Kumihama Bay is an inner bay separated from the Sea of Japan and, unlike it, when winter comes you won’t be seeing stormy waters, but rather, a very tranquil bay. It is also very abundant in kaki or Japanese persimmon, and the landscape formed by these has been selected as one of Kyoto’s cultural sceneries.
Shotenkyo is a formation of sand that separates the north and south of Kumihama Bay, and due to its reminiscence to Amanohashidate (天橋立), one of Japan’s three famous sights, it has thus been named “Shotenkyo” or “the small Amanohashi” (小天橋). The sandy beach continues for approximately 8km of the coast, and it is the largest long beach of the northern Kinki region.
At the top of the 191m high Mt. Kabuto you will find a viewing platform from where the Kumihama Bay, Shotenkyo, and the Sea of Japan can be seen across an uninterrupted view. A truly magnificent scenery proper of a national park. The Mt. Kabuto viewing platform can be reached within a 20-minute walk from the parking lot nearby.


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    Itami City Hotel

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    Event: 2017 ITAMI International Craft Exhibition: “Jewellery”

    Dates and opening times: November 18th 2017 (Saturday) – December 24th (Sunday), 10:00 – 18:00 (last entry at 17:30). The museum is closed on Mondays, except national holidays, ...

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    Event: Itami Christmas Market

    Time and Date: 3rd December 2017 (Sunday), 9:00 – sundown Place: Itami City Sangenderamae Plaza Itami Christmas Market is held once a year at Itami Sangenderamae Plaza. The ...

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    Itami Madan

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    “HIKOMARU” items

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    “TAMIMARU” items

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    Yabu made Magic Spice, "Asakura Japanese Pepper"

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