About Northern Kansai

Northern Kansai, Kyoto by the Sea, Toyooka, Kinosaki Onse, Takeno, Hidaka, Izushi, Tanto, Kyotango, Ine, Yosano, Miyazu, Amanohasidate, Maizuru, Ayabe, Fukuchiyama
Discover the hidden land of Japan’s origins. See and experience the beauty of this nature blessed land. You won't find over run temples or over populated metropolises here. This is where Japanese go to get away and get back to their roots. Hike along the coast and through mountain valleys and castle towns. Soak in the natural hot springs of Japan's most popular hot spring village, Kinosaki Onsen. Take a bay cruise past one of Japan's three most beautiful views, Amanohashidate to the fishing village of Ine nicknamed Japan's Sicily. There is also an abundant amount of outdoor activities, cultural workshops, and local delicacies to try. Come and discover the original Japan.
Hyogo Prefecture
KINOSAKI ONSEN & SURROUNDINGS

Toyooka city welcomes 40,000 visitors annualy and those numbers are steadily growing. The main attractions being the nationally famous hot spring town of Kinosaki Onsen, one of Western Japan's top four ski resorts, Northern Hyogo prefecture's "little kyoto" and castle town Izushi. The city of Toyooka is also known as one of the four largest bag production centers in Japan, the bags made in Toyooka and that meet the bag industries standards are given the brand name "Toyooka Kaban".

KINOSAKI ONSEN & SURROUNDINGS
Kyoto Prefecture
KYOTO BY THE SEA

- The source of Japan -
“Kyoto by the Sea” is where civilization blossomed before any other region in Ancient Japan, as a result of culture from the Asian continent crossing the sea to this bountiful, nature-blessed land. That is, this is the origin of Japan. Visit “Kyoto by the Sea” and experience a yet-undiscovered Japan.

KYOTO BY THE SEA
Kyoto Prefecture
WOODLAND KYOTO

-Step into a forest paradise -
Kyoto is a city that has a lot of history with elegant townscapes and a great number of shinto shrines and Buddhist temples. After a 20min. train ride, you will arrive in the area called “Woodland Kyoto”. This region has supported the capital since the days of old. While fostering a deep connection with the forests, the people there led enriched lives and developed their own culture. Come and indulge yourself in these forests of healing and creation.

WOODLAND KYOTO