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Miyama thatched-roof village

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A traditional Japanese countryside scene just outside Kyoto

Kyoto Miyama Tourism Association




Miyama is a small, rural village with a population of about 3,600 people, 50km north of Kyoto city. It is known for its collection of 39 well-preserved thatched-roof farmhouses. With many of its buildings surviving 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, you will feel as if you’ve slipped back into a distant era of Japan’s history. Almost all the houses in the village are still private houses lived in by the villagers. To see inside one, visit Miyama Folk Museum, or stay overnight in one of 10 thatched-roof houses that offer accommodations.


How to get there


About 35 min from JR Hiyoshi Station by bus.



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