Mystically Fantastic Annual Snow Festival at Miyama’s Thatched Village in Nantan City, Kyoto Prefecture

Snow in Kayabuki no SatoPick up
Photograph: Mingi/Photo AC

Special collaboration of traditional rural landscape blanketed by snow and lights. During the event, one-day bus tours and direct buses are available.

PeriodJan 25, 2020 (Sat) – Feb 01, 2020 (Sat)
VenueMiyama’s thatched Village “Kayabuki no Sato”, Nantan City, Kyoto Prefecture
Official site

Annual Snow Lantern Festival “Yuki Toro”

This year, Miyama’s thatched village “Kayabuki no Sato” in Kyoto Prefecture will held the annual festival called the “Yuki Toro”.

During this festival, in addition to snow lantern making experience and Japanese traditional dance performance, there will be hot food stalls where you can enjoy warm foods.

Old Houses in Kayabuki no Sato

Photograph: AQUA_ぽん太/Photo AC

Miyama’s thatched village is a place where traditional Japanese rural landscape still remains, the houses feature a thatched roof made of dry vegetation.

The famous Shirakawa-go “Gassho” houses in Gifu Prefecture also features the same roof.

Use the direct bus to conveniently reach the “Yuki Toro”

To visit Miyama, you can ride a train and transfer by bus, or maybe you’ll need to bring your car. But during the “Yuki Toro” event, a direct bus can take you to the location.

You certainly need to make a reservation for the direct bus, but if there are any vacant seats on the appointed day, you may board without reservation.

Kyoto-Miyama Line Bus

This bus departs from Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit. If you take the early bus, you can stay in Miyama for about 4 hours, so you have more time to enjoy the village.

Operation periodJan 25, 2020 (Sat) ~ Feb 01, 2020 (Sat)
Point of departureDepart from Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit
①12:35(only on Saturday)
②12:45(only on Saturday)
③13:10(operates daily)
FeeAdult 3,600 yen(round trip)/ 1,800 yen(one way)
Children 1,800 yen(round trip)/ 900 yen(one way)

Miyama Nature Bus

This bus departs from Keihan Kuzuha-eki and Hankyu Nishiyama Tennoji-eki bus terminal. The bus terminal is a little closer from the center of Osaka.

Operation periodJan 25, 2020 (Sat) ~ Feb 01, 2020 (Sat)
Point of departure【A】13:15 Depart from Keihan Kuzuha-eki
【B】13:46 Depart from Hankyu Nishiyama Tennoji-eki
Fee【A】Adult 3,800 yen(round trip)/ 1,900 yen(one way)
Children 1,900(round trip)/ 950 yen(one way)
【B】Adult 3,200 yen(round trip)/ 1,600 yen(one way)
Children 1,600 yen(round trip)/ 800 yen(one way)

Limited Time One-day Bus Tour for “Yuki Toro”

Although the schedule is limited, some tours are set with a round-trip direct bus ticket to the “Yuki Toro” venue. For more details, check the event dedicated site for details.

One-day Bus Tour to “Yuki Toro”

A bus tour that goes directly from Kyoto Station to the “Yuki Toro” venue. The ticket Includes a 1,000 yen coupon that can be used at the food stalls.

Date of the eventJanuary 25 (Sat) ~ 26 (Sun), February 01 (Sat)

One-day Bus Tour to enjoy the snow lantern and Botan Nabe

A tour where you can enjoy Botan Nabe, Miyama’s wild boar hotpot.

Date of the eventJanuary 26 (Sun), 29 (Wed), 31 (Fri), February 01 (Sat)