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Miyama, experience the real Japan.

Away from the packed trains and convenience stores lies a quiet rural Japan. The pace of life is slow and deeply intertwined with the changing seasons. We invite you to take a few days to unwind and get in touch with the roots of Japans ancient "Satoyama" culture.








Hanabusa is a traditional thatched cottage fully reformed and complete with all the modern conveniences. The house is 150 years old and registered as a site of cultural heritage. It is a beautiful example of traditional thatched architecture.

  • Sleeps 10 comfortably (can accommodate parties up to 15)
  • Ideal for people interested in Japanese history and architecture.
  • A full served breakfast made from local produce is included




Kaya villa is a modern take on the traditional Japanese thatched cottage complete with all the comforts and conveniences you would expect from a new house. Surrounded by mountains, beautiful rice fields and a bamboo forest, this is the perfect place to relax and unwind.

  • Sleeps 5 (can sleep 7 with extra futons)
  • Self service breakfast made from local produce
  • Highly recommended for families with children

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Mitoya is a classical example of a traditional thatched cottage or “kayabuki” in Japanese.Located in a tranquil rural community with views of rice fields and mountains it’s an ideal place for people who want to cycle and hike in nature .The interior has earthen walls, tatami straw matts, futons and an “irori” or hearth where you can cook over charcoal and enjoy the glow of a real fire.
The perfect contrast to the bright lights of Tokyo and the crowded tourist scene in Kyoto, Mitoya will give you a chance to see and feel the real Japan.

  • Sleeps 5 (can sleep 7 with extra futons)
  • Self service breakfast made from local produce
  • Highly recommended for families with children

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Located in the heart of a small hamlet adjacent to the clear flowing waters of Yura river, Eisa cottage has a large wooden deck from which you can admire the surrounding landscape. The fragrant cedar wood bathtub is positioned under a thatched roof and has a fantastic view that you can enjoy while you bathe. This modernised farmhouse retains its rustic charm, though we have added new features such as a small bar and a wine cellar. You can also visit this cottage with your pet if you like which is rare in Japan. Anyone wanting a traditional experience in a luxurious mountain getaway is sure to be delighted with a stay at Eisa.

  • Sleeps 8 (can sleep 10 with extra futons)
  • Self service breakfast made from local produce
  • Highly recommended for families with children

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June 18th 2014 we opened this, our new English home page

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