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Miyama thatched village

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MIYAMA

Miyama, written 美山 in Japanese, means ‘beautiful mountains’ as steep mountains surround the region on all sides. Miyama Town is located in the center of Kyoto Prefecture approximately 50kms north of Kyoto City.  Students can firstly enjoy visiting lively Osaka and historical temples, shrines and traditional area in the ancient capital of Kyoto. Then travel by bus to their homestay in rural Miyama, enjoy activities, visit a school and immerse themselves in one of the 26 villages scattered throughout this farming district. Perhaps even stay in one of the many thatched cottages, stroll the nearby river and enjoy time spent with your homestay family.

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Yura River

Miyama Town

Miyama Farmstay Program

EXAMPLE ITINERARY:

3 NIGHTS / 4 DAYS: 

DAY ONE – MIYAMA 

Travel from Kyoto City to Miyama by private coach

Bento box lunch on arrival at Miyama

Take a local bus to Thatched Village

Thatched Village guided walk in English

Folklore Museum 

Mochi ponding experience

Meet with host families 

Overnight: Miyama farmstay – Dinner and breakfast included

 

DAY TWO – MIYAMA  

School exchange 

Bento box lunch

Overnight: Miyama farmstay – Dinner and breakfast included

 

DAY THREE – MIYAMA 

Japanese culture experience activity 

(Kimono, tea ceremony, origami, etc.)

Bento box lunch

Overnight: Miyama farmstay – Dinner and breakfast included

 

DAY FOUR – MIYAMA 

Farewell ceremony at visitor centre

Bamboo basket weaving 

Okonomiyaki cooking class with locals and lunch

Travel back to Kyoto city by private coach

Full Itinerary

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School visit

Miyama Junior High School

Contact us for Miyama farmstay program updated prices.

Includes accommodation, school visit, cultural activities 

and some meals