- Miyama Kayabuki no Sato (“Thatched Roof Village”), located in the city of Nantan north of Kyoto City, is a place where you can encounter old-fashioned scenery that will make you feel like you’ve gone back in time. “Miyama” means “Beautiful Mountains,” and as this name implies, the village’s rows of traditional thatched roof homes are surrounded by gorgeous mountains.
- The village’s oldest home was built in 1796. Many other homes also date to the Edo period (1603-1868). Surrounded by mountains on three sides and with the clear waters of the Yura River running by, it looks just as if a farming village from Japan’s past has been transported to the present. The scenery found here is truly worth its designation as a National Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings. In addition to when the cherry blossoms are in bloom in spring, the village is also spectacularly beautiful during the fall foliage season, and in winter when snows blanket the thatched roofs.
Discovering Nostalgic Scenery in Kyoto③
Miyama Kayabuki no Sato
- Taiko Imai
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