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Nature and Cultural Immersion in      Northern Kyoto


Encounter colorful scenery and peace of mind in an idyllic rural setting


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 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; this expresses the owners’ promise to provide a unique experience      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 low table with a heater attached below and 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 the necessary equipment, as well as free laundry and WiFi 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 Komyoji Temple with its Nioh Mon gate, a designated National Treasure. Venture to Mt. Kimino-o with its spectacular unkai (sea-of-clouds) views, and the majestic, 2,000-year-old Great Japanese Horse Chestnut Tree.
Access: From Kyoto Station, take an express train to Ayabe Station (about one hour 10 minutes), then      take the bus to the Ichinose bus stop and      walk about 10 minutes to the hotel.



Satoyama Guest House Couture


16 Shitanodan, Iizumi-cho, Ayabe-shi, Kyoto-fu

Duration 1 night, 2 days or more



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