Ocean Kyoto area (near Ine, Amanohashidate, Kinosaki) is called the ‘origin of Japan’ because it is believed to be Japan’s first ancient kingdom, where people first settled after crossing the sea from the Asian continent. This is Kyoto’s northern tip, perched on the Japanese Sea, just 2 hours from Kyoto City.
This area is a mecca of wellness and life longevity, award winning sake breweries, high-quality seafood, fruits, vegetable, hot springs, beaches, and a variety of UNESCO rated spots that include one of the most beautiful bays in the world and a global geopark.
But it’s hilly, road is narrow, parking area is very limited and public transport is few, so most tourists cannot enjoy the nature, culture and unique slow mood enough by car or on foot. Therefore…
We believe e-BIKE is the supreme way to enjoy them all.
What is e-BIKE ?
e-BIKE is the latest electric assisted bicycle, totally different from normal bicycle, its power is very strong and calm, and it doesn’t need licence or lesson. Even beginner or elderly person can enjoy without any stress.
About Us ~Kyoto Ocean Road Project~
We are a local travel agency with living in Northern Kyoto. We are collaborating with various local units, communities and companies and aim for changing and creating sustainable tourism from Ine, Kyotango and Amanohashidate.
Funaya Cruising e-Ride
Local guide takes you into the inside of Funaya, Sake brewery and introduce the beatiful spot, local fishing tool, history and unique “life closest to the sea”.
It recommend for the person who don’t have confidence in physical strength and want to enjoy only Funaya slowly.
Funaya & Farmer Restaurant e-Ride
4000yen/3h +800~1200yen（Lunch fee）、14km *discount over 4 people
“Ine-no-sora” is a farmer restaurant where not only local people but also outside people who are seeking genuine food gather there. Owners are particular about making and using local vegetable, and locating in the beautiful nature famous as clear water and firefly.
During the course, we look inside of the oldest Funaya from edo era, go through the firefly growing area and eat special lunch in “Ine-no-sora” talking with frank owner’s couple.
Funaya & Ocean View e-Ride
4000yen／2h, 14km *discount over 4 people
In this course, you can see contrast of quiet gulf along Funaya and wild dynamic ocean. It’s recommended for people who want to experience the seascape at most.
Visiting & eat in farmers e-Rid
Ine is also famous as “kyoto vegetable” because it’s rich in unspoiled nature and clear water. We visit in farmer, egg farm, game processing plant and soba factory. At last we cook and eat them at the next of Urashima Shrine which has 1500 history related with famous fairy tail in Japan.
Amanohashidate Nariai hill climb e-Ride
Amanohashidate is called as “three great views of Japan” and Mt. Nariai observatory is called the top view of them, but it has no bus. You can reach there within 30 min by e-BIKE easily. We also guide Nariai-ji temple which is one of the 33 temples that are visited along the Kansai Kannon, the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy, that dates from over 1000 yeas ago and Moto-Ise-Kono Shrine.
Amanohashidate bay cruising e-Ride
2000yen/ a day *If you return at another place different from where you rent, it costs 1500 yen more.
All guide tour include 1 day rental fee, but if you’d like to ride by yourself, you can rent e-bike without guide. We explain how to ride and recommending route, so even beginner can enjoy enough.
Variety of e-BIke
Starting point of Tour/Rental
-Quiet, Beautiful & Rich Fisherman’s Village
Ine (伊根) is a town located around the Ine Bay in northern Kyoto Prefecture, about 15 kilometers north of Amanohashidate. This working town has a long and rich history as a fishing village and is regarded as one of the most beautiful villages in Japan.
The unique aspect of Ine are its funaya. Literally meaning “boat houses”, these traditional waterfront buildings contain garages for boats on their first floors and residential space on the upper floors. Today there are 230 funaya remaining along the bay. Some of them now serve as guest houses where visitors can stay the night and experience the funaya first-hand.
– Mysterious “3 great views of Japan”
Amanohashidate (天橋立) is a pine covered sandbar that spans the mouth of Miyazu Bay in the scenic, coastal region of northern Kyoto Prefecture. Viewed from the mountains at either end of the bay, the Amanohashidate Sandbar (which roughly translates to “bridge in heaven”) looks like a pathway between heaven and earth. The scene has been admired for centuries and is ranked among Japan’s three most scenic views.
Kinosaki Hot Springs
-prosperity collaborating modern with traditional culture
Kinosaki Onsen (城崎温泉) is a town built entirely around the needs of visitors. Whether it is strolling through the beautiful, willow-lined streets dressed in yukata as you visit the many relaxing hot springs, enjoying fresh crab or Tajima steak at a traditional Japanese inn (ryokan), or simply taking in the scenery, culture and atmosphere of old Japan that lives on in Kinosaki to this day, we are confident you will find a whole world of unique experiences that will make your stay in Kinosaki the highlight of your time in Japan.
- Train & bus : 3 hours
- Car : 1.5~2 hours