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  • Amanohashidate In Miyazu, Kyoto Prefecture

  • Amanohashidate In Miyazu, Kyoto Prefecture

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Facts & Figures

Amanohashidate, also called the bridge to heaven, is rated as one of Japan's three scenic views. The other two are Matsushima Bay and Itsukushima Shrine in Hiroshima Prefecture. The 3.6 km long sand spit is covered with 8000 pine trees. The town of Amanohashidate is separated in two parts with the sand spit in between. Japan Rail Pass Buy now and Save >
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The beauty of Amanohashidate was praised in Japan's literature and paintings.


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The sand spit is located in the northern Kyoto Prefecture within the Miyazu Bay. Amanohashidate is part of the Tango-Amanohashidate-Ōeyama Quasi-National Park.

How to get to Amanohashidate?

  • 2h 15min from Tokyo to Kyoto Station by JR Tokaido Shinkansen (Nozomi) or
  • 2h 45min from Tokyo to Kyoto Station by Hikari Shinkansen and
  • 2h from Kyoto to Ama-no-hashidate Station by JR San'in Tango Discovery Line
  • 28min from Osaka to Kyoto Station by JR Tokaido Line (new rapid service)

Sightseeing spots


Amanohashidate View Land - viewpoint at the southern end of the sand bar

Kasamatsu-koen - viewpoint at the northern end of the sand bar

Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)


Monjudo outgoing ship festival (24th)
The marine safety prayer festival is held by the Chion-ji Temple.

Amanohashidate "Bridge of flame" (middle till the end of July)
The festival is about the good match accomplishment on Marine Day. 300 torches are lit all together on both shores of Amanohashidate.


Fireworks and lantern offering on the water in Miyazu (16th)
It is one of Japan's three major lantern offering festival on water with an history of app. 350 years.

Where to stay in Miyazu?

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