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Miyama – The time trip to the old days Japanese village –

by Rico
7:30h $ 150 per person


  • You can stroll and feel relax in “Thatched house village
  • You can enjoy the beautiful nature and landscape every season (green forests, autumn leaves, snow etc)

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Children ( 6 to 11 years old )
150.40 USD

FREE cancellation 14 days prior


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.

What to Expect

* 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.

Organized by Rico

Licensed Guide


  • You can stroll and feel relax in “Thatched house village
  • You can enjoy the beautiful nature and landscape every season (green forests, autumn leaves, snow etc)


* If you have any dietary guideline or preference we had better know in advance, please feel free to let us know.

What‘s included
Guide fee, transportation fee, admission fee of folklore art museums
What‘s not included
Meeting Point
At the Central Exit of JR Kyoto Station (we can also pick you up at your hotel)
Ending Point
At the Central Exit of JR Kyoto Station
7:30 hours
Starting time
09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 6 people

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

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

Starting and ending points of the tour.

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.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

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.

Can I add more people to my booking?

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.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

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.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

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.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

About Rico

Licensed Guide

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

National licensed English tour guide (born in 1977). Main job is freelance book editor and writer based on Kyoto. Utilizing various past works and articles from historic spots, off the beaten track, traditional crafts, contemporary arts to hip restaurants, I offer unique and interesting tour. Since I have the qualification of “International SAKE (rice wine) tasting master”, I can guide to the SAKE brewery and nice SAKE bars. Also I am interested in Ethnology, I will guide you to once a year festivals or rare religious rituals.

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