- HOSHINOYA Kyoto
“Sakura Terrace” all to yourself at HOSHINOYA Kyoto
- HOSHINOYA Kyoto
At HOSHINOYA Kyoto, a ryokan in Arashiyama where all the guest rooms have a river view, will open their “Sakura Terrace” for a limited time starting from 25 March to 10 April, 2021. The “Sakura Terrace” is available to one group per day, where guests are able to enjoy cherry blossom viewing just by themselves. It will be a space where cherry blossoms can be enjoyed depending on the time of day, such as the glistening of the petals in the morning sunshine and the magical scene of the petals floating in the light of dusk. Enjoy the calm atmosphere of spring in Arashiyama as you savor meals under the cherry blossom or make matcha green tea.
The “Sakura Terrace” only opens during the cherry blossom season, where it is only available to one group per day. Arashiyama in Kyoto has been selected as one of Japan’s Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots and in spring, about 1,500 cherry trees such as Someiyoshino and Yamazakura bloom, covering the mountain surface. Every year, Arashiyama is crowded with many tourists but HOSHINOYA Kyoto is located in a valley about 1km away from Togetsu Bridge, a famous area in Arashiyama. It is a great location where the cherry blossom viewing can be enjoyed with peace of mind due to its distance from the busy city. With the hopes of guests spending private time during their cherry blossom viewing, we have come to the development of this program.
Characteristics of the “Sakura Terrace”
Terrace with tatami floors
To be able to relax under the cherry blossoms, there is a wood terrace and a terrace with tatami (rice straw) floors. There is a sofa on the wood terrace so that the viewing is more comfortable. At the terrace with tatami floors, guests can choose to lie down on the floor to gaze at the surrounding scenery. The variety of cherry blossoms on the terrace allows a dynamic view to come true.
Spending time at the “Sakura Terrace”
1. Relaxing while watching the cherry blossoms through a change in time
The “Sakura Terrace” can not only be enjoyed during the day but can be enjoyed depending on the time of day. For example, at night, our Shokadou bento meal which uses seasonal ingredients and colors, can be savored under the illuminated cherry blossoms. Under the cherry blossoms in the morning sunshine, the body can be warmed up with a morning hot pot of seasonal vegetables and chef’s special soup stock. Guests can also enjoy different ways of spending time such as reading a book selected by Keibunsha, a bookstore in Kyoto, or taking a nap under the cherry blossoms.
2.Enjoying matcha green tea and wagashi, Japanese confectionery, inspired by the cherry blossoms of Arashiyama
At the “Sakura Terrace,” guests can make their own matcha green tea and with it, savor wagashi, Japanese confectionery, created by a 100-year-old wagashi store. The wagashi was inspired by the cherry blossoms of Arashiyama and is titled “cherry river.” The tea leaves are specially selected for HOSHINOYA Kyoto and is from the Uji area of Kyoto, famous for matcha green tea.
3:00 pm Check-in
4:00 pm Read a book or take a nap under the cherry blossom trees
6:00 pm Savor the Shokado bento meal under the night sky
8:00 am Warm up the body with the morning hot pot
10:00 am Enjoy matcha green tea and wagashi, Japanese confectionery
12:00 pm Check-out
About the “Sakura Terrace”
Time period: March 25 – April 10, 2021
Time: 3:00 pm – 12:00 pm the next day
Price: 14,000 JPY per person (excludes tax, service tax, and accommodation fee)
Included in the price: rental fee of “Sakura Terrace”, Shokado bento meal, morning hot pot, matcha green tea, wagashi
Available to: guests staying at the Yamanoha Maisonette rooms
Capacity: 1 group per day (1-2 persons)
-Depending on the situation, the contents of the program may change.
-In case of rain on the first day of the program, it will be canceled.
Reference: Actions against coronavirus with respect to the management of health and hygiene at all properties of Hoshino Resorts
>Confirmation of health upon check-in
Our staff will be checking body temperatures and asking for travel histories upon check-in for all guests. If a guest has a temperature of 37.5 degrees Celsius or higher, we will follow the instructions of the public health center and act accordingly, which may result in a withhold of stay.
>Addition of disinfection procedures to the cleaning of rooms and public areas
In particular, for the cleaning of all guest rooms, alkaline electronic water will be used to disinfect areas that are most often touched such as doorknobs, handles of wardrobes and refrigerators, remote controls, switches, etc.
>Availability of alcohol-based disinfectants at multiple locations around a property
>Alcohol-based disinfectants to be used upon arrival at restaurants for all guests
> High-temperature washing (above 80 degrees Celsius) of tableware (plates and glass) and cutlery, and disinfection of trays.
>Masks to be worn by all staff members
>Management of health and hygiene of staff members (checking and recording temperatures before work).
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