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Amanohashidate Tour

Amanohashidate Tour Packages
Country: Japan
City: Kyoto
Duration: 2 Day(s) - 1 Night(s)
Tour Category: Eco Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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2 Day Tour To Amanohashidate

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 (which roughly translates to "bridge in heaven") looks like a pathway between heaven and earth

Day 1: Departure from home country

From Haneda or Narita go to Kyoto

Day 2: Arrival / Amanohashidate

In the early morning take an express bus to Amanohashidate from Kyoto. Arriving take a bus to Amanohashidate. Several other attractions can be explored on foot or by rental bicycle at either end of the sandbar. They include a couple of temples, a shrine, a small amusement park, and observation decks from which to enjoy the view. Visitors can further take sightseeing cruises around the bay or enjoy the sandy beaches along the sandbar.

Rates Include:

-Accommodation in a hotel.

-Transportation and transfers

-1 bottle of mineral water per day

Rates Do Not Include:

-Transportation (from airport to Kyoto)


-Meals except described

-Alcoholic beverages

-Travel insurance

-Tips and portage

More About Amanohashidate:

The sandbar is three kilometers long and has 8,000 pine trees. There is a theme park at one end, frequented by locals. Kono Shrine is on the northern side and Chion-Ji Temple on the opposite

Amanohashidate translates to “bridge to heaven” because it appears to be a pathway connecting heaven and earth when viewed from the mountains that rise above it on either side. The sandbar is quite thin—just 20 meters wide at its narrowest point. Most of it is occupied by pine trees.

You'll get wonderful views on either side of the bay, or you can walk along the scenic road that threads through the trees on the isthmus. This takes about 45 minutes on foot or 15 minutes by bike, which can be rented from shops and hotels by Amanohashidate Station.

Various sightseeing cruises offer tours of the bay around the sandbar. Tickets can be reserved at the dock where the cruises depart next to Chionji Temple on the southern end of the island.

How to Get There

Amanohashidate Sandbar is accessible by train followed by a short walk.

From Kyoto Station, take the Hashidate 7 Limited Express to Amanohashidate Station. The ride takes about two and a half hours. The sandbar is a 20-minute walk from the station.

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