Flickers of sunlight peak through the tall, slender stems of bamboo that lead you to our intimate hideaway in Kyoto’s scenic temple district. At our heart is the 800-year-old Shakusuien, a pond garden that firmly grounds our contemporary Hotel in the tradition, artistry and natural beauty of this former city of emperors. Join us for a private tea ceremony in our waterside tea house, sample Michelin-starred, Edo-style sushi at Sushi Wakon, or indulge in ancient healing rituals at our Spa. Come morning, watch the sun illuminate the landscape outside your room’s floor-to-ceiling windows – cherry blossoms in the spring, rich greenery in the summer, vibrant red foliage in the fall and snow-kissed mountain peaks in the winter. Beguiling Kyoto keeps its secrets close.
With floor-to-ceiling views of our Shakusuien pond garden, these relaxing rooms embody traditional, minimalist Japanese design, featuring clean lines with little clutter.