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Why we like it
- Luxury hotel located in the heart of Japan's former capital, Kyoto
- Largest rooms in Kyoto
- Interiors are inspired by the culture of Miyabi
- World-class ESPA Spa with indoor pool
- Close to the Teramachi Street and the Gion district
Pierre Hermé, a renowned Parisian patisserie owner, serves a range of his signature desserts at La Bettolina Della Boutique.
All our guides have been charming and so helpful - the itinerary has been ideal for the time we had. It has been a fabulous holiday and a very memorable experience.
- AR, Derbyshire
The hotel interiors have a creative design dotted with the works of more than 80 of Japan's most prominent artists. Each of the 134 rooms cover a spacious 50sqm with light and airy decors displaying a natural Japanese style; light wood, bonsai plants, washi paper artwork and serene hints of cherry blossom. Room amenities include touch screen environmental controls, roof-top rain showers and LED TVs, while some of the suites also have a private Japanese garden, created by designer Kanji Nomura and modelled on traditional tsukimidai "moon-viewing decks".
Choose from two top quality restaurants; Misuki embodies the region serving four distinct types of Japanese cuisine - sushi, kaiseki banquets, tempura and tantalising teppanyaki dishes - while Italian cuisine dominates at La Locanda. For something a little more personal, the Ebisugawa-tei private rooms offer a modern twist on a traditional tatami mat dining space, with sliding paper screens and low wooden stools.
Best time to be there
Spring (late March to April) for cherry blossom, early summer (May to early June) for warm sunshine, autumn (October to November) for sunny weather and spectacular colours.
Osaka/ Tokyo Narita and Haneda (Japan Airlines, British Airways)
12 hours 30 minutes from London
GMT +9 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
No vaccinations required
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