Japan is a wonderful country. The best thing is to discover, very close to the big cities, small towns whose beauty has remained untouched. And the case of Ine, called “The Venice of Japan”, a few kilometers from Kyoto. A fascinating and unexplored destination, a place that the true lovers of the rising sun cannot miss on their map.
Ine is a quiet fishing town located in Kyoto Prefecture in the Kansai region; it consists of a group of 230 Funaya, houses on stilts. It is precisely these features wooden houses, built on the shores of the sea, to make this a truly magical place. The houses were built in this way to maximize space and also the thin strip of land that lies between the sea and mountains. This architecture is typical and is not dangerous, because the bay is quiet.Read More »Japan: Ine, the Venice of the Rising Sun