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Enjoy the Countryside of Kyoto at Furumaya House


A family-run farm stay experience offering fine dining and the relaxation of rural life


There's more to Kyoto than just the city, with its temples and traditional streetscapes. Located in the scenic countryside about 75 km north of Kyoto city proper and surrounded by lush green hills is Furumaya House. At this family-run eco-friendly bed-and-breakfast, you can connect with locals and experience the rural life of Japan in a way few tourists can.

The charming, thatched-roof farmhouse is in a centuries-old style and has been renovated to offer modern comfort. There are two Japanese-style guest rooms: one with traditional tatami straw flooring, and the other with wood flooring, both with traditional futon bedding. Each room also has an outside terrace where you can sit down, relax, and enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding rice paddies and valleys.


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The stay includes a home-cooked Japanese dinner and breakfast featuring dishes made from home-grown ingredients from the fields or purchased from local markets. Vegetarian and vegan options can also be made upon request. 

Guests can also take part in a host of cultural activities, from Japanese cooking lessons to vegetable harvesting and more. See a different side of Kyoto and enjoy the unique comforts and peace of mind that Japan's countryside has to offer.

Access: From Shin-Osaka Station, take the Konotori limited express train to Fukuchiyama Station (about one hour, 40 minutes), then transfer to the Hashidate express train to Ayabe Station (about 10 minutes). From the station, there are three afternoon buses to the Gakko-shita stop (about 25 minutes), or you can take a taxi from the station (about 15 minutes). A free shuttle service is available from Ayabe Station for guests staying two or more nights (reservation required).



Furumaya House


156 Kamigawai, Miwa-cho, Fukuchiyama-shi, Kyoto-fu

Duration 1 night, 2 days or more



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