Kyoto by the SeaHistory and culture ringed by magnificent scenery and rich in the ocean's bounty.

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Kyoto by the Sea has prospered since ancient times as the gateway to exchanges with the rest of the world, and is the home of many legends. We will introduce to you the many attractions Kyoto by the Sea has to offer, including sweeping views of bountiful nature ringed by sea and mountains, the bounty of the Japan Sea, and chances to make specialty products from the region.

From Kyoto Station to Mineyama Station Approx. 2 hr 25 min
From Kyoto Station to Amanohashidate Station Approx. 2 hr
From Kyoto Station to Nishi-Maizuru Station Approx. 1 hr 35 min

Access to Kyoto by the Sea

Recommended sightseeing spots

Offers all the charms an area overlooking the Japan Sea has to offer, such as stunning views of interconnected ria coastlines and a wide-variety of fresh marine products. Why not stop by streets with rows upon rows of funaya boat houses built jutting out over the sea, or spend some time relaxing in the mountains? You can also enjoy making small Japanese accessories out of weaved crapes, a specialty of the region.

Must-See Sights

Cherry blossoms and Autumn leaves


Dining & Local Specialties


Main matsuri (festivals) and events

Fireworks that set Kyoto's seas and night skies ablaze with color. Ine Festival, called the Gion Matsuri of the sea. You can enjoy festivals that only Kyoto by the Sea with its long history and beautiful seascapes has to offer. There are also events held under blue summer skies in the midst of sunflower fields filled with 150,000 sunflowers.

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