Friday, 25 November 2016

For snow seekers.....

Are you planning to visit Hokkaido or Japanese Alps(around Nagano) for winter sports? Although prefer to be in a place which is not crowded by international tourists? Then perhaps, you can consider our region as option. There is a certain area on mountain side in Tango region where has 2-3 metres snow every winter. The area is not for skiing nor snowboarding. 

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The area is for snowmobile!! 
This activity is fit from absolute beginner to who has experience(reservation necessary).
- For absolute beginner, instructor will be drive for you and the course is 1.5 km long.
500JPY/person
- Beginner course who wants to drive by oneself. You will get an instruction first and you can drive by yourself after that.
5000JPY/person include petrol
- Intermediate course who drove more than 2hrs at beginner course and who love to try bigger snowmobile.
6000JPY/person include petrol

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For enojying this activity, the best is stay over night at the mountain lodge or cabin.
Adult 6900JPY/person include 2 meals, Child(5-15yrs) 5800JPY/person include 2meals
They offer their accommodation on airbnb as well as their own website.
Access: 
When you making reservation please make sure to book pick up service from their closest bus stop as well and ask them exact timetable of the bus.
From Miyazu station, take a bus toward "Ukawa-onsen-yoshino-no-sato(宇川温泉よし野の里) or Kyogamisaki(経ケ岬) or Kamanyu(蒲入)"and get off at Hioki(日置) then meet up your pick up service. Bus fare 400JPY/person, duration about 45mins.
There is a bus which arrive at the accommodation directly but it only runs once in a day and the bus is not departing from stations so..... 

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Winter candle illumination in Miyazu

Date: 26th Nov.- 25th Dec.
Time: 17:00-20:00

This event is called "inori", is suddenly popped up, so there is no pictures I can provide you nor no information what is looks like......what I can say now is, the street which is across the Ote-gawa river from Miyazu Catholic church will be illuminated by candles, that's it. If you have some time left for taking your train from Miyazu station or staying in Miyazu downtown, then you can visit this event in the early evening(outside is already dark enough in this season). 
A few food stalls are available(only on 26th Nov.).

Access: 
about 5mins walk from Miyazu station(walk straight down until first traffic lights and turn left and walk along the river). 

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Tango Free private guided tour in November 2016(part 2)

Available date:
25th(Fri), 28th(Mon)

Price: Donation to keep update my blog, whatever you feel is fair.

Available meeting point:
Miyazu station or within Miyazu downtown or Amanohashidate station

Tour languages:




The tour can be a half day or a full day, depends on your preference.
I will plan route by your request, your group cannot be bigger than 6 people.
The tour route cannot exceed area of Tango region.
Reservation: kyotosea@gmail.com
Please apply by email at latest 17:00(Japan time) of the day before of the tour.
**If you need to cancel the tour, please cancel by email at latest 17:00(Japan time) of the day before of the tour.

Please include following information in the email:
1. Name of all the guests
2. Your email address
3. Your nationality
4. Requested date and time(most of sightseeing places start closing or closed around 15:00-16:00)
5. Meeting point(can be your accommodation)
6. Destination or sightseeing spots which you are interested in Tango

I met over 300 international guests since last summer and I would like to assist your encounter in Japans' countryside!! 

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Autumn leaves in Miyazu

Pictures are taken at Takigami park, on 17th Nov. 2016, the weather was cloudy and some rains. 
Basically no tourists in this park and even locals are not really noticed about this beauty, so do I until today for this year. If you have some time to spend not only touristic spots, then I can recommend to visit this park. The park also have playground equipment. Better to visit during daylight to avoid meeting wild animals!!

Access: 
about 15mins walk from Miyazu station or about 10mins from Amanohashidate station by bicycle.






Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Autumn leaves in Amanohashidate

One of the best season to visit Nariai-ji temple now. Visit the temple in the middle of mountain in Amanohashidate, autumn leaves are beautiful at the moment.
If you are interested to visit to the temple, make sure you have enough time, arriving at 15:00 is too late if you are not rushed traveller. 

If you purchase one of following ticket or pass, you can get discount on mountain bus by showing the valid ticket or pass.
*Amanohashidate sightseeing ticket 1500JPY or 1100JPY
*Tango-Amanohashidate-Ine Pass 2460JPY

If you hold the ticket below, mountain bus is covered by the pass. You just need to pay admission fee to the temple on the spot.
*Amanohashidate Supreme pass 1day(3090JPY) or 2days(4430JPY)

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Tips for a day tripper to Amanohashidate in autumn&winter

If you are visiting Amanohashidate from Kyoto or Osaka as a day trip,
PLEASE make sure you are going to arrive at Amanohashidate in the morning or at latest in noon. Especially if you are plan to walk through Amanohashidate itself (pine tree forest).
And I don't recommend you to try visiting both Amanohashidate&Ine by a day trip from Kyoto or Osaka, that is tooooooooo rush. Due to sunset is earlier and closing time of everything is earlier in winter.
Sunset is around 16:45-17:00. Many shops or restaurants start closing around 15:00-16:00.

ALTHOUGH, I really love view of sunset from Kasamatsu park in autumn, romantic and calm down atmosphere. Of course, the day view is must see thing(bridge to heaven) in here so if you are staying overnight in Tango region, I highly recommend to visit Kasamatsu park twice, once for a day and another for before sunset. If you are visiting for the sunset, make sure wear warm clothes. The last cable car to go down from Kasamatsu park is at 17:00(in November) which means the park close by 17:00, don't miss it! 

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Tango Free private guided tour in November 2016(part 1)

Available date:
2nd(Wed), 7th(Mon), 9th(Wed)

Price: Donation to keep update my blog, whatever you feel is fair.

Available meeting point:
Miyazu station or within Miyazu downtown or Amanohashidate station

Tour languages:





The tour can be a half day or a full day, depends on your preference.
I will plan route by your request, your group cannot be bigger than 6 people.
The tour route cannot exceed area of Tango region.
Reservation: kyotosea@gmail.com
Please apply by email at latest 17:00(Japan time) of the day before of the tour.
**If you need to cancel the tour, please cancel by email at latest 17:00(Japan time) of the day before of the tour.

Please include following information in the email:
1. Name of all the guests
2. Your email address
3. Your nationality
4. Requested date and time(most of sightseeing places start closing or closed around 15:00-16:00)
5. Meeting point(can be your accommodation)
6. Destination or sightseeing spots which you are interested