Saturday, 24 September 2016

Illuminated event in Miyazu

The event is called "Yawarabi"(和火)Yawarabi. The event is going to use about 10000 lights made by locals. Food stalls are available in the event area. If you are plan to stay overnight in Miyazu or Amanohashidate during the event, I recommend to enjoy the atmosphere of Japanese local events.
Date: 7th-9th October 2016
Time:18:00-21:00(18:00-22:00 on 8th)
Access:Walk about 10mins from Miyazu station or about 10mins ride by bicycle from Amanohashidate station.
**You can see illumination already from Miyazu station although to the main area of the event, it takes about 10mins which I wrote on above.

From 1st November 2016

No longer Amanohashidate Pass, Ine Pass nor Wide Pass is available to purchase.
About the Pass, please read my blog page below.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Special timetable for Amanohashidate sightseeing boat for holidays in 2016&2017

Date for 2016: 22nd Sep, 24th Sep, 25th Sep
                        1st Oct, 2nd Oct, 8th Oct, 9th Oct, 10th Oct,
                        15th Oct, 16th Oct, 22nd Oct, 23rd Oct, 29th Oct, 30th Oct

Special timetable for 2016

Date for 2017: 1st Jan, 2nd Jan, 3rd Jan

Special timetable for 2017

Except the dates I listed up here, please check the usual timetable in my blog page below.

From 1st October 2016

Local bus timetable will be change.
There is no change for hop-on and hop off bus timetable.
If you are going to travel after 1st October 2016, please check actual timetable on the spot.

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Summer is over for this year.

In Amanohashidate, shower(free of charge) on the beach is closed for this year by 23rd Aug.
If you are visiting Amanohashidate for swimming, there is only a tap which located in front of public toilet, at there you can wash your feet.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Hop-on and hop-off bus in Tango region

Hop-on and hop-off bus is running this year as well.
I highly recommend using this bus because the bus stops at only sightseeing spots and travelling with this bus is economical and ecological. Also most of time, when you take this bus, they have English announcement and short introduction in English for each spots.
Route and timetables are changed from last year, so if you are interested to use this bus, please use the timetable below.
Date: on weekends and public holidays, until end of November 2016
Fare: 200-600JPY/person per ride

Bus stop list
1: Miyazu station(宮津駅)
2: Michi-no-eki Umi-no-Kyoto, Miyazu pier(道の駅 海の京都、宮津桟橋)
3: Amanohashidate station(天橋立駅)
4: Amanohashidate Winery(天橋立ワイナリー)
5: Amanohashidate Moto-ise Kono Jinja shrine&Kasamatsu Park(天橋立元伊勢籠神社&傘松公園)
6: Ine-wan-meguri Hide, Ine sightseeing pier(伊根湾めぐり日出)
7: Ine, central(伊根)
8: Urashima-densetsu-no-sato, Urashima Jinja shrine(浦嶋伝説の里)
9: Kyoga-misaki lookout point(経ヶ岬展望所)
10: Ukawa-onsen yoshino-no-sato, hot spring(宇川温泉よし野の里)
11: Byobu-iwa rock(屏風岩)
12: Tenki-tenki-mura(camping ground), Tate-iwa rock, Kodai-no-sato museum(てんきてんき村、立岩、古代の里資料館)
13: Kotohiki-hama beach, singing sand beach, Singing sand museum(琴引浜、鳴き砂文化館)
14: Tango-okoku Shoku-no-miyako(丹後王国 食のみやこ)
15: Amino station(網野駅)
16: Hamazume/Yuhigaura, long beach with famous for sunset(浜詰・夕日ケ浦)

Bus timetable

Monday, 22 August 2016

Heat stroke?

Are you having a problem with heat in Japan?
I recommend buying "OS-1" at any drug stores(about 200JPY/bottle). This drink can help you to avoid heat stroke. When you drink this, don't drink up in one time, please drink bit by bit.

If you cannot find a drug store nearby, buy "Pocari sweat" or "Aquarius" which you can find at any supermarkets or vending machines. Those drinks are helpful than water or any other drinks. All of them are also recommended to drink when you have a fever.

There is a candy which called "Shio-ame" in Japanese, salt flavoured candy is also good for avoiding heat problem. There are so many kinds of Shio-ame candy and you can buy at supermarkets or convenient stores and so on during summer.