Scenic Japan from the Water

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  • Sightseeing Boat running along Monju Waterway and Amanohashidate Canal

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

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    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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  • Chion-ji Temple, Tahōtō (many-jewelled pagoda)

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    Chion-ji Temple pagoda. Chion-ji Temple is a highly regarded temple whose high-profile visitors include Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu during the Muromachi period.

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

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    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 Shrine

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    The only shrine in Amanohashidate. Isoshimizu in the shrine is a mysterious well where fresh water springs up despite being surrounded by the ocean. 

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  • Aso Bay at Sunset

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    Beautiful sunset seen from Amanohashidate Sightseeing Boat, Ichinomiya Boat Dock. The air in this area is crisp and clean, and beautiful sunrise and sunset can be seen.

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  • Manai Shrine (Inner Shrine of Motoise Kono Shrine)

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    Inner Shrine of Motoise Kono Shrine, a famous power spot where deities such as Amaterasu-ōmikami and Toyouke-ōmikami are enshrined.

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  • Amanohashidate Sightseeing Boat at sunset

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    The air in this area is crisp and clean, and beautiful morning and evening skies can be seen.

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  • Chion-ji Temple Main Gate (Golden Pavilion)

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    Right next to Amanohashidate Boat Dock. It is known as a guardian deity of wisdom, and many students come to offer prayers before the entrance exam. Home to many cultural treasures.

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  • Motoise Kono Shrine

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    A very venerable shrine close to Ichinomiya Boat Dock, where Amaterasu-ōmikami and Toyouke-ōmikami were enshrined before they were enshrined at Ise Grand Shrine.

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  • Nariai-ji Temple Main Gate (Niōmon)

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    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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  • First sunrise of the year from Amanohashidate Kasamatsu Park

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    The first sunrise of the year seen from Kasamatsu Park near Ichinomiya Boat Dock. On this day, Kasamatsu Cable also operates from early morning.

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  • Amanohashidate Rotating Bridge

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    The bridge rotates 90 degrees when a ship passes and is worth an experience. Amanohashidate Sightseeing Boat from Miyazu passes through here.

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  • Two-Story Amanohashidate Sightseeing Boat

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    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 and cherry blossoms seen from Kasamatsu Park

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

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  • Amanohashidate Sightseeing Boat passing through Rotating Bridge

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    Amanohashidate Rotating Bridge rotates 90 degrees when a boat passes. The scarlet bridge turning dynamically is a captivating sight

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

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    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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  • Amanohashidate beach

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    A beach in Amanohashidate. Many people from all over the country visit in summer to swim in one of Japan's most scenic spots.

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  • Mukai Sake Brewery, a long-established brewery

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    Est.1754. Its buildings are located by the ocean, right next to the Funaya houses.

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  • Dolphins in Ine Bay

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    Dolphins occasionally visit Ine Bay. A lucky visitor might have a chance to see them.

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  • Ine’s Funaya houses at night

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    Funaya houses and their lighting. Sunset and night views of the area are also spectacular.

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  • Sunset at Ine Bay

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    Funaya houses colored by the evening glow. Orange and pink veils of light give a different look to Ine’s spectacular scenery.

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  • Ine Bay seen from heights

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    A view of Ine Bay from the roadside station “Funaya no Sato." A gorgeous scenery of the 230 Funaya houses and the beautiful ocean.

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  • Urashima Jinja (Shrine)

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    An shrine in Ine, known for its legends of Urashima Taro, one of the most famous folktales of Japan.

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  • A Birds-eye-view of Ine and the Funaya houses

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    A picture of Ine taken from the sky. The way the 230 Funaya houses stretch across the harbor can be well observed.

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  • The fireworks of Ine

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    A fireworks festival is held every year at the end of August. The fireworks lighting up the Funaya houses create outerworldly scenes.

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  • Ine Town, Nunobiki Falls

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    A 100-meter waterfall in Ine town. A precious fall which only appears after rain or snowmelt seasons.

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  • Ine’s Funaya houses covered in snow

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    Ine in snow almost looks as if it had popped out from a fairy tale.

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  • The fireworks of Ine

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    Another shot from the fireworks festival. Fireworks reflecting on the waters create a dreamlike scene.

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  • Funaya houses and the blue sky and sea

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    The blue sky, the blue water, and the Funaya houses melting into the scene…. Picturesque is the word.

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