Farmhouse Inn Kurian
This farmhouse inn is conveniently located at 10 min drive distance from the Thatched Village, well known heritage site.
Unwind and relax in this homelike inn!
Only one group per night. Max 4 persons.
Experience mountain vegetable gathering (spring), fireflies watching (summer), harvesting autumn vegetables (autumn), playing in snow (winter) and various other rural life activities.
Two indoor cats and one outdoor dog are also warmly welcome your visit.
Kominka Inn THYME
Luxury cottage that is renovated traditional house in the rural quiet hamlet, set against backdrop of mountains. It's a new style accommodation where you can experience staying in the art gallery. Also, the view from wood deck terrace in its herb garden is stunning!
Further, your loved dogs are also welcome. Take your whole family (including dogs) and enjoy your vacation.
You can definitely unwind and relax from hectic pace of everyday life and slipping back in time.
Yamazato Ryori Ryokan Isobe
This Japanese style inn is located right in the heart of Miyama. The main building, the thatched house, is available to rent as a single unit and is an ideal place to stay with your family or a group of friends. The traditional Japanese architecture is charming and has plenty of history. As well as the thatched house they also have single rooms that can be rented out in the annex. Meals at the main building can either be enjoyed in the restaurant (which has table seating),or in the large banquet hall. For your meals you can enjoy a variety of seasonal ingredients such as mountain vegetables, fresh ayu (sweet fish), handpicked matsutake mushrooms, wild boar and deer (caught by the owner) be enjoyed
Miyamoto-ya is a restaurant in Kameoka City. Boasting a history of over 90 years, Miyamotoya’s course meals feature the best of the Tamba area's seasonal produce, such as mountain plants in spring, and the summer delicacy of sweetfish (known also as “fragrant fish” due to its fresh fragrance).
The authentic full course meals are served at traditional-style floor seating. There is also table seating where customers can enjoy casual Japanese meals for about 1,000 yen per person without a reservation.
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Fukuchido Hanko Café
Located close to Fukuchiyama Station, Fukuchido is a long-established shop for "hanko" (personal seals) founded in 1947.
In 2022, the Hanko Café opened within the shop.
Popular products include sweets made with Tamba chestnuts, grown by the café owner, and blended coffee that goes perfectly with them.
You can also rent e-bikes and guided tours here.
Chikiri-ya Odori Senbei Honke Sweets
Located near Fukuchiyama Castle, built by the famous samurai Mitsuhide Akechi, Chikiri-ya is a Japanese traditional sweets shop established in 1920.
It's popular odori (literally, ""dancing"") senbei were created to give Fukuchiyama a delicious rice cracker the city could call its own, and were perfected after traveling across the country to research the best in senbei.
Amongst locals, Chikiri-ya has been a fond favorite for many years.
Ichiju Issai no Yado Chabu Dining
Chabu Dining is a farmhouse guest house run by an owner and his wife who moved to Ayabe from Tokyo.
Surrounded by nature, guests can enjoy the beauty of the fields and rice paddies managed by their hosts.
The rice cooked in earthenware pots, and miso soup full of vegetables are simple but delicious foods, focusing on farm-to-fork local production for local consumption.
Choro Sake Brewery
Choro Sake Brewery was established in 1903, and produces mellow, smooth sake with Kyotamba's abundant fresh waters and high-quality rice.
In addition to its most famous product, Choro, the junmai ginjo-grade sake ""Tan,"" made with rice and groundwater from Kyotamba and brewed by a Kyotamba sake master, is also popular.
You can also find Choro Sake products at four Michi-no-Eki roadside stations across Kyotamba.
Agematsu Fire Festival
Originating from the fire worship practiced by those praying to the Atago deities, this festival is held annually from 20:00-20:30 on August 24th to pray that forest fires will not occur in the region. Pine torches are lit and placed in hampers that have been arranged on pillars; these pillars are then knocked down and the rite is concluded. This festival is held at three different locations within Miyama. If you would like to learn more about the festival, please contact the Miyama DMO (destination management organization).
Ayabe Hydrangea Wind Chime Festival
The temple at which this festival is held was built 1,350 years ago in Ayabe City, Kyoto, and belongs to the Koyasan Shingon sect of Buddhism.
In the rainy season, it's host to the Hydrangea Wind Chime Festival, and in summer to the Wind Chime & Pinwheel event.
Entry fee: 300 yen for high school age visitors and up
Kameoka Peace Festival: Hozu River Citizen’s Fireworks Festival
The city of Kameoka holds an peace festival every August to commemorate its June 28, 1955 declaration to be a "World Federation Peace City."
As a part of the event, some 8,000 fireworks are shot into the night sky above Kameoka. Paid spectator seats are available. Pelase check the website for details.