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Kayabukino-sato Kitamura

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Address: Miyamacho Kita, Nantan 601-0712, Kyoto Prefecture
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Back to the old days

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

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

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

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).

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Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

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!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

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... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

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... More 

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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Take the Sonobe-Miyama Excursion Bus is a easy way to reach this lovely village. The area is small and spending 1-2 hours here is great enough. The icecream house is also excellent =]

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