Explore the secret side of Kyoto
Only a 20-minute
rapid service train
ride from Kyoto Station.
There’s a peaceful way of life
on the other side
of the Hozu Gorge...
Blend into Kameoka life during your stay.
Hearing the birds singing and the insects chirping from outside our windows is a part of our daily small-town routine.
Venture out into the town to explore the bars and restaurants, workshops, galleries, shopping arcades, and surrounding farmland.
Experience it all while interacting with the local townspeople and enjoying the unique scenery of each season.
Things To Do
Visit the fields, workshops, and temples of Kameoka.
Experience the craftsmanship, history, and culture that can only be found here. Growing vegetables; raw materials being crafted into finished goods; knowledge gained from the land...
We hope you will be able to take the things you make, or any hints you discover during your experiences here back into your own life.
From inns and cafés, to local farms and craftsmen’s workshops, Kameoka has plenty to offer. Find your new favorite place.
Hozuhama Terrace / Trunk
Shizuku no Sato Farm
Kyoto Inaka Company（English guided cycling tour with factory visit）
Kyoto Hozuai Studio（Handkerchief indigo dyeing experience）
Nagaoka Meichiku（Make your own bamboo chopsticks）
Art Retreat no-mu
Katamoto Organic Farm
Koiya Farmer’s Inn
Kyo Ryori Matsusho
Namba Soy Sauce Brewery
Glass Studio Calore（Blowing Glass Experience）
The charm of Kameoka is born in the day-to-day activities of its people. The population is an eclectic mix of long-time residents and new arrivals. Hear from the local people who bring Harvest Journey to life: how they started their shops and inns, and their thoughts about them; the story behind them becoming artists and craftsmen; what they want people to get out of their stay here.
Harvest Journey Kameoka is a new kind of journey.
During your stay in Kameoka, Kyoto, you will form connections with the land and the people.
It’s a 20-minute rapid service train ride from JR Kyoto Station just past the Hozu Gorge.
Pass leisurely hours learning about the area’s culture and crafts and enjoying the taste of freshly harvested foods.
An experience that will enrich you as well as the city of Kameoka starts here.
Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and take a deep breath.
Enjoy an experience that will put your mind and body at ease among the sounds of nature and the pastoral scenery.
Even now, the streets and culture remain much the same as when this was a castle town long ago. Here you can feel the traditions that have been handed down over the years, and pass peaceful hours in the villages that skirt the mountains.
Come in contact with the cultural backdrop…
Follow in the footsteps of time passed…
Fully engage with your inner traveler….
Now, cherish this moment.
Begin your peaceful journey.
The area upstream of Arashiyama on the Hozu River.
In the Hozu Gorge where the geology of 200 million years ago comes in and out of view, there is a primeval feeling. You can feel the history of the people who traveled on this river flowing in the current.
The water from the mountains nourishes the earth, makes the peoples’ lives more bountiful, and there arises a new culture.
The breath of spring, the summer sunshine, the colors of fall, and the austere silence of winter.
Listen to the harmony of life,
And begin your peaceful journey.
Enrich yourself and Kameoka.
Vegetables grow freely in Kameoka’s fertile soil…
Refined craftsmanship using natural materials…
The people of Kameoka have worked in harmony with nature to produce these things.
Feel the sensation of living in the cycle of nature with your five senses.
The deeply-rooted native culture combines with the energy of travelers to form our town.
Your journey will enrich you and Kameoka.