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
The bridge to heaven! Beautiful place to spend the day. Walk along the sandbar, dip your feet in the ocean and grab comfort food at a nearby restaurant. It's a little out of the way so book an entire day for this activity.
5.02 months ago
It's a beautiful place. I've visited in summer. I think this place will be more beautiful during autumn. Inu boat house is a must place to visit if you in Amanohashidate. You can get all info how to visit this town in one day (or good if you can stay overnight) at the tourist center. English speaking guide will help you.
5.02 weeks ago
The 3rd beautiful place in Japan. Indeed. The scenery is beautiful and it has a lot to explore.
5.0a week ago
Feels like you are in a paradise till you got bitten by a jellyfish. Place is worth to visit, though I can't understand why it is top-3 place in Japan
4.02 months ago
Its a nice place. Not much to do or see except the village itself. The boat tour was relaxing. But somehow I feel it didn't add much to the visit of aminohashidate. So I guess I recommend seeing Ine, only if you have time to spare.