Kasamatsu Park

A bridge spanning the heavens

This is one of the three most famous scenic spots in Japan, from which you can view Amanohashidate, one of the three most scenic spots in Japan.

It is also said to be the birthplace of Amanohashidate’s famous “crotch peeking.
The name “Amanohashidate” comes from the fact that the bridge looks like a bridge spanning the heavens when viewed upside down.

Diagonal character

Amanohashidate stretches 3.6 kilometers in length.
Amanohashidate can be viewed from a distance and from a high observatory.

The view from the Amanohashidate Viewland on the south side of Amanohashidate is called "Hiryu-kan," which is compared to a dragon soaring in the sky.

The view of Amanohashidate from Kasa-matsu Park, which is located on the hillside of Mount Narisou, 130 meters above sea level, on the north side of Amanohashidate.
Amanohashidate is called "diagonally straight" because the sandbar that bisects the bay from north to south in an arch extends straight up to the right.

The birthplace of “crotch peeping”

A three-minute walk up the park's stairs leads to a pine tree named "Umbrella Pine," from which the park takes its name, and an observatory with the inscription "The birthplace of 'crotch peeping'" written on it.

By peeping from here, you can enjoy a scene in which heaven and earth are reversed and the long, slender pine forest looks for a moment like a bridge to the sky.
There is a crotch peeking stand, so give it a try.

Kasamatsu Park

The Sky Deck, with its glass floor, allows visitors to walk 40 meters in the air.

The restaurant with an observation deck offers a spectacular view of Amanohashidate while enjoying a meal.

To get to the park, take the Amanohashidate Cable Car or lift from the foot of Mt.

Motoise Kago-jinja Shrine

Located at the foot of Mt. Narisang, the historic Kago-jinja Shrine was once the approach to Amanohashidate.
It is said that the name "Motoise" comes from a legend that Amaterasu and Toyoke, the deities dedicated to the Ise Jingu Shrine, were moved from this place to Ise.

It is the only large shrine in the San'in Province and is an ancient shrine of the highest rank and history.
In front of the main shrine shines a five-colored Sedama, which is only allowed to be enshrined at Ise Jingu Shrine and Kago-jinja Shrine.

Seisouzan Seisouji Temple

Nariso-ji Temple is located at an altitude of 328 meters above sea level.
It is the 28th temple in the western part of Japan, and was founded in 704.
The five-story pagoda, restored in 1998, is a 33-meter-high wooden tower built in the Kamakura period (1185-1333).

Amanohashidate can be seen from the temple grounds.
The name of the temple was "Senosan" in the old days, and it is depicted as "Senosan Seisoji Temple" in "Amanohashidate" (National Treasure, Kyoto National Museum collection) painted around 1501 by Sesshu, an ink painter and Zen monk.


Kasamatsu Park
Official Site
Ogaki, Miyazu City, Kyoto
Telephone number
Hours of operation

Cable Car
January and February 8:00 - 16:30
March 8:00-17:00
April-June and July 1-19 8:00-17:30
July 20 - August 20, 8:00 - 18:00
Aug. 21-31, Sept. and Oct. 8:00-17:30
November 8:00-17:00
December 8:00-16:30

Admission fee

Cable car
Adult 660 yen round trip (330 yen one way)
Children 330 yen round trip (170 yen one way)


From Kyoto Tango Railway “Amanohashidate Station
Take a local bus for about 25 minutes (drop-off bus stop: Kasa-matsu Cable-shita).
Amanohashidate sightseeing boat: 12 minutes (from Amanohashidate Pier to Ichinomiya Pier) → 5 minutes on foot
Approximately 15 minutes by car from the Yosa Amanohashidate IC
10 minutes by cable car

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