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Hoshinoya Kyoto

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A guest room at Hoshinoya Kyoto in Japan


Hoshinoya Kyoto

Hoshinoya Kyoto in Japan
Seduction takes many forms, and at Hoshinoya Kyoto, it is subtle and discreet. On the outskirts of Kyoto in the scenic Arashiyama District, this unique ryokan (inn) specializes in discriminating luxury. Respect for culture and tradition are blended with contemporary style, creating a serene mood. For romance, the two-story Maisonettes make cozy hideaways, with their classic tatami details and soothing décor. After a meal of seasonal nouvelle Kyoto cuisine, you can take a walk in the Water Garden or Hidden Garden — both are illuminated after dark, providing the perfect setting for a romantic tryst. When not exploring the charms of Kyoto, linger in the Floating Tea Room overlooking the Ooi River, take a moonlit boat ride accompanied by traditional Erhu guitar or treat yourselves to a Moon Gazing Dinner at the private Myoshinji Jyoshiun temple, where Zazen meditation is followed by a Shojin course served under the stars.


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