Hoshinoya Kyoto

Location: Kyoto, Southern Honshu & Kyushu | Japan

Hoshinoya Kyoto, nestled in the forested hills surrounding Japan’s imperial capital, is the perfect place to take in the tranquillity and spirituality of old world Japan, while enjoying the ultimate in luxury and comfort with a modern touch.
Perfect forThose seeking the timeless tranquillity of old-world Japan.
In the knowFor those who really want to immerse themselves in traditional Japan, you can walk the streets of Kyoto in a kimono rented from the hotel.

Recommended for...

  • Cultural Immersion
  • Guesthouse or Inn
  • History & Heritage
  • Romantic

Hotel Overview


Tucked away in Kyoto’s hills, on the banks of the Katsura River.

Rooms at Hoshinoya Kyoto

Rooms at Hoshinoya are luxuriously upholstered and offer the height of modern comfort, while retaining elements of traditional Japanese design with features like tatami mats and shoji (paper walls). Each room is a standalone building with beautiful views of the river.

Food and facilities

Dining at Hoshinaya is all about the authentic and the traditional, using only the freshest seasonal ingredients to serve up classic Japanese dishes – the restaurant’s Michelin star is a testament to the exquisite attention paid to detail.

Activities at Hoshinoya Kyoto

The traditional oriental art of cormorant fishing is particularly associated with Kyoto, and you can see it in action over a serene dinner on the river. Other activities available include morning worship at a local Zen temple, taking part in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, and a guided tour of Kyoto’s ancient sights arranged by the hotel.

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