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Amanohashidate

Travel Information

Amanohashidate (天橋立) is 2nd most popular tourist spots in Kyoto. It is located in northern Kyoto Prefecture. Amanohashidate is designated as 3 Scenic Beauty of Japan. It is about 3.3km long and about 50m wide the sandbar. Amanohashidate literary means the bridge in the sky. When you see this sandbar from the mountain, it looks like there is a bridge in the sky. There are many historical sites such as established temples. This place has been the center of Japanese culture, poem and painting.

Tourist Info.
There are parking and restroom.

Access
0. Nishi-Maizuru Station.
1. use Kyoto-Tango Line Miyamai Line to Amanohasidate Station.


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Map around Amanohashidate

Detailed Travel Guide

Amanohashidate
Amanohashidate is one of the three scenic views of Japan, alongside Matsushima in Miyagi and Miyajima in Hiroshima, and is famous as a cultural and historic site, earning its designation as a special place of scenic beauty and a special historic site.

"The road to Mt. Oe and Ikuno are long, so I have not yet seen any letters from my mother, nor set foot on Amanohashidate."

Like this poem, written by Koshikibu-no-Naishi, Amanohashidate has been mentioned in many poems in the Ogura Anthology of one hundred Tanka Poems by One Hundred Poets and is also part of the designated Tango Amanohashidate Oeyama Quasi-National Park.
The landscape and scenery surrounding Amanohashidate have also influenced many aspects of culture, including the poems of Hiroshi Yosano and Akiko, as well as paintings, such as the national treasure "Amanohashidate Scene" by Sesshu.