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HOSHINOYA Kyoto

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London
Reviewed 28 May 2015

The worst part about the Hoshinoya is having to make your way to the pier to get the boat. However, once you are on their boat the manic nature of Saga Arashiyama town falls away into the background and you can enjoy the views and sounds of the river. The walk up to the rooms is beautifully designed and the...

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Tokyo
Reviewed 26 May 2015

We expected a good service and comfortable, relaxed stay as we experienced last year. But this time only available room was Tani living. As the name Tani, meaning valley or bottom of valley, implies, it was on the lower floor and has a shared entrance(Don't keep expensive shoes). When we were about to relax, we heard big noise from upstairs....

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London
Reviewed 24 May 2015

When we set foot on the pier at Arashiyama we were greeted by an immediate smile by the waiting attendant and the private boat that would guide us to the hotel/ryokan. The facilities at the boat waiting room which included hot towels and free wifi were impressive and indicative of an exclusive resort (and would come in handy when returning...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 May 2015

There are no words to describe the location of this resort. You simply have to look at the photos and imagine you are there - built over the Arashiyama mountains and surrounded by trees with shades of beautiful reds, oranges and yellows (if you choose the high peak autumn season), with the tranquil flow of the river below. The experience...

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 7 May 2015

We visited Kyoto to see the history and culture of the city. We booked 3 nights in the Ritz Carlton ( outstanding hotel) and our travel agent told us we should experience a Ryokan hotel - it was a mistake in Kyoto. We stayed in another Ryokan - Aburaya Tousen - Snow Monkey territory which ticked the box! The other...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

This hotel blends Japanese style and hospitality with modern comfort perfectly. The service was flawless - the boat transport to the hotel, the in-room orientation and check-in, in-hotel dining and personalised service were impeccable. The small, discrete touches made our stay so special: beautiful tea (and tea sets) in the rooms, a selection of atmospheric music to play in your...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 April 2015

The beautiful site on a fast flowing river is relaxing and restful, especially if you are lucky enough to have a room looking directly onto it. The boat trip up and down would be a drag if you stayed longer than a couple of nights, but we didn't and so thought it magical. Service was full of bowing but execution...

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Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 13 April 2015

It was our romantic escape. Just few kilometres outside Arashiyama (Kyoto famous district), in the forest; accessible via private shuttle boat. Perfect welcome with traditional music, tea preparing celebration and sweets. Very attentive staff. Quite delicious, full of choice breakfast (European or Japanese style) and exceptional restaurant. Room 6/6 Bath 6/6 Location 6/6 Breakfast 5/6 Value 3/6

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Ontario
Reviewed 26 March 2015

This is a fabulously beautiful, peaceful place in the bustle of Kyoto - easy walking to all the sights in Arishiyama - otherwise close to the subway (walking distance off the boat), although we took taxis for convenience (apart from Arishiyama). We had a wonderful room (one-bedroom) overlooking the Ooi river with the sounds and sights (deer) every morning and...

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Vancouver
Reviewed 16 March 2015

We arrived here, on the banks of the serene Oigawa river, by private boat. This fabulous resort, a renovated 100-year-old hostelry, blends Japanese culture with modern comforts (e.g., automatic toilet seat). Yuri, our gracious, English-speaking host, discussed our “itinerary”: tea ceremony, incense burning ceremony, and booked a kaiseki dinner, which was superb and room service breakfast was also incredible--lost count...

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Western Kyoto
Western Kyoto is home to some of the city's best eccentricities. Kyoto's Saga-Toriimoto Preserved Street takes visitors back in time to the Meiji Period, where old homes have been transformed into tea houses and eateries. Pleasure boats drift down the riverbank, under wooden bridges that beckon nature lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The area's famously tall bamboo groves, monkey park, and impressive vistas during the Hanami cherry blossom viewing season mean that it is busiest in warmer months, though also gorgeous in the fall, when the mountains and hills along the banks turn multi-colored. Historic and engaging, even the rail cars in Western Kyoto seek to exemplify its traditional nature and scenic beauty. Many people, including natives, come to visit the 1,200 rakan statues at the Otagi Nenbutsuji Temple, which is still in use as a religious site.
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Kyoto's famed craftsmanship and celebrated history pervade every inch of this fully restored century-old property, from the woodblock-print designs in guestrooms to the refined Kaiseki meals, landscaped grounds, and timeless setting in Arashiyama, a former playground of cour nobles. ... more   less 

Additional Information about HOSHINOYA Kyoto

Address: 11-2 Genrokuzancho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 616-0007, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Western Kyoto
Price Range: $713 - $2,148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — HOSHINOYA Kyoto 4*
Number of rooms: 25
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“Best in spring or autumn, not winter”
 of 5 bubbles ananasjapan, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“make the restaurant reservation when you book your room, and specify which part of the restaurant if you have a preference.”
 of 5 bubbles gmbklm, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We had a basic room and I believe going up one level would have made a considerable difference. All of the rooms are river facing.”
 of 5 bubbles MrMrsJim, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We appreciated the river-view room that we booked -- the view was spectacular.”
 of 5 bubbles Limesbridge, 20 Jun 2016 | Read review
“I think all rooms have the same great river view”
 of 5 bubbles Stekype, 4 Dec 2015 | Read review
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