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Motoise Kono Shrine (ɐĐ_, Motoise Kono Jinja) stands near the northern end of the Amanohashidate Sandbar. Historically the most important shrine of the Tango Region in northern Kyoto Prefecture, it once enshrined Shinto's most venerated deity, the Sun Goddess (Amaterasu); and Toyoukehime, a local deity of clothing, food and housing. Both were later enshrined as the main deities of the Inner and Outer Ise Shrines respectively. As a result, Kono Shrine is also referred to as Motoise (literally: "Origin of Ise").

The shrine's main hall closely resembles that of the Inner Shrine at Ise, including the ten katsuogi roof logs and the jewel-shaped decorations (suedama) on its railings, not seen at any other shrines besides Motoise Kono Shrine and Ise Jingu. Next to the main buildings stand several smaller shrines built in various architectural styles and dedicated to various deities, including Amaterasu, Sarutahiko, Ebisu, Inari and the Kasuga gods.

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Motoise Kono Shrine stands a few steps away from the northern end of the Amanohashidate Sandbar.

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    • Fairfield by Marriott Kyoto Amanohashidate
      Mid-range
      Situated in Miyazu, within 2.4 km of Chionji Temple and 5 km of Tango Kokubunji Ruins, Fairfield by Marriott Kyoto Amanohashidate offers accommodation with a terrace and as well as free private parking for guests who drive. With a shared lounge, the 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk and a shared kitchen for guests. At the hotel, the rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV and a safety deposit box. Tango Regional Museum of Contemporary Art is 5 km from Fairfield by Marriott Kyoto Amanohashidate, while Daijyouji Temple is 5 km from the property. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 87 km from the accommodation.
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    • Sakara Miyazu
      Budget-friendly
      Built over 100 years ago, Sakara Miyazu is a holiday home fully renovated in 2017. It has a shared lounge and offers free WiFi throughout the property. All units feature a kitchenette fitted with a microwave and toaster. A fridge is also featured, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle. Every unit features a private bathroom with a bath. Bed linen is available. The nearest airport is Osaka Itami Airport, 86 km from the property. Amanohashidate is 3.7 km from the property.
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    • Amanohashidate Youth Hostel
      Budget-friendly
      Only a 10-minute walk from Amanohashidate, Amanohashidate Youth Hostel offers affordable dormitory-style accommodations. Free Wi-Fi is available at the shared lounge and bicycle rentals are available for touring the area. Amanohashidate Station is a 30-minute bus ride away. The dormitory-style rooms feature sea views and air conditioning/heating facilities. Guests sleep on bunk beds and Japanese Yukata robes and towels can be rented for an extra cost. Bathrooms and toilets are shared. A coin-launderette and free parking is available on-site, and canoeing activities can be arranged. Guests can watch TV or play billiards at the shared lounge. Luggage storage and photocopying services are provided at the front desk. A Japanese-style set menu is served for breakfast and dinner at the dining room upon reservation in advance. Youth Hostel Amanohashidate is a 15-minute walk from Kasamatsu Park and a 35-minute walk from Amanohashidate Shrine. Guests can take a 20-minute public bus ride from JR Amanohashidate Train Station to Jinja Mae Bus Stop, which is a 10-minute walk from the hostel.
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    • Hotel Kitanoya
      Luxury
      Hotel Kitanoya offers rooms with ocean views just a 6-minute walk from Amanohashidate Train Station. It boasts hot-spring baths and a Japanese restaurant. The property offers the on-site cafe Hamanasu for staying guests. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. All rooms at Kitanoya Hotel have tatami (woven-straw) flooring and an attached bathroom; guests can choose between Western mattresses and Japanese futon beds. Rooms with private outdoor hot-spring baths are available. Amanohashidate Land Bridge is a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Bicycle rental is offered, making exploration fun and easy. In addition to public hot-spring baths, an open-air bath can be reserved for private use. Guests can enjoy a stroll through the hotelfs garden, relax with a bit of fishing or unwind with a massage. Restaurant Gakatei serves Japanese breakfasts and multi-course (kaiseki) dinners featuring local specialities.
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    • Amano Hashidate Hotel
      Mid-range
      Situated conveniently in the Amanohashidate Onsen district of Miyazu, Amano Hashidate Hotel is set 500 metres from Chionji Temple, 8 km from Tango Kokubunji Ruins and 8 km from Tango Regional Museum of Contemporary Art. With a garden, the 3-star ryokan has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. Free private parking is available and the ryokan also offers bike hire for guests who want to explore the surrounding area. The ryokan provides certain units with garden views, and all rooms come with a kettle. The units in Amano Hashidate Hotel are equipped with a TV and slippers. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a continental breakfast. Spa and wellness facilities including a hot spring bath and a sauna are at guests' disposal during their stay at Amano Hashidate Hotel. Myouryuji Temple is 9 km from the ryokan, while Daijyouji Temple is 9 km away. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 117 km from Amano Hashidate Hotel.
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    • Hotel & Resorts Kyoto-Miyazu
      Luxury
      Hotel & Resorts Kyoto-Miyazu features a spacious public bath and a sauna for guests to enjoy their stay. The Western-style rooms include a flat-screen TV. A free shuttle is available from Miyazu Train Station and is about a 15-minute drive away. The air-conditioned rooms feature sea views, a seating area with sofa, a fridge and an electric kettle. The en suite bathroom comes with a hairdryer and Japanese Yukata robes. Free wired internet access is available in some rooms. The hotel has a karaoke room, and an outdoor swimming pool that is open during the summer. Guests can purchase local gifts at the souvenir shop. Laundry and photocopying services are available at the 24-hour front desk. Japanese dishes are available at Matsubashi, and French cuisines at Celeste Port. Chinese foods are served at Starlight, and a bar and tea lounge are available as well. Hotel & Resorts Kyoto-Miyazu is a 20-minute drive from the famous Amanohashidate and a 60-minute drive from Ine-no-Funaya boat garage. Tango Uocchikan Aquarium is a 10-minute drive away.
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    • Seikiro Ryokan Historical Museum Hotel
      Luxury
      Seikiro has served guests for 320 years and is a registered cultural landmark. Featuring hot-spring baths and a 100 year-old garden, it offers Japanese-style accommodation a 5-minute drive from Amanohashidate. The air-conditioned rooms at Seikiro Ryokan feature traditional Japanese bedding and tatami (woven-straw) floors, and some have a private bathroom. Guests can enjoy garden views with a cup of green tea. Miyazu Church, the oldest Catholic church in Japan, is a 5-minute walk away. Mikami Residence is also just a 5-minute walk. Amanohashidate Land Bridge is about a 5-minute drive away, and Kono Shrine is a 20-minute drive. Guests can relax with a massage, enjoy the in-house museum or simply appreciate the ryokanfs antique decor. The gift shop offers souvenirs and unique items. Japanese Restaurant Seiki serves Japanese dishes made with fresh local ingredients.
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    • Auberge Amanohashidate
      Budget-friendly
      Set in Miyazu, within 600 metres of Chionji Temple and 8 km of Tango Kokubunji Ruins, Auberge Amanohashidate offers accommodation with a restaurant and free WiFi as well as free private parking for guests who drive. The property is around 8 km from Tango Regional Museum of Contemporary Art, 9 km from Myouryuji Temple and 9 km from Daijyouji Temple. Nariaiji Temple is 11 km from the hotel and Chie-no-yu Hot Spring is 200 metres away. All rooms in the hotel are equipped with a TV. The units at Auberge Amanohashidate feature air conditioning and a desk. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a buffet breakfast. Guests at Auberge Amanohashidate will be able to enjoy activities in and around Miyazu, like cycling and fishing. Motoise Kono Shrine is 10 km from the hotel, while Manai Shrine is 10 km away. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 117 km from Auberge Amanohashidate.
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