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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5.03 weeks ago
The place is amazing. The journey to Amanohashidate with the scenic route is beautiful. The fall foliage was great at this time. On top of it, you are riding a train in the 70s. The atmosphere very nice and peaceful. This is one of the hidden gems in north of Kyoto. Since my stay is at Osaka, it was an train ride 3 hours each way. It was worth a day trip.
5.03 weeks ago
Nice place with an elegant atmosphere.
It’s a bit difficult to get there but it’s worthy.
It’s perfect for one day trip.
5.02 months ago
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.
5.03 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.
5.0in the last week
Very beautiful place with great scenery..one hour drive from Kyoto.