Discover Amanohashidate

Amanohashidate, one of Japan's three most scenic views, is a famous sandbar covered in pine trees and stretches over 3 km, connecting two sides of Miyazu Bay. This extraordinary landscape is a must-see for anyone looking to experience the natural wonders of Japan.

Things to see and do

Tours and Activities


Getting around in Amanohashidate

The easiest way around Amanohashidate is on foot, since the major sights and attractions are within walking distance from each other. Though, some sights are located a bit further ahead, where a car or bus might be necessary. 
If you decide to rent a car, it is advised to do so from one of the bigger cities in the vicinity. You can use our car rental widget in the FAQ menu below. 


Travelers can also opt to buy the following passes to get around: 

  • Amanohashidate Ine Free Pass

    • Coverage:

      • all local buses within the area

      • cable car

      • sightseeing boats within the area

    • Duration: 2 days

    • Price: 2600 Yen

    • Where to buy: Amanohashidate Tourist Information Desk


  • Kyoto by the Sea – Amanohashidate & Ine Pass

    • Coverage:

      • All Kyoto Tango Railway trains

      • All local buses within the area

      • Cable car

      • Sightseeing boats within the area

    • Duration: 1 day or 2 days

    • Price: 3550 Yen or 4550 Yen

    • Where to buy: Fukuchiyama or Amanohashidate Station as well the Amanohashidate Tourist Information Desk

Getting to Amanohashidate

Public transportation:

To get from Kyoto to Amanohashidate by public transportation, travelers need to take the JR Limited Express "Hashidate" from Kyoto Station to Amanohashidate Station. The journey takes approximately 2 hours.


Valid rail passes:


Nearest airport:

The nearest and most convenient airport is Kansai international airport in Osaka.  

  • by car: approximately 3 hours

  • by public transport: approximately 4 hours


Rental cars:

How long to stay in Amanohashidate

We recommend staying in Amanohashidate for about two days.

Seasonal information

Scenic Rides:

  • Amanohashidate sightseeing boat:
    The sightseeing boat operates all year round and usually operates from 9:00 until 16:00. 

  • Amanohashidate cable car
    The cable car as well as the chair lift operate all year round from 9:00 until 17:30 (chair lift operates until 16:00)

Festivals in Amanohashidate

There are several festivals here throughout the year. Please be advised that the following list is based upon previous entries of those festivals and that the dates might have changed for the following year. It is also possible that the entire festival is cancelled in the case of heavy rainfall or a natural disaster. Please check with the official organisers' website for the most up-to-date information. 
For the exact location of any of the festivals listed here, you can consult our map above by clicking on the icon in the upper most corner of the map to open the map legend. Festivals are hidden by default but can be made visible by clicking on the "Festivals" checkbox in the map legend.


  • Amanohashidate Monjido Departure Festival

    • Date: July 24th

    • Time: 18:40 - 21:2 (Fireworks: 20:40 - 21:00)


  • Miyazu Lantern Floating Fireworks Festival

    • Date: August 16th

    • Time: 18:00 - 21:30 (Fireworks: 19:30 - 20:20)

Hotels in Amanohashidate

Flights to Amanohashidate

Nearest airport:

The nearest and most convenient airport is Kansai international airport in Osaka.  

  • by car: approximately 3 hours

  • by public transport: approximately 4 hours

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