Amanohashidate is a pine covered sandbar that spans the mouth of Miyazu Bay in the scenic, coastal region of northern Kyoto Prefecture. Viewed from the mountains at either end of the bay, the Amanohashidate Sandbar, which translates to bridge in heaven, looks like a pathway between heaven and earth. The scene has been admired for centuries and is ranked among Japan's three most scenic views.
A full journey along the heart region of Japan for a trip that won't be forgotten. Begin in Tokyo; and after a pleasant stay in the Japanese capital, with the Rail Pass, discover the exciting Kansai Region, including visits to: Toba (famous for oysters and for cultured pearls); then, Nara (home to some of the country's best temples and shrines, along with several fine gardens, museums and traditional neighborhoods). After that, visit Kyoto (cultural capital of Japan and a major tourist destination); Amanohashidate (a pine covered sandbar that spans the mouth of Miyazu Bay in the scenic, coastal region of northern Kyoto Prefecture); and finally, Osaka (a large port city and commercial center on the Japanese island of Honshu, known for its modern architecture, nightlife and hearty street food). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.