Kumihama Bay is an inner bay separated from the Sea of Japan and, unlike it, when winter comes you won’t be seeing stormy waters, but rather, a very tranquil bay. It is also very abundant in kaki or Japanese persimmon, and the landscape formed by these has been selected as one of Kyoto’s cultural sceneries.
Shotenkyo is a formation of sand that separates the north and south of Kumihama Bay, and due to its reminiscence to Amanohashidate (天橋立), one of Japan’s three famous sights, it has thus been named “Shotenkyo” or “the small Amanohashi” (小天橋). The sandy beach continues for approximately 8km of the coast, and it is the largest long beach of the northern Kinki region.
At the top of the 191m high Mt. Kabuto you will find a viewing platform from where the Kumihama Bay, Shotenkyo, and the Sea of Japan can be seen across an uninterrupted view. A truly magnificent scenery proper of a national park. The Mt. Kabuto viewing platform can be reached within a 20-minute walk from the parking lot nearby.


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