Half-day home visit experience at Kenji san's house

Authentic local Experiences at local's home

This is a half-day tour allowing you to discover authentic rural life in Japan with just your own family or friends.
Meet local's in Miyama and try your hand at local experiences.
Stroll through the peaceful countryside and see how the locals spend their daily lives in this quaint Japanese town with a fun visit to a local home.


✓ Meet and interact with locals. 
✓ Experience the Satoyama life by strolling around the area, cooking, and having lunch around the hearth.


  • Kyoto Tamba Kogen Quasi-National Park Visitor Center

  • Check the map with our staff before you go to Kenji san's house

Welcome to Kyoto Miyama!
Meeting Point: Kyoto Tamba Kogen Quasi-National Park Visitor Center
(23 Shimo agake Miyamacho, Nantan-shi, Kyoto)
The meeting place may vary depending on your transportation. 


Arrive at Kenji san’s house

Meet up with Kenji-san.
His house is a typical traditional farmhouse in Japan.
It'll take about 20 minutes by car from the Visitor Center.
He and his wife greet you and make self-introductions each other.

--Message from Kenji san--
I moved to Miyama from Kyoto City more than 10 years ago, and I run a farmhouse inn with my wife.
We have welcomed many customers not only from Japan but also from overseas.
Though we don't speak fluent English but we love to show our life style in Miyama.
We have dogs, cats, and hens at home. We are all looking forward to meeting you!

Strolling around in countryside

Take a walk around Kenji san's house.  
His house is surrounded by mountains, rice fields and clear stream of Yura river, creating rural old Japan’s landscape.

* If you visit during harvesting season, you may be able to experience harvesting fresh veggies from Kenji san’s plots.

Preparation of lunch

After refreshing “satoyama” walk, prepare lunch with Kenji san using local ingredients!
You may also use fresh veggies you harvested (depending on season). 

Three lunch options below
*please choose one menu when you make reservation.
- Maki-zushi (Sushi rolls)
- Inari-zishi (Sushi made by stuffing vinegared rice in fried tofu)
- Handmade udon noodles

Lunch time

Enjoy your lunch with Kenji san.
Ask any questions such as daily life in Miyama as well as traditions, cultures and history of the region.

End of activity

Activity Information

Title Half-day home visit experience at Kenji san's house
Host Kyoto Miyama Tourism Association
Available Throughout the year (except Wed, Japanese Obon holiday:around Aug10~17, New Year holiday: around Dec25~Jan5)
Duration approx. 3 hours
Time slots [1]9:00-12:00
Price A group of less than 4: JPY26,400/group
More than 5 people: JPY6,600/pp
(activity fee and tax included)
+\10,000/a local English guide option
English guide option +\10,000/an English guide
Payment Method advance payment by credit card(VISA/MASTER)
Minimum Number of Participants 2
Maxmum Number of Participants 6
Age requirement Age 6 or above
Meeting point Kyoto Tamba Kogen Quasi-National Park Visitor Center
Activity Venue Kenji san's house
Pick-up Service Free pick-up/drop-off service from
-Kyoto Tamba Kogen Quasi-National Park Visitor Center
-accommodations within Miyama Town
*max 4 persons
Booking Deadline 3 days prior to the expected activity date
Cancellation Policy 7-2 days 20%; previous day 40%; activity date/no show 100%
Inquiry Kyoto Miyama Tourism Association