Amanohashidate Viewland

Amusement park where you can see a dragon soaring in the sky

Amanohashidate Viewland is an amusement park with an observatory from which visitors can view Amanohashidate, one of the three most scenic spots in Japan.
Located on the summit of Bunshuzan Mountain on the south side of Amanohashidate, it offers a variety of rides for children.

The view from Amanohashidate Viewland is called “Hiryu-kan” (flying dragon view) because it looks like a dragon soaring in the sky.

Grotto Peeping Tables to Experience the “View of the Flying Dragon”

The view of the flying dragon is a scene in which the sky and earth are reversed and the long, slender pine forest looks like a dragon soaring to the sky.
The observatory is lined with grotto peepers with handrails, allowing visitors to experience the view of the flying dragon through the grotto peepers.

From the Hiryu-viewing corridor, which extends about 250 meters and undulates like a dragon with a maximum height of about 8.5 meters, visitors can enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view of the summit of the mountain.

Formations created by nature

Amanohashidate separates Miyazu Bay and the inland Aso Sea from north to south,
Amanohashidate, which separates Miyazu Bay from the inland Aso Sea from north to south, is a unique landform with approximately 5,000 pine trees on a narrow sandbar 20 to 170 meters wide and 3.6 kilometers long.
Amanohashidate has a unique topography with approximately 5,000 pine trees growing on its narrow sandbar, which is approximately 20 to 170 meters wide and 3.6 kilometers long.

Until 7,000 years ago, there was not even an original form of Amanohashidate, but the rising sea level formed a sandbar on the sea bottom, and 2,200 years ago, an earthquake caused it to appear above the sea surface.
It is estimated that it took its present form in the Edo period (1603-1867).

Jagged Shape

In recent years, Amanohashidate has been in danger of shrinking and disappearing due to erosion. To protect it from disappearing, levees have been built at regular intervals to prevent sand from flowing out.
The right side of this dike, where sand accumulates, is whitish and jagged in shape.

It is said that 100 years ago it was slimmer than today's and had a beautiful, bowed curve.
It is said to have been deformed more distorted than before, but the embankment protecting it from erosion and erosion by the tidal currents created the shape of a dragon.

Amusement Park Attractions

The park has a wide variety of attractions, including a sky helicopter, archery, cycle cars, SL Benkei, go-carts, small games, and a Ferris wheel.

There is also an observatory restaurant where visitors can dine while enjoying a view of Amanohashidate, making it an enjoyable experience for both children and adults.

Kawarake Throwing

Kawarake-throwing (earthenware throwing) is a game of throwing cups and plates made of unglazed or sun-dried earthenware (kawarake) from a high place to make a wish to ward off bad luck.

The players write their wishes on the Kawararake and throw them at two types of targets: the circle of wisdom and the heart.

Mountaintop Monorail

Visitors can take the monorail (slope car) or lift from Amanohashidate Station to the summit of Amanohashidate Viewland.


Amanohashidate Viewland
Official Site
437 Aza-Bunju, Miyazu City, Kyoto Prefecture
Telephone number
Hours of operation

9:00-17:00 during 2/21-7/20
During 7/21-8/20 8:30-18:00
During 8/21 - 10/20 9:00-17:00
From 10/21 to 2/20: 9:00 to 16:30



Admission fee

Entrance fee (including lift and monorail round-trip fare)
Adults 850 yen
Elementary school students 450 yen

Parking lot
20 cars (500 yen per car)

7 min. walk from Kyoto Tango Railway Amanohashidate Station
10 minutes drive from Miyazu Amanohashidate IC

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