The scenic Ama-no-hashidate sand bar is located in the northern part of Kyoto Prefecture, on Miyazu Bay, facing the Sea of Japan.
Located on the west coast of the bay, it is a 3-kilometer-long and 40- to 100-meter-wide sand spit, stretching into Miyazu Bay from Ejiri on the Tango-hanto Peninsula.
It was formed by sand accumulated by the tides and wind. The over 8,000 pine trees growing on this white sand spit.
The area is said to be one of the three most beautiful spots in Japan.
If you bend over and try to look at the view through your legs, it is said that Ama-no-hashidate will appear like a bridge to the heavens.
Bathing in the Ama-no-hashidate-onsen Hot Spring, which is located in the vicinity, is said to give bathers beautiful skin.