The ancient village of Miyama in northern Kyoto is located in a woodland where humans coexist with nature against the idyllic Japanese-landscape backdrop. In Miyama, you get a sense of nostalgia that may make you feel as if you've been there before, even on your first visit. Located next to the clear water of the Yura-gawa River, Kajikasou is a log-cabin accommodation with simple Japanese-style guest rooms and a large indoor bath and open-air bath. Here you can escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and relax. Kajikasou prides itself on its cuisine showcasing locally grown produce, including Miyama wild deer (available with the wild game course) and Miyama chicken (kyoji-dori, available with the sukiyaki course). In addition, there are seasonal kaiseki (formally arranged course) meal options, which include wild vegetables from the mountain in spring, sweetfish caught in the clear Yura-gawa River in summer, or boar meat hot pot in the winter. About 2 kilometers away and perfect for taking a walk or cycle to visit, you'll find the popular thatched roof village, Kayabuki no Sato. Miyama is especially beautiful in the winter, and you can enjoy the winter scenery with the Miyama Snow Shoe Hike through the snow-covered mountains. In other parts of the year there is also the very popular Ashiu Forest Guided Nature Trek that takes you through the secluded, primeval Ashiu Forest, and close to the head of the clear Yura-gawa River—an experience so popular that people often come back for it.
- 56 Naka Shimomukai, Miyama-cho, Nantan City, Kyoto Prefecture
- Bus: From JR Hiyoshi Station on the Sagano Line, take the Nantan City Bus for approximately 45 minutes to "Chimiguchi" bus stop. Next follow National Route 369 for approximately 5 minutes on foot.
Car: From the Kyoto Jukan Expressway, take the Sonobe IC exit and follow Prefectural Road 19 towards Miyama-cho for approximately 45 minutes.
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- 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. / 10:00 a.m.
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