Autumn

Autumn

Autumn
Autumn is the season when grain food such as rice and beans, fruits such as pears and grapes, and vegetables such as sweet potatoes are harvested, which is the season with the richest amount of food in the year. You can see freshly harvested, delicious and nutritious agricultural products at the store fronts. People hold festivals to celebrate the rich harvest, to show their gratitude towards the gods residing in nature, and to show gratitude for the efforts the others had made during the past whole year. When it becomes the foliage season in the end of autumn, the mountains all turn into beautiful red and yellow.

for the model course : Day 1

Map for the model course in autumn
1.Tango Eco-Future Park 2.Seya Highlands Family
Camping Site
(Highland Resort Seya-no-Sato)
3.Ikari Highlands Farm
Tango Eco-Future Park Seya Highlands Family Camping Site Ikari Highlands Farm
Visitors can view the Sea of Japan and Miyazu Bay from the observation tower. The park also provides experience programs such as cooking in stone furnace, or creating craftworks using natural materials.
Tango Eco-Future Park2 Tango Eco-Future Park3
Visitors can view the whole Wakasa Bay from the highland, which contains “Seya Highlands Family Camping Site” and “Beech Wood Nature Observation Road”. “Oofuke moor” is located around altitude 540m. Around the highlands at altitude 400m, there is a farm with several hundred cows pasturing, a steak house where customers can enjoy the popular Kyoto beef and Kyoto wine, a cottage village, and a camping site.
Ikari Highlands Farm2 Ikari Highlands Farm3

4.Terraced rice fields of Sodeshi 5.Roadside Station Tenki Tenki Tango
Terraced rice fields of Sodeshi Roadside Station Tenki Tenki Tango
Approx. 400 terraced rice fields create the traditional and beautiful scenery of Japan together with the blue sea on the background and the villages surrounding the fields. It is appointed as one of the “Best 100 Terraced Fields of Japan.” Roadside Station Tenki Tenki Tango2 Roadside Station Tenki Tenki Tango3It has a souvenir corner, a restaurant, and some monuments of the earthenware, etc. in the lawn area. The scenic spot Tate-iwa is located close to this area, where the mother and son statues of Empress Hashiudo and Shotoku Taishi stand next to it.

for the model course : Day 2

Map for the model course in autumn
6.Kotohikihama 6′.Kotohikihama
Sounding Sand Museum
7.Kotohira Shrine
Kotohikihama Kotohikihama Sounding Sand Museum Kotohira Shrine
One of the largest beaches in Japan with sounding sand which has been appointed as a national site of scenic beauty, and a natural treasure. The entire beach for the length of 1.8km is consisted of sounding sand, where you can enjoy its light sound as you walk along the beach. “Kotohikihama Sounding Sand Museum”, where you can learn the history of Kotohikihama and about the sounding sand around the world, is located close to the beach. Worshippers come from the Tango area to pray for safety in the home, business prosperity, satisfactory fishing catches, safety on the sea, binding of love relationships, and passing of exams. The trees in the shrine precincts have beautifully colored autumn leaves.

8.Tennyo no Sato 9.Amanohashidate
Tennyo no Sato Amanohashidate
Tennyo no Sato2 Tennyo no Sato3A camping location located at the foot of Mt.Isanago which is the legendary area of the Hagoromo legend, with cottages in the style of old private residences and camping sites. Visitors can also enjoy experiencing walks in the forest and creating soba. “Amanohashidate” is one the three most scenic spots in Japan where numerous people have been visiting from the ancient time. Many souvenir shops selling “black chikuwa” and “rice cakes of wisdom” are gathered around the area.

Other seasonal information

Fruits Kingdom Yasaka

Fruits Kingdom Yasaka

Around 2000 fruit trees are cultivated in the broad 6 ha grounds, and you can experience picking of peaches and grapes during the middle of July and of Japanese pears (nashi) from the middle of August through the middle of September.

Beach seining experience

Beach seining experience

Marine products caught by the trolling method are available for taking home with you as souvenirs. Sales of these products are carried out in the Taiza area.

Harvesting experience

Harvesting experience

Visitors can harvest sweet potatoes and fruits that become available in autumn and enjoy eating them.

Autumn festival

Autumn festival

A festival rite held in autumn where people show their gratitude to the gods by dedicating the harvested food. There are many traditional and new events held in Kyotango during this season.

Sightseeing information for the neighboring cities / towns

Amanohashidate tourist boat [Miyazu City]

Amanohashidate tourist boat [Miyazu City]

A tourist boat traveling between Miyazu — Monju — Fuchu. There is an excursion course going for a round trip around the Ine Bay.

Chion-ji Temple Monju-do [Miyazu City]

Chion-ji Temple Monju-do [Miyazu City]

A temple is located at the entrance of Amanohashidate, and is known as the sacred spot where Manjusri bodhisattva had descended onto earth.

Moto Ise Kono Shrine [Miyazu City]

Moto Ise Kono Shrine [Miyazu City]

A shrine located at the foot of Amanohashidate. It enshrines many national treasures and cultural assets.

Nariai-ji Temple [Miyazu City]

Nariai-ji Temple [Miyazu City]

It is famous of the tragedy “Never-struck bell”, and the five-story stupa which stands beautifully against the red and yellow foliage.

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