Villages of Northern Kyoto 5 days

Villages of Northern Kyoto 5 days

(subject to change until the booking has been finalized)

Day 1 – Travel from Kyoto to the emotive village of Miyama

Travel by train from Kyoto city, and finish the journey by bicycle or a local bus to the charming settlement of Miyama. This is a small nostalgic village of kayabuki (thatched-roof) houses, built to withstand the heavy snowfall northern Kyoto experiences in winter. Stay overnight in one of these traditional dwellings.

Optional cycling distance: 29km
Elevation gain: 180m of ascent, 320m t of descent
Time required: About 2-3 hours
Accommodation: Kayabuki thatched-roof minshuku
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 – Head north to the seaside town of Miyazu Onsen

Head further north to the seaside onsen town of Miyazu. As the gateway into the northern coast of Kyoto, Miyazu boasts excellent views out over Wakasa bay and the Japan Sea. Experience delicious local cuisine and excellent onsen spa baths.

Optional cycling distance: 29km (in reverse)
Elevation gain: 320m of ascent, 180m of descent
Time required: About 2-3 hours
Accommodation: Onsen ryokan
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 – Visit secluded Ine via the Amano-Hashidate sandbar

This morning, head south to the iconic sandbar of Amano-Hashidate on Miyazu Bay, which features a spot ranked as one of the three most scenic views of Japan. You may wish to take a walk across the sandbar and back to the station before returning to Kyoto city by train.
Head up to the Tango peninsula, the northernmost region of Kyoto on the Japan Sea, to reach the excellently preserved and secluded port town of Ine. Enjoy a wonderful view from your room at one of the relaxing funaba boathouses and savour meals prepared with deliciously fresh seafood caught in the local bay.

Optional cycling distance: 19km
Elevation gain: negligible
Time required: About 2 hours
Accommodation: Funaba boathouse inn
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 – Experience the historic village of Kinosaki Onsen

Leave Kyoto prefecture for a short excursion to historic Kinosaki in Hyogo Prefecture, an onsen spa town with over 1,300 years of history.
In the evening, explore the myriad of bathhouses and traditional game arcades before staying overnight in an onsen ryokan.

Optional cycling distance: 43km
Elevation gain: negligible
Time required: About 4-5 hours
Accommodation: Onsen ryokan
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 – Travel on to Kyoto city

Spend the morning further exploring Kinosaki Onsen before taking a train back to Kyoto.
If you have opted to use our included bicycles, you are free to use these in and around Kyoto until returning them to our staff in Kyoto in the afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast





















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