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Autumn stay experience at HOSHINOYA Kyoto

  • HOSHINOYA Kyoto

Appreciating autumn leaves of Arashiyama that were once loved by nobles in the Heian period

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HOSHINOYA Kyoto is a ryokan located in Arashiyama, Kyoto, with a river view in all guest rooms. From 1 September to 30 November, an autumn stay experience will be offered for guests to enjoy the autumn leaves of Arashiyama. Through guest rooms with autumn river views, and various activities offered only in autumn, guests can enjoy this seasonal stay to the fullest.

HOSHINOYA Kyoto, located in Arashiyama, famous for its autumn leaves
Arashiyama, where HOSHINOYA Kyoto is located, is a scenic area that once flourished as a holiday resort area for nobles of the Heian period. All 25 guest rooms, centered around the garden, face the Oi River, and when the windows are opened, guests can enjoy the refreshing breeze that flows through the valley as well as the seasonal scenery of Arashiyama. In autumn, the reds and yellows of the leaves can be enjoyed from the rooms.

A stay to enjoy autumn and the culture of Kyoto
・Experiencing Kyoto culture in autumn from the guest rooms
Guests can enjoy the beautiful autumn leaves from their rooms while feeling the gentle, cool breeze. The “Kyo-karakami” wallpaper with beautiful traditional patterns hand-printed one by one, the “Tatami sofas,” an original sofa where its height is calculated so that the viewpoint is the same as a person kneeling, etc are all elements to create a comfortable yet elegant stay with the essence of Kyoto culture. Moreover, to enjoy a private stay that is unique to Kyoto, guests can spend a focused time copying sutras, create pillow fragrances using natural scents of Japan, or relax in seasonal baths of herbs and fruits.

・Charging energy for the day with a morning hot pot full of fresh vegetables
For breakfast, a morning hot pot with plenty of vegetables and seasonal mushrooms will be served in the chef’s special soup broth. It also comes with grilled fish and tofu, so guests can get their energy from a well-balanced menu. To finish the meal, rice can be added to the soup, which has the flavors of the vegetables and mushrooms, to create savory porridge or “zousui.” The meal can be enjoyed with a view of the autumn leaves shining in the morning light.

Time: 7:30 am – 10:00 am
Price: 4,598 JPY per person (includes tax and service charge, excludes accommodation fee)

・A morning beginning with deep breathing exercises under maple leaves, “Waterside breathing”
Every morning under the maple leaves that are colored with deep red, the “Waterside breathing exercise” is held at the Zen garden, which incorporates stretches with a focus on breathing and meditation. As the birds’ chirp and the sunlight leaks through the trees, guests can refresh themselves through stretching of the body in the morning.

Period: All year  *Best season for autumn foliage is the end of November to the beginning of December
Time: 8:30 am – 9:00 am
Price: Free of charge

Appreciating autumn once enjoyed by nobles of the Heian period – limited-time activities
・“Momiji tea ceremony” – a tea ceremony under autumn foliage, momiji
“Momiji tea ceremony” will be hosted at the Zen Garden, where this Japanese dry garden is made using kawara tiles and white sand. The tea ceremony is set up under the maple trees so that guests can look up to enjoy the autumn leaves. Matcha green tea will be served with an autumn confectionery using sweet bean by Kameya Yoshinaga, a Japanese confectionery shop established in 1803.

Period: 20 November – 5 December 2021
Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Price: Free of charge

・Graceful evening under the autumn leaves with Gagaku performance
Hosted at the Zen Garden with a 400-year-old maple tree, colored with deep red, a Gagaku performance will recreate the elegant act of The Tale of Genji. Gagaku is a traditional performance of elegant music and dances, which was historically for the imperial court. The delicate tones of the instruments under the autumn leaves and the graceful dances invite the elegant act of the Heian nobles described in The Tale of Genji. This special event will allow guests to forget their busy daily life and feel the elegance of the performance.

Period: 29th and 30th of November
Time: 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Price: Free of charge

・”Morning autumn cruise” – Oi river cruise under the morning sunlight
A private morning cruise with views of autumn foliage on an original yakata boat named Hisui. The same view was once loved by the nobles of the Heian period. Guests can enjoy the autumn leaves glistening in the morning sunlight with Japanese confectionery and matcha green tea.

Period: 20 November – 5 December 2021
Time: 8:30 am – 9:10 am
Price: 37,510 JPY per group (includes tax and service charge, excludes accommodation fee)
*A group with a maximum of 4 people, who are all staying at HOSHINOYA Kyoto

About HOSHINOYA Kyoto
Location: 11-2 Arashiyama Genrokuzan-cho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 616-0007
Number of Rooms: 25
Check-in: 3:00 pm / Check-out: 12:00 pm
Price: Starting from 134,000 JPY per night per room (includes tax and service charge, and excludes meals)
Direction: 10 minutes by walk from Hankyu Arashiyama Station
Official Website: https://hoshinoya.com/kyoto/en/

About the HOSHINOYA Brand
Luxury hotel embodying the true characteristics of land, history, and culture
HOSHINOYA is an accommodation with distinct themes, conceptualized from each location’s land, history, and culture. Woven into these distinct themes is our attention to detail in every aspect from the design to hospitality; contributing to the creation of a one-of-a-kind world of HOSHINOYA. Enrich the heart with the epiphanies of travel through a unique stay experience.

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