Many of our customers choose to rent a car as the roads here in Miyama are free of traffic and quite easy to drive on. This also gives you the freedom to move around the area at will.

When using a navigation device our English Address should get you here.

Post code 601-0751 Hanabusa-29 Miyamacho Shima, Nantan, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan

The phone number can also be used on most car navi devices.


We are located about 50 kilometres from Kyoto station.
By car it takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes.
From Kyoto station there are two routes.

The first follows route 9 and then the highway (Kyoto Jyukando towards Fukuchiyama), get off the highway at Sonobe and follow signs for Hiyoshi (route 19). Follow route 19 until you get to Miyama, then turn left on route 368 go through the tunnel and continue for about 3 minutes until you see our thatched cottage Hayabusa on your left hand side.

The scenic route takes about the same time, but is a little harder to find your way and not recommended in bad weather or if you are not a confident driver as the road is narrow and windy in places. This route follows route 162 towards Keihoku, then just stay on 162 all the way to Miyama. Finding 162 from Kyoto city is the tricky part, you will need a map or a navigation system.

When using a navigation system you can use the address and / or the phone number of the Miyama tourist association. This is located centrally in the Miyama region and a convenient place to arrive with a public toilet, shop and gasoline stand all in one location.

By Train

If you are using public transport you need to take a train to Sonobe from Kyoto which takes 46 minutes. Then we will pick you up and transport you to your accommodation via our shuttle bus (35 minutes drive). We will meet you at the turn style in Sonobe station. Please let us know your rough arrival time as soon as you can.

It takes a little extra effort to get here, but the rewards are worth it. The beautiful countryside and traditional way of life offer a unique experience of the real Japan.

By Taxi

From Kyoto to our accommodation
It takes 90 minutes by taxi from Kyoto station and if booked in advance we can arrange the following prices for you to be delivered right to our accommodation with the minimum of hassle.

One way journey fixed prices:

4 people 14420 Yen (3605 Yen per person)

9 people in a mini bus taxi 21630 Yen (2404 Yen per person)

From Kansai international airport to our accommodation

5 people 34,300 Yen (6860 Yen per person) plus 4820 Yen for the highway toll. 39120 Yen in total.      

9 people in a mini bus taxi 41,449 Yen (4605 Yen per person) plus 12130 Yen for the highway toll. 53579 Yen in total.

20% off Orix rental cars for our customers

Please use the Orix rental shop in front of Kyoto station as this is the only place the discount is valid. You can reserve on the internet using google translate, select Kyoto station as the pick up shop) through this link or go to the shop in person.

Renting a car is a great way to get here and it gives you the freedom to explore whilst you are here. Miyama is deep in the countryside and there are few cars on the road and even fewer traffic lights. Driving around is a fantastic way to explore and get out deeper into the countryside completely off the beaten track. With a navigation device its actually one of the easiest ways to travel as well.