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

7:30 hours
up to 6 people
English ( License ), Japanese ( Fluent )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

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

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.

Departure & Return

Starting time 09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
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

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee, transportation fee, admission fee of folklore art museums

What‘s not included



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

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

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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Reviews ( 1 )
5.0 (1) Reviews
Very Good
Riitta Riitta Finland ( Solo )
1 year ago

“ A perfect day in Kyoto ”

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!

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