Cultural & Art Facilities

  • Inaba Family Merchant House – Gosho Inaba Honke

    This was the main house of the wealthy merchant family Inaba, located in Kumihama. The Inaba family came to enormous wealth through a shipping business and coastal trade, which was started using the money earned from manufacturing malted rice in Kumihama during the Edo Period.  The main building was...

  • Mitsumasa Anno Art Museum

    At this museum, you can visit an exhibition of soft, delicate watercolor paintings of landscapes and scenes from around the world. The building was designed by world-renowned architect, Tadao Ando. You can also find the restaurant, wakuden-no-MORI, which uses the unique food culture of Tango and in...

  • Kotohikihama Singing Sand Cultural Building

    This is an experience-based facility where you can learn everything about the singing sands of Kotohikihama Beach. Many things drift on the currents into Kotohikihama Beach from the Sea of Japan. Learn the stories these items tell. You can view sand, quarts and small shell samples under a microscope...

  • Komachi Koen Park

    Komachi Koen Park, located in Omiya, is where Ono no Komachi, one of the six famous poets of the Heian Era who was said to be extremely beautiful, spent her last days. In the park, visitors can find a palace-style Komachi house where Heian Era nobility spent their days, a bronze statue of Komachi an...

  • Kyotango City History Center

    This museum is housed in a former elementary school. The museum houses about 8,000 items, mainly those relating to traditional daily life and agricultural equipment, but also items relating to the fishing, forestry, weaving industries, and old documents....