Farm villages & Sea of Japan
Cycling tour to experience Japanese culture
and nature through all five senses
Cycling from Kyoto City to the Sea of Japan
Kyoto, the capital of Japan for a thousand years, remained the capital of Japan from 794 AD until 1869, when the capital was moved to Tokyo. Many towns were formed along the route connecting Kyoto to the Sea of Japan and still retain their distinctive features. It is also the best cycling route to enjoy Kyoto's nature and culture.
History & Culture
Visitors can visit shrines and temples full of historical atmosphere, and experience life in farming villages that have preserved the ancient lifestyle and landscape of Japan.
Kyoto and the Sea of Japan are the origin of Japanese cuisine and are blessed with the best ingredients. You can enjoy exquisite cuisine using local ingredients such as seafood, jidori (local chicken), ramen, and sake.
Kyoto, with its long and narrow topography from northwest to southeast, is blessed with a natural environment of mountains, forests, rivers, and the sea.
Japan's road environment is among the best in Asia, and the suburbs of Kyoto are especially ideal for cycling. Enjoy the scenery as it changes from the cityscape of Kyoto, to the farming villages, to the mountains, to the Sea of Japan!
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Going on tour
Guided cycling in Kyoto (25 km)
Self cycling to Ayabe (55 km)
Self cycling to Miyazu (45 km)
Guided cycling in Ine (25km)
Guided cycling in Kyoto (30 km)
Self cycling to Miyama (40 km)
Self cycling to Maizuru (55 km)
Self cycling to Miyazu (45 km)
Guided cycling in Ine (25km)
Kamigamo Jinja Shrine
The official name of this shrine is Kamowakeikazuchi Jinja Shrine. The shrine is dedicated to the deity Kamowakeikazuchi-no-mikoto, who is believed to bring good luck and victory. The entire grounds of the shrine are registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a "cultural asset of the ancient capital of Kyoto.
This restaurant is located in front of the gate of Kuramadera Temple. Soba noodles and rice bowls are available on the menu.
This temple is the head temple of Kurama Buddhism. It is famous for the place where Ushiwakamaru (Minamoto no Yoritsune) practiced Buddhism as a young man and for the legend of the Tengu. At Kurama Station, the nearest station, a huge monument of a Tengu welcomes visitors.
Dedicated to the god of water, people have long prayed to this shrine as a shrine for praying for rain. The shrine is also known for its blessings for marriage and divorce.
Nantan - Chutan Area
Miyama Thatched Roof Village
Miyama Town is home to many houses with Kayabuki (thatch) roofs, a rarity in Japan today. Among them, Kitamura is a village with 39 houses with kayabuki roofs, and there are lodging facilities, a café, an exchange center, and a museum in the village.
This kayabuki roof inn is located in Miyama Thatched Roof Village. Guests can spend a relaxing time in the quiet satoyama. For dinner, guests can enjoy a sukiyaki dinner of chicken raised in Miyama.
Cycling in the beautiful nature of Miyama.
There are several cycling courses in the town.
This farmers' market is located in the eastern part of Miyama Town. The storefront features fresh vegetables brought in every morning from local farmers, as well as rice and meat produced in Miyama.
The river begins at the border of Kyoto, Shiga, and Fukui prefectures, and 90% of its basin flows through mountainous terrain.
The vermilion bridge over the Yura River stands out against the green mountains and is secretly popular as a photo spot.
The restaurant is proud of its traditional handmade udon noodles, boiled in a wood-fired oven. There is also a terrace where you can enjoy the peaceful scenery.
This showroom features silk products from the "create ebara" silk brand.
The Tango region produces 70% of Japan's silk products, of which the high-end silk fabric "Tango Chirimen" has long been loved by many people.
Approximately 230 houses are located alongIne Bay. The first floor is a warehouse for storing boats, and the second floor and above are residences.
This guest house stands so close to the Sea of Japan that you can walk 3 steps into the ocean. Guests can enjoy the beautiful sunrise and view of the Sea of Japan from their guest room windows.
Enjoy locally produced fresh fish and prepared foods
Shopping at local markets and supermarkets is also recommended! You will encounter unique foods unique to the area. Especially in the Tango region, fresh seafood from local fishing ports can be found in stores.
Tour the boathouses of Ine from the sea. You can learn about the history of the boathouses while viewing them. You can also take pictures from a superb view point. Fishing experience from the boathouse is available.
You can enjoy cycling in the open scenery along the Sea of Japan.
The temple is located on Mt. Narisang, and from the observatory you can enjoy a panoramic view of Miyazu Bay and Amanohashidate. The temple enshrines Sho-Kanzeon Bosatsu (Bodhisattva of the Sacred Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva), which is believed to bring blessings of health, longevity, and good health.
Formed by sand deposited in the inland sea of Miyazu City, the 3.6 km-long sandbar is home to countless pine trees. It is accessible by bicycle to the opposite shore.
Tour Application & Inquiries
Please feel free to consult with us first!
●Information about this tour
【Name of Travel Agency】
Registered Travel Agency by the Governor of Kyoto Prefecture, Region No. 733
1485 Tomari, Ine-cho, Yosagun, Kyoto
【Available time for inquiries】
(Phone) 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Japan time, (Email) All hours
【Languages available for inquiries】
Non-accommodation/transportation portion: Directly with Kyoto Kaido Accommodation portion: Directly with lodging facilities Transportation portion: Directly with transportation facilities
【Payment of trip amount】
Advance payment by web payment at the time of application
Free up to 1 week in advance.
【Insurance & Compensation】
Damage to self and others caused by accidents or disasters will be covered by Kyoto Kaido and its contracted insurance agency when riding a bicycle or in a support vehicle, by the transportation agency when riding in a transportation vehicle, by the accommodation facility when staying overnight, and by the customer's own insurance when traveling on foot.