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  • Sakura started to bloom in MIYAMA!

    It’s one or two weeks behind from other areas in Kansai, but cherry blossoms finally started to bloom in MIYAMA this week!  After long chilly and snowy winter period this year, we are so delightful th...

  • First to come mountain vegetables – spring has come

    Personally, the first day of spring in Miyama is the day I find Fukinotou.  Fukinootou, or the buds of the Japanese butterbur plants, the first wild edible plants or Sansai appear in spring. Along the...

  • Annual spring event – field burning or “aze yaki”

    It’s the spring budding season! Warm days and cold days are repeated during this period preparing for flower blooming season to come.  In this season, an annual event of field burning is held in the r...

  • Can’t wait for spring!

    It has been the coldest for several years across the country.  Here in Miyama is no exception.  Since last December, mountains in Miyama had been covered by snow several times.  We actually had some s...

  • Fire festival

    Fire festival held in late August Local youths pray and pour fireballs into a circle over 20cm high. Do this until the fireball enters the circle. The moment the fireball passes through the ring, a bi...

  • Cycling course only for us

    When you open the fence to avoid the beast, there is a hideaway cycling course with nobody Spread. The view overlooking the river from Red bridge is also Wonderful. Cross the bridge and enter the Rain...

  • This week, Snow Lantern Festival is holding in this area.

    This week, Snow Lantern Festival is holding in this area. A warm day continued until last week. Luckily, it was snowy weather today.Beautiful fireworks will shoot in the sky tomorrow! That must be som...

  • The Life in Miyama

    I grew up at a little bit country side of Japan but not like Miyama. Miyama is much closer with nature. I have been traveling to many countries for over 10years. Then, I start to realize that Japan ha...

  • The Little Indigo Museum

    Few days ago, Miyama was covered by snow. It was so beautiful to see the Miyama Thatched Village with white snow. At the snowing day, My friends had been to Miyama who from LA, Brazil and France. Then...

  • Finding little winter

    Today, I went for a little walking tour to find the corner of winter. In the life at countryside of Japan, it is easy to go anywhere by car.  So, I didn’t get a opportunity to walk around recent...