Situated in the heart of Kyoto’s historic Higashiyama area, The Hotel Higashiyama by Kyoto Tokyu Hotel offers a captivating blend of traditional Japanese ambiance and contemporary comfort. Since its opening in July 2022, this remarkable hotel has been an inviting sanctuary that allows guests to experience the very best of Kyoto’s eastern district, where time-honored traditions meet modern elegance.
Situated in the heart of Kyoto’s historic Higashiyama area, The Hotel Higashiyama by Kyoto Tokyu Hotel offers a captivating blend of traditional Japanese ambiance and contemporary comfort.
An artistic haven of comfort and charm
Terue Ogawara, General Manager of The Hotel Higashiyama, shares the hotel’s vision: “We aim to provide our guests with an authentic Japanese experience that showcases the rich cultural heritage of Kyoto. From the moment guests step into our hotel, we want them to be immersed in the essence of Kyoto and feel a deep connection with its traditions and artistic beauty.”
As guests enter the hotel, they are greeted by a tranquil and welcoming lobby adorned with captivating original artworks. The use of traditional Japanese plastering craft called sakan creates a textured and inviting atmosphere, setting the stage for the hotel’s artistic ambiance. Every space within the hotel is thoughtfully designed to evoke a sense of tranquility, ensuring that guests feel relaxed and rejuvenated throughout their stay.
Committed to guests’ ease and well-being
The Hotel Higashiyama boasts 168 meticulously designed guest rooms, each carefully incorporating elements inspired by the nearby Shirakawa River, known for its serene flow. The fusion of Japanese and Western aesthetics in the room design creates a harmonious balance between tradition and modernity. Ogawara adds, “We wanted to provide our guests with a space where they can unwind and feel truly at ease. Our rooms are meticulously designed with the utmost attention to detail, ensuring that our guests’ comfort is prioritized.”
To provide a haven of relaxation and rejuvenation, The Hotel Higashiyama offers indulgent spa facilities inspired by the hospitality of Kyoto. The private spa room provides a serene environment where guests can unwind amidst the calming aromas of Japanese tea. The separate wet and dry areas allow for a personalized experience, and guests can take advantage of the spa’s soothing treatments, including indulgent oil massages and foot reflexology sessions. The hotel’s commitment to guest well-being is evident in the warmth of its hospitality and the quality of its facilities.
A unique journey into delightful gastronomy
To enhance the guest experience, the hotel offers an array of dining options that showcase the culinary excellence of Kyoto. Nananoichi, the hotel’s signature restaurant, presents a unique menu that combines French and Japanese flavors, resulting in an exquisite fusion of tastes. Guests can embark on a gastronomic journey that harmoniously blends the best of both cultures. The breakfast at Nananoichi is particularly noteworthy, offering a delightful start to the day with a range of delectable dishes.
For tea enthusiasts, The Hotel Higashiyama features a charming tearoom where guests can immerse themselves in the revered tradition of Japanese tea. The tea served in the tearoom is sourced from Gion Tsujiri, a renowned purveyor and manufacturer of tea with a legacy spanning over 800 years. Guests can savor the rich aromas and flavors of Japanese tea, allowing themselves to be transported to a world of tranquility and serenity.
Cultural immersion within easy reach
Beyond the hotel’s offerings, guests have the opportunity to explore the captivating Higashiyama area and its iconic attractions, including the revered Heian Shrine and the bustling Gion Shijo Station. The hotel’s prime location allows easy access to these cultural landmarks, enabling guests to take in the rich heritage of Kyoto. Ogawara emphasizes, “We want our guests to not only experience the beauty of our hotel but also to discover the wonders of Kyoto. Our dedicated team is always ready to provide recommendations and assist in arranging unique local experiences, ensuring that each guest’s visit is truly unforgettable.”