The Garden Path and the Lights of the Tea House

We developed a concept of “Exploring the Essential Value of Japan”, the essence of which centers on the hospitality of the tea ceremony, to create a relaxing and healing space to warmly welcome guests along the path and into our tea garden.
The soft glow of Japanese lanterns will light up your once-in-a-lifetime journey.
In a center of traditional Japanese culture, please experience a uniquely Kyoto-style world view and the finest hospitality.

THE ESSENCE OF NIPPON
Chapter#01

CONCEPT

Concept

Inspired by the hospitality of the “tea garden” culture and the path to the tea house, many lanterns have been installed to help transport you into the ambience of Kyoto. Let them guide you as you enjoy exploring the dimly-lit path and enjoy the travel sequence from the “tea garden” world; leaving the outside world behind, as if wending your way along a remote mountain trail.
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EXPERIENCE

Zen Candy

The beautiful transparency of our local spring water goes into the exquisite and hotel-original ‘meditation candy’, complimentary for all guests as a ‘Zen candy‘. Focus your attention, spend a few minutes meditating to an original soundtrack based on the natural sound of Kyoto spring water and enter the world of ‘Zen’. Look forward to an incomparable experience; unique to our hotel.

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Kyoto travel… Learn about Zen, then delve deep into the world
ZEN TRIP GUIDE

Kyoto Zen trip, inner journey

Packed with Kyoto tourist insights! Why not sample Zen and Zen temple visits for yourself?

This sightseeing app introduces Zen temples that you can use to explore Zen in Kyoto. It provides a trip guide for Zen in Kyoto that you can use to learn about, and deepen your understanding of, Zen. It introduces temples in Kyoto where you can experience Zen, learn about proper posture for Zen meditation, and find explanations of Zen terminology.

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GUEST ROOM

Guest rooms

Enjoy lantern illumination and a “toolbox” that comes complete with a snugly concealed tea set and fixtures which doubles up as a table. What we strove to express was “Yo no Bi”, the ‘beauty of functionality’ that reflects the Japanese value of finding beauty in the simplest of tools. There is no better spot in which to relax and simply enjoy the passing of time while admiring the garden view.

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FACILITIES / SERVICE

Facilities / Service

Complimentary cafe
Universal restrooms
Coin-operated washing machines and clothes dryers
Drink vending machines
Ice machine
Smoking rooms

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RESTAURANT

Restaurant

Start the day with our breakfast spread: a hearty soup served up from a large pot with Kyoto clay-pot-cooked white rice, authentic Kyoto ‘obanzai’, seasonal Japanese dishes and pickles, all served buffet-style. From 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm, the restaurant area operates as a complimentary cafe for hotel guests. Guests enjoy coffee and tea free of charge.

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BREAKFAST

Breakfast

COMPLIMENTARY CAFE

complimentary cafe

Located about 9 minutes on foot from Gojo Station on the Subway Karasuma Line,
the hotel is situated ideally for sightseeing and business.

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SIGHTSEEING

Kyoto sightseeing

One of the inclusions in the World Heritage “Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto”, Nishi Honganji Temple and mere minutes away on foot lie the important cultural property of Higashi Honganji Temple and Shoseien Garden, a designated spot of natural scenic beauty. Enjoy the imposing temple architecture or simply a stroll in the Japanese garden.

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SHOP

Gift shop

Our gift shop offers gifts made painstakingly one at a time from premium materials, including accessories made in the city of Uji, Kyoto, from a traditional Japanese craft known as kumihimo.