Scenic Japan from the Water

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  • Amanohashidate Sightseeing Boat

    [Famous/Historical Spots,Nature & Scenery,Animals & Birdwatching,Hot Springs,Fall Foliage,Cherry Blossoms,Others]

    Sightseeing Boat that cruises through the calm waters of Aso Sea along Amanohashidate, one of Japan’s three scenic views. Enjoy the breathtaking view from the waters.

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  • Nariai-ji Temple Main Gate (Niōmon)

    [Famous/Historical Spots,Nature & Scenery,Animals & Birdwatching,Hot Springs,Cherry Blossoms,Others]

    Stunning Niō statues are enshrined on the left and right. Nariai-ji Temple is home to many valuable cultural treasures and is also famous as a temple that makes wishes come true.

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  • Amanohashidate “Matanozoki” (looking through your legs upside down)

    [Famous/Historical Spots,Nature & Scenery,Animals & Birdwatching,Hot Springs,Fall Foliage,Cherry Blossoms,Others]

    Kasamatsu Park near Ichinomiya Boat Dock is a popular spot for upside down viewing through your legs. With earth and sky reversed, Amanohashidate looks like a bridge over the heavens.

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  • The view known as “shoryukan” (rising dragon) from the observation deck

    [Famous/Historical Spots,Nature & Scenery,Animals & Birdwatching,Hot Springs,Fall Foliage,Cherry Blossoms,Others]

    The view of Amanohashidate from Kasamatsu Park near Ichinomiya Boat Dock is called “shoryukan” (rising dragon), and it is considered a very auspicious sight.

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  • Nariai-ji Temple, 28th temple of the Saigoku Kannon Pilgrimage

    [Famous/Historical Spots,Nature & Scenery,Animals & Birdwatching,Fall Foliage,Others]

    Nariai-ji Temple, 28th temple of the Saigoku Kannon Pilgrimage, is accessible from Ichinomiya Boat Dock by Kasamatsu Cable and Tankai Tozan Bus. The sight of autumn leaves is spectacular.

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  • Sightseeing Boat running along Monju Waterway and Amanohashidate Canal

    [Famous/Historical Spots,Nature & Scenery,Animals & Birdwatching,Hot Springs,Fall Foliage,Cherry Blossoms,Others]

    Cruises through atmospheric Amanohashidate Waterway, including Rotating Bridge that turns 90 degrees when a ship passes through. It is a rare sight!

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  • Nariai-ji Temple, 28th temple of the Saigoku Kannon Pilgrimage

    [Famous/Historical Spots,Nature & Scenery,Animals & Birdwatching,Fall Foliage,Others]

    Nariai-ji Temple, 28th temple of the Saigoku Kannon Pilgrimage, is accessible from Ichinomiya Boat Dock by Kasamatsu Cable and Tankai Tozan Bus. The sight of its autumn leaves is spectacular.

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  • Amanohashidate and cherry blossoms seen from Kasamatsu Park

    [Famous/Historical Spots,Nature & Scenery,Animals & Birdwatching,Hot Springs,Cherry Blossoms,Others]

    Beautiful combination of cherry blossoms and Amanohashidate, Japan’s representative flower and scenic spot.

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  • Two-Story Amanohashidate Sightseeing Boat

    [Famous/Historical Spots,Nature & Scenery,Animals & Birdwatching,Others]

    A spectacular view of Amanohashidate can be enjoyed from the upper floor of the boat. Passengers can also feed seagulls.

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  • Amanohashidate Sightseeing Boat

    [Famous/Historical Spots,Nature & Scenery,Animals & Birdwatching,Hot Springs,Others]

    Sightseeing Boat that cruises through the calm waters of Aso Sea along Amanohashidate, one of Japan’s three scenic views. Enjoy the breathtaking view from the waters.

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  • The view known as “shoryukan” (rising dragon) from the observation deck

    [Famous/Historical Spots,Nature & Scenery,Animals & Birdwatching,Hot Springs,Fall Foliage,Cherry Blossoms]

    The view of Amanohashidate from Kasamatsu Park near Ichinomiya Boat Dock is called “shoryukan” (rising dragon), and it is considered a very auspicious sight.

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  • Sheep farm

    [Animals & Birdwatching]

    At the center of Island,there are lovely sheep walking and eating grasses.

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  • Obsevation house of seabirds

    [Animals & Birdwatching]

    Breeding season is from April to August. Let's try to look in telescope in the obsevation house. You'll see baby UMI-NEKO.

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  • Takasakiyama Natural Zoological Garden

    [Animals & Birdwatching]

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  • Umitamago

    [Animals & Birdwatching]

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  • Dolphin-Watching

    [Nature & Scenery,Animals & Birdwatching]

    Local boatmen and guides have a thorough knowledge of both the sea and marine life, giving you a 98% chance of encountering a dolphin herd at any time of the year.

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  • Paradise of seabirds (Teuri Island)

    [,Famous/Historical Spots,Nature & Scenery,Animals & Birdwatching]

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  • Islands of Amakusa Matsushima.

    [,Nature & Scenery,Animals & Birdwatching]

    Amakusa Gokyo Cruise takes you around the scenic ocean route in the Unzen-Amakusa National Park in approximately 30 minutes.

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  • You may see baby dolphins.

    [,Nature & Scenery,Animals & Birdwatching]

    Spring to Summer is breeding season for dolphins, a great opportunity to see baby dolphins swimming with their mothers!

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  • Olivia and Bridge No. 5 (Matsushima Bridge)

    [,Nature & Scenery,Animals & Birdwatching]

    Bridge No. 5 is a pipe-arch bridge with attractive red piers. It is spectacular to travel underneath it.

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  • Dolphins swimming alongside Marisol

    [,Nature & Scenery,Animals & Birdwatching]

    Increasing number of schools are including dolphin watching in their school trips. It is a great opportunity to get to know the local natural environment and culture.

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  • A dolphin approaching one of our ships, ‘Olivia’.

    [,Nature & Scenery,Animals & Birdwatching]

    The dolphins in Amakusa are very friendly. Sometimes they come swimming toward the ships.

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  • Serena cruising under Bridge No.4 (Maejima Bridge).

    [,Nature & Scenery,Animals & Birdwatching]

    Blue sea, clear sky, and green islands. Cruising around the islands and the bridges. A sure recipe for refreshing and relaxing time.

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  • Cruising between the islands and under the bridges.

    [,Nature & Scenery,Animals & Birdwatching]

    There are about 60 islands of various sizes around the Five Bridges of Amakusa. The cruise takes you between and around these islands.

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  • Dolphins swimming between the ships.

    [,Nature & Scenery,Animals & Birdwatching]

    Dolphins and men are both part of nature. Amakusa is one of the rare areas in the world where dolphins and men coexist.

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  • Dolphin watching with Kumamon

    [,Nature & Scenery,Animals & Birdwatching]

    Let’s go see dolphins on our very popular “Kumamon” ship!

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  • Dolphins jumping!

    [,Nature & Scenery,Animals & Birdwatching]

    With luck, you may see the dolphins jump.

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  • Children are excited to meet the dolphins.

    [,Nature & Scenery,Animals & Birdwatching]

    Dolphins sometimes come so close that you could almost touch them.

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  • Coasting under Bridge No.2 (Ooyano Bridge)

    [,Nature & Scenery,Animals & Birdwatching]

    All the five bridges of Amakusa Gokyo have different shapes and structures. The road that includes the bridges is called the Amakusa Pearl Line.

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  • Oita Mt.Takasaki Monkey National Park

    [,Famous/Historical Spots,Animals & Birdwatching]

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