Kyoto’s hidden sanctuary
Rich in natural wonder
Kyotango is home to beautiful nature and an eternal natural history. Geological formations command the horizon.
As part of the San’in Kaigan Geopark, a coastal nature park, Kyotango contains beautiful geological features that are designated as important heritage sites and are scientifically valuable. The area is packed with history and romanticism that has cultivated the culture of Kyotango.
2.5 HRS FROM KYOTO CITY
Kyotango is located in the northern part of Kyoto Prefecture. Riding on the "Tango no Umi" direct train from Kyoto is a fast and luxurious way to visit.
The towns surrounding Kyotango are also must see sites. Nearby is Ine - a town famous for its funaya: a unique type of boat house only built in Ine. Amanohashidate, ranked among Japan's three most scenic views, is only a 30min train ride away from Kyotano's city center. 1 hour to the west is one of Japan’s best hot spring villages, Kinosaki Onsen.
Kyotango’s location in the middle of these must-see Japanese towns and sights, coupled with Kyotango’s mesmerizing beauty and heritage, makes it the ideal travel hub for those wanting to go beyond the “golden route”.
flavor, culture & little pleasures of Kyotango
Kyotango's rich soil, clean air and water make the local foods burst with flavor. From early spring to late autumn there are always some local fruits in season and ready for picking.
The local sake brewers make use the of high quality rice to produce excellent sake, and many of them offer a tasting sample if you visit their shop.
Poised on the Sea of Japan the seafood is always fresh. In winter people travel from all over Japan to taste Kyotango's Taiza snow crab, said to be the best in quality and taste. The local dishes draw on all of these properties to offer some of the best seasonal cuisine available.
Tango Chirimen - 300 year history
Chirimen silk has been an important part of Japan's kimono culture since it was invented 300 years ago in Kyotango. In fact Tango chirimen is a designated part of Japan's cultural heritage.
The unique production methods makes chirimen silk softer and more wrinkle resistant than other types of silk. This is done by twisting the fabric thousands of times per meter, and it gives the fabric a lovely bumpy texture, resulting it deeper colors.
While chirimen is still being used to make kimono there is an increasing demand for more modern items, such as neckties, handbags, and smaller accessories to complement an outfit.
In Kyotango you can get hands-on with this high quality fabric a number of ways; you can wear a kimono at the kimono experience, or dye a chirimen handkerchief at one of our craft activities.
Find your private sanctuary in Kyotango
In the peace and tranquility of Kyotango you will find the place and time to take care of yourself. Ryokan, traditional Japanese inns, offer serene rooms with calming views and relaxing hot spring baths.
Find a room with ocean views, sunset views, mountain views and more.