Spots in Kameoka / Miyama / Fukuchiyama Area

  • Hozu-gawa River Boat Ride
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    4.5
    372 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Kameokashi Hoduchou Shimonakajima 2
    This thrilling riverboat ride travels approximately 16 kilometers from Kameoka in Tamba to scenic Arashiyama in Kyoto over a period of about two hours. The boat course was originally used as a means to transport materials down the Hozu River to Kyoto and Osaka. The natural and seasonal beauty of the gorge through which the river travels, however, was so great that this section of the river was turned into a boat ride course for tourists in 1895. Veteran boatman use pole, rudder, and oar to guide the vessel, impressively squeezing through rocky stretches. The boat continues to operate even on rainy days, when a tent is erected for the comfort of riders.

    I combined this trip with the Sagano scenic railway and bamboo forest walk. They are all in the same location of Kyoto. A thoroughly enjoyable ride through gentle flowing and some small rapids...

  • Fukuchiyama Castle
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    4.0
    135 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Fukuchiyamashi Naiki 5
    This castle of the old Fukuchiyama feudal domain in Fukuchiyama City, Kyoto Prefecture is a fortress which belonged to a powerful clan was once known as Yokoyama Castle. It was reconstructed by Akechi Mitsuhide in 1579, who renamed it to Fukuchiyama Castle. Once completed there was a castle tower and various other buildings, but after the castle abandonment orders of the Meiji period many were demolished. Just the stone wall, copper gatehouse and the Toyoiwa-no-i Well remain their original Edo period appearance. The current castle tower was rebuilt in 1986, and the inside was opened as a museum.

    The castle is nicely restored and sports the traditional architecture of the castle of its time. There are not a lot of commanding hillocks in town, but this has one of the higher ones. Worth a...

  • Sumiya Kiho-an
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    4.5
    136 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kyoto Kameokashi Hiedanochoukakihana Miyanoku 25
    This is a special place to heal your body and soul, located in the heart of the mountains outside Kyoto. The guest rooms, which have rotenburo (open-air baths) with hot spring water, and the Yama no Kakureyu rotenburo you can rent out are popular because they allow you to enjoy your own private space. You can also enjoy the kaiseki traditional Japanese cuisine prepared by a Kyoto chef and experience the delicate and beautiful tastes of the four seasons.

    We had a lovely stay here. The staff was extremely pleasant and accommodating. The food was delicious and they were very helpful in steering us away from seafood which neither of us care for. The...

  • Izumo Daijingu Shrine
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    4.0
    65 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Kameokashi Chitosechouchitose No way out
    Izumo Daijingu Shrine is famous as a shrine for marriage. There is an abundance of things to see including the Meoto-iwa that links the red strings of fate attached to marriage charms, the miraculous Manai water that gushes from Mt. Mikage as the goshintaizan (mountain worshiped as the sacred dwelling place of a deity or deities) and the iwakura where good fortune resides. Prayers for marriage are held on the fourth Sunday of every month.

    丹波國一の宮の出雲大神宮です。 京都で出雲?と不思議な感じもしましたが、元出雲と言われるパワースポットだと聞いて訪れました。 ご利益は縁結び・長寿・金運です。 本殿をお参りした後、御神体である山の裾野にある神の磐座へ向かいました。 境内に案内板が掲げられているので、迷わずたどり着けます。 しめ縄で結界が張られた場所で厳かな場所でした。

  • Roadside Station Galleria Kameoka
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    3.5
    54 Reviews
    Transportation
    Kyoto Kameokashi Amarubechou Takarakubo 1-1
    This Roadside Station is on National Route 9 in Kameoka City, Kyoto Prefecture. Their Kameoka Beef Croquettes made with local beef are popular. At their Galleria Morning Market, you can purchase items like fresh vegetables raised by local farmers and processed food items. They also have a lifelong learning facility that's often used by tourists and locals alike.

    Rose Garden was blooming in Oct. but should be gorgeous in late April, May!!! The building was specular but not filled with much of anything (visitors dont use the library...) As other Japanese...

  • Kayabuki no Sato
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Nantanshi Miyamachoukita Pickle stone 21-1
    One of the top sightseeing spots of Miyama-cho, this park is filled with old-fashioned thatched roof buildings and homes rarely found today, providing a glimpse into Japan’s past. The northern village was designated an Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings by the national government in 1993. The oldest home here was built in 1796 and 38 of the 50 structures are thatch roofed. Most of the structures are private homes, but there is also a cultural interaction facility and museum dedicated to folk customs. There are also thatched roof guesthouses where visitors can stay.
  • Motoisenaiku Kotai-jinja Shrine
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    4.0
    39 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Fukuchiyamashi Oechounaiku 217
    With one of only two instances of unbarked timber torii shrine gates nationwide, prestigious Motoisenaigu Kotai-jinja Shrine is said to have been established 54 years before Mie Prefecture's Ise-jingu Grand Shrine. It honors Toyouke-no-Okami, an agricultural deity. Two sub-shrines are on either side of the main hall and are surrounded by over 80 smaller shrines. Many names used in the area are associated with Ise-jingu Grand Shrine.

    福知山市の大江にある「皇大神社」へ訪問しました。 元伊勢の内宮になります。 駐車場(無人の徴収箱に500円)から、石段を300メートル程歩くと、本殿が出てきます。長樹齢を感じさせる樹々に囲まれた本殿は、厳かに思えます。

  • Kameoka Torokko Station Tourist Information Center
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Kameokashi Shinochouyamamoto Meguro 20-2 (inside the trolley Kameoka station)
    The Kameoka Torokko Station Tourist Information Center works to build interest in Kameoka on Kyoto's outskirts. They offer a wide range of tourist information, including help with accommodation, area restaurants, and where to purchase local specialties. They also provide guidance for the Sagano Torokko Train, as well as seasonal information for enjoying the 7.3-kilometer ride from Saga Torokko Station to Kameoka Torokko Station.

    Missed the return train back to Arashiyama sagano station and we decided to talk a 10 mins walk to JR station nearby. It was a nice walk and along the route we passed by quite town .

  • Roadside Station Kyoto Shinkoetsumura
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    3.0
    19 Reviews
    Transportation
    Kyoto Nantanshi Sonobechousogadani Nawk 15-3
    Roadside Station Kyoto Shinkoetsumura is well known for its delicious rice and vegetables, mochi rice cakes, makizushi sushi rolls, and its stationmaster, too. The makizushi with ample seasoning is rolled with regional produce and tradition by local people. Their shinkoetsu mochi made with high-grade Kyoto' Sonobe-grown mochi rice (called Shin Habutae uruchi) is also super popular.

    This is primarily a souvenir store that has many products from local farmers. Different types of jams, preserves, pickles, rice, cookies and other confectioneries. Cash only establishment. No...

  • Hotel Royal Hill Fukuchiyama & Spa Fukusengenyu
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    4.0
    33 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kyoto Fukuchiyamashi Tsuchi Shizawa Iiyama 176
    Within the Hotel Royal HillFukuchiyama, located atop a hill, are these Fukusengenyu springs, which are available for day visits. These sodium-calcium chloride spring waters are said to be beneficial for muscle soreness and nerve pain, chronic digestive diseases, and more. Beauty treatments such as exfoliation and massages are also popular with guests. For overnight guests, the hot springbathhouses are free.

    一人温泉旅で利用しました。 宴会場や結婚式場などもあり地元に密着している施設のようです。 部屋はシングルでしたが、十分な広さで、室内は清潔感もあり、ベッドも大きく快適に過ごすことができました。空の冷蔵庫もあり自由に使用OKです。 食事ですが、この施設に食事できる場所は一つのみ。山葵というレストランのみです。夕食も朝食もここでとります。食事はおいしいのですが、少し値段が高いです。広くもないので混雑す...

  • Kyoto Prefectural Tanba Nature Sports Park
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    3.5
    17 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Funaigunkyoutambachou Sone Kuzureshimodai 110-7
    This sports park is in Kyotamba Town, Funai County, Kyoto Prefecture. It was opened to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Kyoto Prefecture in 1970. In addition to a children's plaza and picnic area, it's fully outfitted with sports facilities such as a track and field ground (paid) and the Kyoto Training Center. Since it offers accommodation, it is often used for training camps.

    Went out with my friends and some Aunts. This is a good place to cycle around., or have some leisurely walk. Not the best but definitely a good place to visit.

  • Fukuchiyama City Zoo
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    4.0
    23 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Fukuchiyamashi Izaki 377-1
    Fukuchiyama City Zoo is the only zoo in Northern Kinki and Sanin. There is a large pond nearby, and it's known for letting you get close to the animals. Their Japanese macaques are a favorite, and you can see them in their natural social groups at the facility's Monkey Island.

    Nothing spectacular but ok for such a small town. There are couple of new facilities for the animals but generally very old. Very nice people working there so you feel welcomed. Kids liked it thats...

  • Rurikei Onsen Potepote Park
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    3.5
    45 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Nantan-shi Sonobecho Okawachi Hirotani 1-14
    "This park was designed to be a ""Forest to Heal the Heart and Mind"" in Kyoto's highland resort Rurikei Onsen. It offers a wide open, relaxing space, that's comfortable like a walk on a sunny day. The park is outfitted with a wide range of facilities, including a glamping site and Highland Villas with a deep taste of Ruri gorge's nature, year-round light decorations, astronomical observatory, an onsen, and a bakery cafe. The park also has a barbecue plaza, a lawn, and enough fun to please visitors of all ages. Look for the cute illustrated boar, Ruribo."

    I went to RURI KEI hot spring with my family and arrived around noon. we can enter the hot spring after you buy the ticket. You can choose the two type ticket. First, you can enjoy and relax...

  • Fukuchiyama Onsen, Yoro-no-Yu
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    4.5
    14 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kyoto Fukuchiyamashi Osada Inn 81 - 13
    This hot spring facility is in Fukuchiyama City, Kyoto Prefecture. Enjoy a slow bath while taking in the natural landscape of its expansive site. In addition to the open-air bath which is said to be the largest in Northern Kinki, there is also a cypress bath, a jet bath, a cascade bath, pot baths, and more. It features rest areas, a massage machine corner, and an exfoliating service so you can continue relaxing after your bath.

    昔料亭だったので庭園や入口からどこか旅行に来た気分が味わえます。 お風呂も露天風呂もよく、打たせ湯もあり気持ち良かったです。 入口に市原隼人さんの写真が飾ってありました。撮影か何かでこられたのかな? 入口入る前に幸せになる壷(土瓶)があります。そこに入って写真撮ったりと楽しめます。

  • Ikimi Tenmangu
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Nantanshi Sonobechoumisonomachi 1-67
    This is Japan's oldest Tenmangu shrine and it is located in Nantan City, Kyoto Prefecture. Unique in the country, it is called Ikimi (living body) because it was dedicated to Sugawara no Michizane while he was still alive. It is popular for its Ten Hareru, a good luck charm for business, and its one-of-a-kind Tonbo-dama Goukaku Omamori charm for passing exams. Its Goukaku-ume (exam passing plum), made on the premises, is also a popular charm with exam takers.

    天神さんこと、菅原道真公が生前の ころに建立されたそうです。 パワースポットとして最近やたらと人気が出てきてるようです。

  • Springs Hiyoshi
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    Kyoto Nantanshi Hiyoshichounaka Miyanotaka 8
    This roadside station in Hiyoshicho, Nantan City, Kyoto Prefecture lies directly below Hiyoshi Dam and is one of Nantan City’s greatest tourist spots. Inside there are vendors selling fresh local vegetables direct and a corner for specialty goods, as well as a restaurant offering Dam Curry and a traditional Chinese medicine-style black soybean milk ramen. The building across from the connecting bridge is the “Hiyoshi Onsen” day trip hot spring with facilities including a heated pool. There are also plenty of outdoor facilities including a barbecue garden and ground golf.
  • Sandanike Park
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    4.0
    24 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Fukuchiyama-shi Izaki 377-1

    This is great park to relax. There is big playground for the kids to enjoy outdoors. If it rains there is small science museum on the other side of the park ( pinkish color building). The zoo is only...

  • Hiyoshi Dam
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Nantanshi Hiyoshichounaka
    This dam is midstream in the Katsura River, the main water system of the Yodo River that flows through Nantan City, Kyoto Prefecture. It is adjoined by the Info Gallery, where you can tour inside Japan's first dam. Every June, various events to revitalize the local town are held, such as the Hiyoshi Dam Marathon. Amawaka Lake, the artificial lake made by the dam, is also famous as one of the Kansai region's best fishing spots.
  • Kyotamba Ajim no Sato Roadside Station
    Transportation
    Kyoto Funaigunkyoutambachou Sone Deep Shino 65-1
    A roadside station accessible from general roads and the only shopping and dining area situated along the Kyoto-Jukan Expressway connecting north and south Kyoto. Here visitors can purchase Tanba specialty products like black soybeans and chestnuts, local fresh farm products, and Kyoto souvenirs. There are also two restaurants on the premises, Bonchi and the Tanba Daishokudo, which serve dishes made with local Tanba ingredients.
  • Miyama Town Nature Cultural Village
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Nantanshi Miyamachounaka Downward 56
    This is a large green space along the clear Yuragawa River in Miyamacho, Nantan City, Kyoto Prefecture. There are facilities including promenades, old houses with thatched roofs and sunken fireplaces, a baseball ground and a car camping site. In the lodging facility Kajikaso there is a day trip bathing facility to clean off the day’s grime while looking out over the river, and a joint restaurant serving Kyoto free pedigree chicken, deer meat and sweetfish in cuisine using local seasonal produce. There are plenty of spots where families can enjoy casual nature walks and camping.

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