Tango Peninsula (丹後半島)

The Tango Peninsula is a peninsula in the north of Kyoto Prefecture, thrusting northeast into the Sea of Japan. It is also called Yosa Peninsula or Okutango Peninsula. Parts of the Tango Peninsula, such as it's coasts, belong to the Tango-Amanohashidate-Oeyama Quasi-National Park.


The Tango Peninsula includes the entire region of Kyotango City and Ine-cho, Yosa-gun as well as part of Miyazu City and Yosano-cho, Yosa-gun, all of which are in Kyoto Prefecture. Wakasa Bay lies between Cape Kyoga-misaki on the northern edge of the Tango Peninsula and Cape Echizen-misaki on the Echizen Coast. Nizaki is located on the eastern edge of the Tango Peninsula. Amanohashidate (sand bar) stretches over at the base of the southeastern part of the peninsula, forming the Aso-kai (inland sea), being detached from Miyazu Bay. Incidentally, the Tango Peninsula is one of the snowiest areas in Kyoto Prefecture.

Areas on the Tango Peninsula have had close contact with the Asian continent since ancient times, and archaeological excavations in recent years have shown that powerful clans existed in the region. In Tango region, silk weaving, known as the Tango chirimen (silk crepe), developed since the middle of the Edo period.

There are many tourist and scenic spots on the Tango Peninsula, attracting many tourists who bathe in the sea in summer, and enjoy crab dishes in winter.

A variety of things from the Korean Peninsula and mainland China are washed ashore on the eastern coast of the peninsula.

Main tourist spots


Nariai-ji Temple

Cape Kyoga-misaki

[Original Japanese]