Monday, 26 December 2016

Spending the first day of the year in Tango?

Except visiting Temple and Shrine, another traditional New Year custom in Japan is watch the first sunrise of the year! Many people prefer to do this beside sea, if you are plan to be here, why not try out?

You can take a cable car to go up to Kasamatsu park to see the sunrise. The cable car is run from 6:30 in the morning, the park is open from such time for only the New Year's day!!
Kasamatsu Park will be open on 1st January 2017 from 6:30AM until 16:30. At the Kasamatsu park, some snacks and drinks are available from the opening.

*On 31st December, if you are interested, try this! Thankfully, nothing I need to change this info since 2013 because traditional event is every year same, should be the same.

1 million LED lights illumination in Tango

Christmas is over although still nice to see illumination in short daylight time of the year!  If you are staying in Tango region and close to train station, why not take a train and continue by free shuttle(for further info please see below) for a night out in fancy? romantic? illumination :) FREE admission.

Date: everyday(except Tuesdays), until 14th March 2016
Time: 16:00-21:00
Admission: FREE
Place: Tango Kingdom(Tango-Okoku/Shoku-no-miyako(丹後王国「食のみやこ」)

☆From Amino station, take a bus bound for "Yasaka-byoin-mae(弥栄病院前)" and get off at "Tango-Okoku/Shoku-no-miyako(丹後王国「食のみやこ」)".
Bus fare: 200JPY/person, about 30mins ride
Bus timetable from Amino station depart at 9:19/11:26/12:16/14:21/15:30/18:18
Bus time table from Tango-Okoku/Shoku-no-miyako at 9:51/10:39/12:43/13:21/16:31
The last bus depart from Tango Kingdom is 16:31 which means you need to leave before it's get completely dark. If you prefer to stay longer, you can ask for a taxi to Mineyama station which is the closest station. About 10mins drive and cost about 2500JPY.
☆On weekends and public holidays, there is FREE shuttle is running from Mineyama station and Amino station.
Free shuttle timetable:

Tango Kingdom area is 34 hectare(comparison example: Tokyo Disney Land is 51 hectare), if you are interested to discover the entire area make sure you have enough time.

You can stay at this place as well, the accommodation is renovated in April 2015 so it is pretty new:D Also they are not expensive even private bathroom available in each rooms. I recommend to book with breakfast. There are some restaurants available for dinner, I think best to arrive before 17:00 cause information counter at Tango Kingdom is closed at 17:00.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

From 18th Dec. 2016 until 31st Dec. 2016

There are a ticket called "Sansho-mode-shuyu-meguri-kippu(三所詣周遊めぐりきっぷ)" will be sold. The ticket is convenient and good deal for money, you can save approx. 400JPY compared with if you buy all the tickets separately on the spot. In fact, you could make it the same deal price by combining other tickets and pass with those are exist already but this ticket is simple, one ticket covers the combination, that's why I can recommend. This ticket is suitable for tourists who likes walk on Amanohashidate one-way.

Price: 1900JPY

Available places to purchase the ticket:
*Amanohashidate station
*Sightseeing boat piers(Amanohashidate or Ichinomiya)
*Fuchu station(cable-car departure point for visiting Kasamatsu Park)

*Single trip by sightseeing boat(From Amanohashidate pier to Ichinomiya pier or the other way around)
* Return trip by cable-car(Kasamatsu Park, the only viewpoint where you can see "bridge to heaven" view)
* Return trip by mountain bus for Nariai-ji Temple
* Admission fee for Natiai-ji Temple

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

From 15th Dec. 2016

Some of local bus timetables will be change.
Please check the current bus timetable on the spot.
*Miyazu area, Amanohashidate area and Ine area has no change.