Q&A on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) related closures/cancellations in Miyama

FAQs

In the circumstances where novel coronavirus infection is spreading worldwide, we receive several questions on closures/cancellations in relation to visiting Miyama town. Please let us share the answers to some of frequently asked questions below.

*Please note the information is as of 17th April 2020.

Q: Can visitors enter into Miyama's thatched village (kayabuki-no-sato)?

A:To prevent spreading of coronavirus infections, following facilities in Miyama's thatched village are closed for the period from 4/15 - 5/6.

* Museums (folklore museum and little indigo museum)
* Restaurant and cafe
* Inns (B&B Matabe and B&B Hisaya)
* Souvenir shop (Kayano sato)
* Parking Lots

For everyone's safety, we appreciate if you could refrain from entering/strolling around the thatched village while current infection spreading situation continues.

Q: Is there any closures of sightseeing facilities in Miyama?

A: Some of sightseeing facilities in Miyama Town are currently closed due to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection spreading. Please check each facility before you visit.

Kayabuki Art Museum & Folklore Museum ... Closed from 4/13(Mon.) to 5/31(Sun.)  Expected to resume from 6/2(Sun.)

Little Indigo Museum.... Closed from 4/12 (Sun,) Resume timing not yet decided.

Ishida Farm House
Closed from 4/11(Sat.) Resume timing not yet decidied.

Miyama Nature & Culture Village Kajikaso/ Restaurant Kajikaso
Closed 4/20(Mon) - 5/6(Wed.)

Ashiu Yama no Ie
Closed 4/13 - 5/31

Miyama Heimat Youth Hostel
Closed from April to 5/31

Furatto Miyama (Roadside Station Souvenir Shop)
Opening hours shortened
9:00~16:00

Q: Is public transportation for Miyama (such as municipal bus) operating?

A: Municipal bus (Nantan City Bus) is operating as usual. 

However, please note reservation for Kyoto Miyama Direct Bus (which were originally scheduled to operate from April 25)
and Miyama Nature Bus (Departs from Kuzuha Station)
are suspended and tickets are currently unavailable.
 

◆Measures taken by Miyama's accommodations against novel coronavirus infection

All accommodations in Miyama Town implement following measures to prevent novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection:

◆Staffs to wear masks;
◆Staffs to check temperature every morning;
◆Guest rooms and shared area are cleaned by alcohol sterilization; and
◆Notice for precautions to prevent infections is displayed at the reception.


For example, one of Miyama's accommodations is taking following measures.

Ryokan Chinsenro (please find below - cited from their official website)

"Our inn is making efforts to strengthen our standard practice to protect health and safety of our guests and our staff as well as public hygine  

◆ We strongly encourage our guest and staff to use disinfectant alcohols at reception, entrance of each room and other area. 
◆ We strongly encourage our guest to let our staff know immediately if he/she is not feeling well.  If he/she has any symptom such as fever or coughing, we will introduce nearby medical institutions immediately.   
◆ We are strengthening our standard practice of disinfection and sterilization of dishes and cups before serving meals.
◆We are strengthening our standard practice of cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of all door knobs, remote controllers, switches, room keys, faucets in each guest room as well as in shared area.
◆For health and public hygiene of all guests and our staff, our staff will wear masks and strictly conduct proper hand washing, gargle and disinfection practice.

 Also, all staff check their temperatures before start working."

Cancellation of events

◆Cherry Blossom (Sakura) festival at Ohno Dam Park
→Cancelled

◆Cherry Blossom Festival at Nagatani Village
→Cancelled

◆ 1-day tour visiting Water hose spray inspection has been cancelled

Inquiry

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us!

Kyoto Miyama Tourism Association
TEL:0771-75-9030(Closed Wednesday)
   

Precautions for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infections within Nantan City

Currently, no person is infected by coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nantan City (including Miyama Town).
Nantan City is requesting residents of Nantan City to take measures to prevent novel coronavirus infection. Please refer below link.

Q: Will the water hose spray festival on May 20th be cancelled?

A: Yes, to prevent novel coronavirus infection spreading, the water hose spray inspection scheduled on 20th May 2020 has been cancelled.