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Takeno Beach and Seaside Town best beach
  • Takeno burnt cedar homes

The perfect place for your Japan beach holiday. A hidden gem along the northern coast of Hyogo prefecture. This beautiful beach is among the best and ranked in the top 100. Its crystal-clear waters have been given top marks by Japan's Ministry of Environment and clean soft sandy beaches make it all the better. Located on the JR line it is easy to get to from Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe and Himeji taking an average of 3hours.


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Master Local Expert of Takeno

My perfect day in Takeno would include a relaxing stroll through the town, taking in the sites on my way to the sea where I would do some marine sports and then spend the rest of the time just sitting and watching the sea.

Takeno Riverside Walk Seaside town homes

Takeno Riverside Walk

  • Takeno Riverside scenery winter
  • Traditional Burnt Cedar Homes in Takeno town scape

Don’t just come for the beaches or during summer, our biggest tourist season. Instead I would like for you to take your time and enjoy the overlooked part of Takeno. The town. There is a great walking course that will take you from Takeno Station to the beach in less than 20 minutes. You will find small shops and traditional landscape featuring homes sided with dark brown or black wood siding. These were not painted, they were burnt using a centuries old technique of charring the surface of the cedar wood called yakisugi. This weathering processes gives the wood durability against saltwater, surf and sun as well as aesthetic and is part of the towns charm and beauty that should not be missed.

Takeno Street Map

For those wondering which way is the best scenic route to the beach and around town check out the Takeno Street Map in the link below. This will guide you to the best photo spots, restaurants, temples and what not around town. We hope you enjoy exploring our seaside town.

  • Takeno Sea Town Morning Market local food

Takeno Sea Town Market

Local businesses and fisherman set up shop twice a month (usually the 2nd & 4th Saturday excluding winter months) along the inlet near Takeno Beach. From 11 AM to 2 PM you can find fresh fish, handmade crafts and activities and more at the market.

Location: Warehouse of Tajima Fisheries Cooperative Association Takeno

  • Bicycle Rentals in Takeno


It will help you cover more ground and see more of the town in less time.

Number of Bikes: 15 total (5 at each of the listed locations)
Locations: Takeno Train Station, Takeno Tourist Association, Kitamaekan
Rental Fee: Fees are based on an hourly rate, 500yen for the first 2 hours and an additional 100yen for each hour after that. You will be charged 500yen when you come to register yourself for the bike rental. We will then charge you for any additional time when you return the bike. The max is 1 day at 1000yen. Bikes must be returned by 5 PM.
Note: Bikes are only available on a first come first serve basis. Due to limited bike sizes riders under a certain height may not be able to use the bikes for safety reasons.

The areas best beach Takeno Beach recommended

Beachside where you can find excitment and beauty both above and below the waters

Soft white sand stretches 1km along crystal-clear blue waters. A perfect destination for families and those seeking sun, beaches and relaxation. Takeno beach is most popular destination especially during Japan's beach season from June to August when the water is warmest for swimming. It is also a greate place to go during the off season to read a book or have a picnic on the beach.

Although the beach is open year round there are no lifesaving procedures in place during the off-season and for your own safety you should not enter the waters during unsafe conditions. The cleanliness of this beach is also one of its charm points, we ask that you take your garbage home with you and leave your area as you found it.

Takeno Beach Sea Kayak Canoe Snorkeling Water Playarea Flyboard

But don’t just stick to the normal activities of swimming, sun bathing or snorkeling. Take advantage of the many outdoor adventure programs and companies in the area. There are several that offer guided kayak tours of the coast where you can learn about the formation of the land and venture into caves. In summer kids, young and old, can have fun running around on the water, sliding and jumping off our inflatable floating obstacle course. For more excitment try your athletic skills at fly board, the latest extreme water sport.

Takeno Station with SakuraTrees Cherry Blossoms

A site to see in any season

During the summer months the surrounding mountains are a lush green, then turn colors of orange and red in fall. In the winter, mostly late January to mid February the area will be blanketed in white during heavy snow fall. Around the start of April poofs of pink from the wild cherry blossom trees pop up around the mountains and roads.

See some of these beautiful natural scenes on hikes along the Nekozaki Peninsula or explore in and around town. Just don’t forget your camera so that you can have a picture to prove to overone just how beautiful it is, although pictures may not do it as much justice as your naked eye.

  • Takeno Fall Autumn Leaves
  • Takeno Winter Snow Landscape

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