Traveling Northern Kyoto! Kyo-Tango City "Kyoto to Amanohashidate"

Hi there !

It's Madi here :)

Last Wedenesday, it was my birthday so I took a day trip to Kyo-Tango city where is located north area in Kyoto and this is my favorite city :)

This city faces Japan sea and famous Amanohashidateone of the three most beautiful viewing sites in Japan, boat housesin Ine (Funaya-gun), Kotohiki-Hama beach famous for the sand that makes sound when treaded on it (Naki-suna).

This time, I went to see a swing on the beach in that area.
Unfortunately the weather was not good, when I got there, super thick cloud welcomed me :(

I wished I could see beautiful sunset as well as swing cause the beach is aka marvelous sunset view on this season.
Well, it's for next time :)

Anyway a swing is made by drift woods and looks so lovely.
And because of the weather, there were only few people so then I could spend much time to take good picture :)

Traveling Northern Kyoto! Kyo-Tango City

I also went to another beach called Kotohiki-Hama beach aka singing sand beach.
It was really singing !!! It was so fun :) and there was a little onsen out there ! ( I didn't try cause I didn't have swimwear with me.)

I definitely recommend to visit this city once you are here :)


How to travel between Amanohashidate and Kyoto



By train

Infrequent JR Hashidate limited express trains operate directly between Kyoto and Amanohashidate (2 hours, about 4500 yen one way). Alternatively, take a JR Kinosaki limited express train from Kyoto to Fukuchiyama (75 minutes, about 2500 yen, hourly departures) and change to the Kyoto Tango Railway to Amanohashidate (40-60 minutes, 770-1520 yen depending on whether you use a local or limited express train).
The entire journey is covered by the JR Kansai Wide Area Pass, JR Kansai Hokuriku Area Pass and JR Kansai Hiroshima Area Pass; however the nationwide Japan Rail Pass is not valid on the Kyoto Tango Railway between Fukuchiyama and Amanohashidate.

By highway bus

Tankai Bus operates three highway buses per day between Kyoto Station and Amanohashidate. The one way trip takes about two hours and costs 2600 yen. Online reservations can be made through Willer.

Accommodations in Kyoto


We have three accommodations in Kyoto, please stay our guesthouse/hostel/ryokan when you visit Kyoto.

J-Hoppers Kyoto Guesthouse; a backpackers hostel near Kyoto staton.
J-Hoppers Kyoto Guesthouse; a backpackers hostel near Kyoto staton. 






Hana Hostel Kyoto; a hostel with ensuite private rooms near Kyoto station.
Hana Hostel Kyoto; a hostel with ensuite private rooms near Kyoto station.

Gion Ryokan Q-beh; a budget ryokan without meals in the heart of Gion district.
Gion Ryokan Q-beh; a budget ryokan without meals in the heart of Gion district.



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