Miyama is a rural and highland area 30km north west of Kyoto city and small villages and hamlets spread out along a beautiful river, surrounding by mountains up to 1000m in height. Especially in the “Thatched house village", the most buildings are with thatched roofs. Some are local people's homes, but some were converted into museums and places to stay.
Feel free to personalize this offer with Rico.
* You can experience the old days Japanese village atmosphere by just traveling 30km away from the city center of KYOTO. In winter, the whole village is blanketed in snow, which is amazing and dream-like scenery.
* As the optional tour, you can join in various outdoor activities such as the nature trekking in the primeval forest.
Guide fee, transportation fee, admission fee of folklore art museums
* If you have any dietary guideline or preference we had better know in advance, please feel free to let us know.
Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email
After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.
Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.
No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.
Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
This was the second time for me to meet Rico. She is very nice, flexible and helpful. I wrote her beforehand what I wanted to do and asked her to make some suggestions for adding local touch. She made me two plans for our day so that I could choose the one I liked more. Because it was so hot and humid in August she even brought me some useful tools against hotness in advance. With her I was able to visit places which I would not have been able to find myself. Thank you Rico.
Thank you very much for your kind comments. I was pleased to see you again here in Kyoto. I appreciate for your lovely souvenir. You are very versed in Japanese culture (zen, garden, Geiko & Maiko etc), so I’m not really sure that I helped you well. I will definitely brush up my guide quality and my English, so I’m looking forward to seeing and guiding you again for future. Thank you very much!