COVID-19 update: Japan’s country-wide state of emergency has been extended to May 31st. It is requested that all unnecessary travel be suspended until that time.
We have also provided a couple links to guidelines and prevention for the hospitality industry as outlined by the WHO, AHLA (American Hotel and Lodging Association), and U.S. Travel Association (using CDC guidelines). Kyoto by the Sea DMO is using the following materials to provide guidance for a smooth reopening of the travel industry in our area:
A MESSAGE TO OUR FRIENDS AND VISITORS: We appreciate everyone’s continued interest in and support of Kyoto by the Sea. To help slow the spread of COVID-19, we are asking everyone to monitor their health, stay hydrated, and of course stay positive!
Our region has one of the highest densities of elderly people worldwide, and it is our highest priority to protect those most vulnerable. So for the foreseeable future we request that you visit our area virtually. Welcome to the Virtual Sea; surf all you like.
You have found the Origin of Japan
Kyoto by the Sea is called the 'origin of Japan' because it is believed to
be Japan's first ancient kingdom, where people first settled after crossing
the sea from the Asian continent. This is Kyoto’s northern tip, perched on
the Japanese Sea, just 90 minutes from Kyoto City.
This area is a mecca of wellness and life longevity, award winning sake
breweries, high-quality seafood, beaches, and a variety of UNESCO rated
spots that include pristine bays and a global geopark.
- Maizuru Nature and Cultural Park IN BLOOM
- Maizuru Nature and Cultural Park's Camellia's are in bloom. This spacious park has a variety of gardens, one of which is a 30,000 tree grove of camellias. There are 1,500 variegations and colors to view. Breathe in the crisp mountain air, take in the sight of the distant mountains or walk
- Taki Thousand-year Camellia Tree IN BLOOM
- Head over to the silver, petal-shaped roof of the Kaya Camellia Culture Museum to learn about the beautiful camellia tree before heading further down the forest road to the park where you can walk to Japan's ancient camellia tree. It is known as the Thousand-year Camellia, and is 1,200 years ol
- Shaga Forest, Oriental Paperbush IN BLOOM
- Visit Ayabe's mystical forest, where slender cedar trees walk through a sea of wild irises. Though the wild irises will be in bloom starting from the end of April, those who visit at the end of March are in for another surprise. The forest is also surrounded by groves of oriental paperbush, wit
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