|Image from Japan-Guide.com|
Amanohashidate is a pine covered sandbar that spans the mouth of Miyazu Bay in the scenic, coastal region of northern Kyoto Prefecture. Viewed from the mountains at either end of the bay, the Amanohashidate Sandbar (or Bridge in Heaven) looks like a pathway between heaven and earth. The sandbar is ranked among Japan's three most scenic views.
The other two most scenic view in Japan are:
Miyajima with its floating torii and Itsukushima Shrine. (Our trip report here).
Matshushima that has pine clad islets dotting around it (our trip report here).
We visited Amanohashidate on a Saturday afternoon in September 2015, the day we collected my race kit for the Tango Ultramarathon which was held the next day, on Sunday.
There is of course a direct train from Kyoto station to Amanohashidate and it takes about 1hour 40minutes for the journey.