Tango in Kyoto

It’s in Kyoto Prefecture, but not quite the shrine-saturated Kyoto that you know. It has a quaint fishing village where you can watch the world drift away over a cuppa from your little nook in a seaside cafe.

A stone’s throw away is what has been rated as one of Japan’s best three scenic views. Here, sky and sea merge as one, and apparently, the best view is to bend down forward with your head between your legs (I tried it, it’s kinda disorienting but don’t try this at night!!).

Going clockwise south, we journey into Japan’s feudal past at the tiny town of Izushi, where the oldest Japanese clock tower still stands, and soba is king! Come dressed in your kimono best to explore its Edo-era streets.

And when you’re done exploring, Kinosaki Onsen (城崎温泉) is just a few stops away to soak your weariness (& worries) away. Your main concern? Deciding which of the seven onsens to explore? I recommend all! Alternatively, join the stream of Kyoto-ites, who escape to Takeno beach for a day out in the sun, sea and surf.

Welcome to Kyōtango! It’s in Kyoto, but not quite Kyoto. LT

For more details of Kyōtango, visit https://lnkd.in/gmew7_4U

For a snapshot of life in the fishing village of Ine, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmZR6cBVoDA

To watch a NHK travel programme about the Kyōtango region, visit https://lnkd.in/gTpTa5c3

Image credit: Kyotango City Tourism Association,
Photo by Yutaka Tsutsui 京丹後市観光協会主催 フォトコンより
写真:筒井裕さん

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