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Tourist Spots in Northern Area

  • Kyoto Begins at the Sea– Visit Kyoto by the Sea –

    ‘Another Kyoto’ – That is “Kyoto by the sea” facing the Sea of Japan. Since olden times, this area has flourished as the window of exchange with the inland, and is filled with romance and history where myth took center stage.
    Gentle rippling waves wash up against beautiful stretches of sandy beach dotted with pine trees, and heavy seas break on the stony reefs. Reflecting the skies throughout the four seasons, Kyoto’s sea shows a changing variety of expressions. Why not start your next trip at “Kyoto by the sea?”

  • Funaya “Fisherman’s/Boat House”

    Funaya “Fisherman’s/Boat House”

    Ine Town

    A row of houses protruding out along the sea. Unique scenery showing a glimpse of living with the sea.

    • address.Ine Town, Yosa District, Kyoto Prefecture
    • tel.0772-32-0277
    • visit website.
  • Kumihama Bay and Mount Kabuto

    Kumihama Bay and Mount Kabuto

    Kyotango City

    At around first daylight, the scene of Kabutoyama Mountain and the Minato-miya area surrounding a quiet bay has a serene beauty all of its own.

  • Maizuru Brick Park

    Maizuru Brick Park

    Maizuru City

    Maizuru City
    This park is filled with rows of red-bricked warehouses historical structures. These warehouses have been renovated into cafes and exhibition facilities, and have become a symbol of Maizuru.

    • address.1039-2 Kitasui, Maizuru City, Kyoto Prefecture
    • visit website.
  • Chirimen Kaido or ‘silk crepe highway’

    Chirimen Kaido or ‘silk crepe highway’

    Yosano Town

    The former Kaya highway was a major hub for the manufacture of silk crepe. You can sense the atmosphere of modernity in the Tō Temple merchants’ houses and Western-style buildings.

    • address.Kaya, Yosano Town, Yosa District, Kyoto Prefecture
    • visit website.
  • Kono Shrine

    Kono Shrine

    Miyazu City

    Manai Shrine known as a ‘power spot’ is located at the inner shrine and is enveloped in an atmosphere of solemnity.

    • address.430 Ogaki, Miyazu City, Kyoto Prefecture
    • tel.0772-27-0006
    • visit website.
  • Fukuchiyama Castle

    Fukuchiyama Castle

    Fukuchiyama City

    This castle was built by general Akechi Mitsuhide just under 450 years ago. Main attractions here are the commanding view from the castle tower and unusual ancient structures such as ‘tenyo-seki’ stones used in stone walls and not for their original intended use.

    • address.5 Naiki, Fukuchiyama City, Kyoto Prefecture
    • open.9:00 to 17:00 (Admission until 16:30)
    • holidayTuesday
    • tel.0773-23-9564
    • visit website.
  • Ayabe Gunze Square

    Ayabe Gunze Square

    Ayabe City

    This square introduces the history of the raw silk manufacturer Gunze which was founded at Ayabe. With its local specialty shops and rose garden, this is a well-frequented, familiar spot in Ayabe.

    • address.1-2 Kamenashi, Aono Town, Ayabe City, Kyoto Prefecture
    • open.9:00 to 17:00 (10:00 to 16:00 for Gunze Museum)
    • holidayTuesday
    • tel.0773-43-0811 (Ayabe Tokusankan)
    • visit website.

For more tourist information, refer to the →Kyoto Prefecture Tourism Guide