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Address: Miyamacho Kita, Nantan 601-0712, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 771-77-0660
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Quaint traditional Japanese Village

This trip was about 2-2.5 hours by car from Kobe and buses also run from Kyoto. A few made a day trip by Motorbike to come out here. Was a beautiful Autumn day when we went and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 21, 2010
Burleigh Heads, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

The village was nationally recognised for the preservation of the thatched homes in the countryside. Many citizens continue to farm as their ancestors did but now may use modern tools. Some of the houses have been turned into galleries, cafes, temporary housing and museums. The little indigo museum is also located in this village. Some people have moved here from... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 473 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This was much different from all the other sites and destinations that I've been to in Japan. For a place located roughly 30kms from Kyoto, getting here was a bit of a hike. From Kyoto station, I took the Sagano line train to Sonobe to transfer to another train to Hiyoshi (¥760 each way). Once in Hiyoshi, you board the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Yes, it is a 2 hr ride to Miyama from Kyoto and is not easy to get to without arranging a tour for tourists. We did not try to take the municipal bus. However, the rural village is just beautiful. The Indigo museum is quaint and the owner speaks English! We learned a lot about indigo printing. The restaurant at... More 

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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2010

This trip was about 2-2.5 hours by car from Kobe and buses also run from Kyoto. A few made a day trip by Motorbike to come out here. Was a beautiful Autumn day when we went and the colours were sensational on the drive. Was a great walk around the village where locals still live. Many homes have beautifully thick... More 

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