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.
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.
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.
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 ..
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 ..
Kyoto Prefectural Institute for Northern Industry
The Kyoto Prefectural Textile, Machinery and Metal Promotion Center is a facility located in Kyoto’s Mineyama, which is the birthplace of Tango Chirimen (silk crepe). Explanations and a facility tour on the history and manufacturing process of Tango Chirimen are offered here.
Visitors can take a tour of the hand-painted Yuzen dyeing process, including painting designs on Chirimen silk crepe, and silk weaving for the production of high-class Tsuzure Obi-sash. The facility has a shop selling small stationery items such as chirimen Shikishi (square decorative paper) and silk postcards made using Tango Chirimen as well as a complete set of Yuzen dyed Kimono and related items.
Tango Ajiwai-no-Sato (Village of Flavor)
Tango Ajiwai-no-Sato reopened on April 19, 2015, as Michi-no-Eki Tango Kingdom “Shoku-no-Miyako.” It is one of the largest Michi-no-Eki (“roadside station,” or a municipal rest area that sells local produce, souvenirs, etc.) in Western Japan. Shoku-no-Miyako offers restaurants that feature ingredients produced in the Tango region as well as shops that sell a wide variety of food, such as handmade sausages. It also serves as a farmer’s market for locally grown vegetables.
Shoku-no-Miyako is al ..
Tateiwa-Nochigahama Swimming Beach
A beach situated close to “Tateiwa,” a symbol of the Tango area. The Tango Hot Springs are also nearby.
Sunagata Swimming Beach
Enjoy playing on the rocky shores at this mini beach geared for families. It is equipped with bathrooms and showers, too.