Friday, 13 November 2015

New designed train from 13th Nov. 2015

This train is designed by Eiji Mitooka, who also designed another scenic trains running in Tango region. One of interesting thing about this train is, have a communal area(see the picture below). I wonder if there is any Japanese person who has brave enough to use this space? I hope someone is using this area :D Western style toilet available on the train. The train runs multiple times a day within Kyoto and Tango region.


Sunday, 4 October 2015

Fireworks&Illuminated event in Amanohashidate

Date:25th October 2015
Time:The fireworks will be start at 19:30, people will start illuminate Amanohashdiate from around 18:30(about 19:00, Amanohashdiate will be illuminated by bonfire)
From Miyazu, you can take the sightseeing boat from Miyazu pier and get off at Ichinomiya pier.
From Amanohashidate, you can take the sightseeing boat from Amanohashidate pier and get off at Ichinomiya pier.

9th-11th October 2015

和火Yawarabi(Illuminated temple district event) will be held in Miyazu.

Time:18:00-21:00(18:00-22:00 on 10th)
Access:Walk about 10mins from Miyazu station or about 10mins ride by bicycle from Amanohashidate station.

Food stalls are available in the event area.

From 4th October 2015

Bus timetable for local bus is changed.
Please note the timetable on my blog is not updated at the moment.
So please check the actual one on the spot.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Night cruising in Amanohashidate

Date: Every Saturday of August 2015
Duration: about 25mins 
Time: Depart Amanohashidate pier at 19:30

Amanohashidate at night

From 18th July to 30th August 2015, Amanohashidate beach(closer part from Amanohashidate station) is illuminated every night from 19:30 to 21:30.

Friday, 17 July 2015

From 19th July, timetable of express bus from Kyoto will be change.

Due to the highway between Kyoto city to Tango region are completed after long time years by 19th July 2015, it will be about 15mins shorter trip than before by the bus.
For further details about the timetable, please check the link page of my blog. (updated on 28th July 2015)

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Ine⇔Miyazu・Amanohashidate boat info for 2015

Why not take a boat to visit Ine?
This boat runs between Miyazu - Amanohashidate - Ine - Ine sightseeing boat pier. The boat has toilet.

Period: Every Sat&Sun&Public holidays until 3rd Nov. 2015

Fare:1500yen/one-way, 2700yen/round trip


Miyazu pier 11:15→Amanohashidate pier 11:25→Ine 12:15→Ine sightseeing boat pier 12:25

Ine sightseeing boat pier 14:50→Ine 15:00→Amanohashidate pier 15:50→Miyazu pier 16:00

I highly recommend taking this boat!! From Miyazu pier to end of Amanohashidate, I recommend to stay on the roof then go inside the boat.(Inside the boat has large window)

Hop-on Hop-off bus info for 2015 :D

The Hop-on Hop-off bus runs this year(2015) again!
Period:Every Sat&Sun&public holidays until end of Nov. 2015.

**During Golden week(2nd-6th May 2015)&Silver week(19th-23rd Sep. 2015) Timetables can be change.

For you who wanted to discover Tango pensinsula by taking public transportation, this is one of the best way to get around. From this year, you can take the bus from Miyazu station.
The hop-on hop off bus is officially called "Gurutto Tango Shuyu bus(ぐるっと丹後周遊バス)".
Please check the bus fare by the list below.

There is a pass called "Gurutan pass(ぐるたんパス)" available for 1000yen, you can ride on the bus(you can't take ordinal public buses with the pass) as many times as you want include one way KTR local train ride from Amino station to Amanohashidate station(If you take an express train you need to pay extra, you can't take opposite direction train by the pass.).
Valid 1 day.
You can purchase at Amanohashidate station or Miyazu station. From Amino station to Amanohashidate station costs:570yen. The pass makes sence for you to purchse or not is depends on where you are heading to and how many stops you are interested to hop-off!

Bus fare:From 150yen up to 600yen/ride.(I just used A-M to easy to show, so there is no such a fare table officially published, so please don't remember the bus stop by name of A-M letter.)


Time table:
Basically every 1hr, hop-on hop off comes to the each bus stops. There is no opposite way round. From Amino station(網野駅), you can take KTR train back to Amanohashidate, Miyazu and so on.

(Miyazu station,宮津駅)
(Miyazu pier,キセンバ港館)
(Amanohashidate station, 天橋立駅)
DMoto-ise-kono-jinja(Kono shrine&Kasamatsu Park)
EIne-wan-meguri Hide(Ine pier) 伊根湾めぐり日出9:1910:1911:1912:1913:1914:1915:1916:19
GKyogamisaki-tenbosho(Lighthouse) 経ヶ岬展望所9:5810:5811:5812:5813:5814:5815:5816:58
HUkawa-onsen Yoshinonosato (Hot spring)
IByoubuiwa(Rock, 屏風岩)10:3911:3912:3913:3914:3915:3916:3917:39
JTenki-tenki-mura(camping site)&Tateiwa(rock)
KKotobikihama (singing sand beach) 琴引浜10:5411:5412:5413:5414:5415:5416:5417:54
LAmino station 網野駅11:0612:0613:0614:0615:0616:0617:0618:06
MHamazume&Yuuhigaura 浜詰&夕日ヶ浦    15:1716:1717:1718:17

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

From 14th March 2015

Local bus timetable will be change.
Unfortunately, I don't have time to update all local bus timetables which I already wrote on this blog now.
When I get time, I will try to fix and write down updated date.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

1 Day Pass for train

Official name: Tantetsu Marugoto Free Pass

You can ride on Tatetsu trains as many time as you want in a day(For express train, only non-reserved seats are covered by the pass).

If you are a day tripper to Tango region and want to use Express trains but don't hold JR Pass, then perhaps worth to buy.
Express train(non-reserved seat) between Fukuchiyama-Amanohashidate:1420yen/person(one-way)

This pass is available until 31st July 2016.

From 1st April 2015

The local train company name in Tango region will be change.

NOW "KTR=Kitakinki Tango Railway"
From 1st April 2015 "KTR=Kyoto Tango Railway"

Basically abbreviation is the same in English ;)
Although the company want to use "Tantetsu" as the abbreviation in Japanese. So probably you need to use this word to search in the future.

Also some of the stations name will be change.(I only listed up the stations which you maybe come accross while you visiting in Tango region.)
Nodagawa station→Yosano station
Tango-Omiya station→Kyotango-Omiya station
Kitsu-Onsen station→Yuhigaura-Kitsu-Onsen station
Tango-Kanno station→Syotenkyo station

Additionally, the company will start selling 25 different kinds of tickets targeting not only tourists.
So I will not describe all these 25 tickets on my blog, I will only introduce useful tickets for tourists :)

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Visiting Amanohashidate in winter

The picture is taken on 27th Dec 2014 at Amanohashidate.
I highly recommend to wear warm cloth&beanie to protect you from cold wind if you are plan to walk on Amanohashidate. Because Amanohashidate is a narrow sandbar and wind comes from both side.


If you like snow, this winter we got plenty of snow compared with last winter. 
Children made Japanese igloo. 
Usually when we get this much snow in earlier than Feb, spring comes earlier.
The pictures are from 3rd Jan 2015 in Miyazu.