Before you goBefore you go

Useful information before you come to Miyama

Miyama Climate

Miyama Town is located in the center of Kyoto Prefecture and its climate is rather categorized as Japan Sea area, with lots of rainfalls throughout the year (average annual rainfall is 1,509mm). If you stay overnight, please be prepared for sudden rain or other weather changes.

Current climate of Miyama (live camera)

Average temperature in Miyama is 2 to 3 degrees Celsius below urban area.  We recommend you to wear slightly warmer clothes than usual.  It becomes chilly in the morning and at night although it may be warm during the day. We recommend you to bring a jacket or cardigan you can put on, to be safe.

<Winter (December to February end)>
Miyama is relatively snowy area.  Be prepared for snowfalls in winter.  We recommend you to wear water-proof shoes with grippy soles, even if you are coming by public transportation.    

Traffic information (live camera)

Credit Card

Many of inns and shops in Miyama town do not accept credit cards. We recommend you to carry sufficient JPY cash before you come to Miyama Town.  

ATM and Currency Exchange

ATMs of Japan Post Bank accept cards issued abroad. (click below for further information)

There are 4 Japan Post Bank branches (with ATM) in Miyama Town.

No banks, inns or shops within Miyama Town provide cash exchange services. 

Tourist Office

Located alongside the Route 162 at the center of Miyama Town (inside of Kyoto Tamba Kogen Quasi-National Park Visitor Center within the Roadside Station Fratto Miyama). The tourist office assists visitors with questions regarding travel planning, making bookings and provide recommendations on sightseeing spots and/or activities in Miyama Town.  Ultra small sized mobility (Nissan New Mobility Concept) “Miyamobi” rental services and bicycle rental services are available here.    

Temporary Luggage Storage Service (free of charge)

Please use temporary luggage storage service at Kyoto Tamba Kogen Quasi-National Park Visitor Center.  
Opening Hours: 9:00-17:00 (closed Wed.)

Medical Support

Some useful links:

Guide for when you are feeling ill in Japan


Although most emergency operators in Kyoto don’t speak English, they can usually refer you to someone who does.  Speak slowly and clearly.  Words such as “fire”, “police,” and “ambulance” should be understood.
Ambulance 119
Fire 119
Police 110

Nearby Sightseeing Spot