Land Only Package

Hidden Gems of Northern Kansai, Japan: Kyoto's scenic bays(Amanohashidate, Ine)and Nostalgic Onsen Town, Kinosaki

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per person USD 590
JTB9467

There are plenty of less-explored locations to discover in Kansai region in Japan. Come and see the beauty of this nature blessed destination. Visit Amanohashidate, the site of one of Japan’s three most beautiful views. Explore Ine, a traditional fishing town and its beautiful boathouses that sit right on the bay. Soak in the natural hot springs of Japan’s most popular hot spring village, Kinosaki Onsen.

Day 1: Kyoto - Amanohashidate


Depart Kyoto Station.
Boad on JR Limited Express Train for Amanohashidate.
(120min.)
Arrive at Amanohashidate Station. 
 
Amanohashidate is one of the three most scenic places situated in a protected bay along the coast of Northern Kyoto along with Matsushima in Miyagi and Miyajima in Hiroshima.
Enjoy walking along the picturesque sandbar known as "the bridge to heaven."
 
Suggested self-sightseeing spots:
 
• Chionji Temple
It is one of the three temples in Japan dedicated to the Monju Bodhisattva(Bodhisattva of Wisdom), believed that you can gain wisdom from visiting this temple.
 
• Amanohashidate Sightseeing Boat
Hop on the Amanohashidate Sightseeing Boat. Enjoy the landscape of Amanohasidate from the sea, while you are on the boat.
 
• Kasamatsu Park, Observatory
Ride a cable car to the top of Kasamatsu Park, where you can get the best view of Amanohashidate.
 
Stay at hotel in Amanohashidate (Amanohashidate Hotel or similar)
Enjoy dinner at hotel.

Day 2: Amanohashidate - Ine - Kinosaki Onsen


Enjoy Breakfast at hotel.
In this morning, take a route bus to Inea charming fishing village on the coastal side of Kyoto.
(60 mins)
 
Ine is famous for the wooden boathouses called 'Funaya'.
The funaya houses stand in a row around the bay creating a scenery unique to Ine town,which somehow evokes a nostalgic feeling.
 
• Ine Bay Cruise
A popular way to see the Funaya (boathouses) from the water. The boat tour explores around the beautiful scenery of the bay in about 30 minutes.
 
In the afternoon, return to Amanohashidate by taking a local bus.
(60mins)
Then depart for Kinosaki Onsen by trains. 
(120mins)
 
Arrive at Kinosakionsen Station. Explore the historical town. 
 
• Strolling the onsen town
Kinosaki Onsen, one of many famed onsen towns in Japan, is situated in northern Hyogo
Prefecture. Whilst the town is small in size, it is easily accessible by foot and boasts old-fashioned charm including wispy willow trees that line the Otani river flowing through the town’s center. This becomes particularly picturesque at night when the river reflects the lighting of both the lanterns and neighboring stores. 
 
Stay at ryokan in Kinosaki Onsen (Onishiya Suishoen or similar) 
Enjoy dinner at ryokan.

Day 3: Kinosaki Onsen - Osaka


Enjoy breakfast at ryokan. 
Take a stroll in town until your departure.
 
• Kinosaki Ropeway
The view from Mount Daishi at the top of Kinosaki Ropeway was awarded one star in the Michelin Green Guide Japan as a spectacular view.
 
• Onsen-ji Temple
A hot spring’s guardian temple in Kinosaki Onsen with rich history regarding the town’s hot spring waters.
 
• Genbudo Park & basalt caves
Genbudo Park is a national natural monument designated in 1931. The park contains five caves, which feature unique hexagonal columns of basalt rock.
 
Depart from Kinosakionsen Station to Osaka on JR Limited Express train.
(180 min.)
Arrive at Shin-Osaka Station. 


These attractive destinations are situated in Kansai region of Japan. Would you like to find out more about these areas and the region ? 

Visit https://www.jtbusa.com/kansai/

 

Type of travel arrangement

Independent Excursion Package

Inclusion

• 1 night stay in Amanohashidate (Amanohashidate Hotel or similar) • 1 night stay in Kinosaki (Onishiya Suishoen or similar) • 2 breakfasts & 2 dinners • JR West Kansai Wide Area Pass • 2 day Tango, Amanohashidate, Ine free Pass


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Independent Excursion Package

For an independent minded traveler, we can make it easy to plan your vacation with this program. If you are looking for memorable experiences and a different Japan, why not let JTB be your assistance.

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JR West Kansai Wide Area Pass

For the travelers who are planning to travel around wide Kansai area, the JR West-Kansai WIDE Area Pass is the most economical and useful pass. Compared to the Kansai Area Pass, this pass offers you unlimited ride to much larger area.

Eligibility:

The JR West Pass is a special pass, only available to travelers visiting Japan from foreign countries for sightseeing. You must hold a passport issued by a foreign government and enter Japan as a “Temporary Visitor”, which is a status of residence defined under Japanese immigration law.

More information: https://www.jtbusa.com/JRPass/JRWest.aspx#section1

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2 day Tango, Amanohashidate, Ine free Pass 

Amanohashidate is one of the Three Views of Japan, and the surrounding area of Ine is considered to be one of the most beautiful villages in Japan.

Use this 2-day unlimited pass to go see both.Take unlimited rides on route buses, the Amanohashidate Sightseeing Boat, cable car, lift, and Ine Bay Sightseeing Boat! Enjoy all there is to enjoy of oceanside Kyoto in the prefecture's northern region.

An English pamphlet with an area map, sample routes, etc. will be handed out.
The Tango, Amanohashidate & Ine Free Pass is valid for 2 days. The date reserved when booking is the pass pick-up date. Usage is limited to the day the pass is picked up and the following day (2 days).
 
Pass Pick-up Location - Amanohashidate Pier Sightseeing Boat Boarding Area:
Address: 644 Monju, Miyazu-shi, Kyoto
Open Hours: 8:00 - 17:00
 
Pass Pick-up Location - Amanohashidate Station Tourist Information Center
Address: Inside Amanohashidate Terminal Center, 314-2 Monju, Miyazu-shi, Kyoto
Open Hours: 9:00 - 18:00

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Pricing & Accommodation

The price shown on the website is per person, based on double occupancy for weekday stay in low or sholder seaon and subject to change depending on seasonality and availability. 

Upgrading or other selection of accommodation is available. 

<Amanohashidate Hotel>

*Standard accommodation (Japanese Western Combination room)

This hotel is located on the coastline, in front of a hot spring and Amanohashidate Station. Walk along the garden for 4 minutes and you will find Chion-ji Temple, a Buddhist temple dedicated to Monjushri, the Bodhisattva of Wisdom.

<Onishiya Suishoen>

*Standard accommodation (Japanese style room) 

This inn is built in the traditional Sukiya architectural style around a courtyard with a small stream that flows through. At sunset, there are Noh and bonfire performances, creating a lovely atmosphere for guests. 

Please contact JTB Reservation Center for the pickup service to assembly place.
JTB Reservation Center : Tel 1(800) 223-6104, email reservation@jtbusa.com

Date & Price Tour Start Tour End Departure Adult Single Supplement
04/01/2021 12/26/2021 Kyoto $ 590 $ 0
Cancellation rates will apply to the package fare. If notice of cancellation is received on 10 or less prior to the departure date, or in case of failure to show without notice、100% of the package fare. 59-11 day prior to the departure date, 50%. 90-60 days prior, 10%. In addition to the above penalties, any non-recoverable charges from our suppliers will be charged. Cancellation period is based on Japan local time. Notice must be received during JTB USA office hours. Mon. - Fri., 9:00AM-5:30PM PST Except National Holidays.

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