Kaya villa 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.

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

The house

This brand new thatched cottage was built by local wood craftsmen using exclusively local timber in collaboration with our own thatched roof specialist. 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.
The deck provides a great space for eating outdoors or reading a book in the shade while taking in the scenic view.

Kaya Villa


Terrace seating

Downstairs the floor plan is open and functional with a combined modern fully equipped kitchen, dining area and lounge.

Kitchen and dining

Kitchen and dining

Lounge area

Upstairs under a canopy of thatch there are comfy beds for 5 people and extra futons if required (for up to 7 guests in total). There are 3 single beds in one bedroom and a double bed in a separate room.

3 single beds

Thatched roof ceiling

Thatch canopy

The traditional wooden bathtub is a treat for the senses as this type of wood (Japanese cedar) gives off a wonderful perfume.

Japanese cedar bathtub



Around the house

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).

View from the house

Winter scene

Lawn and terrace


A simple self service breakfast is provided, this uses quality local ingredients such as Miyama milk, local bread, eggs, butter, Jam and cereal (not made locally).
Our cottages are in the deep countryside so there is nowhere nearby to buy food. Customers with a car can drive to the local markets to buy food, but we recommend you visit a shop and stock up before you come to Miyama. For visitors coming by train we can stop at a supermarket on the way from the train station to the cottage, our staff can help you find what you need.

We also provide sets of ingredients for a barbecue and other snacks, but these must be ordered at least 3 days before your arrive.

There are a number of options for eating out in Miyama but again there must be reserved in advance so please let us know your requirements well before you arrive.