Spring – snow and ice melts away, and trees and flowers sprout and bloom – it is one of the most peaceful and comfortable season in the year similarly with autumn. Cherry blossom is known as the flower announcing that spring has come. Cherry blossoms are highly popular among the Japanese people, and around the beginning of April when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, many people go out in the fields to hold cherry blossom viewing parties. Spring in Kyotango is also filled with various flowers such as cherry blossoms, peach blossoms, azaleas, and various other flowers.

for the model course : Day 1

Map for the model course in spring
1.Funaya (boathouses) of Ine 2.Fishing port food 3.Kyogamisaki Lighthouse
Funaya (boathouses) of Ine Fishing port food Kyogamisaki Lighthouse
Approx. 230 funayas (boathouses) are built surrounding the Ine bay. The funayas, the surrounding sea and the mountain are all collectively appointed as the national important traditional architectures preservation district. Visitors can enjoy voluminous seafood menu such as sashimi, cooked fish, and tempura using fresh fish at Kamanyu fishing port. There is also an excursion course where visitors can enjoy a cruising tour going around Kyoga-misaki and other places. A scenic spot where a chalk-white lighthouse of 148m height above sea level is towering on the edge of Tango Peninsula. Appointed as one of the “100 Best Sceneries in Kyoto.”
4.Tango Kingdom Syoku-no-Miyako 5.Lake Hanare Park 6.Yuhi-ga-ura
Tango Ajiwai Village Lake Hanare Park Yuhi-ga-ura
An agricultural park whose streets, farms, restaurants, and hotel are built in European style. Handcraft experiences such as baking breads or making ice-creams are also popular. It is the largest fresh-water lake in Kyoto Prefecture with cherry trees surrounding it, where lanterns are lit during the cherry blossom viewing season. It is also a popular spot for bass fishing, too. There are several pine trees on the east end of the Hamazume Beach, and the beach is called “Yuhi-ga-ura” (meaning “sunset beach”) since the sunset seems magnificently beautiful on these pine trees. Selected as one of the “100 Beau-tiful Sunsets in Japan.”

for the model course : Day 2

Map for the model course in spring
7.Nyoi-ji Temple 8.Mt.Kabuto Park 9.Keitoku-in Temple
Nyoi-ji Temple Mt.Kabuto Park Keitoku-in Temple
Nyoi-ji Temple2The temple has more than several hundred species of flowers blooming throughout the year. A natural forest of rhododendron dilatatum is outspread around the temple grounds from which you can see the sea, and you can enjoy the purple flowers in mid-April. kabuto-park2At the foot of Mt. Kabuto, altitude 192m, is a park for outdoor recreations such as camping or fishing activities. You can see Shotenkyo, Kumihama Bay, and the Sea of Japan from the observation tower on the mountain peak. A temple where you can enjoy traditional Japanese art. 44 panels of sliding door paintings painted by a Japanese-style painter of the Edo period(during the 17th-19th century) called Nagasawa Roshu are maintained in the temple in their complete style.

10.Omiya Handcraft Center
Omiya Handcraft Center
Omiya Handcraft Center2 Omiya Handcraft Center3 Omiya Handcraft Center4A facility where you can enjoy pottery and dyeing experiences. You can enjoy the pottery procedure from wedging clay, shape forming by rotating on a manual potter’s wheel, and painting.

Other seasonal information

Kitsu Spa Footbath Shirasagi-no-yu

Kitsu Spa Footbath Shirasagi-no-yu

Kitsu spa discharges 1400 liters of hot spring per minute. “Shirasagi-no-yu” is a footbath where that hot spring is drawn into the station yard.

Yakushi-ga-oka Sakura no Mori Park

Yakushi-ga-oka Sakura no Mori Park

Earthquake memorial museum is established for the purpose of passing down the learnings gained from The Tango Earthquake (1927), where approx. 40 cherry trees are being plant around it.

Adonis ramosa

Adonis ramosa

A pretty little golden-colored flower that blooms in Noma district in Yasaka-cho. It is a symbol telling everyone that spring has come to this area.



White and yellow flowers bloom from winter until spring. Daffodil flowers are famous in “Shizuka Shrine” and around “Tango Matsu-shima Observation Tower.”

False acacia

False acacia

A row of approx. 80,000 false acacia trees is extended along the road going through the ruins of Hakoishi Hama, and visitors can enjoy the numerous tufts of white flowers blooming in early summer.

Sightseeing information for the neighboring cities / towns

Ine Bay Marine Taxi [Ine-cho]

Ine Bay Marine Taxi

Visitors can ride fishing boats and see the Funayas (boathouses) in Ine Bay from aboard while listening to the guidance provided by the fisherman.

Kamanyu [Ine-cho]


Cherry trees are planted along the road, where their pink petals seem even more beautiful against the blue Sea of Japan below.

Matsunoo-dera Temple [Maizuru City]

Matsunoo-dera Temple

A temple which is also famous for one where the national important intangible cultural heritage “Hotoke-mai (Buddha dance)” is performed.

The weeping cherry tree of Ruri-ji Temple [Maizuru City]

Ruri-ji Temple

There is a 300-year old ancient weeping cherry tree and an 80-year old young tree which both bloom magnificently in spring.

Ice goby [Maizuru City]

Ice goby

A rare delicacy representing spring in Maizuru, which is commonly eaten alive by the method called “Odori-gui (eating dancing fish).”

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