Tuesday, 31 January 2017

From 4th March 2017

Train timetables in Tango region will be change.
So if you are planning your trip for after 4th March 2017, maybe better to consider timetables what you can see now is just use it for estimation.

When I can find the new timetable, I will update on this blog :)

Friday, 20 January 2017

From 17th Jan. 2017

The bus line between "Rokumanbu" to "Ukawa-Onsen Yoshino-no-sato" is not running due to landslide and the road is closed.
If you like to visit "Ukawa-Onsen Yoshino-no-sato(hot spring)", you can take a bus from Amino station or Mineyama station.

*The road is fixed.(Last updated on 28th Jan. 2017)

Monday, 16 January 2017

Snow report from Amanohashidate!

The picture is taken on 15th Jan. 2017. In the mountain, there were about 30-100cm snow on that day. Sightseeing boat and cable car(Kasamatsu Park) run as usual. When it is snowing, trains are weak against the weather, so if you are planning to move on such days in winter, normally I recommend bus(express bus) than trains. For example, on 15th&16th Jan. 2017, express buses from Kyoto&Osaka to Amanohashidate run but almost of all trains were cancelled.


Thursday, 12 January 2017

Finally snowed in Tango region!

The picture was taken this morning(12th Jan. 2017) at Kasamatsu park where you can see Amanohashidate as "bridge to heaven". You can see in the picture, there is still no snow on the ground level but on this weekends, according to weather forecast, probably it will snow??? 

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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

A tree house by the sea in Kumihama


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About 8 years ago, this tree house was built and it was the only tree house in the world which have a full view of the sea at that time. The tree is about 500 years old.  It's like you are in a picture book. I wanted to introduce this place for such a long time but I couldn't due to access condition. Finally, local company started up a shared taxi business so it is a time for me to write about it!

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Admission is FREE, please fill a visitor registration form at Furan-no-yakata. Then follow instruction and walk a bit rough path(recommend to wear comfortable shoes to walk).  Reservation is not possible. *If you are scared of height, I don't recommend visiting.

Visiting hours:9:00-16:00(Closed on Wednesdays)
Place:
Furan-no-yakata(風蘭の館)
Address: 518-1 Kamai, Kumihama-cho, Kyotango(京丹後市久美浜町蒲井 518-1)
Tel: 0772-83-1033
*They also offer accommodation, a minute to beach! They offer sea-kayaking(seasonal for 2017, will be open from April) and oyster house(seasonal for 2017, will be Jan. - around May) as well. If you stay over night, make sure ask them for free picking service from Kumihama station when you book accommodation.

Access:
Take a city bus, Minato line(Himawari-go), from Kumihama station leaves at 12:22 and arrive at Kamai 12:57 and about 5mins walk. Bus fare: 200yen/person(please pay exact amount). The bus doesn't run on weekends&public holidays&31st Dec, 1st-3rd Jan. Unfortunately, there is no bus running to go back to Kumihama station from Kamai.
**BUT there is a shared taxi running in Kumihama town. It costs 500JPY/person per ride within Kumihama town area. Since it is a shared taxi, you need to make a reservation.
Reservation phone number:0772-42-0390 (operation hour: 7:30-18:30)
Better to ask someone who can speak Japanese to book, for example tourist information centre at Kumihama station open 9:00-17:00. The shared taxi's operation hour is 8:30-17:30.

One of the best winter food: Oyster restaurant

For winter season food,  Tango region is known for crab and yellow-tail that I already described in this blog. BUT, there is another winter seafood which is getting popular to eat in Tango region among Japanese tourists is, oyster. The oyster from Tango region is quite famous as one of the best taste oyster in Japan. There are many accommodation in Tango offers oyster for dinner. On my blog, I will write a place where you can eat at a cabin with BBQ style without reservation.

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Price:
2500yen/person, you can eat oyster with BBQ style within 60mins as much as you want
A few side dishes which using oyster and drinks are available to order with additional cost. Reservation not necessary.

Date:
from 7th Jan 2017 to end of May, closed every Wednesday(the end of season is depends on oyster which is nature stuff so can be the place close earlier than end of May)

Opening hours:
11:00-14:00

Place:
Furan-no-yakata(風蘭の館)
Address: 518-1 Kamai, Kumihama-cho, Kyotango(京丹後市久美浜町蒲井 518-1)
Tel: 0772-83-1033
*They also offer accommodation, a minute to beach! They offer sea-kayaking(seasonal for 2017, will be open from April) and tree house as well.

Access:
Take a city bus, Minato line(Himawari-go), from Kumihama station leaves at 12:22 and arrive at Kamai 12:57 and about 5mins walk. Bus fare: 200yen/person(please pay exact amount). The bus doesn't run on weekends&public holidays&31st Dec, 1st-3rd Jan. Unfortunately, there is no bus running to go back to Kumihama station from Kamai.
**BUT there is a shared taxi running in Kumihama town. It costs 500JPY/person per ride within Kumihama town area. Since it is a shared taxi, you need to make a reservation.
Reservation phone number:0772-42-0390 (operation hour: 7:30-18:30)
Better to ask someone who can speak Japanese to book, for example tourist information centre at Kumihama station open 9:00-17:00. The shared taxi's operation hour is 8:30-17:30.
ご予約専用:0772-42-0390
(電話受付時間 : 7:30 ~ 18