Kyoto - Jordy Meow
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Miyama is a region 50 kilometres to the north of Kyoto city surrounded by mountains. Thanks to this geographic isolation the old Japan has been kept alive here and is flourishing in a country now trying to reconnect with its roots.

The region of Miyama is encircled by a ring of mountains roughly 1000 meters high, until the early 1930's the only way in and out was a long hike over the mountains through forests patrolled by black bears. This unique location along with harsh winters lead the people of Miyama to develop a self subsistent way of life and strong community values.