Kayabuki-no-sato Kitamura
Kayabuki-no-sato Kitamura
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
The thatched village or Kayabuki no Sato is the most visited attraction in Miyama. Almost the whole village is composed of old thatched houses and is carefully maintained as a cultural heritage site. You can walk around the village and enjoy the atmosphere and the breathtaking views of the thatched roofs with a mountain backdrop. To get the best sense of the area and avoid the crowds, we recommend getting here early in the morning or visiting later in the day. Staying in one of the accommodations within the village will give you the most authentic taste of village life. There are 2 cafes (Cafe Gallery Saika and Cafe Milan) and 2 B&B (Matabe thatched B&B and B&B Hisaya) in the village. Almost all houses in the village are private houses used as living place of villagers. If you'd like to see the inside of a thatched-roof house, visit Miyama Folklore Museum.
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CanuckJames
Nishinomiya, Japan1,722 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The draw for this hamlet is their traditional grass thatched roofs. I felt a little uncomfortable going to these inhabited homes and peering into their homes. These folks are just regular folks. I guess they are just used to it.

Honestly, it is quaint, interesting to look but not worth the long drive to see it. In fact, we were probably finished seeing the highlights in minutes.

Tour guide info: one roof lasts about 25 years. It costs 1,000,000 yen (10,000 USD) to replace one roof.
Written 30 August 2019
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剛志 小
188 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
京都縦貫道を園部ICで下りて1時間ほどで着きます。案内表示に従って車を走らせると、眼前に茅葺き家屋が密集する景観が現れ、圧倒されます。
集落入口に無料の駐車場があります。
家の周りには古い民具が置かれ、町並みもよく保存されているので、散策しても、少し離れた大通りから眺めても、快適に過ごせます。

I will get down Kyoto Long-term Road in the Sonobe IC and get there in about an hour. When you run the car according to the information display, the scenery where the roof-shaped houses gather in front of you looks overwhelming.
There is a free parking lot at the entrance of the village.
Since old folk implements are placed around the house and the streets are well preserved, even if you go for a walk, you can spend comfortably watching from a little away boulevard.
Written 19 March 2017
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ChrisJieyang
Johor Bahru, Malaysia203 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Solo
I've been in kyoto for couple times, and this time, I visited the miyama village. The transportation here can be pretty hard depends to other travel attractions. But this made here didn't have too much crowds and tourists which give here the most atmosphere of local living. The bus at hiyoshi was easy to take as there would be some staff from the station which were nice and helpful, they would make sure you were on the right bus! Thanks to the staff very much! The air was fresh at the village and the village was clean. Spend couple hours here and walk around the village slowly. Yoy will find peace in your mind. A nice place where I'll back!

Remember to follow the information or transportation tutorial in the nantan city website step by step so you wont get lost!
Written 1 February 2017
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Evelyn S
13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016
Take a long walk through this little village will take you back in time and experience the quietness and simplicity of lifestyle in the old days of Japan. Highly recommended for people who love nature, architecture and appreciate doing nothing and let everything as they are.
Written 12 April 2016
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Pinheadplanet
London, UK1,229 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
Beautiful village. Quite alpine Swiss or Austrian. Seems to be a long way from anywhere but I'm being guided around by my wifes father. Had a nice little lunch in one the restaurants here, walked around the village, watched the birds.

If you can get here it's great, but only for a short visit
Written 15 March 2016
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Tawan U.
Bangkok, Thailand259 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Friends
I went there after snowy day so there's some snow left which added more pretty to the scenery and the village. It looks like a small village from outside but I spent half a day walking in the village. The house is very unique. Worth a visit.
Written 5 March 2016
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HYChan
Malaysia55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Couples
The small village is peaceful and beautiful. A walk in the village is relaxing. On the day I visited the village, there were a number of artists painting at the field. I did not stay over night although it could be a good idea. The glossary shop there is selling nice local products (vegetables, honey, etc).
Written 21 December 2015
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BevenLau
Malaysia85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Friends
This is one of the only places in Japan with traditional Gassho Zukuri houses left untouched and preserved by the government.

It's a definitely must visit place if you happen to be in Nantan-shi. If you have the time do stay in one of the homestays in theae beautiful houses!

Must Visit!
Written 6 December 2015
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Mingl0
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014
To get there it will require two transit for two trains and then two buses, it is still easy as the good infrastructure in Kyoto. The village is nice and peaceful, nothing much to do just enjoy the peace moment, walk around the village, mingle with the villagers, have a cup of hot tea or red bean soup, cross the river to see the harvest of thatch, or go to the edge of the village and try out your luck to have a glimpse of wild deer, and i stay in one fo the traditional house (Hisaya homestay), the owner are friendly and warmly welcome guest. In the evening they will send the guest for public bath and they also cook nice meal, at night if the sky is clear, you will see the million star on top.
Written 7 November 2015
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Kwong930
Hong Kong, China29 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015 • Solo
Even if you start from Kyoto station it takes 1 hr train + 1 hr (2 bus) to the attraction area. It is beautiful to get the 4 stars rating but 1.5 hr is far enough. The poor thing is I have to stay for 2.5hr for the return bus. (Then another 2 hr traffic to go back to Kyoto JR station). I can see the effort they put to remain the village with the old style roof, a museum of ancient Japan household, farm field & occasional flower beds to make it nicer, but it is countryside with not much to do after taking few photos. Don't come if you do not have much time, or you have not visited most part of Kyoto already.
Oh yes, I should mention the bus drivers. They are really nice & try their best to be helpful (like most Japanese drivers), but they know no English & the explanation board they have on hand are in Japanese only (You would barely understand if you know Chinese characters)
Written 29 September 2015
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