ABOUT KYOTANGO

KYOTANGO-
Kyoto’s hidden sanctuary
Rich in natural wonder

Kyotango, where beautiful nature and an eternal natural history still remain. Geological formations command the horizon. Kyotango is part of the San’in Kaigan Geopark, a coastal geopark or nature park, and contains beautiful geological sites 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.

KYOTANGO- Kyoto’s hidden sanctuary Rich in natural wonder
KYOTANGO- Kyoto’s hidden sanctuary Rich in natural wonder KYOTANGO- Kyoto’s hidden sanctuary Rich in natural wonder

BY TRAIN
KYOTANGO IS
2.5 HRS FROM KYOTO CITY

Kyotango is located in the northern part of Kyoto Prefecture. Nearby is Ine town - a town famous for its funaya: traditional boat houses. About 30min away by train is Amanohashidate, ranked among Japan’s three most scenic views. Another 2 hours 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 spot for those wanting to go beyond the “golden route”.

How to get to Kyotango

Discover the
flavor, culture & little pleasures of Kyotango

Flavor

Local Delicacies

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, and 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.

Dining in Kyotango

Culture

Tango Chirimen - 300 year history

Kyotango’s Tango Chirimen stands out from other silk brands found in Japan for its style and high quality. What makes this silk unique is in weaving and refinement processes. Chirimen silk uses extraordinarily tightly twisted silk strands, which are then untwisted during the refinement process. The unwound silk creates a fine, bumpy-texture that gives the fabric a wonderfully soft feel. Tango Chirimen is comparably more durable then most other silks and the bumpy texture gives the fabric a richer coloration. Aside from kimono, the fabric is also used in handbags, purses, hair accessories and more. Tango chirimen is designated as a part of Japan’s legacy.

Little pleasures

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.

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