Opened in the Gion area of Kyoto in September 2017. This hotel is surrounded by the nature of Kamo River and the foot of Mt. Higashi.
The hotel vicinity is surrounded by historic buildings: at the end of Yasaka-dori - the street the hotel faces - there is the Yasaka Pagoda; across the street is the south gate for Kennin-ji Temple. Additionally, World Heritage Site Kiyomizu-dera Temple is about a 15-minute walk away, Yasaka Shrine is about a 10-minute walk away, and Ishibei-koji Street which retains its Kyoto-style remnants is about a 5-minute walk away.
Heading into the entrance facing Yasaka-dori, the 2-story tall atrium stretches almost 6 meters from the first basement floor. There, guests can sit comfortably on the sofa bathed in sunlight streaming in from the large front window and check in while they enjoy some tea from the well-established Japanese tea shop ‘Ippodo.’
The lodging is equipped with large communal baths exclusive to staying guests so they can relieve their travel fatigue while gazing at the inner garden awash in soft light and shadows.
Guestrooms feature a bath basket that guests can freely take to the large communal baths.
There is a lounge which staying guests can use freely from 13:00 to 18:00, during which time they will be served coffee, tea, juice, snacks, and more, all free of charge.
Bar Oumie is open from 19:00 to 25:00. When you have a cocktail in hand, this space has a very mature atmosphere.
On the first basement floor, there is ‘Yasaka Endo,’ a famous tempura restaurant that has been loved in the Gion area for many years. The restaurant features an interior that harmonizes sukiya-style and modern architecture. There is large and small table seating partitioned by Kyoto-style lattice, relaxing semi-private rooms, and 2 counter areas near the kitchen.
Breakfast features the theme of a Kyoto morning. It will be a Japanese/Western-style buffet prepared with Kyoto vegetables, Kyoto beef, and local, in-season ingredients. The menu features a Kyoto beef tempura burger. In addition to that, guests are served Japanese-style omelets and 2 varieties of piping hot vegetable tempura, all prepared right before your eyes.
For dinner guests can enjoy a course menu such as a tempura kaiseki course meal, a sushi kaiseki course meal, and more.
Guestrooms are primarily Twin Rooms. Rooms are designed to let in natural light during the day, and at night, they give off a relaxed atmosphere from the indirect and pendant lighting. Shoes are taken off at the entrance so that guests may relax comfortably in their guestroom. Additionally, yukata, lodging exclusive geta sandals, pleasantly textured Imabari towels, a tea set, and a coffee machine are provided for guests’ comfort.
Guestrooms feature ‘Themae’ bath amenities which originate from France.
From Kansai International Airport to Kyoto Station, take a Limited Express Haruka train on the JR Line and arrive in 1 hour and 30 minutes with no transfers.
There is a hotel shuttle bus running from the Hachijo Gate of Kyoto Station that arrives at the hotel in about 10 minutes.
The closest station to the hotel is Keihan Railway’s Gion-shijo Station, and it is about 8 minutes on foot from Exit 6.
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.