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October 4, 2023

HOSHINOYA to be ranked in Top Hotels in Japan for Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2023

On October 3, 2023, HOSHINOYA Tokyo and Kyoto, operated by Hoshino Resorts, was selected as one of the Top Hotels in Japan for Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards 2023.  

Condé Nast Traveler is one of the world’s leading travel magazines, bringing its readers the latest news on destinations, hotels, restaurants, and more to inspire and spark travel. Marking its 36th anniversary, this award is based on an annual reader survey, rating the best hotels, resorts, cities, airports, etc. around the world. For hotels, the rating is based on the overall assessment such as its location, service, and food. As part of the top 10 best hotels in Japan, HOSHINOYA Tokyo, ranked in third place, has been selected for over 7 consecutive years and this year, in tenth place, HOSHINOYA Kyoto was selected for the first time. 

HOSHINOYA Tokyo opened in July 2016 at Otemachi, a financial district located in the heart of Tokyo. With two basement floors and 17 floors above ground, it is a “tower of ryokan (Japanese-style inn)”. It is common for traditional ryokans to be a single-story building and to be located outside the city but here, each floor of 6 rooms represents a small ryokan and it is piled up to create a “tower of ryokan” in an urban setting. The interior is furnished with tatami (mat of woven straw) and can only be entered after taking off the shoes at the main entrance. Whilst keeping the comfort of modern life, guest rooms incorporate essences from traditional, Japanese lifestyles, which include the use of tatamishoji (paper doors), and furniture made with bamboo and chestnut wood. A fulfilling experience at HOSHINOYA Tokyo awaits, as Japanese culture is conveyed through seasonal decorations and activities, as well as omotenashi, Japanese hospitality. 

HOSHINOYA Kyoto in Arashiyama, Kyoto, is a ryokan (Japanese inn) with a river view from all rooms and is located in an area that once flourished as a vacation home area for the Heian nobles. Whilst preserving the traditional Japanese architectural design and incorporating modern comforts, it opened in 2009. Away from the hustle and bustle near the Togetsu-Kyo Bridge, a famous landmark of Arashiyama, HOSHINOYA Kyoto is 15 minutes by boat up the Oi River. Calm and serenity await at this secluded ryokan, where guests can immerse themselves into the world of HOSHINOYA like no other. The fine works of local craftsmen in Kyoto, who are well-versed in the idea and production of incorporating modernity into traditional crafts can be found throughout the ryokan. Touches of omotenashi, Japanese hospitality, and the culture, history, seasonality, and craftsmanship of Kyoto can be felt from every place and moment in the ryokan for an immersive stay experience.

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.

About Hoshino Resorts
Hoshino Resorts was first established as a Japanese inn/ryokan in 1914 in Karuizawa in Nagano Prefecture before it began the operation of other resorts in Japan. Today, it has evolved into a highly influential hotel management company and is run by 4th-generation family member Yoshiharu Hoshino. Providing a unique experience focused on the local charms of each destination and a high level of omotenashi, Japanese-style hospitality, the company has expanded rapidly out of Karuizawa since 2001 and now operates more than 60 accommodations both in and outside Japan with one of the following categories: luxury hotel brand “HOSHINOYA,” hot spring ryokan brand “KAI,” countryside resort hotel brand “RISONARE,” city tourism hotel brand “OMO,” free-spirited hotel brand “BEB,” or other unique lodgings.

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