Waterfront in Amanohashidate


Amanohashidate means 'bridge to heaven' and this narrow sandbar covered in some 5000 pine trees has long inspired poets and painters. It's also billed as one of Japan's 'top three views', along with Matsushima...

Japanese in Amanohashidate

310 Amanohashidate

This unexpectedly chic new spot does set meals of prettily plated grilled fish or sashimi, using seafood caught from the fish market in nearby Miyazu, paired with craft sake. It's on the road in front of...

Buddhist Temple in Amanohashidate


Steps from the southern end of the Amanohashidate footbridge, this busy temple is home to an Important Cultural Property pagoda from the Muromachi period (late 1500s). The temple's o-mikuji (fortunes; ¥300) are...

Historic Building in Amanohashidate


This historic 18th-century home belonged to a wealthy family of sake brewers and silk traders. There are well-preserved architectural details and artefacts explained in English leaflets.