HOSHINOYA Kyoto

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Kyoto, Japan

This luxury boutique hotel is nestled on the banks of the Oigawa River in the beautiful Arashiyama district, in Japan’s former capital, Kyoto. HOSHINOYA Kyoto combines ancient traditions with modern comforts and offers an authentic ryokan (Japanese inn) experience. This serene riverside retreat is accessed by a leisurely boat ride in a hinoki (Japanese cedar) vessel. Kansai Airport is 75 minutes by train.

Offering impeccable service and renowned Japanese hospitality, HOSHINOYA Kyoto will appeal to travellers seeking a unique and unforgettable hideaway in an enchanting setting. It accommodates families with children aged 13 or over.

It provides just 25 spacious and tastefully decorated rooms and suites featuring minimalist Japanese décor, futons, sliding glass screens and picture windows with superb views of the river and the mountains in the distance. There are no televisions in any of the rooms. For those wanting maximum luxury, the two-storey Tsuki Maisonette is superb. It comes with a large veranda.

HOSHINOYA Kyoto provides exquisite, Kyoto-style Kaiseki cuisine with a contemporary twist. Dishes are prepared using the freshest, locally sourced seasonal ingredients and are served with sake or fine wines. The hotel has been awarded a Michelin star.

There are endless activities and excursions to suit all tastes. Go on a scenic helicopter flight over 17 World Heritage sites; experience morning worship and meditation at Kyoto Zen temple; discover the ancient aristocratic pastime of moon-viewing; enjoy a rickshaw ride; or take a guided tour of Kyoto. After a busy day, stroll through the tranquil garden; sip tea in the Floating Tea Room; play traditional Japanese games; or be pampered with a massage in the privacy of your room.

HOSHINOYA Kyoto is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Kyoto into a greater Japan holiday. Take a look at Classic Japan as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.

HOSHINOYA Kyoto Information

Location & Getting There

This luxury boutique hotel is nestled on the banks of the Oigawa River in the beautiful Arashiyama district, a 75-minute train ride from Kansai Airport.

Accommodation

It provides just 25 spacious and tastefully-decorated rooms and suites featuring traditional Japanese furnishings, futons, sliding doors and picture windows with superb views of the river and mountains in the distance. There are no televisions in any of the rooms. For those wanting maximum luxury, the two-storey Tsuki Maisonette is superb. It comes with a large veranda.

Facilities

- Library lounge
- Shop
- 2 gardens
- Japanese room
- Floating tea room
- Spa
- Dining: 1 restaurant

Activities

There are endless activities and excursions to suit all tastes. Go on a scenic helicopter flight over 17 World Heritage sites, experience morning worship and meditation at Kyoto Zen temple, discover the ancient aristocratic pastime of moon-viewing, enjoy a rickshaw ride or take a guided tour of Kyoto. After a busy day, stroll through the tranquil garden, sip tea in the Floating Tea Room, play traditional Japanese games or be pampered with a massage in the privacy of your room.

Children

Only children aged 13 and over are allowed on the property.

HOSHINOYA Kyoto Price Guide

3 out of 5

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