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There is the bamboo forest to explore down by the cottage.There is one light by the cottage, which is turned on automatically at night. But you can put it off if you like to by switching the button attached under the light.
Miyama KAYA Villa Rural Kyoto
Miyama KAYA Villa Rural Kyoto
7 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
1 bath
7 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

Completed in 2013 the result is a blend between the best of the old thatched architecture with modern more compact floor plan and features like underfloor heating and full air conditioning.
Located in the place off the beaten track.

The space

The cottage is a scenic thatched cottage complete with all the modern conveniences. Surrounded by mountains, beautiful rice fields and a bamboo forest, this is the perfect place to relax and unwind.
This house is surrounded by rice fields and bamboo forests, a perfect place to relax and explore the beautiful Miyama a countryside. With an uninterrupted view of the mountains and valley, you can sit outside on the porch and enjoy the sunset.
Especially popular with families as children can make a ruckus and play outside on the lawn without disturbing any neighbours (there are none close enough to disturb).

Guest access

You can use the entire house as your own.

Interaction with guests

Self service breakfast made from local produce is included

The dinner service is available from 3200yen. We offer several plans for you.
Our dinning services include:
Japanese style evening Meal Miyama Futon and breakfast

3200 Yen per adult (1500 Yen kids meal is available).

Using a range of local ingredients this service must be ordered in advance and served anytime from 18:30 until 19:30.


Chinsenro (Japanese ryokan) Kaiseki course meal

This full course (kaiseki) style meal is prepared by one of the best Japanese ryokans in Miyama and served in our cottage.

Evening meal 12000 Yen per person.

This option must be booked in advance.


Auberge Nakazawa French restaurant

This French restaurant serves a variety of dishes prepared with local ingredients prepared by an award winning chef. Usually there are only one or two groups per night in this beautiful restaurant. Free taxi service to and from the restaurant and our cottages is available.

Evening meal 6500 Yen per person.

Sets of Miyama local ingredients
Our staff will buy local ingredients in advance of your stay on request. These include locally grown vegetables and wild boar and deer meat caught in the mountains of Miyama.

Miyama free range chicken nabe set
This set is enough chicken for 2~3 portions with various local vegetables and is 4400 Yen. The set consists of the raw ingredients which you can cook for yourself using our fully equipped kitchen. You may want to bring sauce and other food to supplement this set and you are welcome to do so (we sell sauce for nab and grilled meat).

Miyama wild boar nabe set.
500 grams of wild boar meat (caught in the local mountains) and local vegetables. Serves 2~3 people 6800 Yen. The set consists of the raw ingredients which you can cook for yourself using our fully equipped kitchen. You may want to bring sauce and other food to supplement this set and you are welcome to do so (we sell sauce for nab and grilled meat).

Miyama chicken barbecue set
Serves 2~3 people with 500 grams of free range meat and local vegetables. 4400 Yen.The set consists of the raw ingredients which you can cook for yourself using our fully equipped kitchen. You may want to bring sauce and other food to supplement this set and you are welcome to do so (we sell sauce for nab and grilled meat).

Miyama deer meat (venison) barbecue set
Serves 2~3 people with 500 grams of locally caught deer meat (5500 Yen).
The set consists of the raw ingredients which you can cook for yourself using our fully equipped kitchen. You may want to bring sauce and other food to supplement this set and you are welcome to do so (we sell sauce for nab and grilled meat).

Assorted meat barbecue set
500 grams of Miyama free range chicken, 250 grams of deer meat and 250 grams of wild boar and various local vegetables (serves 4~5 people 8850 Yen). The set consists of the raw ingredients which you can cook for yourself using our fully equipped kitchen. You may want to bring sauce and other food to supplement this set and you are welcome to do so (we sell sauce for nab and grilled meat).

This option must be booked in advance.

We provide bicycles and a local map, we feel this is the ideal way to slow down and see Miyama. There are few steep hills and not too much traffic on the roads. Driving by car you miss out on the magical details Miyama has to offer. Walking is also lovely in Miyama, please take the map and our phone number in case you should get lost.

Japanese cooking experience
Local housewives will cook traditional everyday Japanese meals and give you a chance to join in the process. You can learn the basics of some Japanese dishes as well as getting to enjoy a Japanese home cooked dinner or lunch. The food we prepare varies with the seasons, but "Maki sushi" and "Temaki sushi" are two of the most common dishes (4000 Yen per person).

Miyama cycling

For a set fee we provide guided tours of Miyama by bicycle. Our guide will help you find some of the most beautiful, tucked away spots and provide insights and understanding of the local way of life, which is an ancient tradition of living in harmony with nature, farming and managing the forests. On the tour we often bump into locals and have a chance to chat with them about Miyama and the way of life here.

There is a tour without lunch, but includes a snack at a scenic point
All tours must be booked in advance.

Amenities
Pets allowed
Free parking on premises
Internet
Wheelchair accessible
Prices
Extra people $101 NZD / night after 5 guests
Weekend Price $516 NZD / night
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House Rules
Check-in time is 3PM - 7PM
Check out by 10AM

No smoking

Cancellations
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Availability
1 night minimum stay

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Jenny User Profile
May 2017
My family and myself love the apt. I brought my two kids (1&2 year old) here and it's very safe for them to run around in the big grass around the house. My parents love it since it's so refreshing to live in such a quiet and natural neighborhood with full equipped house to make ourselves really comfortable. They also provided good equipment so you can actually do some local stuff like walking in the forest and neighborhood. The apt itself is very comfortable and they provide good amount of food for breakfast. We did bbq and it was so much fun. The only thing is that we only stayed for one night whilst I realized how much more we can do if we stay longer. Will definitely visit again in the future. I highly recommend people who would take good care of this amazing property to stay at this house.

Erika User Profile
April 2017
We had a wonderful stay in the country with our kids here. The staff made it so easy for us, picking us up and dropping us off where we needed to be. The house was charming, bikes available to explore and a nice break from the city. The cooking class was really fun for all of us and very authentic.

Emma User Profile
December 2016
A great place to escape the pace of the larger cities in Japan. Beautiful scenery and great location to walk and ride bikes. A rental car would allow you to explore the area further but we enjoyed being car free and the trip to Sonobe station was a breeze from Kyoto.

Yuen Feong User Profile
December 2016
We travel Japan with two children. The kaya villa is a great place for family as they provide bicycle for kids and we can ride safely in this fabulous scenery. Yusa is very nice to answer us promptly and all staffs can communicate efficiently in English is really a place point. We have a great stay at kaya village and will definitely recommend this place to visitors coming to Japan.

Daphne User Profile
November 2016
Yusa-san was able to communicate effectively in English with us, that is a plus point for foreigners. The surrounding around the villa is very picturesque and we had a great time exploring the neighborhood. The villa itself is very roomy and homely.
屋根晴 User Profile
Response from 屋根晴:
Dear Daphne Tay, Thank you so much for your stay here in Miyama. We were glad you enjoyed your stay with your friends. The attractions of Miyama change season by season such as cherry blossoms in the spring, swimming in the river in the summer etc. Please visit us some days in the future to see the other side of Japan. Best Regards, Yusa
November 2016

Julie User Profile
April 2016
We loved this cottage experience! Fresh and modern inside with a traditional look on the outside, it was the perfect country retreat. It's just an hour outside of Kyoto (a city which seems crowded with tourists in comparison), and it's well-worth the drive thru picturesque Japanese countryside and villages to enjoy a peaceful refuge in Miyama. The view out the kitchen windows was a beautiful bamboo grove and the front glass doors opened up to the tranquil, lush fields and mountains beyond. Our son enjoyed running down the country lanes and over a bridge spanning the river. We loved the cedar bathtub and spa-like shower room. The kitchen was modern, spacious, open-concept and well-stocked, including a full-size fridge and stove range with pots and pans. A lovely breakfast with bread, local milk, eggs, cereal, and coffee was included. Yusa was kind and helpful and provided instructions in English for appliances as well as an emergency cell phone. We all said we would love to stay here again when we return to Kyoto!

Philip User Profile
December 2015
Although our stay was brief, it was wonderful to get away and spend time in such a beautiful, tranquil place. Local food was very good, though I wish we'd had time to try more. The owner, Yusa, was great. Friendly, welcoming, helpful, kind, quick and responsive to requests, even picking us up to save us from the rain on the last day!

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Yoshiko User Profile

京都・美山の茅葺民家に住んでいます。山々に囲まれた里山でのんびり暮らしています。私が今住んでいる美山は美しい場所です。この地域は山々に囲まれています。夏、目の前には泳ぐことができる清流がながれ、清らかな空気を体感することができます。都会のような喧騒はなく、カエルの歌、木の鳴き声などを聞くことができます。美山にはゆかいな住民がたくさん暮らしています。彼らとつながれることも旅の醍醐味となるでしょう。京都の自然の中で本当のコミュニティを体験してください。
Hello!My name is Yoshiko. Miyama where I am living in now is a beautiful place. The region is surrounded by the mountains. There is the clean river where you can swim in the summer. There is no distraction like a big city in Japan. Instead, you can hear frogs singing, trees rustling etc.Moreover, the people here are more connected with each other compared to cities. Come and experience the real community in the nature of Kyoto.

Languages: English, 日本語

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