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My family took the 9.25am direct train from Kyoto station and reached at around noon. We were a little down seeing that we may not be able to see the landmark itself with a clear view. We decided to have lunch at a restaurant (2nd...More
Located on the south-western side on Miyazu Bay. It is a very quiet and peaceful part of Kyoto Prefecture in winter. Perfect and easy 45-min walk along the peninsular's sand bar. Alternatively you can take an excursion on a speed boat around the bay.
The sandbar is delightful either for a 20 min bicycle ride (which we opted) or a 45-min? leisurely stroll if you have the time. We would recommend the bicycle-ferry combo from the ferry company. Ride from Amanohashidate to Miyazu side and take the ferry on...More
The view was nice. If time permits, it is also good to walk on the sand bar (45 minutes one-way). It was a peaceful and relaxing walk. Looking at the transport costs, I thought it was better to visit Amanohashidate en route to somewhere else.
It's a nice place to visit, given it's one of the three most scenic spots in Japan (ref: the other two are Matsushima and Miyajima). It's the by the seaside and you can enjoy the less-crowded part of Kyoto. However, there is no night life...More
If you're the type that wants to visit as many tourist attractions as you can on a trip, this place might not be for you as the train ride from Kyoto takes 2 hours one-way. However, if you love train rides and just want to...More
It’s a really must go destination. Although it rain so heavily on the day of my visit, i still took a personal cable car up to the mountain top in order to see the view of sea and mountain which is ranked among Japan’s three...More
I end there on Sunday and there were quite some people, the parking spaces were also hot. However, there became a total quite place at night. Shops and restaurants closed early. So whether you stayed there at night would be very much depend on you...More
We visited on a weekday to avoid weekend crowds and it was actually too quiet. Half the shops and restaurants were shut and the place had a slight deserted feel to it. Sight of the sandbar is awesome and there are a couple of temples,...More
Hi! I just googled Kyoto Station to Amanohashidate Station and see a train for 8:36 a.m. on the JR line. It might vary a little, and there are bus options too. Regardless of which you take, the bus will bring you to... More
Hi! I just googled Kyoto Station to Amanohashidate Station and see a train for 8:36 a.m. on the JR line. It might vary a little, and there are bus options too. Regardless of which you take, the bus will bring you to Amanohashidate Station. From there, if I were you, I would walk to the land bridge / beach (which is accessible by crossing the street from the station and cutting through a beautiful antique shop, or by leaving the station and going right, and taking a sharp left at the light), stopping at the temple (you can't miss it), and in the antique shop and omiyage shops along the way.
I have walked the land bridge and biked it, both were lovely. You can easily rent bikes there. I recommend taking your time and relaxing on the land bridge.The water is clear, the air is so clean, and the paths are shaded and peaceful.
For lunch, there are several Japanese cafes back on the main road near the station, as well as a delicious sandwich place called JuuJuu Bread, which is right next to the train station.
After lunch, if you walk on the street behind the train station, you can take a cable lift up to "Viewland" and get a gorgeous view of the land bridge from above. There are attractions and a restaurant up there, as well. My advice is "take your time." It is a fairly small area, so you will have time to see everything and really take it in. It is a perfect day trip from Kyoto, in my opinion! Have a great time. :)
Hi... Does anyone know if the JR West Sanyo Pass covers the Fukuchiyama Line from Fukuchiyama to Osaka? I am planning to take a local train from Amanohashidate to Fukuchiyama, then switch to a JR train to Osaka. Also, what's the most economical way to get from Kyoto to Hiroshima? (I'll be there and back within a single day). I know the JR West Sanyo Pass would cover the trip but it might not be worth it for me if it is not good for the Fukuchiyama line. I wouldn't be making many long...More
November 18, 2008|
Japan April 2016 (18 days) (7 Replies)
Hello, For our first trip to Japan, I need your feedback on our journey from April 3 to 20, 2016 (18 days). April 3: arrival at Osaka airport and train to Kyoto (1 hour) April 3-6: Kyoto (and Nara) (4 nights) April 7: train and ferry to Naoshima (2:00) April 7-8 : Naoshima (1 night) April 8: Train to Hiroshima (2:00) April 8-9: Hiroshima Miyajama (2 nights) April 10: train to Kyoto Amanohashidate (7:00) April 10-11: Amanohashidate (2 nights) April 12: train to Kinosaki April...More
August 29, 2015|
I think your itinerary is good. Just, be careful that April is the highest Cherry Blossom Season, especially in Kansai Area, because of so many Japanese and foreigners visiting Kyoto. Please read my Tips here, tripadvisor.com/Travel-g294232-c220281/Japan… Also, my tips for hotels in Kyoto and Tokyo. tripadvisor.com/Travel-g298184-c219820/Tokyo… tripadvisor.com/Travel-g298564-c220179/Kyoto…