Amanohashidate

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Amanohashidate view from Kasamatsu Park
Amanohashidate view from Mt Moju
Amanohashidate in an ukiyo-e by Hiroshige

Amanohashidate (天橋立) is one of Japan's three scenic views. The sandbar is located in Miyazu Bay in northern Kyoto Prefecture. It forms part of the Tango-Amanohashidate-Ōeyama Quasi-National Park.

Location[edit]

A thin strip of land connects two opposing sides of Miyazu Bay. This sand bar is 3.3 km long and covered with about 7,000 pine trees.

It can be viewed from mountains on either side of the bay or it can be traversed on foot. Near the southern end is Chion-ji, a Buddhist temple.

On the bar is the Isoshimizu fresh water well cherished since the Heian period, which was selected as one of 100 best springs and rivers in Japan by the Environmental Agency in 1985.[1]

Access[edit]

Amanohashidate Station on the Miyazu Line railway, about two hours from Kyoto Station or Osaka Station, is located within walking distance from the southern end of Amanohashidate.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ministry of Environment. "環境省選定 名水百選/詳細ページ" (in Japanese). Retrieved January 8, 2011. 

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Amanohashidate at Wikimedia Commons

Three Views of Japan
AmanohashidateMatsushimaItsukushima
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Coordinates: 35°34′09.69″N 135°11′29.46″E / 35.5693583°N 135.1915167°E / 35.5693583; 135.1915167