Historical Places

  • 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...

  • Heiji Jizo (Stone Statue of Standing Jizo Bosatsu)

    Heiji Jizo is the largest stone Jizo (a guardian deity of children & travelers) in Kyoto Prefecture, with a height of 5.3 meters, including the platform. In 1833, a monk collected donations for the temple to erect this statue. Every year, on the 23rd of November, this statue becomes the site fo...

  • Keitoku-In Temple

    Keitoku-In Temple is famous for having 44 screens of fusuma (Japanese sliding screens) paintings by the Japanese artist Roshu Nagasawa, of the Maruyama school. The six rooms in the main temple contain an 8-screen painting of a tiger, and an 8-screen painting of a flower and bird. These works demonst...

  • Nyoi-Ji Temple

    A calm, inland bay spreads out in front of the gates of this temple, which is located in a bountiful, natural, environment with a striking view. The large, well-kept grounds of Nyoi-Ji Temple is covered in various flowers, trees, and wild plants, its beauty ever-changing from early spring until autu...

  • Takano Jinja Shrine

    This shrine has the“Kikunogomon” or Imperial chrysanthemum emblem showing its venerated status and connection to the emperor. There is also another emblem, “Toukamon”, which is the emblem of a specific family. The temple's main hall is a designated cultural asset of Kyoto Prefecture. The shrine gro...

  • Kotohira Jinja Shrine

    Established in 1811, Kotohira Jinja Shrine, attracts people from all over Tango who pray here for business prosperity, scholastic excellence, marriage and more. In the fall the shrine is decorated with beautiful autumn leaves....

  • Kamitani Jinja Shrine (Kamitani Tachinomiya)

    This shrine is a Kyoto Prefecture-designated cultural property. In one corner of Kamitani Jinja Shrine is a large “iwakura” or sacred rock. Ancient people used it to measure the best season for agriculture based on the angle of the sunlight hitting the rock from Kabutoyama Mountain on the east. Thi...

  • Onaru Burial Mounds

    Located on a high plateau that looks down upon Tateiwa Rock, Onaru is an ancient tomb made of stone dug along the side of a hill. There are 13 tombs, built from the end of the 6th century to the beginning of the seventh. During the spring, Japanese white horseradish (wasabi) flowers bloom across thi...