Ine-cho (伊根町)

Ine-cho is a town in Kyoto Prefecture. The town is located in the northeastern part of Tango Peninsula, and is famous for Funaya (a large cluster of traditional fishermen houses) (selected as one of the Preservation Districts for Groups of Historic Buildings).

Exchanges with the continent of Asia were carried out actively in the Tango Peninsula, and Ine-cho was located along the trade route between the capital Kyoto and the Continent. Today's major industries include fishing and tourism.

The Legend of Urashima Taro originated and has been passed down over time from Honjohama beach, Ine-cho Tsutsukawa.

November 3, 1954: Ine-cho was formed as a result of merging the four villages of Ine-mura, Asazuma-mura, Tsutsukawa-mura and Honjo-mura.

1993: NHK produced the Asadora Drama, "Eenyobo" (A Good Wife), which was set in Ine no Funaya Houses.

December 2, 2007: Yoro-Ine bypass (second section) of National Route No. 178 was opened.

Ine-cho's second traffic signal was completed.



Mt. Taiko, Mt. Gongen (Ine-cho), Komori-dake (Mt. Komori)


Ine-wan Bay


Washizaki Cape, Nizaki, Nomurazaki, and Taizaki


Aoshima island (Kyoto Prefecture)



Town mayor

- Hideki YOSHIMOTO (from November 2006)



Ine Fishing Port

Nizaki Fishing Port

Honjo Fishing Port

Kamanyu Fishing Port

Fisheries Cooperative Association of Ine-cho

Ine-cho Cooperative Association of Fisheries Kamanyu Branch

Ine-cho Cooperative Association of Fisheries Honjoura Branch

Honjo Fishery Productive Association

Ine Branch of JF Marine Bank Kyoto


Ine-cho has no airports or railroads.


Tango Kairiku Kotsu Co., Ltd.

Ine Town Bus (community bus)

Medical services and welfare

Medical services

Ine-cho National Health Insurance Clinic

Ine-cho National Health Insurance Ine Clinic

Ine-cho National Health Insurance Honjo Clinic

Child welfare

Ine-choritsu Ine Nursery School

Ine-choritsu Honjo Nursery School

Senior citizens and nursing care

Special elderly nursing home Chojuen

Sightseeing spot

Ine no Funaya Houses

Tomari beach

Honjohama beach

Nunobiki no taki (Nunobiki falls)

Mt. Taiko

Okuhashitate Ine Onsen (Okuhashitate Ine hot spring)

Indigenous products

Fresh fish
Locally-brewed sake (Kyo no haru, Take no tsuyu, Eenyobo, etc.)
Tsutsukawa soba noodle
Ineyaki (Ine chinaware)
Processed fishery products (Heshiko (a local food of Wakasa, north of Kyoto, which is salted mackerel in rice-bran paste), Buri no misozuke (yellowtail seasoned in miso (soybean paste)), etc.)

[Original Japanese]