Vol.165:Superb views in winter in Miyazu City, in Kyoto by the sea (3)

A Happy New Year to you all.
Please treat KoI service this year as well as you did last year.
We would like to introduce scenic spots to visit in winter in Miyazu City.

Kanabiki-no-taki Waterfall

Kanabiki-no-taki Waterfall is in Miyazu city, and it is the only waterfall selected as one of Japan’s Top 100 Waterfalls in Kyoto.
It is about 40 meters high and 20 meters wide, and contains a great volume of water.
The streams is parted right and left, and the right side of streams is called a “greater waterfall” and the left is called a “smaller waterfall”.
There are two waterwalls, named “Hakuryu-no-taki Waterfall”※and “Garyu-no-taki Waterfall”※, on the route to Kanabiki-no-taki Waterfall, and “Kanabiki-no-taki Waterfall” is the general term for the three waterfalls.

※“Garyu-no-taki Waterfall” is likened the waterwall that lies downstream of “Kanabiki-no-taki Waterfall” to the sleeping form of the dragon according to a tradition of Hakuryu.
※“Hakuryu-no-taki Waterfall” is said to be the place where the god of the dragon lives according to a tradition of Hakuryu.

You can see beautiful “Kanabiki-no-taki Waterfall” that is blanketed in snow during the season of winter.
You are able to have experience performed by pouring water over yourself at Kanabiki-no-taki Waterfall for a limited time, from October to March.
Would you like that you will make a fresh start at New year by having experience performed by pouring water over yourself at Kanabiki-no-taki Waterfall?

Information of Kanabiki-no-taki Waterfall

Location: Takiba, Miyazu City, Kyoto
Visiting hours: Anytime
Entrance fee: 100 yen as cooperation gold
Access:(1)About 11 minutes by bus from Miyazu Station(You get off the bus stop “Kanabikinotakiguchi”)(2) About 10 minutes by rental bicycle from roadside station “Uminokyoto Miyazu”


When Amanohashidate, one of the three most scenic spots in Japan, is covered with snow, the scenery is very beautiful and you can see that in winter only.
You will see the beautiful sight, when the pine needles are covered with powdery snow on a bitingly cold morning.
The beauty of the scene is indescribable.
As the sun rises, the snow on the pine needles melts.
That is the reason why the beautiful scenes are rare, and they are called “a rare flying dragon in winter” “a snow bridge built over the heaven”.
However, it is not necessary that snow always lies on the ground in winter at Amanohashidate.
If it snows, the visual filed is bad and you cannot see the beautiful scene.
Only when Amanohashidate is covered with snow and it stops snowing, you can see the scene. Therefore, it’s not too much to say that the beautiful scene in winter is like a phantom.
If you can see a phantom, it is likely that you live a happy life in 2023.

Information of Amanohashidate(“a flying dragon”/”a dragon going up to heaven” )

◇The view called “a flying dragon”◇
Location: Ogaki, Miyazu City, Kyoto (Kasamatsu Park)
Business hours: 9:00-17:30 (*changes depending on the season)
Operating hours: (1)Cable car: 9:00-17:00 (2)Lift: 9:00-16:00 (*Closed from December to February)
Cable car or lift fare: 680 yen for adults (round trip), 340 yen for children (round trip)
Access: (1) About 25 minutes by route bus from Amanohashidate Station (2) About 17 minutes by Sightseeing boat and walking from Amanohashidate Station.
HP: https://www.amano-hashidate.com/
◇The view called “a dragon going up to heaven”◇
Location: Monjyu 437, Miyazu City, Kyoto (Amanohashidate View Land)
Business hours: 9:00~17:00(2/21~7/20)、8:30~18:00(7/21~8/20)、9:00~17:00(8/21~10/20)、9:00~16:30(10/21~2/20)
Entrance fee:850 yen for adults、450 yen for children
Access: About 7 minutes on foot from Amanohashidate Station

We will introduce the sightseeing spots, where you want to go regardless of the cold weather, in Kyoto by the Sea (northern part of Kyoto Prefecture) next time.
The cold days still continue, so please take care of yourself.
Please check the latest information on the official website before going out.

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