Spots in Maizuru / Amanohashidate Area

  • The funaya of Ine
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    4.5
    311 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Prefecture Yosa-gun Ine-cho
    In the town of Ine-cho on the eastern tip of the Tango Peninsula, a boat garage is called a “Funaya.” These homes that lie in between the road and the sea have a unique construction where the first floor is where the residents prepare for fishing and store their tools, while the second floor is used as a living room and bedroom, etc. The sight of the some 230 funaya lying in a row is unusual even in Japan, and the area has been designated as an Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings.

    It’s a short 20 mins boat ride round the bay to see the old houses that still line it, with a few fishing areas. Before you board, one could purchase a small pack of Calbee Prawn Crackers for...

  • Roadside Station Maizuruko Tore-Tore Center
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    3.5
    199 Reviews
    Transportation
    Kyoto Maidurushi Shimofukui 905
    This Roadside Station is on National Route 175 in Maizuru City, Kyoto Prefecture. It has a seafood market that's considered the largest on the Sea of ??Japan. Visitors enjoy fresh fish and shellfish unloaded at Maizuru Port, including baked seafood and sashimi. In the winter, many tourists stop by for their crab.

    There are not too many stores there and the seafood does not look fresh at all. Not worth the visit. Met a nice lady who own a store and she helped us call a taxi.

  • Chionji Temple (Monjudo)
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    4.0
    209 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Miyadushi Monju 466
    This temple in Miyazu City, Kyoto Prefecture belongs to the Myoshinji school of Rinzai Zen Buddhism. Also called Monjudo, it enshrines Monju Bodhisattva. Known as a deity of wisdom, lots of students come for prayers, especially at exam time. The temple has many important cultural assets too, such as its Tahoto Pagoda.

    The highlight is the Omikuji in the entrance to the grounds. Other than that, there is nothing that sets this place apart other than that it is near Amanohashidate. If you are on a bus tour, the...

  • Amanohashidate
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Miyadushi Monju
    Located in Miyazu Bay on the Sea of Japan on the north side of Kyoto, Amanohashidate is considered one of the three most beautiful views in Japan together with the islands of Matsushima and Itsukushima. A 3.6 kilometer long sandbar 20 to 170 meters wide separating Miyazu Bay from the inland Sea named Asokai north to south, Amanohashidate is covered with some 8,000 pine trees. Due to its seeming appearance as a bridge to the heavens, it came to be called Amanohashidate (“Bridge to Heaven.”). Many people come to see the uncanny shape of this popular sight, which was formed naturally over thousands of years.
  • MONJUSOU
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    4.5
    164 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kyoto Prefecture Miyazu City Tianno Hanashige Coast
    This hot spring resort facility is in Miyazu City, Kyoto Prefecture. Their 100% natural geothermal water is sometimes called Hot Spring of Beauty for its benefits to the skin. Guests enjoy seasonal scenery in their outdoor bath with the feel of a Japanese tea garden. Their restaurant, MON, features a stone oven. Relax and dine while taking in the spectacular view of Amanohashidate, one of Japan's top three scenic spots.

    The travel purpose is let my mother to experience tranditional hotel service. The service is excellent and I have order crab meal that also delicious and wonderful. I recommend live there again and...

  • Nariaiji Temple
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    4.0
    93 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Miyadushi Nariaiji 339
    This is number 28 of the 33 Saigoku pilgrimage (33 temples in the Kinki area containing a statue of Kannon) temples. The principal object of worship is the beautiful Kannon (Avalokiteshvara), and it said that if one visits the temple both mind and body will become beautiful. Spring cherry blossoms and autumn changing leaves are both wonderful, and from the ground’s viewing platform offers views of the renowned area of scenic beauty “Amanohashidate,” one of Japan’s three famous sites.

    I was looking to get away to a bit of nature with a view and took a walk up to Nariaji. If you are in good health and dont mind a walk, I wouldnt bother with the bus. There are a few nice spots to...

  • Ine Bay Sightseeing Boat
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    4.0
    75 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Yosaguninechou Hide 11
    This sightseeing boat plies Ine Bay in Yosa County, Kyoto Prefecture. The roughly 25-minute cruise around the bay takes in scenery of funaya fishermen's houses and an unbroken view of the sea. Yaki chikuwa (grilled tube-shaped fish paste cakes) are a popular specialty available from the ferry terminal's Hide-baiten Shop. You can also buy feed to give to the seagulls.

    It’s a short 20 mins boat ride round the bay to see the old houses that still line it, with a few fishing areas. Before you board, one could purchase a small pack of Calbee Prawn Crackers for...

  • Maizuru Repatriation Memorial Museum
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    4.0
    94 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Maidurushi Taira 1584 Inside collection memorial park
    This memorial hall is on the grounds of the Repatriation Memorial Park in Maizuru City, Kyoto Prefecture. In 1945, the first repatriation ship arrived at Maizuru Port. As the city welcomed many of the returnees, it's the only place in the country with exhibits on repatriation. In addition, you can see 570 items recorded in UNESCO's Memory of the World Register.

    The Repatriation Memorial Museum in Maizuru tells the story of the Japanese prisoners of war in Russia, their life in the camps and their struggle and eventually return to Japan. It is a story well...

  • Amanohashidate Beach
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    4.0
    107 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Miyadushi Monju
    Approximately a seven-minute walk from the Amanohashidate Station of the Kyoto Tango Railway, and about a 10-minute drive from the Miyazu Amanohashidate Interchange off of the Kyoto Jukan Expressway, this beach is located in a westerly direction towards the ocean, starting from the north side of the Daitenkyo Bridge. One of the attractive features of this beach is its direct accessibility from the Shotenkyo Bridge through the many minshuku and ryokan lodgings. The swimming season opens every year in mid-July, filling the beach with visitors who are enjoying the white sand, clear blue water and the green trees that dot the Amanohashidate, which is lighted up at night every year for a limited time only.

    Beach is clean but still can find some the jellyfish floating However this beach had rescue personnel sitting there which gave a safety feeling it has jumping platform installed which was quite...

  • Tango Jersey Farm
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    4.0
    52 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Kyoutangoshi Kumihamachoukanzaki 411
    This is an excursion farm in Kyotango City, Kyoto Prefecture. Dairy cows are raised in the idyllic natural surroundings of Kumihama Bay. Sora, a dairy produce atelier, is located on the grounds. Here, you can buy the butters and cheeses of the farm, and try your hand at making butter or pizza in the offered workshops. Other active group events, such as farm tours, are also offered.

    Our family stopped here for an icecream on a hot afternoon. There is a nice restaurant area and shop selling a good variety of flavoured icecream in cups/cones, plus locally make cheese, yoghurt etc...

  • Maizuru WorldBrick Museum
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    3.5
    48 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Maidurushi Hama 2011
    The Maizuru World Brick Museum was constructed as a torpedo warehouse for the Maizuru naval base in 1903. It's said to be one of the oldest brick and steel frame buildings still standing in Japan. The museum conveys the charm of Japanese brick architecture and its history through exhibits like Bricks of the World, The Hoffman Kiln, The Story of Japanese Bricks, and Bricks and Maizuru City.

    Not sure about previous reviews, as what do you expect from what is called a Brick Museum! Yes it is literally a museum of bricks - do not go there unless this is what you want! We are from...

  • Amanohashidate View Land
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Miyadushi Monju
    This is an amusement park at the summit of Mt. Monju, Miyazu City, Kyoto Prefecture with a viewing platform from which one can see Amanohashidate. Along with attractions including go karts, merry go rounds and a Ferris wheel, the view from the viewing platform restaurant is stunning. There are seven “fork peepholes” that allow one to look between the forks of Amanohashidate, and the Hiryukan through which one can see what looks like a dragon ascending to heaven. There are monorail and lift services to and from the foot of the mountain.
  • Navy Memorial
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    4.0
    26 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Maidurushi Amarubeshimo 1190
    This is a memorial museum located in Maizuru City, Kyoto Prefecture. Renovating a section of the former Naval Engineering College auditorium, exhibited here are various memorabilia and archival materials including collections pertaining to Heihachiro Togo, the first commander in chief of the naval base. Here, you can go see the naval vessels anchored at the nearby self-defense force pier.

    海軍の頃からの色々な物が展示されていますね!ただし、行くのは桜が満開の時期が一番良いと思いますよ!桜が満開の時が景色も一番ですよ!

  • Ine Tourist Association
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Yosaguninechou Hirata 491
    This tourist information center is in Ine Town, Yosa County, Kyoto Prefecture. You can get information there about local accommodation, restaurants, special products, and events. Located on a small hill overlooking Ine Bay, it provides a view of funaya fishermen's houses, unusual in Japan. There's a restaurant in the tourist center and you can have everything from a snack to a full meal.

    舟屋が並ぶ入り江の中央付近にあります。近くに酒屋などもあり、このあたりが集落の中心部かと思います。短時間なら無料のコインパーキングがあり、車をとめて情報を集めるのに便利でした。今回は乗りませんでしたが、遊覧船の案内などもここでしているようです。

  • Tateiwa
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    4.0
    15 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Kyoutangoshi Tangochoutaiza
    Tateiwa is a rock, approximately 20 meters high, on the Nochigahama Coast in the city of Kyotango, Kyoto Prefecture. According to legend, Emperor Yomei's third son, Maroko-no-miko, drove away some demons and sealed them up inside the rock. Tateiwa is well-known as one of the few naturally occurring large-scale rocks in Japan, and as such, it attracts large numbers of tourists.

    Tateiwa is a rare geological basalt column on the Japanese Sea. It rests along two beaches with swimming areas but also is where the Takeno River feeds into the sea. Its an impressive rock, and...

  • Shotenkyo Beach
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    4.0
    28 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoutangoshi Kumihamachouminatomiya
    A beach northeast of the Shotenkyo. Situated on the westernmost tip of the six kilometer long Long Beach on the Sea of Japan, this beach is the best stretch of white sands and green pines in Sanin Kaigan National Park. During swimming season each year the beach bustles with visitors. The beach was also selected for inclusion in the 88 Best Swimming Beaches in Japan list in 2001. The waters here are shallow and excellent for families with children; another of the area's charms is its abundance of hotels nearby, making this a great destination for a trip. Beachside clubhouses and DJ booths operate during the swimming season.

    Its situated in japan where many foreign tourists came to visit here, so good and big beach . We are also already visited there

  • Kumihama OnsenYumotokan
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    3.5
    13 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kyoto Kyoutangoshi Kumihamachouhirata 1106-4
    Boasting the largest open-air bath in Northern Kinki, guests come to Kumihama Onsen Yumotokan for banquets, to stay over, or just to drop by for a bath. It's a free-flowing natural hot spring set in the rural landscape of Kumihama. Their outdoor bath that can accommodate as many as 100 people at once is fed by a hot spring flowing from a rocky cliff facing the bath; there's no extra water added it's not heated. It's a great place to relax and enjoy the seasonal scenery.

    The indoor bath is extremely hot even for Japanese baths, and I couldn’t really use it because of that, but the outdoor bath was more comfortable (still plenty hot!) and absolutely gorgeous with some...

  • Amanohashidate Winery
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    3.5
    30 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Miyadushi Kokubun 123
    The Amanohashidate Winery makes its own wine from grapes they cultivate in vineyards looking out on Amanohashidate. Guests enjoy wine tastings and a lunch buffet featuring handmade dishes with plenty of local ingredients. Their original white wine soft serve ice cream comes recommended, as does their Baby Wine, like a sparkling wine in the process of fermenting that you can only drink there. You could only get such flavors at a winery.

    We had lunch here between our boat cruise of ine bay and visiting amanohashidate, one of three Japans scenic view. The food was delicious, there are plenty to choose from, Japanese and western.

  • Mukai Brewery
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    4.0
    25 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Yosaguninechou Hirata 67
    Mukai Brewery is a sake brewery located in the town of Ine, Yosa County, Kyoto Prefecture. It is an old brewery, in business since 1754, and unusual in that the storehouse is built into one end of a group of traditional fishermen's houses known as funaya. that faces the sea. One of its major brands is called Kyo no Haru, including such varieties as superior junmai daiginjo, yamahai shikomi, and nigorisake.. Customers can now order the brewery's products over the Internet.

    We visited as a part of a guided tour. Our guide was local so she knew it was a great place to visit. The experience was amazing and we had the chance to sample some different kinds of sake. It was...

  • Miyazu Catholic Church
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    4.0
    24 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Miyazu-shi Miyamoto 500
    This catholic church was built in 1896 by the French priest Jean Louis Relave. The Romanesque church blends elements of Western and Japanese architecture such as a French-style exterior and an interior with Japanese tatami mat flooring and Parisian stained glass. The beautiful church is an excellent example of mid-Meiji architecture. It is closed to visitors during mass.

    It is the oldest active Catholic church in Japan. You can also get inside and look at the interior. The stained glass windows were uniquely built, combining French and Japanese architecture. Very...

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