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Kayabukino-sato Kitamura

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Address: Miyamacho Kita, Nantan 601-0712, Kyoto Prefecture
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京都縦貫道を園部ICで下りて1時間ほどで着きます。案内表示に従って車を走らせると、眼前に茅葺き家屋が密集する景観が現れ、圧倒されます。 集落入口に無料の駐車場があります。 家の周りには古い民具が置かれ、町並みもよく保存されているので、散策しても、少し離れた大通りから眺めても、快適に過ごせます。 I will get down Kyoto... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
剛志 小
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

京都縦貫道を園部ICで下りて1時間ほどで着きます。案内表示に従って車を走らせると、眼前に茅葺き家屋が密集する景観が現れ、圧倒されます。 集落入口に無料の駐車場があります。 家の周りには古い民具が置かれ、町並みもよく保存されているので、散策しても、少し離れた大通りから眺めても、快適に過ごせます。 I will get down Kyoto Long-term Road in the Sonobe IC and get there in about an hour. When you run the car according to the information display, the scenery where the roof-shaped houses gather in front of you looks overwhelming. There is a free parking lot at the entrance of the village. Since old folk implements... More 

Thank 剛志 小
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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70 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I've been in kyoto for couple times, and this time, I visited the miyama village. The transportation here can be pretty hard depends to other travel attractions. But this made here didn't have too much crowds and tourists which give here the most atmosphere of local living. The bus at hiyoshi was easy to take as there would be some... More 

Thank Yosef J
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Take a long walk through this little village will take you back in time and experience the quietness and simplicity of lifestyle in the old days of Japan. Highly recommended for people who love nature, architecture and appreciate doing nothing and let everything as they are.

Thank Evelyn S
London, United Kingdom
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533 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

Beautiful village. Quite alpine Swiss or Austrian. Seems to be a long way from anywhere but I'm being guided around by my wifes father. Had a nice little lunch in one the restaurants here, walked around the village, watched the birds. If you can get here it's great, but only for a short visit

Thank Pinheadplanet
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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67 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

I went there after snowy day so there's some snow left which added more pretty to the scenery and the village. It looks like a small village from outside but I spent half a day walking in the village. The house is very unique. Worth a visit.

Thank Tawan U
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49 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2015

The small village is peaceful and beautiful. A walk in the village is relaxing. On the day I visited the village, there were a number of artists painting at the field. I did not stay over night although it could be a good idea. The glossary shop there is selling nice local products (vegetables, honey, etc).

1 Thank HYChan
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

This is one of the only places in Japan with traditional Gassho Zukuri houses left untouched and preserved by the government. It's a definitely must visit place if you happen to be in Nantan-shi. If you have the time do stay in one of the homestays in theae beautiful houses! Must Visit!

2 Thank BevenLau
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2015

To get there it will require two transit for two trains and then two buses, it is still easy as the good infrastructure in Kyoto. The village is nice and peaceful, nothing much to do just enjoy the peace moment, walk around the village, mingle with the villagers, have a cup of hot tea or red bean soup, cross the... More 

1 Thank Mingl0
Hong Kong, China
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Even if you start from Kyoto station it takes 1 hr train + 1 hr (2 bus) to the attraction area. It is beautiful to get the 4 stars rating but 1.5 hr is far enough. The poor thing is I have to stay for 2.5hr for the return bus. (Then another 2 hr traffic to go back to Kyoto... More 

1 Thank Kwong930
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37 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 17 September 2015

The village was nationally recognised for the preservation of the thatched homes in the countryside. Many citizens continue to farm as their ancestors did but now may use modern tools. Some of the houses have been turned into galleries, cafes, temporary housing and museums. The little indigo museum is also located in this village. Some people have moved here from... More 

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