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  1. Japan
  2. Osaka Prefecture
  3. Osaka
  4. Amanohashidate

Northern Kyoto and Amanohashidate: See the Beauty of Japan

Product ID: 117429
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Discover the scenic beauty of the Amanohashidate Sandbar, Ine no Funaya and Miyama on a day trip from Osaka. Visit the places which are difficult to access as individuals.
About this activity
Duration 12 - 12.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Chinese, English
Wheelchair accessible
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 11 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Witness sweeping views of Amanohashidate from the mountaintop, which can be accessed by monorail - one of the three scenic beauties of Japan
  • Enjoy spectacular views of Funaya from a sightseeing boat
  • See the unspoiled landscape of Japan at Miyama Kayabuki no Sato with many thatched roof houses
Full description
This tour will take you to the northern part of Kyoto prefecture from Osaka, where you will be able to find good old Japan, remaining traditions and beautiful nature away from the mayhem. Your full-day trip will start from Namba. A tour conductor will pick you up from the meeting point at 07:10. Take a bus and drive up to the first destination. After a comfortable 2.5-hour bus ride, you will arrive in the stunning sandbar of Amanohashidate. Located in Miyazu Bay in north Kyoto prefecture, this thin strip of land forms part of the Tango-Amanohashidate-Ōeyama Quasi-National Park. Named one of the "Three Views of Japan," the 3.6 kilometer spit of land is covered by around 7,000 pine trees and connects 2 opposing sides of Miyazu Bay.

Take the cable car in Kasamatsu Park for a stunning view of the Amanohashidate Sandbar from the observatory. After enjoying the beautiful scenery, you will have a lunch at Hashidate Daimaru Restaurant. A lunch menu is all you can eat seafood cuisine including sushi, sashimi, grilled fish, seafood and more for 50 minutes. Next, you will visit Ine no Funaya, a hidden tourist destination. Funaya means “boathouse” in Japanese. The first floor of the houses are use for a boat garage and upper floors are for living. The houses appear to be floating on the sea. Take a boat to see the unique fisherman’s houses from the sea.

After that, you will move to Miyama Kayabuki no Sato, where many thatched roof houses still exist. This is a popular place where you can enjoy the breathtaking rural landscape with feelings of nostalgia. Visiting will be a good opportunity for you to experience this authentic feel of rural Japan. Return to Osaka at around 18:00 to 19:00.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Lunch
  • English or Chinese language support staff
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Cruise ride
  • Monorail or chairlift ride in Amanohashidate
What’s Not Included
  • Admission fee(s) not specified in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses during the tour (beverages etc.)
  • National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received within 48-hours of booking, subject to availability
• An English-speaking or Chinese-speaking tour conductor or staff will provide you with some basic information during the trip, but he/she will not be responsible for providing any detailed introduction of attractions
• Delays, shortenings of the tour or omissions made to the itinerary due to traffic, weather or other circumstances that are beyond the control of the tour operator are not subject to refund
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.7 / 5
based on 7 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.5/5
Organization
4.5/5
Value for money
4.2/5
Safety
4.5/5

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YOKOSO Japan Tour

Product ID: 117429