Located in the village of Miyama, in the mountains north of Kyoto, Miyama Futon & Breakfast Thatched Cottages is a collection of three traditional Japanese houses where you can experience rural Japanese living.
Kaya Villa Exterior
If you want to escape the city for a while and experience Japanese rural living, the Miyama Futon Bed & Breakfast Thatched Cottages are a great choice. These three cottages are located in the lovely mountain village of Miyama, which is about a 75-minute scenic drive from Kyoto.
You really need a rental car to enjoy yourself up here, but the operators of the cottages will pick you up at local bus and train stations. However, to really get the most out of the area, you’ll want your own transport.
The villas are equipped with all the modern conveniences, like wifi and full kitchens, but they retain the beauty of traditional Japanese architecture.
Of the three cottages, the Kaya Villa would be the most comfortable for families. And, there is no doubt that your children would enjoy the experience of Japanese country living.
All in all, these cottages are highly recommended!
Kaya Villa interior
29 Miyamacho Shima Hanabusa, Nantan 601-0751, Kyoto Prefecture
Price: Moderate to Expensive
Non-smoking rooms: Yes
About 75 minutes from Kyoto by rentacar
Official Website: Miyama Futon and Breakfast Thatched Cottages (English)
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