Wednesday, 22 May 2013

"Umi-no-Kyoto passport(海の京都パスポート)"

At the tourist information centre at Amanohashidate train station(天橋立駅), you can get a FREE booklet called "Umi-no-Kyoto passport(海の京都パスポート)" that offers you discounts of tourist attractions(such as hot springs, sightseeing boat)  in seaside of Kyoto!
To get the booklet, you need to ask the staff in the tourist office because it is not displayed on self-service shelf. English description available for the discount coupons.

Seashore false bindweed (Calystegia soldanella=Hamahirugaoハマヒルガオ) is started blooming in Amanohashidate!

                                                     (The picture took on 21st May 2013)

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Lookout spots of Amanohashidate!

You can see the location of the all three lookout spots on this Map!!
Further information of the each spots, please click the following link.

1. Kasamatsu Park (傘松公園) MUST SEE!
The traditional view of Amanohashidate "bridge to the heaven"

2. Amanohashidate Sessyu lookout spot (天橋立雪舟観展望休憩所)

3 Ouchi-touge ichiji-kan park (大内峠一字観公園)
***This look out point is also nice although you need a bit effort to reach.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Japanese Rose (In Japanese, Hamanasuはまなす) started blooming in Amanohashidate!!

(The pictures from 7th May 2013)
It is a species of rose native to eastern Asia.
They bloom on the beach of Amanohashidate. You will see the sign "Hamanasu-gunseichiはまなす群生地" after you crossed the first bridge from Amanohashidate station side.

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Tourist Information Centre in Amanohashidate train station(天橋立駅)

OPEN 9:00-18:00(everyday)

The staff can indicate/answer easy English questions.

At the tourist information, you can get maps, brochures of not only Amanohashidate, you can also get information of surrounding area(Tango region).
They can also help you to call your accommodation, if you booked accommodation where offers free pick up service.
Also some tickets are possible to buy, for example, express bus ticket to Kyoto or Osaka.....