fufu kyoto

Fufu Kyoto

What kind of luxury onsen ryokan is Fufu Kyoto? During the autumn season, my husband and I decided to take a walk in the Higashiyama area of Kyoto with its autumn leaves. On a weekend in late November, we took the Shinkansen from Tokyo Station around 10:00 and arrived at Kyoto Station at noon. It…

Kyo Yunohana Resort Suisen

Kyo Yunohana Resort Suisen

What kind of onsen ryokan is Kyo Yunohana Resort Suisen? In early May, a beautiful, freshly green month, we decided to enjoy a hot spring in Kyoto. We, a couple living in Tokyo, took the Shinkansen from Tokyo Station around 10:00 a.m. and arrived at Kyoto Station around noon. As it was a weekend, Kyoto…

Roku Kyoto, Lxr Hotels & Resorts

Roku Kyoto, Lxr Hotels & Resorts

What kind of 5-star onsen hotel is Roku Kyoto, Lxr Hotels & Resorts? In late November, my husband and I bought boxed lunches and beers at Tokyo Station and boarded the Shinkansen around noon to see amazing autumn foliage in Kyoto. We loved the time we spent relaxing and enjoying drinks on the Shinkansen. We…

Nanzenji sando KIKUSUI

Nanzenji sando KIKUSUI

What kind of luxury ryokan is Nanzenji sando KIKUSUI? I visited Kyoto in early August for a business trip during the intense heat wave. Kyoto is hotter than Tokyo, and I don’t like Kyoto in summer, but it is work, so I had no choice. Kyoto in summer is not in the holiday season, so…

Luxury hotel SOWAKA

Luxury hotel SOWAKA

What kind of boutique ryokan is Luxury hotel SOWAKA? In early June, during the rainy season, when the sky was covered with thick clouds and rainy days were becoming more and more frequent, my husband and I visited Osaka, so we decided to move to Kyoto that afternoon and stay at Luxury hotel SOWAKA, located in…

Yuzuya Ryokan

Yuzuya Ryokan

What kind of accommodation is Yuzuya Ryokan? Every year, during the cherry blossom season, I feel like visiting Kyoto. The cherry blossoms in the streets and temples of Kyoto are spectacular, ephemeral, beautiful, and inspiring beyond words. This year, Kyoto was quieter than expected because of the coronavirus pandemic of 2021. On a weekend in…

Park Hyatt Kyoto

Park Hyatt Kyoto

What kind of luxury hotel is Park Hyatt Kyoto? On a cold, drizzly weekend in late February when the weather was still cold, my husband and I decided to stay at Park Hyatt Kyoto in the Higashiyama area, which we had always wanted to stay at. Winter in Kyoto is colder than winter in Tokyo,…

Yasaka Yutone Kyokoyado

Yasaka Yutone Kyokoyado

What kind of small ryokan is Yasaka Yutone Kyokoyado? In mid-April, when the cherry blossoms in Kyoto were at the end of season, I went on a business trip from Tokyo to Nagoya and then to Kyoto. I left work around 16:00, passed through the crowded Kyoto Station, and took a cab from a cab…

Muromachi Yutone Kyokoyado

Muromachi Yutone Kyokoyado

What kind of ryokan is Muromachi Yutone Kyokoyado? I visited Kyoto for a business trip in mid-June, when the refreshing early summer was over and the rainy season had begun. Early in the morning, when the sky was covered with heavy clouds, I took the Shinkansen from Tokyo station, arrived at Kyoto Station around 8:00,…

Ryokan Genhouin

Ryokan Genhouin

What kind of ryokan is Ryokan Genhouin? My husband and I visited Kyoto in mid-May in early summer when the cherry blossom season was over and the greenery was beautiful. We took the Shinkansen from Tokyo Station around 12:00 and arrived at Kyoto Station at 15:30. Check-in was from 16:00. Genpoin was built over 100…

THE THOUSAND KYOTO

THE THOUSAND KYOTO

What kind of city hotel is THE THOUSAND KYOTO? This is a stylish hotel near Kyoto Station.  If this is your first visit to Kyoto, you may want to stay here.  I thought that the property would be like a typical chain business hotel.  Because it is rated a 3-star hotel, but I was betrayed…

Saka Hotel Kyoto

Saka Hotel Kyoto

What kind of hotel is Saka Hotel Kyoto? This is a nice boutique modern ryokan-style hotel.  There are 38 rooms only.  If you love Kyoto like me, you may want to stay here.  It’s an amazing location for Kyoto lovers. The area around the hotel is surrounded by the atmosphere of a quiet town where…

Hotel The Celestine Kyoto Gion

Hotel The Celestine Kyoto Gion

What kind of city hotel is Hotel The Celestine Kyoto Gion? “I want to stay in the Higashiyama area, but it seems like there are only ryokans or luxury hotels in this area. Do you know of any hotels that are reasonably priced, functional, and modern?” I am sometimes asked this question. Most of the…

Yado Kiramachi

Yado Kiramachi

What kind of machiya house is Yado Kiramachi? Not far from Shijo Station on the subway line, you will pass through a narrow stone-paved alleyway, and through a lattice door with a faint light leaking out, you will find a room with tatami mats and a sunken hearth on both sides. As you proceed further,…

Jeugiya

Jeugiya

What kind of machiya house is Jeugiya? This is an amazing traditional villa in Kyoto.  If you love Kyoto, it’s the best place. The property is a private Kyoto machiya located along the Shirakawa River in Gion, a neighborhood lined with antique stores and long-established small restaurants. There is probably no other machiya house where…

Kyonoyado Gekkoan

Kyonoyado Gekkoan

What kind of Machiya House is Kyonoyado Gekkoan? This machiya-style villa is located in the heart of Kyoto City. Entering through an entrance that blends in with the townscape, you are greeted by a mural of a frog and paradise painted by an artist from Kyoto at the entrance. The frog on the lotus is…