Hoshinoya Kyoto is a traditional Japanese inn converted from the home of Ryoi Suminokura, a wealthy merchant. The ryokan is located in Nishikyo, on the riverbanks of Ōi River, just a short distance from the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest. This Hoshinoya property on this list is also the second ryokan that the resort chain has opened, the first one being Hoshinoya Tokyo.
Hoshinoya Kyoto has been praised for its beautiful location, surrounded by sakura and a captivating walkway covered in moss that leads guests around the property. The Japanese inn also boasts traditional style cypress wood baths, and karakami printed wallpaper made by Kyoto craftsmen.
The traditional Japanese inn takes great pride in their kaiseki dinners, which are prepared by their Michelin Star Chef Ichiro Kubota, using local and seasonal ingredients. Both dinner and breakfast of the ryokan are served in individual guest rooms due to the coronavirus.
The inn has a total of 25 traditional Japanese rooms with wide windows looking into the surrounding nature that priced around 80,000 to 175,000 JPY per night.
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The location of the inn is close to historical sites like Tenryuji Temple, a World Heritage Site. The ryokan is accessible by boat ride from the Katsuura River or by train or car from Tokyo Station, Nagoya Station, and Kansai International Airport. Front desk check-ins are temporarily unavailable to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Guests will be directed to their rooms for their safety.
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