If you’re looking for a country ryokan in northern Kyoto Prefecture, perhaps while exploring Miyama or on the way to Tango-hanto Peninsula, you will find Kigusuriya to be a comfortable, warm and friendly spot.
Ryokan Kigusuriya is up in Miyama, which is in the mountains about 90 minutes’ drive north of Kyoto. It’s a lovely area with some great hiking, temples and shrines to explore. This ryokan is a lovely, very traditional spot with a friendly owner. It’s the best place to stay in the area, especially if you’re in search of a traditional spot.
You pretty much need a rental car to explore this area. For more details on Miyama and the surrounding area, see our Kitayama Area: Bujo-ji, Miyama, Kayabuki-no-Sato page. You can also read our full guide to the Tango-hanto Peninsula.
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8-1 Imayasu, Miyamacho-tsurugaoka, Nantan-shi
Internet: free wifi access
Non-smoking rooms: No
10min walk from Tsurugaoka bus stop, Nantan Shiei Bus, from Sonobe Station, JR Sagano line
Official site: (English)
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