The story of the Amanohashidate
- The story of the Amanohashidate
What is the
Amanohashidate in Northern Kyoto Prefecture, is one of the three most beautiful scenic spots in Japan, along with Matsushima in Miyagi Prefecture and Miyajima in Hiroshima Prefecture. It is a 3.6-kilometers long narrow sandbar stretching between Aso sea and Miyazu Bay, which is covered with many pine trees. Amanohashidate means “the bridge to heaven”. It is named because it appears like a bridge floating up in the sky when you turn your back to Amanohashidate and bend down to look its upside-down view through between your legs from the Kasamatsu park. By the way, this way how to admire is called “Matanozoki”. Amanohashidate was formed over a long period of time by the accumulation of sand carried into Miyazu Bay by the ocean currents flowing into the Sea of Japan and sediment from the Noda River flowing into the Aso Sea (inland sea) and the pine trees naturally grew there, creating a scenic beauty, with beautiful pine trees lined up along the beach and white sand.
*The image is “Monument of Three scenic spots in Japan”
*The image is “Hashidate Myojin”
*The image is “Isoshimizu”