“Amanohashidate” in Miyazu City, Kyoto Prefecture is a sandbar with a total length of 3.6 km, separated by Miyazu Bay and Aso Sea. It is said that alongside Matsushima and Miyajima, it is one of Japan’s three scenic spots. It is known as a scenic spot since ancient times and is one of the most scenic areas in the country selected as a special scenic spot of the country and important cultural landscape of Japan. Every year many tourists visit and everyone who visits visitors is deprived of their beauty. Amanohashidate is a place that fascinates sight which can only be seen here, it is a spot where everyone is satisfied.
Many people are fascinated by the beauty that nature created over the years. Amanohashidate is sandy with a total length of about 3.6 kilometers and a width of about 20 meters to 170 meters. Over 8,000 pine trees are lively and the exquisite contrast with the ocean shows a magnificent view. In addition to multiple scenic points, you can explore slowly with your own feet, use boats and bicycles, enjoy the swimming, there are variety of ways to enjoy.
If you are walking slowly while taking a refreshing wind and leaking trees in the pine forest, you will be healed by green and the daily fatigue will be blown away as well. You can also meet pine trees that have a strange shape, or touch on names and commentaries attached to the pine. On the way, you can go out to the beach, visit the shrine, and discover lots of things. While walking on the boardwalk, you can cross the Kuroomatsu forest and cross the other side. As it takes about an hour, returning to the pleasure boat and returning while looking at Amanohashidate from the side is good.
Kasamatsu Park is a park in the middle of the mountain of Nariai, a spot where you can see Amanohashidate from the north side opposite “Amanohashidate Viewland”. From Kasamatsu park you can enjoy the view called “Shoryukan” (rising dragon) where Amanohashidate rises and looks like a dragon.
On the summit of Monju Mountain on the south side of Amanohashidate, the “Amanohashidate Viewland” has an observation platform that can overlook Amanohashidate and a mini-amusement park where children enjoy it. “Matanozoki Viewing” (to view Amanohashidate from between your two legs) is set up on this observatory. Because Amanohashidate looks like a dragon rising in heaven, you can enjoy the view “Hiryukan” (flying dragon). This place is very popular among Amanohashidate’s exquisite scenic spots.
One of the three most beautiful views in Japan
Natural beauty spot “Amanohashidate” is the sandbar which separates the Aso Sea of the inland sea from the Gulf of Miyazu of Miyazu-shi, Kyoto to the north and south especially.
As for the beautiful scene which nature created, it is counted one of the three most beautiful views in Japan along with “Matsushima” of Miyagi and “Miyajima” of Hiroshima.
The ladder to go to heavens
The reason of the origin of this name is said that ladders ware made, stood and collected in order that Izanagi no Mikoto may go to heavens, and it became a name of “Amanohashidate” at a legend. However, while Ogami was sleeping, it fell and it was said that it became the present figure.
In practice, it is said that the sandbar was gradually formed with change of a marine water level, the earth and sand which flowed in according to the earthquake, etc.
Different scenery opens by the angle to see
The complete view at which it looks from heights is popular in Amanohashidate. Different scenery opens by the angle to see.
Especially popular scene are the view from the south side (and that from vantage point) called “Hiryukan” (flying dragon) and the view from Kasamatsu Park called a “slanted number 1”. Both are great views.
The sky and the earth look upside down
It is said that Hiryukan was the spectacle seen from the Amanohashidate view land at the summit of the Mt. Monju, and named it since the dragon was visible in the figure which climbing to heavens.
Here, it is possible to enjoy famous Matanozoki viewing (to view Amanohashidate from between your two legs).
Viewed in the Matanozoki way, the sky and the earth look upside down, making Amanohashidate look just like a bridge across the sky.
The beautiful scene can be overlooked
Against the background of Amanohashidate, a beautiful scene can be overlooked also from the direction of a five-storied pagoda of Nariaiji Temple.
Information(Access, Price/Charge, Tel, Address, Official site, etc.)
|Name:||Amanohashidate (Bridge to Heaven)|
|Address:||Miyazu, Kyoto 626-0000 Japan|
|Access:||Kyoto Tangotetsudo Miyatoyo-sen Line “Amanohashidate-eki” station (5 minutes walk)|
|Tel:||(+81) 772-22-8030 (Amanohashidate Tourism Association)|
|Price:||Amanohashidate View Land|
850 yen (Adult)
450 yen (Child)
Amanohashidate View Land
850 yen (Adult)
450 yen (Child)
Please refer the official web page.