Seduction takes many forms, and at Hoshinoya Kyoto, it is subtle and discreet. On the outskirts of Kyoto in the scenic Arashiyama District, this century-old riverside ryokan (inn) is a bastion of discriminating luxury. The guest rooms make cozy hideaways with their classic tatami details and artistic décor. After a meal of seasonal nouvelle Kyoto cuisine, take a walk in the Water Garden or Hidden Garden — both are illuminated after dark, providing the perfect setting for a romantic tryst. You can also linger in the Floating Tea Room overlooking the Ooi River or take a moonlit boat ride accompanied by live traditional music.