Izumo Dai-jingu Shrine
This is a shrine that is famous for marriages. In its precincts, there are many attractions such as "Meoto iwa" where visitors go to tie the red thread of their amulets, and "Manai no Mizu," which is the sacred water that springs forth from the mountain of worship that is Mt. Mikage. Occasionally, the "Manai no Mizu" water forms a line of people who come to draw it. The main building of the shrine is also designated as an important cultural property of Japan.
GRAX Premium Camp Resort, Kyoto Rurikei
This is a new style of camp that you can enjoy comfortably empty-handed. There are nine types of camping sites available, including glamping tents, mobile homes, and cabins, etc. Here, you can play in the great outdoors, barbecue, and watch the starry sky at night. You can spend your time indulging yourself, which is something that is completely different from your usual life.
Ayabe Onsen Nio-no-yu, surrounded by the nature of Kanbayashi in Ayabe, is a natural hot spring that boasts a rich and incredibly effective set of hot spring ingredients that is one of the finest in kyoto.
Nio-no-yu has a large hot spring bathtub, medicated bath, open-air bath, and sauna, as well as a medicated bath and open-air bath that contains various kinds of crude drugs.
At the restaurant of the accommodation facility Nio-kan, you can enjoy the unique taste of the mountain village.
Adjacent to Nio Park, there is also a ground golf course and tennis court, which make it a leisure spot where families can stay to relax.
Kyoto Rurikei Onsen for REST RESORT
This is a health promotion establishment that is equipped with accommodation and hot spring facilities.
Here, you can spend a relaxing day enjoying the large communal bath, along with the barde zone where there are facilities such as the open-air bath that can only be used while wearing a swimsuit, and the lantern terrace where there is a bedrock bath, enzyme bath and other such facilities.
This is a place where you can experience traditional country life.
Hozu is a rice-producing region that has prospered as a shoen (a manor in medieval Japan) for aristocrats since the Heian period (794-1185). On the site, there is a storehouse that dates back to the Edo period (1603-1867).
Guests who visit will stay in private rooms located in the main building where the house owner lives. The baths and toilets in the guest room (Japanese-style, with 8-tatami mat room, 6-tatami mat room, wide veranda) are for guests only. Here, you can use the refrigerator, microwave, washing machine and Wi-Fi.
Breakfast and dinner will be brought to the guest room.
You can also experience cooking dinner with the house owner in a separate building that has a kamado (furnace rice cooker). At the farm, you can harvest crops such as vegetables, light the kamado with firewood to make rice and miso soup, and bake pizza and more in the stone oven.
On the site, there are also silky fowls, Japanese honeybees, cats and other animals that you can interact with.
With bicycles available to rent free of charge, you can also explore the area. Please enjoy the beautiful rural landscape here.
If you have time, we can also guide you around the attractions.
This is a large old house that has been around for 100 years.
Behind the house, there are fields and streams where you can experience picking vegetables in the morning and play in the river. The meals offered here are dishes that center around seasonal organic vegetables.
From the bathroom with large windows, there are days when you can see the starry sky and hear the sound of insects.
The owner of the house, who is a vegetable sommelier and a keen yoga practitioner, moved here from Tokyo with her family in the spring of 2018, after being enchanted by the scenery and people of Shigasato.
She loves to talk to people and is here waiting for visitors with the anticipation of making “once in a lifetime encounters,” alongside her husband, who has experience living in the United States, and her friendly son.
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Off the beaten path Cherry Blossom viewing spots in KYOTO MIYAMA
Planning dream to trip in spring to see cherry blossom? Why not take a relaxing spring trip to Kyoto Miyama away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The region is just 50 kilomters north of Kyoto City. The most well known spot in the region is Miyama's thatched village, but there are other spots you can enjoy sakura viewing. Full bloom timing is approximately one week behind Kyoto City and they are equally stunning as most of famous sakura spots in the city.
Visiting Miyama’s Thatched Village by rental E-bike
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. Why not rent an e-bike to visit the village? You may encounter the other scenery you cannnot experience if you are driving. Here is the cycling route to the thatched village and recommended spots to stop by.