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Ayabe Yoshimizu


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A glimpse of Japan from days gone by Ayabe Yoshimizu is not like anything else you'll experience in Japan, a hidden gem nestling in the mountains of rural Kyoto. A traditional kayabuki thatched farmhouse, Yoshimizu is furnished with two irori, open charcoal fireplaces. Staying here, you'll get to experience first hand cooking and eating around an irori, while rice is steamed in a kamado, an old style rice cooker. End your day with a relaxing soak in a Japanese style stone bath heated by a wood-burning boiler, you can even chop the wood and tend to the fire. A chance to slow down and find enjoyment in simple tasks, this is self-catering in a Japanese inn while learning old ways of living. Your hosts, Fumiaki and Anna, will be available to help with all aspects of your stay; Japanese and English is spoken. Families and children are very welcome.

Mother house of this inn which is an over 150-year old thatched farmhouse.
Archetype of Japan remains all over this thatched farmhouse.
Pesticide and fertilize free rice from our farm boiled by burning woods is must-taste item in our meal.



4 rooms, 12 people



2 meals:13,000 yen (adult), 7,000 (below 7 years old), free(below 2 years old)

*Heater cost : plus 500yen on each person(Oct-May)


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Vegetarian, Vegan



Wi-Fi (only in a lobby), Party room (maximum 26 people)


[Available Experience Programs]









10 Fuke, Mutsuyori-cho, Ayabe City, Kyoto





From JR Kyoto Station, take express train "Kinosaki" or "Hashidate" on "Saninhonsen" Line and get off at Ayabe Station (65 minutes). From JR Ayabe Station, Aya Bus Kambayashi Line, get off at Omachi Terminal (32 minutes).


[Pick Up]

From/To Aya Bus Kambayashi Line at Omachi Terminal





Japanese, English, Chinese, German













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