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View from Above the Sea of Japan - Aerial Train- Course

Amarube Viaduct Railway Bridge and “Aerial Train” offer beautiful views. You can walk along the railway bridge tracks of the “Sky Station”. Bath in the forests, take in the views from Amarube Viaduct overlooking the Sea of Japan and “Takanosu no Mori” forest, these scenes on your way to Yoroi Station await you on this course where you can enjoy a walk and the aerial train together.
Amarube Sky Station
Amarube Sky Station
View from Gohanbata Tenbo-Sho
View from Gohanbata Tenbo-Sho
Route map
Route directions and land marks
1) Amarube Roadside Station
Starting at Amarube Roadside Station cross National Road No. 178. Then cross the vermilion color bridge over the river and you will be greeted by “Benten-san” that watches over Amarube’s sea.
2) Gohan Hatake Observation Deck
From there travel for about 5 mintues, go through the village until you reach the promenade leading to “Takanosu no Mori”. Climb up the winding dirt road for about 15 min. and there is “Gohanbata Tenbo-sho” view point where you can overlook the nearby Amarube Viaduct. If you walk for about another 5 minutes there is another overlook where you can see “Matsugasaki Hyaku So Gai (hundred-layer cliff)” Cliffs.
3) Takanosu Observation Deck
From here continue on for another 5 minutes till you reach “Takanosu Observation Deck”, rest here.
4) Yoroi Station
From Takanosu Observation Deck go down the promenade for about 15 minutes and proceed to the right, you will reach Yoroi Station. Yoroi Station is an unmanned station, which was also used for in the design for the “Seishun 18 Kippu” poster and where they shot scenes for the drama “Futari Ko. From the first line’s platform there is a magnificent view over the brilliantly clear waters and Sea of Japan. Then, during the Golden Week holidays you can see approximately 80 carp streamers gently ”swimming” in the sky over Yoroi Harbour.
5) Juni Shrine
Go down the slope from the station into the village, visit the “Juni Shrine” on the opposite shore and after you have taken in the sites of this fishing village head back to Yoroi Station.
6) Amarube Station
Take the train on the JR San-in Main Line from Yoroi Station (about a 5 min ride) to Amarube Station, the next station. While on the train savor the view over the sea from Amarube Viaduct and the illusion the train is flying through the air.
When you get off at the next station, Amarube Station, take a moment to enjoy the view of the town from the Sky Station.
Although Amarube Viaduct is now a concrete bridge, before its reconstruction it was an iron trestle bridge that operated on the San-in Main Line for nearly 100 years since 1912. Three bridge piers have been preserved and the observation deck was reborn as the “Sky Station”. (Elevator completed in September 2017)
Amarube Roadside Station > Takanosu no Mori (forest) > Yoroi Station > Sky Station (Amarube Viaduct Bridge) > Amarube Roadside Station
Route Category
Mountain, seaside and railway
Type of Activity
★☆☆ Flat course(Elevation gain less than 100m)or less than 5km.
★★☆ Slightly undulating course(Elevation gain less than 500m)or less than 10km.
★★★ Rugged course(Elevation gain more than 500m)or 11km.
Distance About 4km
Required Time Walking time of about 1.5 hours.
Starting Point Start / End point: Amarube Roadside Station
Getting Here By Train: From JR Amarube Station walt to Amarube Roadside Station (道の駅 あまるべ).
By Car: Go to Amarube Roadside Station
Road Conditions Asphalt, concrete, gravel
Resting Place Public restroom: Amarube Roadside Station & Yoroi Station
Rest area: Takanosu Observation Deck
Shops: Kobayashi Liqour Store (One-Yen Train goods, sake)
Signpost Presence Not Present
Guide Availability Available
Contact: Kami Town Walking Network Council Office
Phone: 0796-36-2467 (Kasumi B&G Ocean Center)

The Takanosu trail is difficult to traverse in the snow.

Contact Contact: Kami Town Hall Tourism Commerce and Industry Division
Phone: 0796-36-3355
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