Located in the north of Kyoto Prefecture, the Amanohashidate sandbar is counted among the Three Most Scenic Spots of Japan. It is approximately 3.6 kilometers long and between 20 and 170 meters wide, and is home to around 5,000 pine trees. The unique shape of the sandbar is said to resemble a bridge leading to heaven, hence its name, which loosely translates to “bridge to heaven.” The sandbar was created naturally over thousands of years, as sand and grit from the Seya River—which finds its roots in the Seya highlands to the north—and the Hata River flowed down into Miyazu Bay, and merged with sand and grit from the Noda River, accumulating on the seabed. It is also a great spot for cycling and onsen hopping.
Public transport: Approx. 5 min. walk from Amanohashidate Station on the Kyoto Tango Railway
By car: Approx. 10 min. from Miyazu-Amanohashidate IC on the Kyoto Jukan Expressway
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- Postal Code
- Amanohashidate Park, Monju, Miyazu, Kyoto Prefecture
- Amanohashidate Tourism Association 0772-22-8030