Steps from the southern end of the Amanohashidate footbridge, this busy temple is home to an Important Cultural Property pagoda from the Muromachi period (late 1500s). The temple's o-mikuji (fortunes; ¥300) are shaped like tiny folding fans, which is terribly photogenic when they're hung by the thousands from the branches of daintily pruned pines around the precincts.

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1. Amanohashidate

0.79 MILES

Amanohashidate means 'bridge to heaven' and this narrow sandbar covered in some 5000 pine trees has long inspired poets and painters. It's also billed as…

2. Mikami-ke

1.46 MILES

This historic 18th-century home belonged to a wealthy family of sake brewers and silk traders. There are well-preserved architectural details and…

3. Ine

9.99 MILES

On the eastern side of the Tango Peninsula, Ine sits along the beautiful Ine-wan. The village's signature houses, called funaya, are built right over the…

4. Kotohiki-hama

12.41 MILES

Stop for a dip at this pretty beach, hemmed in by pine-topped hills and with a tiny, naturally forming onsen pool (keep your swimsuit on).

5. Kyōga-misaki

15.07 MILES

Kyōga-misaki is a cape at the northernmost point of the Tango Peninsula. The name means 'cape of sutras' for the shape of the stone formations. A car park…

7. Genbudō

21.11 MILES

Genbudō is the largest of the five caves at this site, part of San-in Kaigan National Park, with other-worldly surfaces of pillar-like ripples formed by…

8. Kinosaki Strawcraft Museum

21.63 MILES

This tiny museum in a former kura (storehouse) displays mugiwara-zaiku (barley-straw crafts) practised locally since 1716. Straw is dyed and cut into tiny…