Before you goGeneral information

Useful information before you come to Miyama

Miyama Climate

Miyama is located in the center of Kyoto Prefecture and its climate is rather categorized as Japan Sea area, with lots of rainfalls throughout the year (average annual rainfall is 1,509mm). If you stay overnight, please be prepared for sudden rain or other weather changes.

Average temperature in Miyama is 2 to 3 degrees Celsius below urban area.  We recommend you to wear slightly warmer clothes than usual.  It becomes chilly in the morning and at night although it may be warm during the day. We recommend you to bring a jacket or cardigan you can put on, to be safe.

<Winter (December to February end)>
Miyama is relatively snowy area.  Be prepared for snowfalls in winter.  We recommend you to wear water-proof shoes with grippy soles, even if you are coming by public transportation.    

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Tourist Office

Located in the Roadside Station (inside of Kyoto Tamba Kogen Quasi-National Park Visitor Center ).

- The tourist office assists visitors with questions regarding travel planning, making bookings and provide recommendations on sightseeing spots and/or activities in Miyama in English.  

- Contact KYOTO MIYAMA TOUISM ASSOCIATION for your travel planning in Miyama! 
  English guided tours are also available. *Reservation required.
  EVERY DAY (expt,MON&WED) JPY 2,000~ Duration 60 min.
  Electric bicycle rental service is available here.

Credit Card

Many of inns and shops in Miyama do not accept credit cards.
We recommend you to carry sufficient JPY cash before you come to Miyama .  

ATM and Currency Exchange

ATMs of Japan Post Bank accept cards issued abroad. (click below for further information)
International ATM Service 

There are 4 Japan Post Bank branches (with ATM) in Miyama .
Miyama Branch 
Mon – Fri   8:45 – 18:00
Sat 9:00 – 17:00
Sun 9:00 – 15:00
Hiraya branch  
Mon – Fri  9:00 – 17:30
Sat 9:00 –12:30

Miyama Naka Branch (close to Kayabuki-no-sato)
Mon – Fri  9:00 – 17:30
Sat 9:00 –12:30

Nijinoko Branch
Mon – Fri  9:00 – 17:30
Sat 9:00 –12:30

Tsurugaoka Branch
Mon – Fri  9:00 – 17:30
Sat 9:00 –12:30

No banks, inns or shops within Miyama provide cash exchange services

Temporary Luggage Storage Service (free of charge)

Temporary luggage storage service is available at Kyoto Tamba Kogen Quasi-National Park Visitor Center.  
Opening Hours: 9:00-17:00 (closed on Wed.)

Medical Support & Emergency support

Some useful links
Guide for when you are feeling ill in Japan
Closest medical institution from Miyama with English speaking doctors - Kyoto city hospital


Although most emergency operators in Kyoto don’t speak English, they can usually refer you to someone who does.  Speak slowly and clearly.  Words such as “fire”, “police,” and “ambulance” should be understood.
Ambulance 119
Fire 119
Police 110

Nearby Sightseeing Spot