We went camping from the 18th to the 20th to the northern part of Kyoto. There are several viewing spots in that area and also you can have soothing time in mountain forests and eat fresh seafood from the Japan Sea.
I’ll show you some photos from our holiday! Here you go!
The lined pine trees on the background of this photo is called ‘Ama no Hashidate’ that means the Heaven’s bridge. Here I cited the description from Wiki.
Amanohashidate (天橋立) is one of Japan’s three scenic views. It is located in Miyazu Bay in northern Kyoto Prefecture.
Amanohashidatein an ukiyo-e by HiroshigeA thin strip of land connects two opposing sides of Miyazu Bay. This sand bar is 3.3km long and covered with about 7000 pine trees.
It can be viewed from mountains on either side of the bay or it can be traversed on foot. Visitors are recommended to view the “heaven’s bridge” by turning their back to it, then bending over and looking at it upside down from between their legs.
They tried ‘Kawarake nage’ that is a kind of wishing game. You throw three pieces of china aiming at the hole of the wheel standing outside the cliff, and if you can get any of your pieces pass through the hole, your wish might come true.
Almost! Tatsu’s piece had gone toward a little bit left from the hole! How about Momo??
Oh no! She tried to climb the bars to go closer! Is she really a girl? She did very hard but…
We rented bikes for cycling through the thin sand land to the opposite side of the bay. It took only 15 mins and very fun! In this season you can see a bunch of people enjoying swimming along the shore.
After the cycling, we had a rest at the cafe and kids ate strawberry flavored Kakigoori with an extra ice cream. I don’t care it because syrup is too sweet and flavor is so artificial, but kids love these kind of thing. That extra cream was not stable, very slippery so poor Tatsu failed to lick it and made it fallen AND he caught it by his hand…poor Tatsu.
I had the Macha sofuto/ Japanese tea flavored soften cream with sweetened black soy beans. It was super yummy!
I’ve got many other pictures, so I will show you soon! (Kids are now in summer break and I can’t spend so long in front of my PC…sad!)