Our goal destination? Kyogamisaki Lighthouse. If anything, I wanted to take advantage of the photography opportunity, but also do a little tour of Tango Hanto on video. Tango Hanto (prounounced TAHN-GO HAHN-TO) is the peninsula where we live in Kyoto Prefecture. It juts out into the Sea of Japan and is ~150km away from Kyoto City. This area is well known for its beautiful beaches, hot springs, abundant snowfall in winter, fresh crops & dairy products, CRAB, and chirimen silk. It also has Amanohashidate, the #3 scenic view of Japan!
Many Japanese come to this area to vacation, especially for the beaches in late summer, and to enjoy crab in the winter. Supposedly tourists will be flocking to the area within the next month or so. Otherwise, it's a pretty quiet place to live. I feel a lot of foreigners don't know about it, though. When I tell people that I live in Kyoto-fu, they immediately assume I'm in Kyoto-shi! Which is a lovely place and all, but there's more to the prefecture than just one city.
Many family and friends have become increasingly curious about my new home in Japan, so here you go. By no means is this a complete guide to Tango Hanto! Matt and I were only able to cover a small area in one day. I could easily turn this into a 4 or 5 part series of posts.
Enjoy! ( Click the link below to read the rest! )
|Dairy Farm Kitchen Sora|
|The cliffs of Tango|
|Kyogamisaki Lighthouse - Northernmost location in Kyoto-fu.|
|At the edge of the world.|
|I do believe so, yes.|
|The photo doesn't do this view justice!|
Please enjoy the video tour as well! ◕ ◡ ◕
More posts to come!