Kyoto by the Sea

Kasamatsu Park

This is one of the two overlooks perfect for viewing Amanohashidate, one of Japan's Three Scenic Views. The park is located halfway between Motoise Kono Shrine and Nariai-ji Temple, and is accessible via chairlift or cable car.
At Kasamatsu Park, there is a gift shop, Ama Terrace Restaurant with excellent views of the Amanohashidate land bridge, as well as photo spots and places to view the land bridge upside down (by looking between your legs). This inverted view is famous and meant to look like a green dragon flying through the sky. From the park, visitors can also catch the mountain bus that runs between Kasamatsu Park and Nariai-ji Temple (one of the 33 temples on Japan's western pilgrimage route).

55 Ogaki, Miyazu City, Kyoto Prefecture (address is for cable car at the bottom of Kasamatsu Park)
From Amanohashidate Station:
25 minutes by bus to "Kasamatsu Cable" bus stop
12 minutes by sightseeing boat (Amanohashidate Sanbashi to Miya Sanbashi ) + 5 minute walk
Car: 15 minutes from Yosa Amanohashidate IC
Business Hours
Cable car:
January, February: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
March: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
April, May, June, July 1st-19th: 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
July 20th - August 20th: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
August 21st-31st, September, October: 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
November: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
December: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.