Kyōtango (京丹後市, Kyōtango-shi) is a city located in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. The modern city of Kyōtango was established on April 1, 2004, from the merger of the towns of Mineyama and Omiya (both from the Naka District), the towns of Amino, Tango, and Yasaka (all from the Takeno District), and the town of Kumihama (from the Kumano District). The Naka, Takeno, and Kumano Districts were dissolved as a result of the merger.
Mineyama, now part of Kyōtango, has a close connection with the Hagoromo legend. The Kumihama area is well known for its many hot springs, while Amino is one of the major producers of Tango Chirimen.
The entire area of Kyōtango is in the eastern part of the San’in Kaigan Geopark.
The San’in Kaigan Geopark (山陰海岸ジオパーク) is a geopark in Japan. The area was declared a Japanese Geopark in 2008, and a UNESCO Global Geopark in 2010. The underlying themes of the geopark are “geological features, the natural environment, people’s lives, and the formation of the Sea of Japan“. This geologically diverse area contains records of the process from when Japan was part of the Asian continent to its present-day formation of the Sea of Japan. People’s lives are also diverse in this area because of its geodiversity.