A myth in the ancient Lost Reports of Tango Province (丹後国風土記逸文) is like that: Izanagi-no-Mikoto, a gad created Japan islands, stood a bridge to go to heaven from earth, then called “Ama(天) Hashi(橋) Tate(立)”, however while the god slept on earth, the bridge felt down. In both split sea, many fish and shellfish live.
Clam is grown up body filled to high quality by original methods in the inland sea of Amanohashidate, where plankton is rich by water flow from mountains. (May and June is said to be best filled and delicious.)
Tango Torigai(Cockle) is certified as product of The Bland Kyoto, with its size, thickness, and taste.
Lunch restaurants “Torigai Hiru-dokoro” start later April and end as cockles ending every year.
SEASONMay - early July
Umami or deliciousness is stored up in summer, it would melt in our mouth, size larger, taste richer compared with oyster in winter.
SEASONJune - August
Matsuba Crab, caught in well fishing area in far Japan Sea, is called as the King of Winter with its form and shape and sweetest taste.
SEASONNovember 6 - March 20
The natural oyster in plankton-rich Aso Sea of Amanohashidate, is plentiful in zinc mineral or taurine or glycogen nutrient.
SEASONDecember - March
Thin sliced Buri served like flower on the dish is one of the winter specialities of Miyazu, alike Matsuba Crab.
Seasonally from December to February, we can enjoy fresh “Buri-shabu” in restaurants and hotels.
SEASONDecember - February
A seafood telling Tango autumn come, sashimi is almost transparent, its sweetness and texture is the best among all squid.
One night dry increase sweetness more.
SEASONSeptember - December
Light but deep taste of white meat is rarely delicious.
Being classed as high class fish, one of the most important ingredients as Kyoto cuisine.
SEASONOctober - Nobember
Served on 4 shops in front of Chion-ji Temple.
Special sweets since Kamakura period(about 700 years ago), said to give wisdom of Manjushri.
We can buy as souvenirs, or also enjoy tasting fresh Chie-no-mochi in the shop.
Winery and its own grape farm is on northern shore to see Amanohashidate.
Various tastes from fruity sweet to fresh dry are available.
Winning continuously for 11 years in Japan Wine Competition.
Legend has it, once upon a time there was a fierce battle between monjudo-bosatsu who came from China and a bad dragon that had damaged the sea in Tango.
The battle is reproduced on the specially- installed stage which floats on the sea.
2Festival of Moto-Ise Kono Jinja with long history, can enjoy traditional entertainment like Kagura or Tachi-furi(sword swing) dance.
VENUEMotoise Kono Shrine
May 13 - 15
Proceeding on two shrines in the same time: west Sannougu-Hiyoshi Shrine and east Wakinomiya Shrine, continued since Edo period.
Last day is the parade day for each Mikoshi with lively cheers in the city.
VENUEMiyazu downtown area
June 4 (Eve on June 3)
Bike ride event in Tango - Chutan area: course A 190km(118ml) and B 100km(62ml). (Need before entry application)
VENUEAmanohashidate park （head office）
July 15 - August 31
We can enjoy fantastic illumination on sand beach changing colour different from daylight view
Every Friday on July 21 - August 18
Various illumination in the area from the station to the pine trees on Amanohashidate: Japanese umbrella lights, Paper lamps on streets, or illuminated pine trees and sand beach.
Performance of dancing dragon by young people association is from a myth in Chion-ji Temple.
Also can enjoy fireworks display.
VENUEaround Kaisen Bridge
This day visit is said to be given the same luck of 1,000 visits, crowded so many visitors.
Traditional Miyazu-odori(dance) competition meeting among many Ren(group) of councils, companies, and other associations or groups in the city.
VENUEHonmachi-dori street, Ekimae-dori street
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One of the most famous floating lantern events in Japan.
Floating Spirit Ships surrounding 10,000 Chasing Lanterns on the surface of Miyazu Bay, and 3,000 fireworks must be seen.
VENUEMiyazu downtown area
October 6 - 8
Walking event on the streets of Teramachi(寺町, temple street) area of Miyazu, where remains old townscape of Edo period.
Streets are illuminated by 10,000 lanterns, various small stands or music plays go on.
VENUEMiyazu city area, Tera-machi area
Various events are held like kimono fashion show, lottery, stamp card race.
*Anyone can take part in the event by entry before and dressed Kimono on the day.
late in October
Fireworks of opening winter season.
Clear night sky on the end of autumn is coloured by 2,000 fireworks.
VENUEAso sea （Fuchu side）