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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Ine’s Funaya houses

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    Funaya houses are buildings unique to this region. The ground level of the building is a garage for fishboats, and the second floor is used as housing and living space.

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  • Ine Bay and its beautiful cherry blossoms during spring

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    The pink cherry blossoms are a perfect match for the emerald green waters of the ocean. Ine is a place where even time flows slower.

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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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  • Funaya and the fireworks

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    Another photo from the fireworks festival. The traditional lanterns hung from the Funaya houses makes everyone’s heart brighter.

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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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  • 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 Boat Tour

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    A 25-minute experience of the beautiful Funaya housings stretched across the whole harbor.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • lilac

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  • sunrise in akita

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  • Suzuran

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  • suisen entrance

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