Amanohashidate, Ryoanji and Ninnaji at Kyoto

We climbed up Kasamatsu Park to see Amanohashidate.

Amanohashidate, which means “Bridge to heaven,” is a long sandbar lined with pine trees.

It is said that we are supposed to look Amanohashidate between our legs. You can see the sky and the earth upside down and it makes Amanohashidate to look like a bridge across the sky.

And then, we rode a train from Amanohashidate to SagaArashiyama.

In the afternoon, we visited Ryoanji 龍安寺 and Ninnaji 仁和寺.

These temples are designated as Unesco World Helitage sites.

Ryoanji is a zen temple found in the 15th century AD. It’s famous for Sekitei, or a rock garden. Ninnaji was found in the 9th century AD and it has a connection with Imperial family. We stayed at wonderful Udano Youth hostel located near these temples.

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