Japan

Hoshinoya Kyoto

We always dream of getting away from it all, and nothing fulfils this more than a stint at Hoshinoya Kyoto. Tucked away in Arashiyama, west Kyoto, Hoshinoya highlights Kyoto’s spirit and natural beauty in a new and original way. 25 individual Ryokans (Japanese inns) await you here – poised to help you unwind, relax and watch the seasons pass by, in the most traditional atmosphere.

LOCATION

Peacefully situated on the Ooigawa River, Hoshinoya Kyoto provides the perfect location to let go and forget about any worries back home. Traditionally a getaway for the people of Kyoto to unwind in, leaving behind their busy lives, every element of the ryokan is geared up to putting you at ease. The sumptuous surroundings are complemented well by the authentic design, which is heavily influenced by the culture of the Heian Dynasty – it’s like stepping back in time, or hitting pause on it altogether.

YOUR ROOM

Minimalistic is an understatement. Clean lines, neutral colors which are only highlighted by the natural light that seeps in through the striking windows; It gives you the sense of bringing ‘the outdoors in’. In true Fung-Shui style – benches line the window and are bedecked in cushions, so you can sit in wonder and gaze idly at the river. It’s simple but sumptuous and caters to your every need.

WHY WE LIKE IT

We loved the sense that you could not be any further away from it all here, whatever ‘it all’ may be. Hoshinoya Kyoto completely hits the spot in the relaxation category. And if you did want a mini adventure, why not take a rickshaw lunch ride or a boat trip through autumn leaves? It’s pure enchantment.

Other Hotels in Japan

Janu Tokyo

A flourishing flagship of Aman Group’s new venture, Janu Tokyo solidifies these brands as siblings, not twins. Where Aman hotels are all about escaping to…
View hotel

Byakudan, Hakone

The embodiment of beautiful Japanese traditions, Byakudan entices you in with the delicate eponymous scent of white sandalwood and carries you away to a land…
View hotel

guntû

A slice of Scandinavian style floating on Japan’s Seto Inland Sea, guntû is 266-feet of bare wood, fine fare and endless double-take views of Japan’s most…
View hotel

Amanemu

Far from the buzz of Tokyo and the tradition of Kyoto, the Ise-Shima National Park is home to rolling hills, shimmering waters and sacred shrines.…
View hotel

Beniya Mukayu, Kanazawa

Situated amongst mountains and forests, prepare to step into an oasis of tranquillity. Set on the hill of the Healing Buddha’s Mountain in the sacred…
View hotel

“Many companies brag about offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences. But with Black Tomato it’s not hyperbole”

“Black Tomato are one of the coolest things in the world. Don’t even try and live without them”

“Black Tomato is a super innovative company where the sky is the limit for their clients”

“Black Tomato prides itself on meeting customers every minor need or desires”

“Black Tomato is the choice provider of mind-expanding vacations”

“Black Tomato has made it a mission to keep the world of travel fresh, responsible, and exciting”