyo.