Hoshinoya Kyoto won the highest rank in “Michelin Guide Kyoto / Osaka 2018.”

13.November.2017 | SPOT

Accommodation facilities run by Hoshino Resort, “Hoshinoya Kyoto” (Kyoto Arashiyama) won the highest rank (“5 Red Pavilion (the most gorgeous and high-quality accommodation”) in the accommodation branch of “Michelin Guide Kyoto / Osaka 2018.” Their accommodation facilities won the highest rank for the six years in a row.

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 “Mishelin Guirde Kyoto / Osaka 2018” is a guide book published by Nihon Michelin Tire. They pick up and introduce selected restaurants, hotels and accommodation facilities in Kyoto and Osaka. They rank restaurants with the number of stars and hotels / accommodation facilites with five-stage pavilions.

 

Hoshinoya Kyoto is an accommodation facility which has 25 rooms and it was opened in December of 2009. The accommodation facility is located in Oku-Arashiyama where you can arrive by riding a small boat from “Togetsukyo” for about ten minutes and tracking back the river with the special boat. You can view the river from the rooms (100 years old) produced under the concept of “water personal residence” and enjoy the seasonal views of beautiful nature. They also hold different events each season.

 

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The rooms where you can view the river

 

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Dishes that represent the view of Arashiyama

 

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Black tea party held in the garden

 

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Open air room where you can view cherry blossoms.

 

Why don’t you spend a gorgeous time at “Hoshinoya Kyoto” which won the highest rank?

 

■Information

Hoshinoya Kyoto

Address: 〒616-0007, 11-2, Ganrokuzancho, Arashiyama, Nishikyoku, Kyotoshi, Kyoto

Access: 10 minutes on foot from Hankyu Arashiyama Station, 30 minutes by car from Kyoto South IC

TEL: 0570-073-066 (Hoshinoya reservation)

Number of rooms: 25 / check in 15:00~ / check out ~12:00

Fee: 81,000 yen (one night per room, fees for meals are not included, tax and service fee are included)

 

URL: http://hoshinoyakyoto.jp/

Hoshino Resort:http://www.hoshinoresort.com/

 

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    ▶ Shojuin

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    ▶ Sewaritei

    Address: Yawata Zaioji, Yawata 614-8307, Kyoto Prefecture

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    Official Website: https://www.city.yawata.kyoto.jp/0000000479.html

     

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    ▶ Fushimi Jikkokubune Boats

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    Fushimi Port Park

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    ▶ Fushimi Port Park

    Address: Yoshijima Kanaidocho, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto

    Closest Station: 3-minutes on foot from Chushojima Station (via the Keihan Main Line)

    Official Website: http://kyoto-park.or.jp/fushimi/

     

    Fushimi Deai Bridge

    This bridge appeared in the anime film I Want to Eat Your Pancreas. It’s a very beautiful spot where the cherry trees reflect off the surface of the water below the bridge. The location’s sights are the same as they were in the past too.

     

    ▶ Fushimi Deai Bridge (in Japanese: 伏見出会い橋)

    Address: 911 Kitahamacho, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto

    Closest Station: 9-minutes on foot from Chushojima Station (via the Keihan Main Line)

     


    Did you enjoy this list? If you’re planning a trip to Kyoto this spring, be sure to use these picks as reference for your Hanami and cherry blossom destinations. And if you’re looking for more places to visit in Kyoto, then follow Macchan on Instagram

     

    Photos: Macchan

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    The grand mural is an original piece by Kiyoto Maruyama – one of Japan’s three remaining sentō mural artists. This graceful painting was created using a large and smaller brush. As you admire the bold colours and fine details of this rare art, which is fading away as society progresses, you will be sent on a journey back through time. 

     

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