2 days $ 356 up to 8 people
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Off-the-beaten Kyoto: Stay at a boat house in the seaside fishing village of Ine town (2 days)

by Chisato
(4) Reviews
2 days $ 356 up to 8 people


  • Stay at a boat house in Ine town, seaside Kyoto
  • Visit to Amano-Hashidate, one of the three most beautiful place in Japan (the other two are Miyajima and Matsushima)
  • Visit to a boat house and communication with villagers

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356.00 USD

total price for up to 8 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Fishing boat expereince.
$ 44.50
Pottery making.
$ 26.70
$ 8.90
Visit to funaya.
$ 4.45


Ine town is a completely different world from the other part of Japan. 230 Funaya (boat houses) are lined along the 5km coast of Ine bay. I was living there for two years. We can visit some boat houses and take a fishing boat and cruise around the bay. I recommend to stay at least one night in the village. On the day 2, we can visit fish market in the morning.

What to Expect

2.5 hours train journey from Kyoto station to Miyazu station, and then take a bus to Ine town, a fishing village.

Funaya (fishing boat house) was once used as storehouses of fishermen's boats, and now it is used as their residence on the second floor, containing boats on the first floor. Villagers catch fishes, shells, and sea weeds from entrance hall. We can stay at one of the funaya, and experience traditional fishing village livelihood, most closest to the sea.

While I was engaged in community-based tourism project in Ine village, I was working with boat house inns, fishermen, farmers, and chefs to develop unique experience programs. You can go for fishing with a fisherman, help farming, and taste umi no shojin-ryori (literary means seafoods for vegetarian, unique cuisine in the seaside area), also learn seafood cooking from locals.

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  • Stay at a boat house in Ine town, seaside Kyoto
  • Visit to Amano-Hashidate, one of the three most beautiful place in Japan (the other two are Miyajima and Matsushima)
  • Visit to a boat house and communication with villagers


We need to stay at least one night in the village and the accommodation is not included in the tour price.

City Kyoto

Meeting Point At your hotel in Kyoto city

Ending Point At your hotel in Kyoto city

Duration 2 days

Starting time 08:30 AM

Number of people 2 to 8   Flexible
What‘s included
  • guide fee
  • hotel pick-up

What‘s not included
  • Transportation fee: 10000 yen (round trip) - you and guide
  • Lunch: around 1500 yen -you and the guide (2 days)
  • Dinner: around 2000 yen -you and the guide (2 days)
  • Accommodation 5400 yen - 18000yen / person (based on your choice) -you and the guide

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you book accommodation ?

I will recommend the best accommodation based on availability and your preference. Please let me know your preference.

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

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Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Organized by Chisato

National Certified Guide

(4) Reviews

Contact Chisato
Response Time 15 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )
  • Chinese ( Mandarin ) ( Intermediate )

Hello. I am Chisato originally from Kyoto.

I completed master degree of organic agriculture in the Netherlands in 2011.
Especially, my specialization is agriculture, anthropology and food culture.
I often travel around rural villages in japan for my research on traditional knowledge, ethnobotany and local cuisine, "kyodo ryori".

My style of guiding is "experience the local communities"; visiting the ingredients where it grows, listening to the stories of local life, where generations have lived.

I try my best to organize a trip with unique experience for you in the off-the-beaten rural villages, especially in Kyoto and Nara. Please let me know your special interests, and I will suggest your trip schedule, such as cooking with locals, visit farmers, or stay at a farmhouse.

Example Theme:
- tea tour (harvesting and processing tea, tea house, matcha poder making, tea museum in Kyoto)
- traditional handicrafts (visit workshops, pottery making experience, kiln in hidden valley)
- culinary experience (food processing workshop such as tofu, soba, yuba, somen noodle, traditional knowledge of food preservation)
- fermented food products (learning how to make sake, shoyu, miso, amazake, pickle, nattou, umeboshi by yourself)
- plant and ethno-ecology (sansai wild plant harvesting and cooking)
- learning rural livelihood (charcoal making, weaving trees, paper making from mulberry plant, silk worm, visit to temple of plant medicine)
- temple stay (meditation, shojin ryori at mount koya)

Please inquire at least 1 month before the tour departure date, when it is totally customized tour.
Please note that spring (March-April) and autumn (Septenmer-October) are peak travelling season in Japan, and it may not possible to offer special interest tours.
I recommend to reserve accommodations at least 2 months before your travel (half year before during peak travelling season).

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Reviews ( 4 )

2 days ago |   by Kirsten

“ outstanding tea-experience ”

chisato organised an excellent tea experience for us. She has customised the tour precisely to our wishes. We visited a tea farmer family. We got the opportunity to pick tea flowers on their farm. Afterwards the tea farmer served various dishes containing tea leaves. We did taste different kinds of tea. At last we visited local tea traders. We owe her an unforgettable day and this unique tea experience in Wazuka.

1 week ago |   by Andrew

“ An exceptional tour guide ”

We asked Chisato to help us with two unique and custom agricultural and craft tours, and not only did she research and organize what we were looking for but she did considerable additional work on her own time to make sure everything went smoothly. We would highly recommend Chisato for any tour.

1 month ago |   by Sandra

“ Fantastic 5 days! ”

I spent 5 days with Chisato; 2 of which were spent exploring medicinal herbs and farming outside of Kyoto. Chisato is extremely enthusiastic and knowledgable about agriculture. She is always eager to share her experiences which makes the trips so much more than your usual run-of-the-mills tours. Chisato is a wonderful, detail-oriented guide that I would not hesitate to recommend to others!

5 months ago |   by Michelle

“ Day trips to Kyoto surrounds ”

I had the pleasure of two very full days with Chisato visiting areas of particular interest to me around Kyoto. She went out of her way to offer a customised tour most well suited to me and was very flexible in adapting to my changing travel plans in the weeks leading up to my visit. She is very knowledgeable and especially passionate about her special areas of interest which include food and agriculture. Chisato was an excellent guide and I have no hesitation in my recommendation of her services.

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