Typical Fisherman's Village & Funayas - Boat Houses
Ine is a village located around the Ine Bay on the Sea of Japan in northern Kyoto Prefecture, about 15 kilometers north of Amanohashidate. This working town has a long and rich history as a fishing village and is regarded as one of the most beautiful villages in Japan.
Something unique about Ine is its funaya. Literally meaning “boat houses”, these traditional waterfront buildings contain garages for boats on their first floors and residential space on the upper floors. Today there are 230 funaya remaining along the bay.
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