Cherry Blossoms (Early~Mid April)
Kasamatsu Park 75 Oogaki, Miyazu 629-2242 笠松公園
The park located in the Fuchu area of Miyazu which is one of the two main Amanohashidate viewing spots. It is said to be the birthplace of matanozoki, or looking at Amanohashidate upside down through ones legs. The park can be accessed by lift, cable car, or on foot. You might even be lucky enough to meet Kasabo, the park`s pinecone mascot character! About 100 cherry blossom trees bloom here every year!
Cable Car Time Schedule
January-February 8 AM～4:30 PM
March ８ AM～5 PM
April-June・July 1st～19th ８ AM～5:30 PM
July 20th-August 20th 8 AM～6 PM
August 21st～31st・September・October ８ AM～5:30 PM
November ８ AM～5 PM
December ８ AM～4:30 PM
Lift/ Cable Car Ticket Prices
Adults Round-way 660 yen（One-way 330 yen）
Children Round-way 330 yen（One-way 170 yen）
Seya`s Lone Cherry Tree Seya Village, Miyazu 松尾の一本桜
Tango Yura Station 2048-2 Yura, Miyazu 丹後由良駅
Takigami Park Mannen, Miyazu 626-0008 滝上公園
Sakurayama Park Mannen, Miyazu 桜山公園
Sakurayama Park is another popular place to see cherry blossoms in Miyazu. The slope covered in cherry trees on both sides leads up to the park area.
Hill Leading up to Miyazu Junior High School 220 Mannen, Miyazu 626-0008 宮津中学校
There is a row of cherry blossom trees planted along the hill leading up to Miyazu Junior High School and along the railroad tracks.
Kanayadani Teramachi Temples 金屋谷
There are many different temples in the Kanayadani area of Miyazu, Kyoto: Goshinji Temple, Kokushoji Temple, Honmyoji Temple, Myoshoji Temple, just to name a few. You can see cherry blossoms at many of them!
Goshinji Temple 892 Ogawa, Miyazu 626-0021 悟真寺
Kokushoji Temple 486 Kanayadani, Miyazu 626-0029 国清寺
Honmyoji Temple 885 Kanayadani. Miyazu 626-0029 本妙寺
Myoshoji Temple 883 Kanayadani, Miyazu 626-0029 妙照寺
Azaleas (Late April)
Shiizaki Inari Shrine 獅子崎稲荷神社
Pink azaleas cover the mountain slope leading up to the shrine, delighting visitors with their bright color. At the top of the hill, is the “Sesshu Lookout Point” where a view similar to that painted in the painting “Amanohashidate-zu” (designated national treasure), by the artist Sesshu can be seen.
Mt. Takigami 滝上山
Rhododendrons (Late April~Early May)
Nariaiji Temple 成相寺
Number 28 of the Saigoku 33 Kannon Pilgrimage Sites, approximately 1,500 rhododendrons bloom on the temple grounds every spring. Nairaiji is accessible by car or mountain bus from Kasamatsu Park.
By Mountain Bus: ７ min. from Kasamatsu Park
By Car: ２０ min from Yoza-Amanohahidate IC
Mountain Entrance Fee: Adults 500 yen, Junior High School and Senior High School Students 200 yen, Elementary School and Under Free
Sweetbrier (Early~Late May)
Shotenkyo area of Amanohashidate (Monju Side) 小天橋（文珠）
In the Shotenkyo area of Amanohashidate, lying on the other side of the rotating bridge or kaisenkyo, there is a patch of sweetbrier. The sweetbrier are dark pink and 40~50 cm tall. The area is fondly called “the sweetbrier path”.