Tour of the spots associated with the legendary seven beautiful women in Kyotango
There are some well-known legends which long have been told about seven historic beautiful women and related historic places such as shrines and temples existing in Kyotango.
The seven legendary beauties are:
Shizukagozen was born in Kyotango in the Heian era, and became a leading singer and dancer. When she gave performances in the Imperial Court, she and Minamoto-no-Yoshitsune fell in love, and she became his favorite concubine. Some years later, when Minamoto-no-Y ..
Amino-cho, Tango-cho, Yasaka-cho, and Kumihama-cho in Kyotango City
This race features competitors running along a scenic course through Kyotango City. Participants can choose from a 60km or 100km course.
Many young men dressed in ornamental sumo apron run around the town of Okanari area in early morning with energetic shout to pray for health and safety of people in this town. This is a traditional event inherit from Edo era in Okanari area.
From November to March
The snow crab fishing season in the Sea of Japan is open from November. Snow crab dishes have been appreciated as the king of winter cuisine in the North Kyoto seashore including the Tango Peninsula. The snow crab has various names based on where it is caught such as "Matsuba Crab" or "Taiza Crab ", which are all valued high as first-class quality crab in the Tango Peninsula.
Its taste and texture are great together; it can be used to make delicious soup stock. There are many other tasty ways ..
Hacchohama Swimming Beach (Asamogawa River ・Kobama Swimming Beach)
This beach is known for connections to the legendary Urashima Taro. Hacchohama got its name because the length of the beach is haccho―8 units, about１km. Nearby there is a hotel called Shizunosato by Asamogawa Hot Spring.
Oyster & Fish Festival
In front of Marine Plaza
This festival is held every year as one of the popular winter events in Kyotango city. Oysters cultivated in the Kumihama bay are cooked and served for free. Oysters, crabs and other seafood products are also sold at the event.
Kyoto Prefectural Institute for Northern Industry
This center is located in Mineyama, which is the birthplace of Tango Silk Crepe. Visitors enjoy the briefing on the the history and manufacturing process of Tango Crepe in addition to the looking around the factory..
Visitors can take a look at the process of hand-painted Yuzen dyeing including painting on crepe and silk weaving to make high quality Tsuzure-obi. There is also a shopping area for buying square drawing paper with crepe decorations, small items or a complete set of Yuzen dyed kimono.
Tango Ajiwai-no-Sato (Village of Flavor)
This park was opened in 1998 as an agricultural resort park made to resemble a European farm environment with the rich nature of Tango Peninsula in the background. Visitors can experience various agricultural experience programs tied up with neighboring farms. The park has "Eurapia Hotel" with natural hot spring.
Nochigahama Swimming Beach
On the coast is Tateiwa, which literally means 'Standing Rock,' a symbol of the Tango area. Tango Hot Spring is also nearby.