Friday, 27 June 2014
Period: Every Sat&Sun&Public Holidays from 2nd Aug 2014 to 26th Oct 2014.
Duration of the travel:Amanohashidate( via Miyazu ) to Ine:60mins
The boat is brand-new with open terrace on the top and toilet on the board:D
I know for some tourists, it was difficult to visit Ine since it takes about 1hr by bus and the bus has no toilet. So this boat is a solution for such travellers and who prefer to take boat than bus!!
Fare:1500yen(single), 2700yen(round trip)
*There is no price difference even you take from Amanohashidate or Miyazu.
There is a combination ticket of the boat+public bus called "Gurutan Sea Pass(ぐるたんシーパス)".
Please find the detail about the pass from my blog page.
(The bus can be different colour than the picture above.)
For you who wanted to discover Tango pensinsula by taking public transportation, it will be much easier from 19th July 2014! :D
The hop-on hop off bus is called "Gurutan bus(ぐるたんバス)".
There is a pass called "Gurutan pass(ぐるたんパス)" available for 1000yen, you can ride on the Gurutan bus(you can't take ordinal public buses with the pass) as many times as you want include one way KTR local train ride from Amino station to Amanohashidate station(If you take an express train you need to pay extra, you can't take opposite direction train by the pass.). Valid 1 day. You can purchase at Amanohashidate station. From Amino station to Amanohashidate station costs:570yen. The pass makes sence for you to purchse or not is depends on where you are heading to and how many stops you are interested to hop-off!
Period:Every Sat&Sun&public holidays from 19th July 2014 to 30th Nov 2014.
This is an estimated time table for now, so please check the actual time table at the bus stop.
Basically every 1hr, hop-on hop off comes to the each bus stops. There is no opposite way round. From Amino station(網野駅), you can take KTR train back to Amanohashidate, Miyazu and so on.
|B||Kono shrine&Kasamatsu Park|
|C||Ine-wan-meguri Hide (Ine sightseeing boat pier) 伊根湾めぐり日出||9:17||10:17||11:17||12:17||13:17||14:17||15:17||16:17|
|E||Kyogamisaki lookout spot (The northest point of Kansai region, Lighthouse) 経ヶ岬展望所||9:53||10:53||11:53||12:53||13:53||14:53||15:53||16:53|
|F||Ukawa-onsen Yoshinonosato (Hot spring) 宇川温泉よし野の里||10:03||11:03||12:03||13:03||14:03||15:03||16:03||17:03|
|G||Ukawa-onsen Yoshinonosato (Hot spring)|
|K||Kotobikihama (singing sand beach) 琴引浜||10:49||11:49||12:49||13:49||14:49||15:49||16:49||17:49|
Bus fare:From 150yen up to 600yen/ride.(I just used A-M to easy to show, so there is no such a fare table officially published, so please don't remember the bus stop by name of A-M letter.)
Sunday, 8 June 2014
Special experience in Kimono fabric producing town: Let's make your own lantern with Kimono strings bobbin!
I wanted to introcude this place for long time but somehow I always forgot...:P
Place: Hirose Sousaku Kougei(広瀬創作工芸)
Time: About 2.5hrs
Price:3240yen/each for Lantern with strings
3780yen/each for Lantern with Washi-paper
2700yen/each for Wind Bell with strings(this offer is available during June to Aug)
The experinces can offer from two people.
TEL:0772-42-5609(From Japanese phone) or +81 772 42 5609(From foreign number)
FAX:0772-42-0480(From Japanese phone) or +81 772 42 0480(From foreign number)
If you can't speak Japanese, ask tourist information or your inn staff to help you to book.
From Nodagawa station(野田川駅) go to a bus stop called Nodagawa-ekimae(野田川駅前) and take a bus(Fukuchiyama line(福知山線) or Yosa line(与謝線) and get off at Kounokouminkan nishi(後野公民館西) and walk 1min(130m).
Bus Time schedule:
From Nodagawa-ekimae depart at ①9:45②11:46③13:29④15:04(④runs except weekends, public holidays and 30th Dec to 3rd Jan), arrive at Kounokouminkan nishi①10:14②12:15③13:58④15:33.
From Kounokouminkan nishi depart at ①12:51②13:46③15:52④17:16,arrive at Nodagawa ekimae①13:20②14:15③16:21④17:36.
If you are staying or visiting Kasamatsu Park area, the bus start running from Kasamatsu keburu shita(傘松ケーブル下) bus stop as well.
Hirose Sousaku Kougei(広瀬創作工芸)
50000 hydrangea with 60 different species is planted in the garden.
I went there last year(2013) and I was too late to see full blooming. So I think, to see the best is around end of June in generally. Some people discribed the garden as "Sea of Hydrangea". My pictures are from 11/07-2013.
TIPS: Visiting this place can take up to a whole day so be careful for planning, unless you have car. And take an insects repellent spray is recommended.
Season 2014:18th June-9th July 2014
Time:9:00-17:00(Last admission 16:30)
Place:Maizuru Natural Cultural Garden(Maizuru Shizen Bunka en 舞鶴自然文化園)
(Weekday)From Higashi-Maizuru station(東舞鶴駅) take a Mihama line bus(三浜線) and get off at Shizen-bunka-en(自然文化園). Bus fare:600yen/single.
From Higashi-Maizuru station ①10:50②12:50 and arrive at Shizen-bunka-en ①11:18②13:18.
From Shizen-bunka-en depart at ①11:49②13:49③17:04 and arrive at Higashi-Maizuru station①12:16②14:16③17:31.
There is one day bus ticket for 1000yen called Kamaboko-tegata(かまぼこ手形)and that will be include the admission fee to the garden as well. You can't buy from bus driver, you need to purchase at bus ticket office located outside of Nishi-Maizuru station or Higashi Maizuru station or tourist information.
If you already have any of Kyoto Sea Area Pass, your pass should covers the bus fare. Although I think almost no foreign tourists in this area so make sure to ask bus driver and show the pass before the bus departs, because maybe they never seen it before....since the pass started selling from April 2014.