Seaside trip in Kyoto for some exquisite crab dishesSeaside trip in Kyoto for some exquisite crab dishes

The place where so many visitors visit not only from inside of Kyoto,
but also from inside and outside of Japan.

Seaside trip in Kyoto for some exquisite crab dishes

Kyoto
京 都

Kyoto is a popular city for both Japanese and overseas travelers.
Cultures from all over Japan are accumulated and creates an atmosphere that lasted for a 1,000 years.

The seaside Kyoto is not known like central Kyoto.
Two hours to the north, facing the Sea of Japan lies an area older than the city of Kyoto. The color and scenery became the base of the current Kyoto culture.

Not listed in the guidebooks, tour around the area which is said to be the roots of Kyoto and experience the hidden Kyoto.

3 tips for enjoying Kyoto
suggested by the locals.

1Off we go from Kyoto! Enjoy two sides of Kyoto.

Kyoto Station is most convenient!

Kyoto facing the sea is the gate way to Osaka and Kyoto. Roughly 5 hours to Kansai International Airport; depending on the day, it cannot be reached.
The area is an hour and a half away by train from Kyoto city. Rich with uniqueness of Kyoto with the ocean view not seen in Kyoto city, spend a day or two to soak up the beauty.
After enjoying the seaside Kyoto, mellow out on the train returning to Kyoto and enjoy the night time Kyoto.

Off we go from Kyoto! Enjoy two sides of Kyoto.

2"Premium Crabs", the rarest high-quality delicacy which cannot be devoured even in Tokyo or Osaka

The attention to fine cuisine by sophisticated urbanites of Kyoto.

Speaking of Kyoto, there are a variety of delicious banquet dishes that look beautiful. However, the food which people in Kyoto enjoy is the "crab" from the Sea of Japan. The time after being caught is short, and is alive till right before cooking.
"Taiza" located on the seaside of Kyoto, closest to the crab fishing port in Japan. The number of crabs that can be caught are limited, it is not distributed to major cities like Tokyo and Osaka. Called the "Maboroshi no Kani", people from across the country come to this place to eat crabs. This is the place to eat "Premium Crab" that are carefully selected by professionals.

Premium Crabs, the rarest high-quality delicacy which cannot be devoured even in Tokyo or Osaka

3Old temples and shrines, the roots of Kyoto culture have many legends

There are famous sites which are not widely known but well known only to some.

It is said that Tango in Kyoto was a place where Xu Fook arrived. He was sent to seek for the elixir of life by Qin Shi Huang, the Emperor of China. The city of Kyoto developed in the 700 A.D. Many shrines and temples were built following the transfer of the capital. Meanwhile, shrines and temples in the Tango district of Kyoto were built. It is also a place that is associated with old tales and legends that any Japanese know. You will discover the roots of Japan.

Old temples and shrines, the roots of Kyoto culture have many legends

Little-known Travel Tips

The seaside Kyoto

You may think of Kyoto being easy on the eyes with its exquisite food and buildings, but there are other ways to enjoy Kyoto.
"Matanozoki" at Amanohashidate and "Kawaranage", squeal sand at Kotohikihama beach. Not just seeing but enjoy with all your senses.

Premium crab

Many Japanese people visit this premium crab production area looking for crab dishes. So there are no compromises when it comes to the selection of crab and the amount of care that goes into cooking the crabs.
Taste the finest crab dishes prepared by a skilled chef specializing in Taiza crabs.
Available from November to March. The crabs are caught offshore, still alive prior to being served.

it is convenient to move by a rental bike or taking a boat

Unlike in Kyoto city, it is rich in nature, but less trains. To make the most of your time, it is convenient to move by a rental bike or taking a boat. Since there are many spots on the flat land between the mountains and the sea, leave your luggage at the station and enjoy your trip hassle free.

Sumihei

The place to eat the crabs is "Sumihei", a Japanese-style hotel where crab enthusiasts meet.

Crabs are readily available, but the "Premium crab" can only be eaten when traveling. At Sumihei, specializing in the premium crabs for years. Many come back to devour the exceptional crab dishes.

3 Reasons Sumihei is popular.

A 150 years of history cooking crab dishes.

1A 150 years of history cooking crab dishes.

Among various kinds of crabs, "Taiza Crab" is the finest in Japan. In 1868, Sumihei began their operation in the district of Taiza, famous for crabs. It has continued to handle crabs right off the Sea of Japan.
Careful selection and cooking method, to further enhance the richness of the crabs.

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The Hot springs, engraved with history, overlooks the ocean.

2The Hot springs, engraved with history, overlooks the ocean.

Sumihei located on a hill facing the ocean, was where Xu Fook landed. It is said that the ancient Imperial Family moved there. To feel the broad ocean, there are no hedges outside the bath to better enjoy the open air and the horizon.
The sunset on the horizon is the backdrop of rejuvenating from the long trip.

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The building with colorful interiors incorporating the culture of the Kyoto-Tango region.

3The building with colorful interiors incorporating the culture of the Kyoto-Tango region.

The land of Tango, its history is older than Kyoto the cutting edge of the its times. The different aspect of Kyoto can be seen inside the building, the atmosphere which has been cultivated in this place since ancient time.

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Enjoy the premium crab and experience another side of Kyoto on the trip.

3 courses to visit another side of Kyoto along with the premium crabs.

  1. 1One-day trip

    Arrival and departure at Kyoto station. Journey of eating the superb crabs.

  2. 2Stay

    Go around a lot of places! A tour of the seaside, Kyoto and Kinosaki.

  3. 3Stay

    Take a closer look at Kyoto! A visit to three spots.

1One-day trip

Arrive and departure at Kyoto Station. A trip to taste the finest premium crabs.

open
Day1
7:00

Leave Kyototrain

Leave Kyoto
10:30

Arrive at Anino Stationtrain

A shuttle bus will arrive at The Kyotango Railway Amino station. Enjoy a bus trip along the Sea of Japan.

Leave Kyoto
12:00

Eat the finest premium crab dishesdish

Each crab is marked with a tag to distinguish where they were caught, even though they are all the same “Matsuba gani”.
Crabs marked with a green tag is classified as the top class “Taiza gani”. Enjoy its superb taste.
Our hot spring are available before and after meals.

Eat the finest premium crab dishes

Popular Dishes

Grilled Crab

“Grilled Crab”
Taste the real flavor of the crab.

The crabmeat is lightly over a charcoal fire by a skilled chef.
The perfectly cooked crab, rich flavor to its maximum, the sweetness will amaze you.

Shabu-shabu

“Shabu-shabu”
Enjoy the flavor, taste and texture

The crabmeat is passed gently through a refined, specially made broth to bring out the sweetness. Discover the exquisite harmony of broth and crabmeat, different from the grilled crabmeat.

Rice Porridge

“Rice Porridge”
Enjoyable til the end

In Japan, Zosui is the best way to finish a pot cooked at the table. By adding rice to the remaining broth, it will absorb the rich flavors of all of the ingredients. Leave extra space in your stomach for this dish.

15:00

Drop by the Amanohashidate and try [ Mata-nozoki]!!

Beautiful scenery of the sandbar in many ways, However, The traditional way to view the sandbar is to turn your back towards the bay, bend over and look at it from between your legs. Called "matanozoki" Enjoy the view, which looks like a single road leading to heaven.
Please visit [Amanohashidate View Land] close to Amanohashidate Station or visit [Kasamatsu Park] if you have a time.

Drop by the Amanohashidate and try [ Mata-nozoki]!!
Drop by the Amanohashidate and try [ Mata-nozoki]!!
18:30

After enjoying Amanohashidate sightseeing,move to Kyoto.train

2Stay

Cruise the cities! Seaside Kyoto and Kinosaki.

open
Day1
7:30

Leave Kyototrain

9:30

Arrive at Amanohashitate Station. To Kasamatsu Park by boat. Observe the view and try the “Matanozoki” and “Kawaranage”.

Moving from Amanohashi Bridge to the other side, Kasamatsu Park by motorboat. Feel free to use a cable car or a lift to move up to the mountain.
公園内にある、輪っかの中に皿を投げる「かわらけ」投げは海に向かって投げる爽快な気分です。

a cable car
11:30

Cruise to Amanohashidate Station and tour the Chionji-Temple, then lunch. dish

When returning from Kasamatsu Park, cruising back to the Amanohashidate Station. After arriving, enjoy lunch and touring the town near Chionji-temple.

Chionji-Temple
16:00

Check-in.

16:30

To the Bath. Viewing the ocean from the bath.

Bathe in the sound of the ocean; overlooking the horizon, the sun setting into the ocean is idyllic, unlike Kyoto.
Enjoy the different scenery with the changing weather and seasons.

To the Bath. Viewing the ocean from the bath.
18:00

Crab dinner at the restaurant.dish

Enjoy the freshly caught crabs right off the coast. The crabs are grilled in front of you for a “Yaki-Gani” a “Shabushabu”, the crabs are slightly blanched in a delicious Japanese broth.
Enjoy the food, served in semi-private booths for a quiet dinner.

Crab dinner at the restaurant.Crab dinner at the restaurant.
20:00

Tour of the Hotel

The inside of building is decorated with folk handicrafts adapted from this place, a long time ago. Enjoy the special atmosphere within.

Tour of the Hotel
Day2
10:10

Walk around the Kinosaki Onsen in the Yukata.

Kinosaki is selected as one of the best hot spring resorts in Japan. Enjoy the atmosphere of the hot spring resort wearing the yukatain the bath District.

Walk around the Kinosaki Onsen in the Yukata.
Walk around the Kinosaki Onsen in the Yukata.
10:10

To the castle tower of Fukuchiyama Castle.

The Fukuchiyama Castle is located on the way back to Kyoto from Kinosaki Onsen
Although both the castle and the town are not large, the view from the castle tower is spectacular.

To the castle tower of Fukuchiyama Castle.
To the castle tower of Fukuchiyama Castle.
18:00

Move to Kyototrain

3Stay

Let’s take a close look at Kyoto! Visiting three places in Kyoto

open
Day1
7:30

Leave Kyoto Stationtrain

9:30

Arrive at Amanohashidate
Going to Amanohashidate Viewland, to enhance the feeling of “TRAVELING” .

After checking-in the luggage at the Amanohashidate Station, visit Amanohashidate Viewland 5 minutes away from the station on foot.
"Hiryu-kan", a dragon looks as if it were flying to the heavens can be seen through Matanozoki.

Going to Amanohashidate Viewland, to enhance the feeling of  “TRAVELING” .
10:30

Make your way through Amanohashidate by a rented bike.

On foot, you can rent a bicycle at Monzencho. Crossing the Amanohashidate by bicycle, which viewed from above is as if you were running on the ocean.
Enjoy cycling with the view of the natural grown pine trees and the ocean

Make your way through Amanohashidate by a rented bike.
12:30

Lunch looking over the view at Kasamatsu Parkdish

The view from Umlebsi Park in the middle of the mountain, across Amanohashidate, is called "Shoryuukei", because it looks like a dragon soring into the heavens.
Having lunch at a restaurant inside the park with beautiful scenery is most wonderful.

Lunch looking over the view at Kasamatsu Park
15:30

Experience in “Nakizuna sands”, which squeals when stepped on.

After a train ride, it takes about 10 minutes by bus from Amino station to the beach. "Kotobikama Beach”, famous for "Nakizuna sands" which squeals when stepped on. Walking along the beach is a must, following with the “Nakizuna Sand Museum”.

Experience in “Nakizuna sands”, which squeals when stepped on.
17:00

Check-in / a break at the lounge.

The lounge welcoming guests has a panoramic ocean view, which gives you the feeling of being on a hill. Also, it is an artistic place filled with folk crafts expressing the district of Taiza.
Take a break before going into the room upon reaching your destination. Yukata are available, so choose your favorite one and enjoy.

Check-in / a break at the lounge.
Day2
9:00

From Amino Station to Nishi-Maizuru via Kyo-tango Railway. train

You can see relaxing scenery like the Amanohashidate area, which sometimes changes to steep cliffs sharpened by rough ocean waves. That is exactly the ocean of Kyoto. Enjoy the scenery which changes with each place from the train running along the beach.

From Amino Station to Nishi-Maizuru via Kyo-tango Railway.
10:30

Arrive at Tangen-cho Station Have a Sake brewery tour at HAKUREI brewery

Drop off the train and visit a Japanese sake brewery. it is a popular brewery; products are often served as a part of an inflight meal. Enjoy tasting and its Sake making method.
Please experience in Japanese Sake culture that is often said “Water is essential for making sake”

HAKUREI brewery
13:30

Nishi-Maizuru BBQ at the Tore-tore Market.dish

After arriving at Nishi Maizuru, Lunch at popular places, filled with locally landed seafood. At a BBQ restaurant, BBQ at your convenience and shop for ingredients. Pay a fee and grill what you want.

BBQ
15:30

Make way from Nishi Maizuru to Kyoto.train

17:30

Viewing the evening/night time of Fushimi Inari Shrine.

Exchanging the train from Kyoto Station, experience the different side of the Torii path, flowting in the darkeness. Truly a different view from the daytime.

Fushimi Inari Shrine
19:00

Dinner at Hanamikojidish

After seeing the tori path lit up, enjoy a traditional dinner of its kind in Kyoto called “Obanzai” at the Tea House.

Dinner at Hanamikoji
00:00

To the Hotel

Sea-side Kyoto and Popular Tourist Spots

All places are located within an hour and a half away from central Kyoto, a very different atmosphere than central Kyoto.
There are also so many other great places to visit.

Niizaki Shrine

Niizaki Shrine

It is said that the Chinese court sorcerer,” Xu Fu” landed on this Shrine.
Approximately an hour by car.

Taiza Fishing Port

Taiza Fishing Port

Famous for the landing port of the rare Taiza crabs.
Approximately 20 minutes on foot.

Ine Fishing Port House

Ine Fishing Port House

An old-fashioned house with a ship's storage and living space.
Approximately 30 minutes by car.

Tango-Kingdom 「Shyoku-no-miyako」

Tango-Kingdom
「Shyoku-no-miyako」

One of Japan's leading farmers' markets.
Approximately 30 minutes by car.

Motoise Naiku Kotai-jinja Shrine

Motoise Naiku Kotai-jinja Shrine

A shrine in where the God of Ise Shrine settled temporarily.
Approximately an hour and a half by car from the hotel.

Miyama Kayabuki-no-sato

Miyama Kayabuki-no-sato

The village of thatched roof where people still live.
Approximately 2 hours by car.

Kinosaki Marine World

Kinosaki Marine World

A large aquarium near Kinosaki Onsen.
Approximately an hour and 20 minutes by car.

Takeda-jo Castle

Takeda-jo Castle

AKA, ‘Castle in the sky’. A castle ruin.
Approximately 2 hours by car.

Fushimi-Inari Shrine

Fushimi-Inari Shrine

A popular shrine known for it’s tori path “1000 Inari”.
Approximately 5 minutes from Kyoto station by train.

Hanami-koji/ Gion

Hanami-koji/ Gion

Kyoto's entertainment district including the historic tea houses and restaurant.
Approximately 10 minutes by subway from Kyoto Station.

Toji

Toji

Five-storied pagoda is lit up until midnight. It is a World Heritage.
Approximately 15 minutes from Kyoto station on foot.

Kiyomizu Temple

Kiyomizu Temple

Special night visits are available depending on the season. You can enjoy the night/evening view which overlooks Kyoto.
Approximately 20 minutes from Kyoto station by bus, 10 minutes on foot.

Hokan-ji Temple

Hokan-ji Temple

It is famous for the five-storied tower which can be seen in front of Yasaka. It is sometimes lit up at night.
It takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes by car.

Nijo-jo Castle

Nijo-jo Castle

The castle was built in the 1600’s.
It is close to the JR Nijo Station.

Kinkaku-ji Temple

Kinkaku-ji Temple

It is a temple showered with gold.
A bus bound for “Kinkaku-ji-michi” takes you to the temple from the JR Nijo Station.

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