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
- 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
Arrive at Amanohashidate
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.More Info
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.
30 minutesIne Tourism Website
Walk the town of 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.More Info
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.More Info
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.More Info
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.More Info
Tateiwa, which represents the Tango area in the San’in Kaigan Geopark, is a huge monolith with a height of 20 meters.More Info
Arrive in Kyotango
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
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
Each additional person
Tours are only available in JapaneseMore Info
Arrive at Kumihama
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 freeMore info
You can also take part in pottery making, your goods will be fired and posted to you when done. (domestic postage only)
3000 yen per personHomepage
Arrive at Nyoiji Temple
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.Find an Accommodation
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
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.More Info
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.More Info
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.Homepage
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.More Info