Seasonal Events

Miyama Kayabuki no Sato Snow Illumination

Miyama Kayabuki no Sato Snow Illumination is an annual festival with lanterns that are made from snow. The whole town is lit up at night and on Saturday night there is a short firework display. The winter air, snow and lit up thatched roofs create a unique atmosphere. Dress warm though. 2015 31st Jan~7th Feb.

Places to stay


Hisaya is a family run Inn in the middle of Kayabuki no sato (the thatched village). The couple who run Hisaya are locals and were born nearby. Hisaya is a beautiful 130 year old thatched house that retains all its rustic charm.

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Miyama, experience the real Japan.

Away from the packed trains and convenience stores lies a quiet rural Japan. The pace of life is slow and deeply intertwined with the changing seasons. We invite you to take a few days to unwind and get in touch with the roots of Japans ancient "Satoyama" culture.

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