Third time is the charm

From around  Maizuru, Miyazu and Fukuchiyama

Amanohashidate (天橋立) is one of Japan’s three scenic views. The sandbar is located in Miyazu Bay in northern Kyoto Prefecture. It forms part of the Tango-Amanohashidate-Ōeyama Quasi-National Park.

The last two times I visited Amanohashidate was for an all-you-can-eat crab on a winter. We usually just have 90 minutes to eat and a few minutes to visit the shops to get some souvenirs. We could squeeze a minute or two to check out the beach area but could not venture out to other areas.

One of the best viewing area, is a park callled Kasamatsu Park (笠松公園) .

From around  Maizuru, Miyazu and Fukuchiyama

Which can be reached by renting a bicycle or a short ferry ride.
Untitled From the ferry station, you need to walk for a few minutes till you get to the cable car or lift. From around  Maizuru, Miyazu and Fukuchiyama

There is a restaurant with a view and a good place to cool down on a hot summer day.

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Around 5 minutes walk you can reach the higher point of the park and much nicer view of the sand strip.

There are couple of temple to visit around the area and some nice restaurants too.

I thought the beach would be more crowded but I guess the summer break was other so most families have already gone home. It’s a long strip, so you can always find a place to be alone a relax.

 

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Manhole Cover : Miyazu City

Miyazu City is located northern part of Kyoto Prefecture and one it’s famous tourist area is Amanohashidate which is clearly depicted in the manhole cover I found in the same place.

Miyazu City (Amanohashidate)

Weekly Photo Challenge : Future Tense

Uranai(占い)  or Fortune Telling is a big thing in Japan. You can find it in almost all temples around the country. Some temple in Kyoto, I think Kinkaju, even have an English version. Mostly it is just a little piece of rolled or folder paper but this one in Amanohashidate is in a fan form. Though it is a little bit more pricey than the normal one, but it is still cute.

If you don’t like what is written , you can just leave it tied to one of trees or shrub around the temple.

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More Stitch

I got more 🙂

Amanohashidate 天橋立

Amanohashidate 天橋立

Fukui

Fukui

 

Hida

Hida

 

Kinosaki Onsen

Kinosaki Onsen

 

The infamous bridge

It has been featured in Japanese TV several times but what’s so special about the bridge in Amanohashidate(天橋立) ?

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Can you guess? Yes, it rotates. That is why it is so special because it rotates 🙂