Winter

Winter

Winter
When the Matsuba snow crab fishery embargo is lifted on November 6, fullfledged winter will be onset onto the Kyotango area. The City gets exhilarated by the many tourists visiting the hotels and inns in the City to enjoy the nationally-famous winter gourmet food. Kyotango is also famous for its heavy snowfall, where visitors can enjoy the beautiful silver scenery covered with snow, which is totally different from the scenery we can see in other seasons.

for the model course : Day 1

Map for the model course in winter
1.Amanohashidate 2.Museum of the Ancient City
of Tango
3.Tour for the bidding
at Taiza Fishing Port
Amanohasidate-winter Museum of the Ancient City of Tango Tour for the bidding at Taiza Fishing Port
The view of Amanohashidate is called in different names depending on the direction you view it. When seen in the longitudinal direction, it is called the “Hiryu-kan (the flying dragon view)”; when seen in the diagonal direction, it is called the “Sesshu-kan (the view as drawn in the piece by Sesshu)”; and when seen in the lateral direction, it is called the “Ichiji-kan (the view seen in the shape of the letter “one” in kanji character).” Museum of the Ancient City of Tango2A museum introduces the folk customs and legends of the local area, and exhibits the stone artifacts, treasures, and mirrors discovered from the remains by each period of Jomon period(before about 12000 years) – the middle age(before about 800 years). Tour for the bidding at Taiza Fishing Port2Matsuba snow crabs hauled at Taiza Fishing Port is a quality brand crab referred to as the “Rare Taiza crab.” They are excellent in freshness since they are captured during a day trip. Visitors can see the biddings made at the fishing port in the afternoon.

for the model course : Day 2

Map for the model course in winter
4.Kinoshita Brewer 5.Kumihama Bay 6.Amity Tango
Kinoshita Brewer Kumihama Bay Amity Tango
A major sake brewery in the region with 160 years of history. New sake is created by the dedicated brewers starting from the end of autumn until early spring. Visitors can attend a tour in the sake brewery and taste some sake.
Kinoshita Brewer2 Kinoshita Brewer3
Kumihama Bay2A sac-shaped bay which is 20km around covering the area of 7.1㎢. It becomes an oyster bed and it also serves as a resting spot for migratory birds such as Waterfowl. “Tango Good Goods” which are superior products such as traditional craftworks and processed food collected from all around the Tango area are available. Visitors can attend a tour for the production process of Chirimen (crepe) and experience dyeing.
Amity Tango2 Amity Tango3

7.Yasaka Ashiginu Spa 8.Chirimen (Crepe) street
[Yosano-cho]
Yasaka Ashiginu Spa Chirimen (Crepe) street [Yosano-cho]
The name “Ashiginu” refers to silk fabrics of the ancient days. Visitors can enjoy the “spa of the kingdom of Tango” where they can view the whole Yasaka plain, and the “Himiko’s spa” where they can enjoy bubble bath and outdoor Jacuzzi bath. An old street which used to be used from mid-Edo period until early Showa period (during the 18th – early 20th century) in the Kaya district of Yosano-cho which developed by the Chirimen (crepe) industry is called “Chirimen (crepe) street.”

Other seasonal information

Swiss Village Ski Resort

Swiss Village Ski Resort

The ski resort is amidst Ecological Park “Swiss Village” located on the mountainside of Mt. Taiko whose altitude is 683m, and skiers can enjoy the view of the Sea of Japan below the ski resort.

The Wind School Kyoto

The Wind School Kyoto

A branch school in Japan for a Danish environment education and training center. The school holds nature schools and tours on environment educations throughout the year, and it holds sessions for experiencing snow cave-making and hiking tours into snow mountains.

Oyster and Fish Festival

Oyster and Fish Festival

[The first Sunday in December]
Visitors can enjoy tasting grilled oysters and a one-pot dish cooked with seafood, rice cake shower, and sales of specialty products.

Gizzard shad sushi

Gizzard shad sushi

A sweet and sour tasted sushi where fresh gizzard shads captured in Kumihama Bay are soaked in vinegar, and then stuffed with the healthy food “Okara” which is the soybean refuse generated from when making tofus (bean curds).

Illumination

Illumination

During the Christmas season, illumination is displayed in various parts of the city. The major spots are the street in front of the Mineyama Station and Shotenkyo in Kumihama-cho.

Sightseeing information for the neighboring cities / towns

Heshiko [Ine-cho]

Heshiko [Ine-cho]

A traditional preserved food where salted mackerel is pickled in rice bran which is generated during rice milling.

Buri-shabu (boiled amberjack) [Ine-cho]

Buri-shabu (boiled amberjack) [Ine-cho]

Buri-shabu is a famous onepot dish where you eat fresh amberjack by boiling it in warm soup just for an instant.

Taki-no-Sennen Camellia Park [Yosano-cho]

Taki-no-Sennen Camellia Park [Yosano-cho]

Taki-no-Sennen Camellia is a huge Camellia japonica “Kurotsubaki” tree whose tree age is estimated to be 1200 years old, and its trunk is as long as 3.26m.

Kaya Steam Locomotive Square [Yosano-cho]

Kaya Steam Locomotive Square [Yosano-cho]

A square linked with Kaya Railway. 27 train carriages such as wooden passenger carriages are being exhibited.

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Kyotango City Sightseeing Guide (PDF) : Download ⇒ A trip in the nature and culture (22MB)

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