Take a short trip from Kyoto in a hybrid rental car

A 110 minute drive from Kyoto, Obama was once a bustling port town that received trading ships from the mainland as well as other distant ports of Japan.

Today it retains much of its unique historical character, and the friendly local people continue to enjoy the clean water flowing from the surrounding mountains, the tranquil sea of Wakasa Bay, and the fresh air.

Why not visit this charming town, and travel independently and at your own pace, in an environmentally-friendly Toyota hybrid car, equipped with an English navigation system?

Take in the soothing qualities of rural Japan's mountains, waterfalls, and sea, far removed from the stress of urban areas.

This is a perfect destination to stay in a comfortable traditional inn with a rich history, and enjoy fresh seafood and the distinct charm of the Japanese seaside.