Ine is a very unique and quiet fishermen's village. It's popular as 230 boathouses residence live.
Amanohashidate has been more popular as one of "three view of Japan" since Edo era.
2 towns are facing a same gulf, Miyazu gulf is selected as one of most beautiful gulf in the world.
The road between 2 towns is just 20km and flat. Moreover it includes acrossing the Amanohashidate sandbar, so many cyclists ride on bicycle along this road. If you have a healty body, you can go to Ine in 1 hour by E-Bike or Road Bike. It's rather faster than bus, because the bus cannnot across the sandbar and has to detour.
Youtube Movie of all way to Ine (Japanese)
- Please note that some part of the road is narrow ( about 1km ) and heavy trafic in commuting time and busy season such as consecutive holidays.
- Ine is very small town and its population is just 2000, so there is no convinence store and a few restaurants. Some restaurants serve very delicious seafood, but they can be full in busy season or on Wednensday every week. You should be especially careful with dinner and breakfast if you stay in Ine.
- If you get tired or have trouble, you can leave E-Bike at Ine Hide Base and go back by bus to Amanohashidate. If so, it costs 1500 yen per a bike as an extra fee. The timetable of bus is here.