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Nageiredo, Sanbutsuji Temple,Mt. Mitoku

Nageiredo, Sanbutsuji Temple,Mt. Mitoku

This astonishing structure was built in a cliffside cave of a Shugendo temple established 1,300 years ago. It was registered as a Japanese historical heritage in 2015.

  • 20 min. by bus from JR Kurayoshi Station
Genbudo Park

Genbudo Park

The cave has beautiful columnar joints formed 1.6 million years ago by volcanic activity. You can reach the cave by rental bicycle from Kinosaki Onsen in just 15 minutes.

  • 8 min. by taxi from JR Kinosaki Onsen Station
Fukuchiyama Castle

Fukuchiyama Castle

Japan’s most famous general Akechi Mitsuhide built this functional and beautiful castle originally in 1580. This reconstruction is the only castle in Kyoto prefecture with a tenshu (keep). Many sweets shops are located nearby, fun for a stroll.

  • 15 min. walk from JR Fukuchiyama Station
Shoji Ueda Museum of Photography

Shoji Ueda Museum of Photography

A museum dedicated to the works of internationally acclaimed photographer Shoji Ueda, who established a distinctive style of using models as elements in surrealistic compositions.

  • 20 min. by taxi from JR Yonago Station
Daijoji Temple

Daijoji Temple

The images painted 200 years ago on the sliding paper doors appear to shift position depending on the angle of viewing. These important cultural assets are a must-see. English guide available. (Reservations required.)

  • 5 min. by taxi from JR Kasumi Station
Chirimen Kaido (Crepe Silk Road)

Chirimen Kaido (Crepe Silk Road)

This town entered the modern age through the production of high-grade silk known as“ Tango chirimen.” The sound of looms can still be heard today and buildings from the past are well preserved. You can try weaving or purchase silk items in the town.

  • 15 min. by taxi from Yosano Station on the Kyoto Tango Railway
Chizushuku/Ishitani Residence Museum

Chizushuku/Ishitani Residence Museum

Chizushuku once flourished as a post town along a well-traveled east-west route. The Ishitani Residence was particularly opulent and is now an important cultural property of Japan.

  • 10 min. walk from JR Chizu Station
Hyogo Park of the Oriental White Stork

Hyogo Park of the Oriental White Stork

The oriental white stork is a special natural monument of Japan. The park offers a chance to see and hear a guide's explanation of how they are being raised

  • 14 min. by bus from JR Toyooka Station
Tateiwa Rock

Tateiwa Rock

A huge rock about 20 meters tall and one kilometer in circumference in Tango-cho, Kyotango. It was formed from cooled magma that rose up from underground and features breathtaking perpendicular columnar joints

  • 10 min. walk from the Roadside Station Tenki Tenki Tango.
    30 min. by bus from Kyoto Tango Railway Amino Station
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