You can enjoy Japanese culture in the Japanese traditional hotel, Hoshinoya Kyoto.

The best season is coming soon in Japan. Some people visit to see the autumn leaves in Kyoto in September or October, but that is a mistake! The best season for the autumn leaves is basically the last week in November. By the way, you have already booked the hotel? I would like to recommend a Japanese traditional but cool and nice hotel in Kyoto. The name of hotel is ‘Hoshinoya Kyoto’ where is located in Arashiyama. This area has been designated as the Historical Landscape Preservation District, and so it is developing favorable landscapes and preserving scenic beauty. This hotel is the renovation of a private residence of a wealthy merchant, Ryoi SUMINOKURA, during the Edo period.

‘Hoshinoya Kyoto’ has a unique system. The guests will finally reach the hotel by using a ‘Yakata-bune’ boat that means the Japanese traditional boat with a roof. You can enjoy beautiful view of Arashiyama-Mountain on the boat from the south end of Togetsukyo bridge to the hotel, ‘Hoshinoya Kyoto’ for ten to fifteen minutes.

In addition to it, you can select some extra options;

Tea ceremony


Monko Introduction to incense ceremony


Rickshaw ride


Morning Zen Temple Worship


Kyoto Walk in Kimono


If you come from Tokyo, it is the best to use not air plane but Sinkansen. In case of Nozomi (super express Shinkansen), it takes around 2 hours 20 minutes from Tokyo Station to Kyoto Station. If you use an air plane, it would take double time! Because you have to use the Kansai International Airport and this airport is so far from Kyoto.

Hoshinoya Kyoto
Address: 11-2 Arashiyama Genrokuzancho, Nishikyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 616-0007, Japan
Phone: +81 570-073-066

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