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
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5.0in the last week
It's a beautiful place to visit. You can walk, rent a bike or travel by boat to go to the other side where there's a cable car and lift chairs that take you to a viewing point and you can see a beautiful scenery. If you walk make sure to get some water before, it's 3km long.
In the summer is really hot, so be prepared. You can swim after going to the viewing point. There's a little restaurant and bathrooms. There's also a coin locker area and showers.
5.0a month ago
Quite nice. The transportation here in the daytime is convenient, if you drive a car by yourself, it would be much better. If you like sea, sunshine and the blue sky, please come here to enjoy! In late May, it’s mildly warm and is quite suitable for walking along the beach. Our family members all like this beach very much! There are some Japanese restaurants, when you are hungry, choose any one of them should be fine. We chose a restaurant near the bridge which can be split into two parts.
5.03 months ago
Great scenery. The rail car that goes up to the view point is small and a bit uncomfortable when they packed over 10 people inside. There is bike rental for about $5. I enjoyed riding it and the view along the tail.
5.02 months ago
For a calmer and nicer walk with less people and touristic infrastructure, try to access Amanohashidate on weekdays and from the North. You will need a car though.
5.03 months ago
Amanohashidate is one of the most beautiful views in Japan. This strip seems like the bridge connected the land with the sky. You can see the place from the mountains around or traverse on foot inside, and you can use the boat to see it from the sea as well. There are many trees, and parks around.