Kyoto by the Sea

Ine Boathouses (Funaya)

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 its wooden boathouses, or "funaya.". Ine's boathouses are famous for their unusual architecture: the bottom story stores a boat and fishing gear, while the second story comprises the living quaters. The floor of the bottom story nearly 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 boathouses of Ine are a designated Group of Historic Buildings, a category under Japan's Historic Preservation Act. The beautiful scenery at Ine makes it a popular place for filming TV shows and movies. There are a range of tours with which to enjoy Ine. For example, the Ine Bay Cruise is a popular way to see the boathouses from the water, or you can book tours to enter inside the boathouses, experience fishing, or learn about the history of Ine on a cycling tour.

Ine-cho, Yosa District, Kyoto Prefecture
Bus: From Amanohashidate Station on the Kyoto Tango Miyatoya Railway Line, take Tankai Bus to Ine, approximately 60 minutes.

Head North by car for 45 minutes from Miyazu via National Route 178. Approx. 45 minutes from Kyoto-Jukan Expressway, take the Yosa Amanohashidate IC from Miyazu Yosa Road, and then go to National Route 176-178
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)