A modern garden sanctuary draped in history

Sunlight peeks through the tall, slender stems of bamboo that lead you to our intimate sanctuary in Kyoto’s temple district – the only hotel in Japan named on Travel + Leisure’s The 100 Best Hotels in the World in 2022. At our heart is the 800-year-old Shakusui-en, a pond garden that firmly grounds our contemporary Hotel in tradition, artistry and natural beauty. Come morning, watch the sun illuminate the landscape outside your room’s floor-to-ceiling windows - cherry blossoms in spring, rich greenery in summer, vibrant red foliage in fall and snow-kissed mountain peaks in winter. Beguiling Kyoto keeps its secrets close. Let us show you where to find them.

Accommodations

  • Premier Room – Garden View

    Wake up to stunning views of Shakusui-en, our 12th-century pond garden. Find a closer connection with nature in this spacious sanctuary, where minimalist design and clean lines set the tone for a relaxing stay.
  • One-Bedroom Hotel Residence Garden View

    Witness the splendour of changing seasons from your private balcony, or simply open up the curtains to bring in stunning views of Shakusui-en pond garden. Your spacious bathroom is complemented by a walk-in closet.
  • Deluxe Room

    These are the largest standard guest rooms in Kyoto. Relax in the serene sitting area, or beneath the soothing seasonal scenes painted on the bed’s headboard. Your window may be opened to bring in the fresh breeze.
  • One-Bedroom Suite

    This large suite features distinct living and sleeping spaces, illuminated by natural light. Entertain in the elegant living area, then unwind in the Zen-inspired bathroom and sink into sleep in your customizable Four Seasons Bed.
  • Two-Bedroom Corner Hotel Residence

    Spread out in style in our largest residence, offering elegance and luxury. Framed by floor-to-ceiling views of the city skyline, your home away from home features two private balconies and a dining room that seats six.
  • Presidential Suite

    It’s easy to feel at home here in this unique, two-bedroom suite, surrounded by local artisanal décor and spectacular views at every turn. Perched up on our fourth floor with extra-tall ceilings and an abundance of natural light, this calming retreat is where unforgettable family memories are made.
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Rediscover Kyoto – Third Night Free

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Make the most of your family time with 10% off our Room Rate, breakfast, a Hotel credit and more.

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Shakusui-en

Built some 800 years ago at the foot of a mountain in the scenic Higashiyama temple district, our 10,000-square-metre (100,000-square-foot), circuit-style ikeniwa, or pond garden, is a haven of quiet dignity – and one of the few remaining gardens created at the end of the Heian Period, the peak of Imperial Japan. Wander its tree- and water-lined paths and fill your soul with a resounding sense of peace.
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A pond surrounded by trees and crossed by a foot bridge

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