A highly luxurious retreat from Kyoto, reached by riverboat
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- All 25 rooms offer a view of Arashiyama's beautiful Ooigawa River
- Accessed by a 15-minute picturesque boat ride from Kyoto
- The peaceful grounds are dotted with cedar trees and cherry blossoms
Facilities includeRestaurant Bar
- Rickshaw ride
- Spa Treatments
- Incense ceremony
- Kyoto walk in a Kimono
- Morning zen meditation
- Flower arranging 'Kado' lesson
Seasons in Japan
About Hoshinoya Kyoto
Reached by a picturesque 15-minute boat ride from Central Kyoto. The peaceful grounds of Hoshinoya are covered in cedar trees and cherry blossoms. Hoshinoya Kyoto was built from a riverside villa in Arashiyama, where serenity and luxury have been perfectly preserved ever since. The resort continues to embrace these qualities, and builds on them, creating a resort that combines the comfort of modern living with the importance of the area's past.
There are many free activities to enjoy, such as early morning meditation, tea-drinking ceremonies and incense burning appreciation. All the suites and rooms look out onto the trees and river below. The rooms have been modernised just enough to ensure optimal levels of comfort, without sacrificing the traditional Japanese architecture.
A traditional dinner in the restaurant comes in nine intricate courses, 'kaiseki' style or more familiar dishes are also available. The bar stocks a vast choice of Japanese whiskies.
Hoshinoya Kyoto is located on the Oi River in the Ogurayama area.
How to get there
The Hoshinoya boat ride waiting area is a 30 minute taxi ride from Kyoto station, from which it is a 15 minute riverboat journey to the Hoshinoya Kyoto.
When to go
All the seasons can be admired from the Hoshinoya Kyoto from the verdant greens in the spring and summer to the reds and yellows decorating the hills in the autumn to the snow that covers the scenery in the winter.
The risks to health whilst travelling will vary between individuals and many issues need to be taken into account, e.g. activities abroad, length of stay and general health of the traveller. It is recommended that you consult with your General Practitioner or Practice Nurse 6-8 weeks in advance of travel.
Travelling with children
Children are welcome to stay at Hoshinoya Kyoto.
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