TAKENO
BLUE WATERS & PEACEFUL VILLAGE

Among one of 100 best beaches in Japan, this beautiful hidden gem along the northern coast of Hyogo prefecture is the perfect place for your Japan beach holiday.

Takeno Beach and Seaside Town best beach
WELCOME TO

TAKENO, A PEACEFUL VILLAGE

OF GREATER KINOSAKI ONSEN

A 10 minute train ride from Kinosaki Onsen

A hidden gem along the northern coast of Hyogo Prefecture. This beautiful beach is among the best and ranked in the top 100 beaches in Japan. Its crystal-clear waters have been given top marks by Japan's Ministry of Environment and they stretch along clean, soft, sandy beaches. Takeno is a quiet fishing town with beautiful nature, friendly residents, and traditional houses. The town features great hiking spots with views of the ocean and the entire town, as well as canoeing and swimming in the summer.

A GUIDE TO TAKENO

For those wondering about the best scenic route to the beach and around town, check out the map of Takeno in the link below. This will guide you to photo spots, restaurants, and sightseeing spots around town. We hope you enjoy exploring our seaside town.

Experience Takeno

RIVERSIDE WALK

There is a great walking course that will take you from Takeno Station to the beach in less than 20 minutes. You will find small shops and traditional landscapes featuring homes with dark brown or black wood sidings. These were not painted, but rather burnt using a centuries-old technique of charring the surface of the cedar wood called yakisugi. This weathering process gives the wood durability against saltwater, surf, and sun as well as a nice aesthetic. It is part of the town’s charm and beauty that should not be missed.

HIKING

From the top of Mt. Jajayama, you can see a one-of-a-kind view of this beach and fishing town, with its blue seas and traditional houses. It is just a short hike up to the top and takes about 10-15 minutes.
See cherry blossoms framing the view in early spring, especially blue waters in summer, multi-colored leaves in fall, and snow-dusted rooftops in winter. It is a beautiful sight to see in any season!

TREKKING

Trekking at Nekozaki Peninsula is about a 2 hour trek, the trail is about 1 kilometer.
You can enjoy active trekking. See various flowers throughout the year. Various migratory birds can be heard depending on the season from the peninsula as you walk through forest tunnels and over bridges.

About Nekozaki Peninsula Trekking Trail

RENT-A-CYCLE

It will help you cover more ground and see more of the town in less time.
You can also see one of the symbols of the San’in Geopark, Hasakari Rock.

Number of Bikes: 15 total (5 at each of the listed locations)
Locations: Takeno Train Station, Takeno Tourist Association, Kitamaekan
Note: Bikes are only available on a first come first serve basis. Due to limited bike sizes, riders under a certain height may not be able to use the bikes for safety reasons.

More Rent-a-cycle Information

GEO CANOE

Sea kayaking, or geo canoe (as the locals call it), is a popular marine sport here from spring to autumn.
An instructor will accompany you and guide your tour, making it an activity that anyone can enjoy.
You can make reservations for Mother Earth’s Sea Kayaking at the following link on our Tours and Activities page.

Sea Kayaking Reservations

Learn About Other Activities

SEA TOWN MARKET

Local businesses and fishermen set up shop once a month (excluding winter months) along the inlet near Takeno Beach. From 10 AM to 2 PM you can find fresh fish, handmade crafts, activities, and more at the market.
Location: Warehouse of Tajima Fisheries Cooperative Association Takeno.

Café & Restaurants

Petit Pas Dining & Resort

A french-style restaurant that has beautiful lunch plates and desserts. Their outdoor seating gives you a great view of the ocean.

50-21 Takeno, Takeno-cho, Toyooka-shi, Hyogo 0796-47-2020
Hours: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Closed on Thursdays
Recommended: One Plate Lunch, Pasta takeout coffee available

Ottotto

An intimate, family-run establishment that sells dishes with fresh fish from the sea right next door.

35-3 Takeno, Takeno-cho, Toyooka-shi, Hyogo 0796-47-0877
Hours: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Closed on Wednesdays
Recommended: Daily Lunch Set (with fried fish)

Café House Colombia

A cozy cafe known for their omusoba, which is a Japanese omelette on top of yakisoba.

399 Takeno, Takeno-cho, Toyooka-shi, Hyogo 0796-47-0977
Hours: 7:30am - 4:00pm
Closed on Wednesdays
Recommended: Omusoba, Yakisoba

Takeno Through the Seasons

During the summer months the surrounding mountains are a lush green, and then turn colors of orange and red in fall. In the winter, mostly late January to mid-February, the area will be blanketed in white during heavy snow fall. Around the start of April, poofs of pink from the wild cherry blossom trees pop up around the mountains and roads.
See some of these beautiful natural scenes on hikes along the Nekozaki Peninsula or explore in and around town. Just don’t forget your camera so that you can have a picture to prove to everyone just how beautiful it is, although pictures may not do it as much justice as the naked eye.

Local Expert

Let our local expert show you around
Master Local Expert of Takeno
PROFILE

My perfect day in Takeno would include a relaxing stroll through the town, taking in the sites on my way to the sea where I would do some marine sports and then spend the rest of the time just sitting and watching the sea.

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Yamamotoya

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Mikuniya

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Onishiya Suishoen

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Nishimuraya Hotel Shogetsutei

Renovated 2017! Luxurious hotel & ryokan with private onsen baths & free shuttle.

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Nishimuraya Honkan

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Uminone

LOCATION: Takeno; 9km from Kinosaki Onsen. Accessible by train (Takenoa Sta.) and bus.

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Suigou

Surrounded by gardens, stop a while and calm your mind at our affordable Japanese family style inn.

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Shinonomesou

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Nashikisou

LOCATION: Kannabe; 30km from Kinosaki Onsen. Accessible by train (Ebara Sta.) and bus.

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Seri

Enjoy traditional Japanese course meals and views of Maruyama River and the rolling mountains from th...

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Morizuya

Cave bath carved from the mountain, a favorite with female guests. In the middle of Kinosaki with an ...

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Tsuchiya

UTSUROI TSUCHIYA ANNEX is newly opened in October 2018.

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Tsukimotoya

Purely old Japanese style inn with the image of Kinosaki. Great location surrounded by the public hot...

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Tsutaya

Beautifully constructed of wood, this 3 story Ryokan blends into Kinosaki Onsen's elegance.

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yamayoshi

Awarded "No.1 satisfied with dinner in kinki and hokuriku area in Mar. 2014 by a Japanese website for...

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Mikiya

Once visited by the late literary master Naoya Shiga. Yukari Inn's wooden design is purely Japanese a...

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Kourakuen

Enjoy relaxing hot springs and delicious meals worth their price at this tranquil inn.

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Kinsui

Inside we've created soothing surroundings with sunken fireplaces and a salon.

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Okukinosaki Seaside Hotel

LOCATION: Takeno; 9km from Kinosaki Onsen. Accessible by train (Takenoa Sta.) and bus.

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Blue Ridge Hotel

LOCATION: Kannabe; 30km from Kinosaki Onsen. Accessible by train (Ebara Sta.) and bus.

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Tajimaya

A lovely inn centrally located in the heart of Kinosaki Hot Spring town. A popular and stylish inn am...

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Yamatoya

Tsuiyama brand crab, located directly in the middle of the tour route for the seven famous open-air b...

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Ryokan Sensui

Featuring 3 free private open-air baths in our traditional Japanese inn.

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Albireo

From the Kitakinki Toyooka Expressway exit at the Hidaka-Kannabekogen IC and turn left. Drive on Nati...

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Snow Land

LOCATION: Kannabe; 30km from Kinosaki Onsen. Accessible by train (Ebara Sta.) and bus.

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Miyama Futon and Breakfast Thatched Cottages

We rent out our luxurious thatched cottages to guests so you can use the entire houses as you please.

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ACCESS

BY CAR

ROUTE A : Mountain route
Distance: 9 km / Time: 20 min
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ROUTE B : Scenic coastal route
Distance: 13 km / Time: 25 min
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BY PUBLIC TRANSIT

KINOSAKI ONSEN STATION to TAKENO STATION / TAKENO BEACH
Travel time: 30 min / Fare: 200 yen*
*Fare price based on local train prices listed as of September 2019
Kinosaki Onsen and Takeno are only one stop from each other. Catch the local train from Kinosaki Onsen Station to Takeno Station. Takeno Beach is only a 20-minute walk from Takeno Station.