Ine Funaya (Boathouses)

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Ine is a seaside village in the 'Kyoto by the Sea' area which is in the North of Kyoto prefecture. Ine lies on the coast of the Sea of Japan and is famous for the wooden boathouses called 'Funaya'. Ine's Funaya (boathouses) are famous for their special architecture where the bottom story stores a boat and fishing gear while the second story is the living quaters. The floor of the bottom story almost lines up with the waterline, making the houses look like they are floating on the bay and making a unique way to enter a home. The Funaya of Ine are a designated Group of Historic Buildings, a category for Japan's historic preservation act. The beautiful scenery at Ine makes it a popular place for filming TV shows and movies. There's a range of tours to enjoy Ine. For example the Ine Bay cruise is a popular way to see the Funaya from the water, or you can book tours to enter inside the Funaya, experience fishing, and learn about the history on Ine on a cycling tour.

Basic information


Ine-cho, Yosa-gun


Number of regular vehicles: 3 parking lots with a total of 109 car spaces (Municipal parking lot)(Charges: 8:00~20:59/30 mins for free, after the first 30 mins is 100 yen every 30 mins. 21:00~7:59/ 200 yen every 30mins.)

Number of large vehicles: 2 spaces (Municipal parking lot(Charges: 1000 yen per bus for getting on and off, 2000 yen per bus for parking. *within 2 hours)

Other parking lots:Roadside station "Funaya no sato Ine": 138 regular cars (free), 4 Full-size cars (free)


Bus : On the Kyoto Tango Miyatoya Railway line get off at "Amanohashidate" and take the 'Tankai' bus to Ine, approximately 60 minutes.

Car : ・Head North by car for 45 minutes from Miyazu via R178
・Approx. 45 minutes from Kyoto-Jukan Expressway, Miyazu Yosa Road "Yosa Amanohashidate" IC, R176-R178

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Access to Kyoto by the Sea

Access to Kyoto in the Forests

Access to Kyoto Infused with Tea

Access to Kyoto Otokuni Bamboo Grove

Contact information


Ine Town Tourism Association



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