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Exploring Kyoto’s Amanohashidate Sandbar (天橋立)

For more photos from Amanohashidate and the Buddhist temple, check out the Amanohashidate (天橋立) and Chion-ji (智恩寺) location pages.

In the 17th century, Japanese scholar Hayashi Gahō is said to have declared the three most scenic views of Japan (日本三景): the islands of Matsushima, Hiroshima prefecture’s Itsukushima Shrine and, finally, the Amanohashidate sandbar in Kyoto.

With lush pine forests extending down to the expansive shoreline, Amanohashidate stretches nearly two miles across Miyazu Bay. Though most popularly viewed from the mountains on either side of the bay, the land bridge itself contains a small theme park and the Chion-ji Buddhist temple. The contrasts between forests and beaches have drawn local and visiting Instagrammers alike to stroll among the sandbar’s pine trees and document Amanohashidate’s beauty.

Via Instagram Blog

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