Amanohashidate

  • A sandbar located in Miyazu Bay in northern Kyoto Prefecture ( rough location)
  • One of Japan's three scenic views

This sandbar almost fully covered with pine trees separates Miyazu Bay and Sea of Aso with its length of about 3.6 km. The tahōtō (a form of Japanese pagoda) of Chion-ji in the neighborhood dates from 1501.






A panoramic view called Shōryūkan
(view of a dragon climbing upward into the sky) seen from Kasamatsu Park




A monument for the Three Scenic Views of Japan, which are Matsushima,
Miyajima and Amanohashidate




The only path which runs all along the sandbar




The bridge Kaisenkyō, two-thirds of which rotates 90° when boats pass by
(People are waiting on the left bank and on the right-hand side of the bridge)




Sanmon (main gate) of the temple Chionji,
where Monju-bosatsu (Bodhisattva of Wisdom) is venerated




Monju-dō (Hall of Monju-bosatsu) of Chionji




Tahōtō (pagoda of many treasures) of Chionji,
one of the Important Cultural Properties of Japan




Shōrō-mon (two-storied gate) of Chionji




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