Luxury Itinerary


Relax in a luxurious Japanese-style inn, complete with its own hot spring. Take a scenic roadtrip through Kyoto's great outdoors and along its beautiful coastline, and more.




September to October


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  • Amanohashidate (One of the 3 great scenic views of Japan)
  • Ine, traditional fishing village and boat houses
  • Learn the Local Ancient History
  • Autumn Flowers and Foliage
  • Locally Sourced Foods


In the unexplored parts of Kyoto you can relax in onsen ryokan and have your fill of the views of nature and the sea in this rental car journey. On the first day, you can visit Amanohashidate, famous as one of Japan's three most scenic spots, and the Ine funaya boathouses, which have exploded in popularity recently, and drive around the incredibly photogenic scenery of the UNESCO Geopark. On the second day you can stroll around a flower temple and historic properties, eat locally sourced foods and feel the incredible nature that surrounds Kyotango.

Depart Kyoto Station

Begin your journey at Kyoto Station

Rent a car from Kyoto station

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Arrive at Amanohashidate

Enjoy one of the Three Views of Japan, Amanohashidate, from atop Kasamatsu Park sky deck.

Kasamatsu Cable Car fee:

¥680 (return trip)

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Lunch at Kasamatsu Park and Motoise Kono Shrine

After enjoying a nice lunch at Kasamatsu park, descend the mountain via cable car and head to the nearby Motoise Kono Shrine.

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Depart Motoise Kono Shrine for Ine Fishing Village

Arrive at Ine

Take a ride around Ine on a fishermans boat

Upon arriving in Ine, take a ride aboard an Ine 'Sea Taxi', and be shown around the beautiful Ine bay.

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Trip Duration:

30 minutes

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Walk the town of Ine

Explore Ine

After your boat ride around the port, enjoy a stroll through Ine and spend some downtime at the local Ine Cafe, or the Mukai brewery.

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Depart Ine

Scenic drive along the San-in Geopark coastline

After departing Ine, head along Route 178 and enjoy some of the beautiful sites of the San-in Geopark's coastline.

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Kyogamisaki Lighthouse

A chalky white lighthouse that looms on top of a cliff 148 meters above sea level at the most northern point of the Tango Peninsula.

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Tango Matsushima

Tango Matsushima takes its name from its resemblance to Matsushima, one of the three great views of Japan. This is a beautiful spot to take photographs during the sunrise and sunset.

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Byobuiwa (folding-screen rock)

Byobuiwa rock is a andesite with a height of 13 meters, and was named for its resemblance to a Japanese folding screen (Byobu) as it rises from the ocean surface.

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Tateiwa Rock

Tateiwa, which represents the Tango area in the San’in Kaigan Geopark, is a huge monolith with a height of 20 meters.

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Arrive in Kyotango

Check in to your ryokan (Japanese Inn)

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Dinner and a hot spring bath

Enjoy a nice dinner and a hot spring bath at your luxury ryokan (Japanese Inn).


On day 2 learn about the ancient history of Kyotango on a guided walking tour, enjoy the delicious paradox of local Italian food in Kyotango, and take a look at some historic properties in Kumihama.

Check out of your Ryokan

Tenki-Tenki Tango

Go to the Tenki-Tenki Tango roadside station and pick up your two hour walking tour and learn about the geological movements that created the stunning Tateiwa (standing rock). The tour then goes to visit the Onaru burial mounds, where evidence of the Tango Kingdom's ancient history was found. And finally be shown around Takano Shrine which features a stunningly long sando (road approaching the shrine)

For a group of up to five people

2500 yen

Each additional person

500 yen

Tours are only available in Japanese

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Arrive at Kumihama


Have lunch at AONONE. Boasting mouthwatering Italian cooking, the chef uses local ingredients to make some of the best food you've ever had.

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Visit a Historic Property

Inaba Family Merchant House

The “Gosho Inaba Honke” is the main family house of a wealthy Kumihama merchant family. The main building was built 130 years ago, and is a nationally registered tangible cultural property. Enjoy the historical and grande residency of the Gosho Inaba Merchant House, which also has a large Japanese garden attached.

Admission is free

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You can also take part in pottery making, your goods will be fired and posted to you when done. (domestic postage only)

Pottery fee:

3000 yen per person


Arrive at Nyoiji Temple

A Kansai Flower Temple

One of the 25 Kansai Flower Temples Nyoiji is stunning at any time of year. Get your fill of the autumn leaves and flowers in this quiet, serene temple.

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Retire to your ryokan

Enjoy the evening in your luxury ryokan

Spend the rest of the evening in your luxury accommodation. Relax in the onsen hot spring, look out over the bay, receive a massage or beauty treatment, the rest of the night is yours to do as you please.

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On day 3 you can try Kyotango's famous Fruits Trail for some excellent fruit smoothies. Visit an art gallery with some lovely, quaint watercolours, and attached restaurant for some top-notch Japanese food. Stop at a cafe that specializes in gut-fortifying fermented recipes. And finally, immerse yourself in the nostalgic atmosphere of the onsen resort town Kinosaki Onsen.

Leave for the day

Arrive at Kanihan

Souvenir Shopping

Pick up some souvenirs for friends and family at Kanihan. There is a wide range of goods from packaged sweets, local beers, to flavored sea salts.

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Arrive at Ieki Farm Shop

Local Seasonal Fruits

Kyotango has many fruit orchards and pears are in season from the start of September to the end of October. The local Kumihama pear is a special variety so you should definitely pick one of those up. But don't start eating just yet, the side of the road is no place for flavors this exquisite.

Arrive at Mt. Kabutoyama Park

Bayside Fruit Picnic

Have a relaxed picnic by the side of Kumihama Bay, while enjoying the crisp autumn breeze and colorful leaves.

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Mt. Kabutoyama Observation Deck

If you're feeling energetic the view from the observation deck at the top of Mt. Kabutoyama is incredible. It's at least 30 mins at a brisk pace to the top.

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Arrive at Wakuden no Mori

Lunch at Wakuden no Mori

Wakuden no Mori grow a lot of their food onsite, making it super local. They specialize in modern takes on Japanese food.


The House in the Middle of the Forest

After lunch you should visit the "Mori no Naka no Ie", the house in the middle of the forest. It is an art gallery featuring the works of Mitsumasa Anno. Using watercolors he has a unique style that makes you feel at home and relaxed. The building it is housed in is a work of art in it's own right and was desined by Tadao Ando.

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Coffee Break with a Bay View

Waterside Cottage Heron

This cafe uses seasonal, local fish, fruits and vegetables to produce a simple menu that anyone can enjoy. The handmade Victoria sponge is their specialty.

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Depart for Kinosaki

Next stop, Kinosaki

Having enjoyed much of what there is to see and do in Kyotango, set sail for your next adventure in Kinosaki.

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