Amanohashidate is a 3.6 km sandbar planted with more or less 8,000 pine trees that stretches across Miyazu Bay.
It is considered as one of the three most beautiful views in Japan, with Miyajima and Matsushima. The name Amanohashidate literally translates to "bridge linking earth and heaven."
You can cross it on foot, or with a bicycle. It has only one beach with lifeguard surveillance located at the far south on the Amanohashidate station, where you can stop over.
It is recommended to observe the beauty of the place by ascending Mount Nariai as far as Kazamatsu Park via cable car. To get another perspective, view the scenery by placing your head between your knees, it seems to be hovering the earth and heavens.
Along the sandbar is Amanohashidate Shrine where you can rest and offer a prayer. There are also several restaurants, with seafoods as specialties, to fill you after a long walk.
Amanohashidate can be accessed via JR San-in Line to NIshi-Maizuru or Fukuchiyama, and take the privately-owned Kitakinki Tango Line. Finally, arrive at Amanohashidate Station.
Don't forget to take the Tourist Information via Kitakinki Tango Line, Amanohashidate Station.
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