Sunday, 31 July 2016

Beach report - Amanohashidate, 30th July 2016

The video is taken at around 7:00 in the morning.
In the early morning of summer holiday, sports club children are training at the beach which you can can see in the video. On weekday morning, beach is quieter than weekends.
Although, even on weekends, compared with other major beaches in Japan, here is less crowded and you always can find your space on the beach :D
Come and enjoy clean water and relaxed time here!




Under the bridge, there are lots of fish from small one to big one so you can see people who are fishing in Amanohashidate as well in different location than swimming.




Thursday, 28 July 2016

Express bus from Osaka&Kyoto to Tango region can book online in English now

Finally, you can make reservation for express bus without knowing Japanese nor go to bus terminal.
Probably they started from this spring although I was busy to updated at that time.
For further information please see the post below.

From Osaka
http://seasidekyoto.blogspot.com/2013/01/direct-bus-from-osaka.html

From Kyoto
http://seasidekyoto.blogspot.com/2013/01/direct-bus-from-kyoto.html


Friday, 22 July 2016

Beach bar in Amanohashidate


A bar will open in the night in Amanohashidate beach for 2 days.
The name is called "Bar Les Pins".
The bar offers not only drinks but also some snacks and pizza are available.
Date: 31st July and 1st August 2016
Time:17:00-22:30
Access: about 10mins walk from Amanohashidate station
(after you crossed two bridges on Aman
ohashidate, you can see the bar on your right)

Night cruise in Amanohashidate - Summer 2016

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What to do in the night at Amanohashidate?
Let's enjoy night cruise along the canal of Amanohashidate which is special offer for summer. Additionally, inside the water(sea) is illuminated.

Date: 31st July, 7th Aug, 14th Aug, and 21st Aug

There are two different cruise offers.

*Cruise by motorboat(duration about 20mins)
Time: from 19:45 to 21:00, the boat depart when more than 4 people are joined
Fare:1000JPY/person

*Cruise by sightseeing boat(duration about 25mins)
Time: depart at 19:30, up to 100 people, first come first serve basis
Fare:500JPY/person

Departing point for both cruise: Amanohashidate pier(next to Chion-ji Temple)
From Amanohashidate station, about 5 minutes walk

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Illuminated beach report

Are you staying overnight in Amanohashidate or Miyazu?
Then I recommend to visit Amanohashidate in the night for illuminated pine trees and beach.




Yesterday(19th July 2016) was so bright with moon light which you can see in the picture.
Seems like they sometime put on background music at the same time when illumination colour change.
My pictures and video were taken around 19:30-20:15.
video

For further information, please read my another post.
http://seasidekyoto.blogspot.com/2016/06/amanohashidate-will-be-illuminated-in.html

Monday, 11 July 2016

Shower is ready to use on the beach!

Probably they already opened shower from the beginning of this month although I checked by myself today...so CONFIRMED now :D
On Amanohashidate, there are some FREE cold showers are available on the beach for after you enjoyed the sea. The showers are possible to use during summer. 

Traditional Night Festival on 24th July 2016


The festival is called Defune Matsuri Festival, every year it is held on 24th July, so excuse me but I'm going to use my old blog post from the past years to describe the festival here because the festival is the same, nothing change for years.
The festival run between 19:30 to 20:45.
It is a traditional story play in open-air and the stage will be on the sea and the bridge.
Story is; There was a bad dragon in Tango region's sea in the past and Monju-Bosatsu god who alter the dragon to good one! ;) So that's what you will see in the play. You don't need to understand language because it is a non-verbal play, only music.
In the first 30mins, children will dance with Taiko drums, they are usually very cute to see.
Chion-ji temple area&the first bridge to Amanohashidate sandbar(near by station side) will be lighted up with bonfire. Around 20:40-21:00 you can also watch small fireworks. 

Access: 3mins walk from Amanohashidate station
Free admission.