Private Sightseeing Cruise of Amanohashidate, Kyoto


See Amanohashidate, home to one of Japan's three most scenic views, from the comfort of a boat reserved just for your group! Sail on tranquil waters as you listen to commentary on Amanohashidate and enjoy an assortment of local sweets and drinks.


  • A private tour — have the boat all to your group
  • See and learn all about Amanohashidate and its must-see attractions
  • Enjoy a variety of drinks and sweets on-board
  • Flexible itinerary — since this is a private tour, feel free to ask the captain to adjust the course
  • After the cruise, staff can give you tips on what to see and do

Key Information

Important Information

• If this cruise will be canceled due to inclement weather or other conditions, we will contact you the night before your tour to refund or reschedule • COVID-19 prevention measures are in place, such as thorough disinfection of facilities and equipment, frequent hand-washing of staff, mask-wearing requirements for staff and guests, and temperature checks - Children aged 0–5 may join this activity for free, but will not be given sweets and drinks - Please wear a mask (you may take it off when eating or drinking); those who show up without masks may be turned away without refund - If you are ill on your tour date, please do not participate - Those who are intoxicated will not be allowed to board - Please do not bring dangerous items onboard


Located in northern Kyoto, the Amanohashidate area is home to one of Japan's three most scenic views: a three-kilometer-long sandbar of the same name that's covered with pine trees. Roughly translating to "bridge to heaven," Amanohashidate got its name from the folklore surrounding its famous sandbar. Book this private tour to enjoy an Amanohashidate cruise tailored exclusively for your group! You'll sail on the tranquil waters surrounding the area, cruise along Amanohashidate's sandy beach, and see the area's famous attractions from your boat. Take the late-afternoon cruise for a chance to see Amanohashidate at sunset, weather permitting — the view is gorgeous and romantic! Aside from having the boat all to yourselves, you can ask the captain to adjust the course. For example, if you want to stop near a certain spot longer so that you can take more photos, feel free to let the captain know. You'll also enjoy an assortment of drinks and local sweets on-board — think of them as souvenirs of Amanohashidate, and a taste of Japanese hospitality. Then, after the cruise, staff can give you advice on what to check out in Amanohashidate. This 55-minute cruise is available all year round. Cruises depart every hour from 10:30, with the last boarding time being 17:30 (from April to September) or 16:30 (from October to March). Below is a sample itinerary: 10:30 — Meet at Amanohashidate Sanbashi Pier 10:35 — Board the boat; sail the Aso Sea, and listen to commentary from the captain 10:50 — See Amanohashidate Shrine, a district filled with 'funaya' (fishermen and boatmen's garages), the ruins of Kokubunji Temple, a local museum, and Amanohashidate Winery 10:55 — As the boat makes a U-turn, pass through Kaisenkyo (literally "rotating bridge," as it turns 90° when ships pass) and cross Amanohashidate Canal 11:15 — Sail the open seas, from Miyazu Bay along Amanohashidate's sandy beach 11:25 — As the boat makes another U-turn, pass once again through Kaisenkyo and cross Amanohashidate Canal. Return to the starting point and disembark. Upon landing at the pier, staff can take you to a nearby sweets shop; feel free to ask them for Amanohashidate-related travel advice

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