Walking & Hiking

Even though the Tango peninsula is not so big, there are several excellent walks to do in the immediate area. There are also many smaller walks that are not too long or too difficult, making them perfect for families with younger children, or older grandparents. Everyone can take part and be outdoors together! Below you will find information on small hikes and walks we have done as a family. Please click the photos or DIRECTIONS in red.

Asobi to Hatchohama (Amino)

Difficulty:    A good, solid walk.
Distance:    About 4kms each way.
Time:  1.5 – 3 hours each way (or bus home).
Terrain:   Sandy traverse, easy slope, small hills.
Location: From Asobi Lodge

Amino High Point Lookout

Difficulty:    Medium. Some steep parts at top.
Distance from Asobi Lodge:  6kms.

Distance:    About 2.5kms each way.
Time:  1.5 hours up, 45mins down.
Terrain:   Wide forest track. Traverse. Some steep.
Comments: Park at Fresh Bazaar or take the bus.

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/sCG3FhQ6u3HRANmLA

Kyogamisaki Lighthouse

Difficulty:    Easy climbing, good track. Distance from Asobi Lodge:  21kms
Distance:    Less than 1km each way.
Time:  20 mins each way.
Terrain:   Good track traverse. Some climbing.
Comments: Large carpark or take the bus.

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/Fm52Mo19YdagYy1n6

Inugamisaki Walkway

Difficulty:    Easy slope.
Distance:    About 700 metres each way.
Distance from Asobi Lodge:  10kms.

Time:  30 mins each way.
Terrain:   Wide track, gentle slope.
Comments: Good carpark next to tunnel or take the bus.

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/bV1Suzxc4PMH6BSL6

Sugawa Tunnel to Swiss Mura

Difficulty:    Short but challenging. Often washed out.
Distance from Asobi Lodge:  15kms.

Distance:    About 4kms each way.
Time:  Allow 2-3 hours each way.
Terrain:   Easy, then steep traverse, slippery.
Comments: Need car. Challenging to find and complete. But excellent!


Amanohashidate Walks

Amanohashidate is one of Japan’s most popular destinations. There is plenty to do; several lovely walks, loads of gift shops and restaurants, and magical views. For guests without a car, we recommend heading for Amino station and taking the light railway one-man carriage to Amanohashidate station. It’s a great trip!
Distance from Asobi Lodge:   29kms.

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/NJp9iiJSkNh49L9W7

High Yosano Valley

Difficulty:    Steep slope, lots of steps. Pleasant.
Distance from Asobi Lodge:   24kms.

Distance:    About 1.5 kilometres each way.
Time:  1 hour up, 30 mins down (depending on where you leave your car).
Terrain: Wide track, some steep slopes, some steep traverses, lovely native forest.
Comments: Great dirt road, suitable for 4wd vehicles, ending with a nice turnaround at track. Leave your car at Shirataki Fudo Myo temple (https://goo.gl/maps/eTWBMrYMLWc3GycD7), or continue up the track to the right for another 2-3kms (4wd only!)

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/bV1Suzxc4PMH6BSL6

Mt Ichigao

Difficulty:    Moderate slopes, traverses, plenty of steps. Great fun.
Distance from Asobi Lodge:  10kms.
Distance:    About 1.5 kilometres each way.
Time:  1 hour up, 30 mins down.
Terrain:   Wide track, some steep slopes. Fantastic views!
Comments: Great parking lot right next to the road, plenty of places to take a break. Stunning 360 degree views, all along the coast in both directions.

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/bV1Suzxc4PMH6BSL6