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Scenery of Japan: Amanohashidate

By Staff Writer
November 18, 2022
Amanohashidate, mentioned in Japanese mythology, is said to be one of the three most scenic spots in Japan. This long, narrow sandbar, resembling a dragon in shape, is about 3.6 km long and 20 to 170 m wide, and is covered with about 5,000 pine trees. This place is famous in Japanese mythology, where it is described as a bridge connecting heaven and earth. The area is always crowded with tourists who come to see the mysterious and spectacular view created by nature. The observatory on a small hill near Amanohashidate has a Ferris wheel and other amusement attractions that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike.
Aerial view of Amanohashidate, and long thin sandbar covered in pine trees
A long-distance view of the coastline crossed by Amanohashidate
People standing on a high observation deck looking at Amanohashidate
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