Scenic Japan from the Water

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  • Dimon, Shomon

    [Nature & Scenery]
    The dolphin ship can just pass through between the cliffs rising 50m from the sea level only when the sea is calm. The rocks have been nicknamed the Alps of the Sea.

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  • Hanadura

    [Nature & Scenery]
    You can see a hole created by wave erosion and also a statue of Kannon Bodhisattva, the Goddess of Mercy, at the upper left.

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  • Akase

    [Nature & Scenery]
    One of the most vividly-colorful views in the west coast of Omi Island. When the waters are rough, you can see a beautiful scene of whitecaps splashing over the red rocks.

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  • Makuiwa

    [Nature & Scenery]
    A rare spot where you can see deep down inside the caldera volcano from about ninety million years ago. You will find a large rock mural created by nature with images of snakes, rabbits, etc.

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  • Fufu Cave (Husband-Wife Cave)

    [Nature & Scenery]
    Fufu Cave is one of the best-known sights of Omijima 

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  • Shizugaura

    [Nature & Scenery]
    The view from here is the model of the big mural of NAMI-NO-MA (room of waves) at the Chowaden Reception Hall of the Tokyo Imperial Palace.

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  • Fufu Cave (Husband-Wife Cave)

    [Nature & Scenery]
    It is known to bring harmony and happiness to married couples.

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  • Shimamimon

    [Nature & Scenery]
    A thrilling rock arch that the Dolphin Ship barely squeezes through 

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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 autumn leaves is spectacular.

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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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Amanohashidate Sightseeing Boat

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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Amanohashidate in snow

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    Fresh blue and green Amanohashidate in spring is lovely, but the row of pine trees covered in white snow is also marvelous.

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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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  • 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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  • Aso Bay at Sunset

    [Famous/Historical Spots,Nature & Scenery,Others]
    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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  • Amanohashidate Shrine

    [Famous/Historical Spots,Nature & Scenery,Others]
    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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  • 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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