Ine, Kyoto from the seaside and stay in an old house of Tamba
3 days

Kyoto is a town full of history, culture and traditions, where stands many beautiful shrines and temples, and where geishas are still strolling  in the old hanamachi district. But who didn’t no that ? So what about visiting a part of Kyoto that nobody knows ? Have you ever heard about Kyoto seaside ?

From the ancient imperial town, by train or by bus, we will head for a small fishing village called Ine. This village has plenty of little houses built along the bay, in a very quiet scenery. Here lives a population full of wisdom, in harmony with the ocean and whose houses are listed on the Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings. It is one of the most beautiful villages of Japan. During this trip, besides exploring Ine from the sea, we also are going to discover the inland territory. The sceneries of this tour will be unforgettable !

Then you will stay in a ryokan (traditional japanese inn) at Amanohashidate, a coastal town known to be one of the three most beautiful views of Japan. We will wake up early to enjoy a quiet stroll, far away from the crowded places.

On the second day, we will head for Tamba Sasayama, located in the Hyogo Prefecture; a former major point on the road which used to cross the ancient Tamba province to reach Kyoto. The districts still keep the atmosphere of an ancient feudal domain whose buildings are listed in the preservation district of group of traditional buildings of Japan and where there are also former samurai houses. You will spend the night in an old house built more than one century ago and renovated into an inn. This accommodation is the perfect symbol of this traditional city and its historical landscapes. You will enjoy a stay as you were back in time. Moreover, choosing this kind of accommodation will contribute to help preserving the historical streets of Japan.

Your meals will be prepared as a french cuisine but carefully made with local products as chestnut, black bean or tanba beef. On your way back to Kyoto, you will stop at Kameoka. From there you will enjoy a boat ride on the Hozu river to reach Arashiyama. The ride takes about 2 hours. The boat trip will take you across rapids but also into very calm waters surrounded by the beautiful nature.

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Overview

Kyoto is a town full of history, culture and traditions, where stands many beautiful shrines and temples, and where geishas are still strolling  in the old hanamachi district. But who didn’t no that ? So what about visiting a part of Kyoto that nobody knows ? Have you ever heard about Kyoto seaside ?

From the ancient imperial town, by train or by bus, we will head for a small fishing village called Ine. This village has plenty of little houses built along the bay, in a very quiet scenery. Here lives a population full of wisdom, in harmony with the ocean and whose houses are listed on the Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings. It is one of the most beautiful villages of Japan. During this trip, besides exploring Ine from the sea, we also are going to discover the inland territory. The sceneries of this tour will be unforgettable !

Then you will stay in a ryokan (traditional japanese inn) at Amanohashidate, a coastal town known to be one of the three most beautiful views of Japan. We will wake up early to enjoy a quiet stroll, far away from the crowded places.

On the second day, we will head for Tamba Sasayama, located in the Hyogo Prefecture; a former major point on the road which used to cross the ancient Tamba province to reach Kyoto. The districts still keep the atmosphere of an ancient feudal domain whose buildings are listed in the preservation district of group of traditional buildings of Japan and where there are also former samurai houses. You will spend the night in an old house built more than one century ago and renovated into an inn. This accommodation is the perfect symbol of this traditional city and its historical landscapes. You will enjoy a stay as you were back in time. Moreover, choosing this kind of accommodation will contribute to help preserving the historical streets of Japan.

Your meals will be prepared as a french cuisine but carefully made with local products as chestnut, black bean or tanba beef. On your way back to Kyoto, you will stop at Kameoka. From there you will enjoy a boat ride on the Hozu river to reach Arashiyama. The ride takes about 2 hours. The boat trip will take you across rapids but also into very calm waters surrounded by the beautiful nature.

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Day 1Itinerary

Appointment place : Kyoto station, or possibility to pick you up at your hotel.

Appointment time : 8:50 am

Itinerary : Kyoto station → Miyazu (lunch) → Ine fishing village (guided trip ~  boat ride ) → Amanohashidate (overnight).

The funaya of Ine (boat houses)

We will meet at the hotel lobby or at Kyoto station.

We will head for Miyazu station by a direct express train. After we taking our lunch next to the station, we will take the local bus. Comfortably seated in the bus, it will take about 70 minutes to reach Ine. Ine is a little village of 2000 inhabitants located in the north part of Kyoto Prefecture, facing the Japan Sea. The houses of Ine are made with a very particular architecture, mixing garage for boats on their first floors and residential space on their second floors. We named it Funaya in Japanese which literally means boat house. These constructions are spreading over 5 kilometers along the bay. They are listed in the preservation district of group of traditional buildings of Japan, and Ine is known as one of the most beautiful villages of Japan.

The village looks like something out an animation movie with its stunning scenery. You will enjoy a guided tour into the narrow streets of the village, a visit of a funaya and a traditional boat ride. Moreover, we will show you a former fishing equipment called mondori. After saying goodbye to the local guide, we will enjoy a boat ride. If you are lucky, you will enjoy feeding the seabirds from the boat.

We will take the local bus to Amanohashidate, one of the three views of Japan, where your ryokan (traditional japanese inn) is. From your room, you will have a wonderful view on the canal and the wonderful lush pine forest. Here you will enjoy delicious seafood freshly caught in the Japan Sea and relax in the hot springs (onsen in Japanese).

What about enjoy a peaceful morning stroll before leaving the inn around Amanohashidate ?

旅館 文殊荘(予定)
dinner, lunch

Day 2Itinerary

Departure from the hotel : 10 am

Itinerary : Amanohashidate (observatory on the summit ~ Chion ji temple) → Lunch (you could buy a bento at the station) → Tamba Sasayama (Sasayama castle ruins~preservation district of group of traditional buildings of Japan~Houmei brewery and more)

→ Overnight in a former traditional inn in the Sasayama area.

Amanohashidate

We will start the second day by sightseeing Amanohashidate. It is located north of the Kyoto prefecture. Here in the Miyazu bay is spreading a natural sandbar from the north to the south, a very unique phenomenon in Japan. On the white sand, more than 7000 natural pines beautify this stunning scenery which is one of the three most beautiful views of Japan with Matsushima in Sendai and Miyajima in Hiroshima.

We will take the lift or the monorail to the summit of Mount Monju. From the observatory, you will enjoy the view of Amanohashidate. From this place, the sandbar seems to be a dragon flying in the sky. Then we will head for Chion-ji temple, an old temple of the Rinzai buddhist cult. After that, from Amanohashidate station, we will take the train to Tamba Sasayama. In the train, you could enjoy a bento made with local products !

Tamba Sasayama(Tamba province)

Sasayama is an old town full of history, located in the former tamba province. It was formerly an important step on the road to Kyoto. We can still admire its cultural richness. The traditional town still keeps the ruins of the ancient Sasayama castle and the charming streets where spreading the old samurai houses which date back to the Edo period, and are listed in preservation district of group of traditional buildings of Japan. We will bike ride or take the public transports to reach the quiet streets. Here is made a sake of countrywide renown, elaborated by the masters named “Tamba Toji”. You will discover the history of one of the three best brewers, the making of the sake and will enjoy a tasting. You will spend the night in a house of an old 19th century renovated in a hotel. This conception is the symbol of this traditional town and contribute to the preservation of Sasayama’s heritage. This is a lifetime opportunity to stay in such a house with a very unique architectural style mixing the spirituality and the japanese esthetic. Your meal will be made with local ingredients by a japanese chef. The products of the region come from a wide natural area and are renowned for a long time, often enjoyed by the imperial family. It is your turn to enjoy these treasures of the japanese terroir. (Sasayama castle town hotel NIPPONIA)
Hotel in Sasayama NIPPONIA
breakfast, dinner, lunch

Day 3Itinerary

Departure time from the hotel:9 am
Itinerary:Sasayama guchi station → Kameoka(freetime lunch) → Hozu river boat ride → Arashiyama(possibility to end the tour here) → Kyoto station(tour end)

Hozu river boat ride~Arashiyama

We will take the express train and enjoy a boat ride to reach Kyoto. The route is about 16 kilometers on the river from Kameoka to Arashiyama and takes about 2 hours travelling in the wonderful scenery of the beautiful gorge surrounded by nature. The boatman  will take you across the rapids using a long pole to steer the traditional boat. We could admire the flowering during springtime, the clear water in summer, the autumn leaves (Kôyô) in autumn, or the snowy landscape in winter. Every season has its own beauty. Formerly, the river was a commercial way to bring products to Kyoto and Osaka from the Tamba province, even the wood that helped to the construction of temples in Kyoto and the Osaka castle !

After disembarking in Arashiyama, we will take the train to Kyoto station. If you wish, it is possible to end the tour in Arashiyama. You could enjoy a visit at the Tenryuji temple, listed in the worldwide heritage and in the bamboo forest.

Tour ends at Kyoto station. Thanks for your participation !!!

 
breakfast

Where to Go

Itinerary

Day 1Itinerary

Appointment place : Kyoto station, or possibility to pick you up at your hotel.

Appointment time : 8:50 am

Itinerary : Kyoto station → Miyazu (lunch) → Ine fishing village (guided trip ~  boat ride ) → Amanohashidate (overnight).

The funaya of Ine (boat houses)

We will meet at the hotel lobby or at Kyoto station.

We will head for Miyazu station by a direct express train. After we taking our lunch next to the station, we will take the local bus. Comfortably seated in the bus, it will take about 70 minutes to reach Ine. Ine is a little village of 2000 inhabitants located in the north part of Kyoto Prefecture, facing the Japan Sea. The houses of Ine are made with a very particular architecture, mixing garage for boats on their first floors and residential space on their second floors. We named it Funaya in Japanese which literally means boat house. These constructions are spreading over 5 kilometers along the bay. They are listed in the preservation district of group of traditional buildings of Japan, and Ine is known as one of the most beautiful villages of Japan.

The village looks like something out an animation movie with its stunning scenery. You will enjoy a guided tour into the narrow streets of the village, a visit of a funaya and a traditional boat ride. Moreover, we will show you a former fishing equipment called mondori. After saying goodbye to the local guide, we will enjoy a boat ride. If you are lucky, you will enjoy feeding the seabirds from the boat.

We will take the local bus to Amanohashidate, one of the three views of Japan, where your ryokan (traditional japanese inn) is. From your room, you will have a wonderful view on the canal and the wonderful lush pine forest. Here you will enjoy delicious seafood freshly caught in the Japan Sea and relax in the hot springs (onsen in Japanese).

What about enjoy a peaceful morning stroll before leaving the inn around Amanohashidate ?

旅館 文殊荘(予定)
dinner, lunch

Day 2Itinerary

Departure from the hotel : 10 am

Itinerary : Amanohashidate (observatory on the summit ~ Chion ji temple) → Lunch (you could buy a bento at the station) → Tamba Sasayama (Sasayama castle ruins~preservation district of group of traditional buildings of Japan~Houmei brewery and more)

→ Overnight in a former traditional inn in the Sasayama area.

Amanohashidate

We will start the second day by sightseeing Amanohashidate. It is located north of the Kyoto prefecture. Here in the Miyazu bay is spreading a natural sandbar from the north to the south, a very unique phenomenon in Japan. On the white sand, more than 7000 natural pines beautify this stunning scenery which is one of the three most beautiful views of Japan with Matsushima in Sendai and Miyajima in Hiroshima.

We will take the lift or the monorail to the summit of Mount Monju. From the observatory, you will enjoy the view of Amanohashidate. From this place, the sandbar seems to be a dragon flying in the sky. Then we will head for Chion-ji temple, an old temple of the Rinzai buddhist cult. After that, from Amanohashidate station, we will take the train to Tamba Sasayama. In the train, you could enjoy a bento made with local products !

Tamba Sasayama(Tamba province)

Sasayama is an old town full of history, located in the former tamba province. It was formerly an important step on the road to Kyoto. We can still admire its cultural richness. The traditional town still keeps the ruins of the ancient Sasayama castle and the charming streets where spreading the old samurai houses which date back to the Edo period, and are listed in preservation district of group of traditional buildings of Japan. We will bike ride or take the public transports to reach the quiet streets. Here is made a sake of countrywide renown, elaborated by the masters named “Tamba Toji”. You will discover the history of one of the three best brewers, the making of the sake and will enjoy a tasting. You will spend the night in a house of an old 19th century renovated in a hotel. This conception is the symbol of this traditional town and contribute to the preservation of Sasayama’s heritage. This is a lifetime opportunity to stay in such a house with a very unique architectural style mixing the spirituality and the japanese esthetic. Your meal will be made with local ingredients by a japanese chef. The products of the region come from a wide natural area and are renowned for a long time, often enjoyed by the imperial family. It is your turn to enjoy these treasures of the japanese terroir. (Sasayama castle town hotel NIPPONIA)
Hotel in Sasayama NIPPONIA
breakfast, dinner, lunch

Day 3Itinerary

Departure time from the hotel:9 am
Itinerary:Sasayama guchi station → Kameoka(freetime lunch) → Hozu river boat ride → Arashiyama(possibility to end the tour here) → Kyoto station(tour end)

Hozu river boat ride~Arashiyama

We will take the express train and enjoy a boat ride to reach Kyoto. The route is about 16 kilometers on the river from Kameoka to Arashiyama and takes about 2 hours travelling in the wonderful scenery of the beautiful gorge surrounded by nature. The boatman  will take you across the rapids using a long pole to steer the traditional boat. We could admire the flowering during springtime, the clear water in summer, the autumn leaves (Kôyô) in autumn, or the snowy landscape in winter. Every season has its own beauty. Formerly, the river was a commercial way to bring products to Kyoto and Osaka from the Tamba province, even the wood that helped to the construction of temples in Kyoto and the Osaka castle !

After disembarking in Arashiyama, we will take the train to Kyoto station. If you wish, it is possible to end the tour in Arashiyama. You could enjoy a visit at the Tenryuji temple, listed in the worldwide heritage and in the bamboo forest.

Tour ends at Kyoto station. Thanks for your participation !!!

 
breakfast
Important to know
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Minimum number of participants required for tour departure is one.

  • A moderate amount of walking is involved; please wear comfortable walking shoes.

  • Please inform us, at the time of booking, about the participation of any person with reduced mobility or suffering from any condition requiring  special needs during the trip.

  • This tour is not covered by insurance.

  • Itinerary order is subject to change depending on traffic, weather and operation hours.

  • In case of traffic congestion or weather or any other uncontrollable reasons that affect the tour schedule and lead to delay in time, schedule change or visit cancellation etc., the tour will not be cancelled or refunded in such cases.  Please be noted in advance.

Additional informations
  • Please note that we will take public transport during the trip. Please refer to “Transportation

  • A moderate amount of walking is involved; please wear comfortable walking shoes.

  • All the expanses made during the freetime periods are on your own charge.

  • Please refer to “Travel information” about any useful information.

Included
  • Tour leader‘s service every day

  • The breakfasts and the meals mentioned in the itinerary

: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunche, 2 dinners

  • Every transport mentioned in the itinerary

  • Standard grade accommodation for 7 nights

:2 nights at Tokyo,  2 nights at Odate (Akita), 1 night at Noshiro (Akita), 1 night at Yokote (Akita), 1 night at Ichinoseki (Iwate)

  • The visits and the entrance fees in the sites mentioned in the itinerary

*Tour price for children is available. The tour price for the groupe who share the rooms by more than 3 people can be also negotiable. Please ask us about further information on the booking form.

Not included
  • The international flights

  • The insurances

  • The personal expenses

  • The meals not mentioned in the itinerary

  • The transports, the entrance fees and the activities not mentioned in the itinerary.

  • The Gratuities (voluntary).

*Please ask us for the extra nights before or/and after the tour.

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