Kanbayashi, where Satoyama Guest House Couture is located, is to the east of Ayabe City, in the north of Kyoto Prefecture. It's about a 15 minute drive from the first traffic light to the guest house, which you'll find in the countryside, full of nature, where the Yura-gawa River and several other smaller rivers run. The garden is regularly visited by wild animals like deer, squirrels, and monkeys. There are many villages facing depopulation in Japan, but the number of young people moving to these villages has been increasing.
The four seasons of the countryside ("satoyama") here are beautiful. You'll also find several-thousand-year-old chesnut trees in an area that was registered as a quasi-national park in March, 2016, a perfect place for practicing some mindfulness.
- 16 Shitanodan, Izumi-cho, Ayabe City, Kyoto Prefecture
Take the JR Sanin Line from Kyoto to Ayabe. From Ayabe Station's south exit, take the Aya Bus's Kambayashi line to Omachi Bus Terminal, then change to the Ichinose line and ride to the final stop, "Ichinose," then enter the village. Alternatively, come to Higashi-Maizuru Station on the JR Maizuru Line. Guests can be picked up at Omachi Bus Teminal, or Higashi Maizuru station. Please contact Satoyama Guest House Couture beforehand.
About 20km (30 minutes) from the Ayabe I.C on Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway, and also about 20km from the Kyotamba Wachi I.C on Kyoto Jyukan Expressway.
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