Kannon Cave Statues & Yuragawa Railway
Award Recipient: Maizuru City, Willer Trains
There is an Ana Kanzeon-Daibosatsu (aka Ana Kannon) located on a little hill around the Kanzaki east beach in the city of Maizuru, Kyoto prefecture. Once you walk through the pass between two large rocks and enter the cave, you can see the statue which is over 1300 years old. We suggest to dedicate one fresh egg when you visit the statue. Festivals are held on the 14th of every month, and in April and September, there are grand festivals.
Yura River bridge is a the Japan Heritage sites, and it is over the Yura River between Tango-Yura station and Tango-Kanzaki station of Kyoto Tango railway. The length of this bridge is about 552m, and it has been in operation since 1924 (Taisho 13th). The height between the surface of the river and the orbit is only about 6.2 m and 23 bridge beams are crossing the river. It is the longest iron bridge in Kyoto. Since it was built over 95 years ago, this precious bridge has worked perfectly, and it was selected as a Civil Society Heritage in 2015. Tourists enjoy the view of the train running very close to the river.