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Miyama Thatched-roof Village



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Traditional architecture of rural Japan, just outside Kyoto

Kyoto Miyama Tourism Association




Miyama is a small, rural village with a population of about 3,300 people, 50 km north of Kyoto City. It is known for its collection of 39 well-preserved thatched-roof farmhouses. With many of its buildings preserved from the mid-19th century, the village has been designated as an Important Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings.
When you lay your eyes on this nostalgic landscape with its traditional architecture, you will feel as if you’ve slipped back into a distant era of rural Japan’s history. Almost all the houses in the village are still private homes lived in by the villagers. To see inside one of the homes, visit the Miyama Folk Museum, or stay overnight in one of ten thatched-roof houses that offer private stays.



How to get there

From Kansai International Airport, take the Express Haruka train to JR Kyoto Station, then take the San-in Main Line to JR Sonobe Station, and then take a Fukuchiyama- or Goma-bound train to JR Hiyoshi Station. Board a Nantan City Bus at Hiyoshi Station and disembark at Kita (Miyama Kayabuki no Sato). The entire journey from Kansai International Airport to Miyama Kayabuki no Sato takes around 3 hours and 45 minutes.


Miyama-cho, Kita Nantan-shi, Kyoto-fu


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