About Northern Kansai

Yuhigaura (Kyotango)
San’in Kaigan UNESCO Global Geopark
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Map of Yuhigaura (Kyotango)

Jutting into the sea, the Tango Peninsula has a Ria coast and boasts diverse landscapes of sheer cliffs and other features. A fantastic spot for sunsets, the golden reflection on the sea surface just before sunset is known as “sun mirror”. Take time out to sit on the beach and enjoy the sunset. Yuhigaura is also great for swimming in the summer.
(Nearest train station is “Yuhigaura-kitsu-onsen”)

Rich Natural Beauty

Located on Nochigahama Beach, “Tateiwa” looms at a height of 20 meters, creating a spectacular contrast with the blue sea.
(Nearest bus stop is “Tenki-tenki Mura”)

Kotohikihama Beach
Kotohikihama Beach

Sand constantly cleansed by the sea water and daily clean-up by the locals result in an amazingly beautiful beach. Unmarred by impurities, the silky sand is called “Naki-suna (singing sand)”. Enjoy listening to the “squeak-squeak” as you stroll along the beach. (Nearest bus stop is “Kotohikihama”)

Sightseeing and Cuisine
Gosho Inaba Honke Gosho Inaba Honke Gosho Inaba Honke
Gosho Inaba Honke

Gosho Inaba Honke is the house of a wealthy merchant who built his fortune in the early modern period, using ships for coastal trade. Try the local favorite eats, “Bara-zushi (top-right)” and “Bota-mochi (bottom-right)”.
(Nearest train station is “Kumihama”. Free admission, closed Wednesdays.)

“Shoku-no-Miyako” Tango Kingdom
“Shoku-no-Miyako” Tango Kingdom

On the cast grounds are a market selling fresh vegetables as well as restaurants that serve dishes using plenty of local ingredients such as seafood. Savor the “food culture” of “Kyoto by the Sea”.
(Free admission, closed Tuesdays in winter)

Hot Springs and Gourmet Ryokan Inns Galore
Hot Springs and Gourmet Ryokan Inns Galore

This area is home to numerous hot springs, as well as ryokan inns that serve “Japanese cuisine” featuring fresh seafood.

Getting to Yuhigaura in Kyotango
By train

You can get to Yuhigaura by taking the Miyazu Line on the Kyoto Tango Railway to Kitsu Onsen Station. From the station it is about a 20 minute walk.