Opening hours and holidays may change for each store and facility depending on the season.
Please also note that many stores and facilities will be closed over the New Year period.
Please contact each store or facility directly for more details.
Commissioned by Emperor Kogon in 1362, Joshoko-ji is a Zen temple from the Tenryu-ji school of the Rinzai Sect. The garden, said to have been designed based on the surrounding natural scenery, is a calming place away from the hustle and bustle of the city, charming all those who come across it. In the spring, visitors can view the kokonoe-zakura cherry blossoms (a designated Japanese natural monument), and in the autumn, the stunning red leaves in the inner garden of the main hall. These and more give the temple a special allure all year round.
Kayabuki-no-Sato is perhaps the most popular spot in the Miyama area. In the northern settlement, 80% of the 50 or so houses still maintain their thatched roofs.
This rare sight led the area to become a Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings in December of 1993.
Throughout the year, scores of tourists come from all over the world to experience the essence of Japan unique to Miyama.
URL：https://miyamanavi.com/ (Miyama Navi)
The Miyama Folklore Museum conveys the lives of Miyama folk of old through approximately 200 different displays. As well as reconstructions of 200-year old main buildings, sheds, and warehouses from the thatched villages, visitors can see the underside of the thatched roofs, farming tools, and daily commodities. On the veranda of the museum, visitors can try out some herbal tea from Miyama, which is said to have beauty-promoting effects. It is the ideal place to relax while learning about the world of traditional Japan.
Opening Hours：Apr.-Nov. 9:00~17:00
Dec.-Mar. 10:00~16:00（Closed Mondays）
Admission fee：Adults: ¥300, Junior high school students and below: free
The Little Indigo Museum is a private art museum opened by local indigo artist Hiroyuki Shindo in 2005.
The museum is home to a collection of indigo art from around the world, and visitors can also glimpse traditional indigo dyeing methods.
Closed ：Thursdays, Fridays（Open on national holidays）
Closed for Obon and winter holidays
Admission fee：General: ¥300, High school students and below: free
The Miyama-Keihoku Bus Travel Route traverses calm rice fields stretching out across the riverside basin as well as mountainside villages.
Travelers can enjoy views of abundant nature that can’t be found in the city.