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Stay in a Traditional Japanese House in Miyama

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Stay in a thatched-roof house in a rural village 50 kilometers north of central Kyoto

Kyoto Miyama Tourism Association


©Miyama DMO


Miyama lies 50 kilometers north of central Kyoto. A visit to Miyama means encountering a lifestyle that is only possible in a rural village, where the seasons set the rhythm of the day’s activities. The fact that the thatched roof village Kayabuki no Sato is not only a national heritage site but also an inhabited area proves that Miyama is more than a sightseeing destination. Stay at any of the accommodations and farm inns in Miyama for at least two days and you’ll be treated as a member of the community. Lodging in a traditional Japanese house with a thatched roof is a unique experience in itself. Meeting Miyama’s people and taking part in the activities available in this area in the suburbs of Kyoto will undoubtedly be a wonderful experiences filled with treasured memories—not to mention that everything you experience and the knowledge you gain from staying in a mountain village is something that adds to your life experience and that you’ll be able to use in your own everyday life.


©Miyama DMO

How to get there


From Kansai International Airport, take the Haruka express train to JR Kyoto Station (about 1 hour and 30 minutes), and then take the San-in Main Line to JR Sonobe Station (about 45 minutes). Transfer to a train bound for Fukuchiyama or Goma, and ride to JR Hiyoshi Station (about 10 minutes). From Hiyoshi Station, board the Nantan City Bus and ride to the “Kita (Miyama Kayabuki no Sato)” stop (about 50 minutes).


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


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