Kayabuki no Sato, a northern village in Miyama-cho, Nantan City, Kyoto Prefecture, is located between Kyoto City and Obama City. Crossing the village from east to west, there is a highway called Saba Kaido.

There are many houses with thatched roofs that were built between 220 years ago (Edo period) and 150 years ago (Meiji period), and 39 of the 50 houses still have thatched roofs.

The main house faces south and is arranged parallel to the flow of the Yura River. It is to be a dirt floor.

On December 8, 1993, the north village was selected as an Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings in recognition of the high degree of preservation of the historical scenery, including the buildings built using traditional techniques.

Since then, the “Kayabuki no Sato Preservation Society” and “Kayabuki no Sato Co., Ltd.” have been organized by the residents of the village to maintain and manage the historical landscape and preserve the lives of the residents.


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At the Miyama Folklore Museum, the main house, barn, and storehouse of a Kitayama-style private house are open to the public, and over 200 items such as rare and valuable old farming equipment and daily life tools are on display, allowing you to see how people used to live in Miyama. .

In addition, you can experience the diverse activities of “Kayabuki no Sato” at restaurants, teahouses, souvenir shops, inns, and museums in the village.



An ink painting by Hiroyuki Shindo, an indigo dyeing artist, contributed to the monthly village newspaper “Furusato Shimbun”.