10 Things to Do in Kyotango That You Shouldn't Miss

August 21, 2017 Matilde Konrad

Kyōtango is a city located in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. The modern city of Kyōtango was established on April 1, 2004, from the merger of the towns of Mineyama and Omiya, the towns of Amino, Tango, and Yasaka, and the town of Kumihama.
Restaurants in Kyotango

1. Kotobikihama

Aminocho Kakezu, Kyotango 629-3112, Kyoto Prefecture +81 772-72-5511
Excellent
37%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 93 reviews

Kotobikihama

Reviewed By Jenny H - hue

We had a very relaxing time, beach was clean and current and waves were good for swimming. Park at the beach and you pay.

Monju, Miyazu 629-2244, Kyoto Prefecture +81 772-22-8030
Excellent
41%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 534 reviews

Amanohashidate

Reviewed By Lyn&MarkfromOz - Melbourne, Australia

The day we visited was rainy and gloomy so we didn't get to see it at its best but still enjoyable nonetheless

3. Amanohashidate View Land

Monju, Miyazu 626-0001, Kyoto Prefecture +81 772-22-5304
Excellent
38%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 321 reviews

Amanohashidate View Land

Reviewed By tsim2016 - Singapore, Singapore

With a fractured ankle and on crutches, I still managed to get up to see the view by 'looking between your legs'. Big thanks to the strong men (staff) at the ropeway that got me to the car lift in my wheelchair. It was definitely a memorable and worthwhile trip. Hopefully I will get chance to come come back and do the walk across the sandbar.

4. Kyogamisaki (Kyogamisaki Lighthouse)

Tangocho Sodeshi, Kyotango 627-0245, Kyoto Prefecture
Excellent
20%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
34%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 50 reviews

Kyogamisaki (Kyogamisaki Lighthouse)

Reviewed By ProfDW - Sasayama-shi, Hyogo, Japan

Visited for the first sunrise of the new year and it was amazing. Snow everywhere but the view of the rising sun over the sea with myriad little Islands scattered across it's surface was truly breath taking.

5. Ouchi Pass Ichijikan Park

211 Yumiki, Yosano-cho, Yosa-gun 629-2263, Kyoto Prefecture +81 772-46-0052
Excellent
58%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

Ouchi Pass Ichijikan Park

Reviewed By Chuzaa - Vancouver, Canada

Most tourists visit two viewpoints to enjoy Amanohashidate in northern Kyoto prefecture. They are at the both ends of Amanohashidate; Kasamatsu Park and Amanohashidate View Land near JR Amanohashidate Station.
The Oouchi Touge (Pass) is away to the west in the Iwataki district of the town of Yosano. This was an ancient short-cut route from Miyazu and Iwataki region to the Omiya and Mineyama region. Since there is no public transit to this mountain pass, one must have a car to get here. It would take about 20 minutes from the centre of the Iwataki region.
“Ichijikan” Park means the park where Amanohashidate looks like the Chinese character ‘one’ or a simple short horizontal bar. Amanohashidate is a two-mile-long sand bar with thousands of pine trees and it looks like the Chinese character ‘one’ from the Oouchi Pass.
The park has a shrine, a very nice viewing Terrace, restrooms (closed from December 1 to the end of March) and a free parking lot. For those who want to enjoy camping, it has some cottages and camp spots for the summer months.
It is also noteworthy to mention that the viewpoint also gives you a clear view of Oeyama Nickel Refinery below. This was once the site in Japan to produce ferro-nickel for war effort in the 1930’ and 1940’s from nickel ore mined in Mt. Oeyama with hundreds of prisoners of war from the Allied Forces and Chinese labourers alongside some Japanese workers. From the park, the former POW campsite is also visible near the refinery.

6. Kasamatsu Park

75 Ogaki, Miyazu 629-2242, Kyoto Prefecture +81 772-27-0032
Excellent
35%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 251 reviews

Kasamatsu Park

Reviewed By risxlene - Singapore, Singapore

Slightly quieter, the queues for this were longer for some reason
There's a sky deck with floors made of glass that extends outwards
They have a sky Terrace area for food and drinks. There's also a view point here with raised levelling benches for a group shot opportunity

7. Tango Matsushima Outlook

Tangocho, Kyotango 627-0232, Kyoto Prefecture
Excellent
35%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 28 reviews

Tango Matsushima Outlook

Reviewed By Chuzaa - Vancouver, Canada

Along National Highway 178 in the Tango Peninsula region, there is a small village called Konoshiro (此代). Here next to its beach, there are few small Islands with some pine trees on them and the region is nicknamed as "Tango Matsu-shima) or the Pine Islands of the province of Tango.
Probably the best viewing spot of Tango Matsu-shima is at about 200 meters to the west from the village of Konoshiro on Highway 178. There is a small parking lot near a tunnel. All you have to do is to cross the road to the cliff side.
Is it spectacular? No, not really, but it's worth a short stop for pictue-taking.

8. Motoise Konojinja Shrine

430 Ogaki, Miyazu 629-2242, Kyoto Prefecture +81 772-27-0006
Excellent
26%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 119 reviews

Motoise Konojinja Shrine

Reviewed By Chuzaa - Vancouver, Canada

Just after arriving in the Fuchu pier by boat, or after walking along Amanohashidate all the way to the end from the Monju area, you will spot a grand-looking shrine in front of you. It’s the Moto Ise Kono Jinja Shrine (or the original Ise Shrine, Kono Jinja Shrine).
As the name implies, it claims to be one of the shrines where the deity of the Ise Grand Shrine of Mie Prefecture resided many centuries ago. Its history is certainly very long and the shrine has a written proof with it in the form of a genealogical record of the main priest’s family (the Amabe Family). This record is the second oldest genealogical record found in Japan and is a national treasure (a 1976 designation). According to this ancient record, the priest who created it in mid 9th century was already the 33rd of the Amabe family and the current head priest is their 82nd!
You walk through the shrine complex and go further to the left and you will find a route to the lower station of the cable car and the open chair lift up to Kasamatsu Park on the slope of Mount Nariai.

9. Tangocho Seacoast

2624 Tangocho Taiza, Kyotango 627-0201, Kyoto Prefecture
Excellent
42%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 17 reviews

Tangocho Seacoast

Reviewed By Chuzaa - Vancouver, Canada

Along the Beaches of the region of Tango-cho are some quite unique views of the Sea of Japan. If you are driving Highway 178, enjoying Tango-hanto Peninsula in northern Kyoto, you will love the Beaches around here.
It's possible to visit this area in the summer months from Amanohashidate train station by taking a local bus for the Tango-hanto Peninsula region. It's a whole-day commitment.
One of the most noteworthy spot is the nice sandy beach with the Tachi-iwa Rock. Though not super-huge, it is still a prominent rock formation suddenly showing up after a strech of beantiful sandy beach.
This very area looks good for swimming, but it isn't. If you wish to go swimming, try some other nearby Beaches.
Incidentally, there are at least several well-known Japanese movies used this beach in the past. They include "Silence" by Masahiro Shinoda (1971) and "The Last Chushingura" by Shigemichi Sugita (2010).

10. Shotenkyo Beach

Kumihamacho Minatomiya, Kyotango 629-3422, Kyoto Prefecture
Excellent
29%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 24 reviews

Shotenkyo Beach

Reviewed By Vanessa Y - Tokyo, Japan

We went quite early on a Sunday morning, mid-September ... it was a beautiful hot sunny day, but unbelievably enough, hardly anyone was there ... it was quiet and just perfect. It started to get a little more crowded, as we left around 11 a.m.
The sand was golden and soft (not so common in Japan - usually it's grey) and the water was calm, so transparent and clean ... the waves were very low - perfect for relaxing and swimming. Regrettably, I didn't have my togs, but I still walked around knee-deep in the water ... it was just the right temperature.
We will definitely come back again for a swim ...
Best of all the parking area was free, unlike Kotobikihama Beach (with the squeaky sand) which was charging 1000 yen to park - for basically the same sand and sea ... no thanks!

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