Northern Kyoto and the Sanin Coast: Self-Drive 7 Days Premium

Enjoy the exceptional beauty of the Kyoto Tango peninsula and the Sanin Kaigan coastline through a 7-day self-drive tour beginning from central Kyoto or Osaka and ending in Tottori city. Visit the scenic Amanohashidate sandbar, Oeyama mountain range and the remote Tango peninsula, along with visits to unique and historically significant villages such as the secluded fishing port Ine-cho, together with first-class bathing in spas at Kinosaki Onsen and Hawai Onsen at Lake Togo. While sampling local cuisine, learn about each regions culture, and walk along picturesque forest and coastal walking paths. Visit ancient temples, vast sand dunes of Tottori prefecture, atmospheric Mount Mitoku, and enjoy a truly remarkable hike to the ancient Ogamiyama Shrine on Mount Daisen in Daisen-Oki National Park, with panoramic views overlooking the Sea of Japan. The area has been considered a sacred center of ascetic shugendo training for centuries, and still provides rich nature hiking today.

If you would like to book this tour, please enquire using the "Ask a question" button below.If you would like to book this tour, please enquire using the "Ask a question" button below.

Northern Kyoto and the Sanin Coast: Self-Drive 7 Days Premium

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Tour details

Northern Kyoto and the Sanin Coast: Self-Drive 7 Days Premium
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Single room additional charge
USD 730
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  • Duration: 7 days
  • Trip level:
    Active
    Level
  • Availability: Recommended from late March to November (for winter months please enquire)
  • Type:Self-guided
    Level
  • Price: USD 6,140(Price per person, based on 2 travellers sharing a room)
Highlights

 

  • Experience the scenic and diverse geographic regions of Oeyama mountain range, Tango Peninsula, Sanin Kaigan UNESCO Geopark, Sand Dunes of Tottori and Mount Daisen in Daisen-Oki National Park
  • Relax yourself at a variety of high-quality traditional onsen hot spring lodgings offering a premium experience in northern Kyoto, Kinosaki Onsen, and Tottori
  • Sample some of Japan’s freshest seafood and delicious seasonal cuisine of the Sanin region
  • Visit Mount Oe with a local walking guide, and stroll along the picturesque Amanohashidate sandbar known as "the bridge to heaven"
  • Experience casual E-bike cycling around the scenic bay of Ine while taking in the coastal village atmosphere
  • Enjoy optional walking along scenic sections of the coastal Sanin Geopark trail and through natural beech tree forest on Mount Daisen at Daisen-Oki National Park

 

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Situated along the Sea of Japan coast, the Sanin Coastal region stretches from the Tango peninsula in Northern Kyoto prefecture west to Hyogo and Tottori prefectures. Today, the old capital of Kyoto city is known for its rich culinary traditions, however it is from the northern part of Kyoto and the wider Sanin coastal region, an area blessed with rich fertile land and clean water, where much of the freshest seafood and seasonal ingredients have been sourced since ancient times.

The vast Sanin Kaigan UNESCO Geopark also offers a variety of stunning ocean and mountain views with gentle coastal walks. The region's numerous geo-thermal hot springs means you’ll have consistent opportunities to experience tranquil onsen hot spring lodgings along the way, taking in the Sanin region’s idyllic mix of luxury and rustic charm.

In addition to overnight stays in restorative Onsen Ryokan, the tour also includes a night in a unique private Funaba seaside inn along the bay in Ine village. Your journey allows multiple opportunities to explore the villages on foot or by bicycle in a few locations.

Due to the gentle nature of the optional walking and cycling, this tour is ideal for couples and families. As an alternative to the morning walk at Mt. Oe on Day 2, it is also possible to join a unique culinary experience with a local expert to learn about the deep world of Japanese miso cultivation, and its distinct health benefits as a fermented superfood. Your local culinary expert will provide a workshop lecture in English, and crafted meals (please specify this request upon booking).

Hybrid Rental Car Travel in comfort with your own eco-friendly hybrid rental car, equipped navigation device in English, and a tailored itinerary featuring our curated stops and suggested eateries, and make your own unique discoveries and connections with local people throughout your journey.

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What is included

 

6 nights at Japanese inns (most with onsen)
6 breakfasts & 5 dinners
7 Days Car Rental - Toyota Prius or similar (Automatic, mid-size car)
Driving route information in GPS
Services of a professional guide in Kyo-Tango on Day 2
Train tickets starting your tour from either Kyoto city or Osaka city
Detailed day-by-day itinerary and the local support of our Kyoto based team
Our Preparing for your trip and Travelling in Japan Guidebooks

 

 

 

 

What is not included

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Flights
Airport transfers
Pay locally for drinks with meals and for lunches
Pay locally for other transportation options
Single room supplement(s) if required

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Itinerary

Tour itineraries are subject to change. We will inform you of any amendments as soon as we become aware of them.