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 marks the start of the steep 400m hike to Kyōga-misaki lighthouse at the end of the cape (though the scenery doesn't really compare with the coast to the west).

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2. Ine

7.66 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…

3. Kotohiki-hama

10.85 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).

4. Amanohashidate

14.33 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…

5. Chion-in

15.07 MILES

Steps from the southern end of the Amanohashidate footbridge, this busy temple is home to an Important Cultural Property pagoda from the Muromachi period …

6. Mikami-ke

16.41 MILES

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

7. Kinosaki Strawcraft Museum

25.55 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…

8. Genbudō

26.73 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…