The course to visit the representative sightseeing spots of North-Kansai.
The plan to journey to Amanohashidate: one of the Japan three view, Ine Boat houses: the town the nearest to the sea in Japan, Kinosaki Onsen: one of the most famous spa with 1300 years of history, and Takeda Castle Ruins: the castle floating in the sky called Japan’s Machu Picchu.
Groumet Kuromatsu Sweets course
Sweets of Yumenosato Yanagawa, particular about local ingredients will be offered.
Starting with popular menu of Japanese Montblanc, 4 kinds of sweets are served in a course.
Firstly, welcome jelly, main sweets, lastly 2 kinds of fruit sweets are included.
Explore In and Around Amanohashidate
Amanohashidae has been called one of the 3 most beautiful views from old times.
3km of shoal floating on Miyazu bay and white sandy beach with thousands of pine are such a wonderful view made by nature.
The scenery can be enjoyed from 2 of observatories in South and North.
Check-in Amanohashidate Hotel
There are many attractive accomodation with a superb view, hisory and so on in Amanohashidate.
Let’s stay at Amanohashidate Hotel this time.
The authentic resort hotel where you can overlook the whole scenic site of Amanohashidate.
Bathing Amanohashidate onsen, enjoy the superb view and seasonal dishes.
TEL 0772-22-4111 URL http://www.amanohashidate-htl.co.jp/
Explore Ine Bay Sightseeing Boat
Ine Bay Sightseeing Boat travel around Ine Bay where Boat houses are lined up taking 25min.
Seeing the view of boat houses surrounding the bay with atmosphere is unlikely to encounter comparing to thhe one from land.
Arrival Country Road Station “Funaya no sato Park”
Funaya no sato enables to experience and find every attraction at Ine including the scenery of Funaya with atmosphere and dynamic sea of Japan, various fresh and tasty seasonal fish dishes, and souvenirs to memorize this trip.
Enjoy the delicious meals and beautiful Funaya together.
Departure Hide Station Tango Kairiku Kotsu (Route bus)
Ride a bus again and go to Kyoto Tango Railway Amanohashidate Station.
From there, ride a train to get to Toyooka Station and change to JR and head to Kinosaki Onsen.
Check-in Japanese inn Yutouya
Kinosaki Onsen town is full of Japanese inns.
Stay at Yutouya on Day-2. Here is as designated tangible cultural property since it has been established in 1688, Edo period.
About 6612m2 of garden, Japanese architecture and seasonal dishes let you feel the history.
TEL 0796-32-2121 URL http://www.yutouya.com/
Visit 7 Public Baths
Kinosaki’s specialty is Sotoyumeguri (Visit public baths). People at Kinosaki welcome visitors to spas from a long time ago as if the whole town is home: inns are living rooms and streets are corridors.
Change into Yukata and go for a wander!
Explore Takeda Castle Ruins
Takeda Castle Ruins so rare that it remains completely. Here is also called Torafusujo/ Kogajo, because it looks a tiger lying down.
On sunny day in late autumn, the castle can be seen surrounded by a sea of clouds, thus resembling a castle floating in the sky.
As time goes by, visitors have given the names of “castle floating in the sky” or “Machu Picchu in Japan” to the ruins of Takeda Castle.
TEL 079-674-2120 URL http://www.city.asago.hyogo.jp/takeda/
Departure Takeda Castle Ruins Station
Ride a bus to Takeda Station. Go back to Osaka by train and the tour to visit North-Kansai is over.
Change the trains to Limited express Kounotori No.16 at JR Wadayama Station.
To Kyoto, ride on Hasidate No.4 at JR Fukuchiyama Station.