◆Thatched Village Guided Walk - stroll around the village with local English speaking guide
|Thatched Village Guided Walk (English)
|Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat and Sun
|■Morning plan 10:00～11:00
■Afternoon Plan 13:00～14:00
※ An additonal payment is required for a tour with less than 5 adults.
|adult:JPY2,000pp; age13 - 15:JPY1,000pp;
※ A group of less than 5: JPY10,000/group
|3 days prior to the tour date
Authentic Rural Japan Landscape - Miyama's Thatched Village
There are 2 cafes (Cafe Gallery Saika and Cafe Milan) and 2 B&B (Matabe thatched B&B and B&B Hisaya) in the village. Almost all houses in the village are private houses used as living place of villagers. If you'd like to see the inside of a thatched-roof house, visit Miyama Folklore Museum.
If you have plenty of time to explore the village, we recommend you to book our tour, Thatched Village Guided Walk. Our local English speaking guide shares the history and traditions of Miyama.
◆ Highlights of Miyama's Thatched Village
Miyama Folklore Museum
You can see the inside of thatched roof house and learn about lifestyle of villagers. Going up to the attic where you can view the backside of the thatched roof.
Little Indigo Museum
Located within Miyama's thatched village.
It's a privately owned museum of indigo dyeing artist, Hiromichi Shindo.
1st floor is his studio where you can view jars for indigo dyeing.
On the 2nd floor, you'll be impressed by beatiful collections of dyed fabrics from East and West, from Japan and abroad, such as tie-dye from Indonesia and Nigeria, soctumes of the Miao people of China as well as work clothes from 18c in Japan.
Chii Hachiman Shrine
|Chii Hachiman Shrine
◆Restaurant and cafe in Miyama's Thatched Village
If you want to try making soba, make reservation for "Soba making workshop." (Prior Reservation is required)
・New Year's Holiday Period
|Seat reservations are not accepted
If you prefer to have handmade soba, we recommend you to make reservation for handmande soba in advance. Only a limited number of handmade soba dishes are served per day.
Cafe Gallery Saika
Thatched roof old folk house cafe near Miyama Folklore Museum.
Relax and enjoy homemade sweets using Miyama's fresh ingredients.
|Cafe Gallery Saika
※subject to change depending on the season
・New Year's Holiday Period
◆Thatched Roof House Inn in the village
Matabe Thatched B&B
Matabe is a thatched roof house inn, tranquil and relaxing place to stay. One group of guests per night. Guests can use this inn as though it were their family home. Enjoy local chicken sukiyaki for dinner and Japanese breakfast surrounding irori sunken hearth in the next morning.
|Matabe Thatched B&B
Summer (April - November) 9:00 - 17:00
Winter (December - March) 10:00 - 16:00
* Public restrooms in the parking space is only available during parking hours.
* Please put the above fees into the parking fee payment box during outside parking hours.