The Tango area where I visited is one of the tourist destinations outside of the Kyoto city limits. It's located in the north of the prefecture and takes a couple of hours driving from downtown Kyoto. The area shows you totally different faces than you can see in the city.
Among the famous sightseeing spots in Tango, I recommend you to visit a very unique place which is "Funaya" (boat houses) of Ine town. As the pictures shows below, the houses have a garage for their small fishing boat. You'd better take a cruising tour to see them closer, I unfortunately didn't have much enough time though.
- About Tango Area: http://www.pref.kyoto.jp/visitkyoto/en/area/tango/
- About Funaya: http://www.pref.kyoto.jp/visitkyoto/en/theme/sites/views/funaya/
- About Ine Town: http://www.ine-kankou.jp/english/