Amano-hashidate (Bridge to Heaven) is a pine-covered, narrow sandspit in the northern coastal region of Kyoto Prefecture. This 3.5km-long 'bridge' of 8000 pine trees spans north-south to divide Miyazu Bay, and is considered on of Japan's three great views. The east side has a white sandy beach and attract swimmers and strollers.
Viewing from the nearby hills, ancient people called this sandbank "the bridge to heaven". At the south end of the sandspit is a ropeway leading to the observatory atop the mountain. The sandbank is 20m to 170m wide and vehicles are not allowed to enter. Rent a bicycle at the either end of the sandbar.
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Airport/Sta.Osaka International Airport (about 89.5km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.02 weeks ago
Heaven it is. Highly recommended.
2.03 weeks ago
It was okay. It was pretty but there were way too many people although I went during the corona pandemic. Very touristy. They have these jetski tours which zoom past the spit, are very loud, and play loud j-pop. I think that this is very disrespectful as this is an important religious place and to the people who live near there. Bumped into some very rude tourists from Osaka there too. The beach was very crowded not a very good experience. I think that if the touristy tours and boats stopped it would be a very beautiful place. Although it may just be my Kanto talking. So I would definitely recommend going when there are not many people.
Sorry if I came off a little strong. I'm just a bit mad at some of the experiences we had.
5.09 months ago
One of Japan’s most scenic place according to some and I have to agree! You can cross the sandbar on foot but it can take a while, best to rent a bike at either end! Or take a speed boat if that’s your preference.
5.08 months ago
An awesome place. Amanohashi viewland is great place to enjoy the view, see rainbow (if raining) and the sea. Great place to visit with family and friends.
5.06 months ago
One of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen in Japan