OUR HIGHLIGHT EXPERIENCES

A very quiet Zen temple
A very quiet Zen temple

You can sit and meditate.

Zen temple in Autumn
Zen temple in Autumn

Trees around temple get colorful in Autumn.

Group Sitting Zen Meditation
Group Sitting Zen Meditation

At beautiful Josho Koji Temple

Lunch at local restraunt
Lunch at local restraunt

Dear cutlet meal with small hot pot. We have a so many dear in Keihoku.

A trekking pass to Water fall
A trekking pass to Water fall

You can get refreshed by walking and breezing there.

Yeah!! Way to waterfall.
Yeah!! Way to waterfall.

It takes 30mins to Takimata waterfall.

Takimata Waterfall
Takimata Waterfall

At the end of a casual trail

Miyama Thatched house village
Miyama Thatched house village

You would feel being 100 years ago in Japan.

Yamaguni Shrine
Yamaguni Shrine

Feel Japanese diety through the shrine.

"Tailor-made" Tour

Customise your own experience.

See the real countryside of Kyoto.

Discover the slow nature life and culture by cycling with your guide!

Get a deeper understanding of Japanese culture from artisans.

Spend a relaxed and slow time with local people in the country village.   

trekking pass to Takimata waterfall
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Making natto mochi
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KEIHOKU
The Journey to Connect Yourself

From old days, Japanese people have co-existed with nature by nurturing a sustainable way of living.

We call nature where people live in harmony with it, "SATOYAMA", which can be found in sceneries like well-grown rice fields, green mountains and preserved thatched house architectures.

Satoyama is also related to artisans' philosophy and skills, knowing fully about natural materials.

Currently in Japan's city side Satoyama is very rare to find, but such a countryside as Keihoku is still full of nature's blessings and has preserved the Satoyama lifestyle.

In order for you to get the inside view of authentic Japanese life and culture, we offer a variety of experiences attended by locals, and I am sure you could feel this Satoyama spirit!

Where is Keihoku?
Located in northern part of Kyoto, Keihoku is a stunning mountainous area that links the Sea of Japan to the old capital of Kyoto. It is easily accessible by a 1.5 hours bus ride from Kyoto's city centre. 

How to access Keihoku
Take JR bus of Takao/Keihoku Line from Kyoto station (terminal no.3) via Omiya, Nijo and Enmachi station. Shuzan terminal is a final stop and it takes around 1 hour 30 mins from Kyoto station. Transport fare costs 1200 yen, or you can use Japan Rail Pass. We’ll meet you up at Shuzan terminal.

How to accese Keihoku