Hoshinoya Kyoto

Japan, Kyoto, history, resort, Kansai airport, geisha, Arashiyama, Kimono, World heritage, Temple

Hoshinoya Kyoto

For a perfect illustration of inyodo — Japanese feng shui — turn to HOSHINOYA Kyoto. Set in the scenic Arashiyama district and accessible by a leisurely boat ride along the Ooigawa River, this tranquil 25-room resort is fashioned in the style of a traditional ryokan (Japanese inn) and exudes a sense of pure ease and relaxation. The calming interiors feature heated wood floors, handmade wallpapers and shoji-style sliding doors; outside, lantern-lit stone walkways lead through serene Japanese gardens with cedar trees. A modern kaiseki dinner awaits in the evening; watch it take shape in the hands of the acclaimed chef.

Hotel Tip

HOSHINOYA Kyoto has received the Michelin Five Red Pavilions award — the highest Michelin honor for a hotel — and has been selected for Condé Nast Traveler's Gold List for the third consecutive year.

Virtuoso Preferred Supplier Since 14 May 2010

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For 2019:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily continental breakfast for up to two in-room guests, via room service
  • Private Monko, Incense ceremony with selected incenses and an incense bag to bring home for your memory of this unique experience
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

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By: Jake

Reviewed on: 08 Sep 2018

Hoshinoya is certainly a gem in Kyoto. The service is exceptional and the experience is unmatched. My wife and I had a great time relaxing on the river, meditating and eating some incredible food. I do not recommend the resort in mid summer heat though, because it can be very hot. I also think that it is good for 1 or 2 nights but anything more would likely get repetitive and boring.
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