In the Northwest of Kyoto prefecture there is the city of Miyazu, which is close to a unique attraction called Amanohashidate. It is a 3.6 kilometer long sandbank with a lot of pine trees in the bay of Yosano city. The bay is surrounded by mountains, and at each end of the Amanohashidate you can go up the mountain and enjoy the view from above. In addition to this, the area has many shops and other attractions to keep you entertained. There aren’t much other places like this in Japan so if you are in the neighborhood, certainly pay it a visit.