In the north of Kyoto prefecture lies a thin strip of land that connects the two opposing sides of Miyazu Bay. This sand bar is 3.3 km long and covered with about 7,000 pine trees. This is Amano Hashidate, which can be roughly translated as Heaven’s Bridge.
There is an official view: From the mountains at either end of the bay, the Amanohashidate sandbar looks like a pathway between heaven and earth. The scene has been admired for centuries and is considered one of Japan’s three most scenic views. But actually this place connects various worlds. You don’t even need to look very far.
If you manage to throw a stone through this circular structure whilst turning your back towards it your wish will come true. Unfortunately I was not successful.
Perspectives from the shore
Land of the Gods