Natural Wonders

Kabutoyama Observation Deck

Natural WondersKyotango

A magnificent view of Kumihama Bay from the Mt. Kabuto Observatory. It's about a 30-minute walk, one-way to the observatory.

Hanago Okada (Flower Garden)

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Hanago Okada is a large flower garden in Amino Town, Kyotango City with an area of 75,000 square meters. Colorful flowers bloom across the garden, as far as the eye can see. Tulip, ground pink wisteria trellis, rape blossoms, doub……

Uchiyama Beech Forest

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresKyotango

“Uchiyama Beech Forest,” located in Omiya City, is the largest beech forest in the Northern Kinki region, spanning across a slope of over 450 meters in altitude. This forest is a treasure chest of nature, being the home to not onl……

Isanagosan Mountain

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresKyotango

Isanagosan Mountain, located in Mineyama Town, has a height of 661 meters, and is famous for being the mountain where the “Swan Maiden,” one of the 7 beauties in Kyotango, landed. This mountain is the origin for the oldest Japan……

Kirifuri Waterfall

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresKyotango

Kirifuri Waterfall is a waterfall located at the mountain valley of Shinjo, Amino Town along the Kumihama direction of National Route 178. The waterfall has a width of 4 meters, and height of 21 meters. The falling water hits agai……

Tenyo no Sato Village

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresKyotango

Tenyo no Sato Village is an interactive facility located at the base of Mt. Isanago, the land of the Swan Maiden, the oldest legend in Japan. The traditional village-house style cottages and the campsite serves as the center for r……

Kabutoyama Park Campsite

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresKyotango

“Kabutoyama Park Campsite,” located in Kumihama City, is a campsite at the base of Kabutoyama mountain with Kumihama Bay around its perimeter. This location hosts various activities, such as camping, auto-camping, barbecue, fishin……

Tenkitenki Mura Auto Campsite

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresKyotango

Camping Season: From April to October Summer Season Camping Fees: From 4,000 yen / site Winter Season Camping Fees: From 1,000 yen / site Reservations: Required

Shotenkyo & Kazuranohama Beach

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Shoutenkyo & Kazura-no-hama Beach Shoutenkyo Bridge, Kazura-no-hama Beach, located in Kumihama City, is a beach with beautiful shores with a beautiful sandbank called Shotenkyo Bridge that divides Kumihama Bay and the Sea of J……

Yuhigaura Beach (Hamazume Yuhigaura Beach)

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“Yuhigaura,” located in Amino Town, is a town famous as an area to see beautiful sunsets. The moment right before the sun begins to set, the golden reflection on the ocean surface is like a beautiful mirror. Stretching along the s……

Kumihama Bay

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“Kumihama Bay” is a lagoon separated from the Sea of Japan with a sand bank. Inside the calm inland sea is an oyster farm, and this view has been designated as a Kyoto Prefecture Cultural Landscape. The rich population of plankton……

Lake Hanare

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Lake Hanare is the largest freshwater lake in Kyoto Prefecture, as well as a Class B river. In the lake is an isolated mountain joined by land, and by the lakeside, there is the Oka No.1 Tumulus, Lake Hanare Park, promenades for w……

Kotohikihama Beach

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“Kotohikihama Beach”, which is famous as a beach with singing sand, is a scenic spot with white sand and pine trees which goes on for 1.8 kilometers. This location is also designated by the nation as a Natural Monument and Scenic ……

Tango Matsushima Islands

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Tango Matsushima got its name from its resemblance to Matsushima, one of the three great views of Japan. The view of the ragged coastline which goes on until it reaches Cape Kyoga creates a beautiful silhouette against the morning……

Byobuiwa (folding-screen rock)

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“Byobuiwa” rock is a andesite with a height of 13 meters, and was named for its resemblance to a Japanese folding screen (Byobu) as it rises from the ocean surface. There is an observatory area along National Route 178, where you ……

Tateiwa (Standing Rock)

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“Tateiwa,” which represents Tango in the San’in Kaigan Geopark, is a huge monolith with a height of 20 meters. This boulder is made up of hardened magma that emerged from a geological stratum, including volcanic dust which accumul……

Kyogamisaki Lighthouse

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A chalky white lighthouse that looms on top of a cliff 148 meters above sea level at the most northern point of the Tango Peninsula. The lighthouse was erected in 1898, and is one of only five first-order lighthouses in the nati……

Cycle to Genbudo Caves

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresKinosaki Onsen

An easy bicycle ride along the Maruyama River from Kinosaki Onsen to Genbudo Museum and caves. Enjoy gorgeous river views, cycle past cute little farms and vegetable gardens, and enjoy the mountain views on this course.