Why we like it
- Courtyards and water features
- Traditional Kyoto style
- Three elegant restaurants
About Kyoto Tokyu
Kyoto Tokyu is a tranquil base from which to explore the ancient city. You can walk to the Nishi-Honganji Temple in under ten minutes. Expect hints of tradition throughout; glistening water features, pebbled pools, Shoji paper and stone waterfalls. Bunk down in contemporary rooms with warm neutral tones, veneer wood desks and touches of colour from the bed throws and pillows.
After days of exploring the city, you can revive with a cup of green tea in the sophisticated tea lounge. At night, the terrace opens up to an outdoor bar surrounded by water.
Watch chefs cook up steaks and scallops at Kazahana, the main culinary hub with an open kitchen, or try out the highly regarded Chinese eaterie. The hotel’s Japanese restaurant, Tankuma Kitamise, offers traditional dining complete with low tables and floor cushions. Guests can also sit at the counter to watch chefs masterfully slice raw sea bream. In the morning, you’ll find sushi on the breakfast menu.