Nature and Cultural Immersion at Satoyama Guest House Couture
Encounter colorful scenery and peace of mind in idyllic rural northern Kyoto
Satoyama Guest House Couture, located in a small village on the border of Ayabe City and Maizuru City, welcomes you to a pastoral landscape of traditional Japanese houses and paddy fields and surrounded by rolling mountains. Guests will find natural beauty to enjoy in any season—blossoms in the spring, fireflies in the summer, colored leaves and horse chestnuts in autumn, and snowy vistas in winter.
“Couture” means to tailor in French, and expresses the owners’ promise to provide a unique experience custom-tailored to each of their guests. Stay in a traditional Japanese-style tatami mat room with traditional futon bedding. Relax in the common room, complete with a kotatsu—a heat-attached low table covered with a blanket that’s sure to keep you warm and cozy in the colder seasons. Make use of a shared kitchen with all necessary equipment, as well as free laundry and Wi-Fi service. Those looking for a soothing soak to relax the body and mind can also receive a discount ticket for a nearby hot spring.
Relax in the warm, homelike atmosphere as you have a cup of green tea while listening to the sounds of nature surrounding you. Connect and share energy with local residents. Prepare tasty meals from ingredients grown on-site or nearby. Take an excursion to nearby Kohmyoji Temple with its Nioh Mon gate, a designated National Treasure. Venture to Mt. Kimino-o with its spectacular sea-of-clouds view, and the majestic 2000-year-old Great Japanese Horse Chestnut Tree.
All this and more awaits just a 35-minute drive from JR Ayabe Station, itself about a 1-hour train ride from central Kyoto.
Satoyama Guest House Couture