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Tourist Spots in Central Area

  • Woodlands with Abundant Water and Greenery– Rest in the Surrounds of Rustic Scenery –

    Row upon row of mountain peaks stretching into the distance and cool clear mountain streams. Located in the central area of Kyoto prefecture, the Tanba region with its expansive water and greenery panorama is indeed ‘land close to Kyoto’s heart’.
    Since olden times, lives here have been closely tied to woodlands stretching to the foothills and to the clear flowing rivers. Even now, there still exist hamlets of thatched houses standing side by side. Why don’t you set your heart at ease while spending a calm, nostalgic time that only woodlands can give?

  • Miyama Kayabuki no Sato

    Miyama Kayabuki no Sato


    The village of thatched-roof houses along the Wakasa Highway depicts the original landscape of rural Japan.

    • address.Kita, Miyama Town, Nantan City, Kyoto Prefecture
    • tel.0771-77-0660 (Kayabuki no Sato Ltd.)
    • visit website.
  • Hozu River Rafting

    Hozu River Rafting

    Kameoka City

    This thrilling 16 km raft ride down the river from Kameoka to Arashiyama, Kyoto City takes about two hours.

    • address.Shimonakajima, Hozu Town, Kameoka City, Kyoto Prefecture
    • tel.0771-22-5846 (Hozugawa Yusen Sightseeing Boat Association)
    • visit website.
  • Ashiu Virgin Forest

    Ashiu Virgin Forest

    Nantan City

    This virgin forest is located at the source of the Miyama River at Nantan City, and is visited by many hikers in search of natural surroundings abundant with plants and animals.(Permission is necessary to use this site)

    • address.Ashiu, Miyama Town, Nantan City, Kyoto Prefecture
    • tel.0771-75-1906 (Kyoto Miyama Tourism Association)
    • visit website.
  • Rurikei River Valley

    Rurikei River Valley

    Nantan City

    This hiking path follows a 4 km long river valley that flows on a plateau 500 meters above sea level. Here, you can enjoy clear river waters and greenery.

    • address.Okawachi, Sonobe Town, Nantan City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Shizushi Limestone Grotto

    Shizushi Limestone Grotto

    Kyotanba Town

    This is Kyoto Prefecture’s only limestone grotto and is 52.5 meters long. It also has various outdoor facilities which makes it a popular summer leisure spot.

    • address.Shizushi, Kyotanba Town, Funai District, Kyoto Prefecture
    • open.9:00 to 17:00 (For single-day trips)
    • tel.0771-86-1725 (Shizushi Limestone Cave Park)
    • visit website.
  • Sagano Trolley Car

    Sagano Trolley Car

    Kameoka City

    This sightseeing trolley car runs along the Hozu River valley rich with nature and links Kameoka and Sagano, Kyoto.

    • address.Sagatenryuji Kurumamichi Town, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto City
    • open.March 1st to December 29th
    • tel.075-861-7444 (Sagano Kanko Railway Telephone Guide)
    • visit website.
  • Yunohana Hot Springs

    Yunohana Hot Springs

    Kameoka City

    It is said that military commanders of the Sengoku (Warring States) period soothed their sword wounds in the waters of these hot springs in olden days. This hot spring village is popular for its woodlands charm.

For more tourist information, refer to the →Kyoto Prefecture Tourism Guide