Ine no Funaya, Kyoto by the Sea
Lesser known neighbour of the famous Amanohashidate in northern Kyoto that offers a tranquil getaway from the city, perfect for a scenic day road trip with your friends. Something different from the usual image we get of Kyoto – “Geisha & Torii gates”
This small and quaint fishing village surrounded with turquoise clear sea is also home to one of Japan’s famous folklores - Urashima Tarō (the fisherman who saved a turtle & was gone a 100 years by accident)
Every part of this village is photogenic like it came straight out of a poetry, perfect for those who loves photography and definitely “instagrammable”.
When in Ine, their specialty is none other than seafood and would highly recommend dining at Wadatsumi Sushi Restaurant for lunch, enjoy delicious fresh sushi while overlooking the sea. Their affordable and hearty lunch sets ranges from 2000-3000yen.
Right next door to the restaurant there’s also an “instagenic” café called Ine Café which also faces the sea, so you can enjoy your coffee & dessert with a breath-taking view.
And if you are up for some exciting activities, try taking a boat tour around neighbouring islands or even visit one of the Funaya (boat houses) to learn abit more about the locals!
Insider Tip: To get a panoramic view of Ine no Funaya, make sure to stop by Funayanosato Park, it’s a rest stop right before you enter into the village.
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