Hoshinoya Kyoto Ryokan

What kind of ryokan is Hoshinoya Kyoto Ryokan?

If you want to experience a luxury ryokan adventure in the Arashiyama area, I would recommend it.  Perhaps, if this is your first time staying at ryokans, you should stay here.  Facilities tend to be the latest.  On the other hand, if you are looking for ryokans with hot springs in Kyoto, I would rather recommend staying at Sumiya Kihoan Ryokan or Kyo Yunohana Resort Suisen nearby.  Unluckily Hoshinoya Kyoto Ryokan has no hot spring and no communal bath and no hot springs even though the location is in Arashiyama.  The property would be great for couples, solo travelers, small groups, or family.  *A minimum age requirement of 13 applies.  When you visit the property, you take a small boat provided at the foot of Togetsu-BridgeRefer to the map.  It wouldn’t be easy to find the location if this is your first visit.  Check the Google map carefully.  We were so excited about a boat.  When we arrived at the property, we were surrounded by silence.  It’s like you’re in another world.  There were many tourists around Arashiyama, though.  The HOSHINO world is perfectly created as you expect.
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Is the location easy to access?

Yes, but the location is a little away from Arashiyama Station.  You need to take a boat from Togetsu-bridge.

Rooms I would recommend?

The room facing the river tends to be cramped for this price range but we fully enjoyed white noise from the river, the sounds of trolley trains and starry sky, such an extraordinary experience. 

How about toiletries & in-room amenities?

All of the amenities are taken care of including toiletries, pajamas, yukatas, bathrobes, samue outfits, a coffee machine, and a green tea set, etc.  Room service is available for 24H.  There is no convenience store nearby.  You might want to buy your necessities before coming here.  Also, free wifi reception was very slow and there was no TV in our room.  You might want to bring books or something to spend time here.  

How about In-house Facilities?

The property is not a universal design.  If you bring people with weak feet, I wouldn’t recommend it.  There are many steps on-site.  Then the buildings are illuminated at night.  The ambiance was romantic.  The library lounge, bar, and terrace, etc., were amazing.  Complimentary coffee, English tea, herb tea, and cookies, etc., are available at the lounge.  Also, a DVD player, a CD player, and a PC are placed to use someone. 

How about meals?

Kyoto-style kaiseki food experience for dinner and breakfast was just divine.  The food would be equivalent to Michelin 1 or 2 stars.  The portion tends to be small.  Dinner is served in a dining area.  Breakfast is served in your room.  *Please note that inform the staff when you book a room with meals if you have any food allergies.   Alternatively, if you go out for dinner, I would recommend the French restaurant “Arashiyama Mitate”.  Actually food is a fusion of French and Japanese-style.  All dishes were artistic, exquisite, and sophisticated.  You need to book a private room in advance.  The restaurant has private rooms only.  It’s worth a visit if you are in Arashiyama.   The small boats from the property are not available at night.  You need to ask the staff to arrange a car when you check-in.  It’s free of charge.  Please note that most of the shops, restaurants, and cafes, etc., in Arashiyama are closed before 6:00 PM.  If you go out for dinner, you may want to book a table in advance.  Most of the restaurants for dinner are reservation-only. 

My impressions

All staff tends to be friendly, warm, and helpful but they wouldn’t be first class.  Overall, the hardware is wonderful but the software wouldn’t be the same class and still have a long way to go.  To be honest, we felt overpriced after checking out.  If you love the HOSHINO brand, you should stay here.  Anyway, the best season to stay here would be in spring or fall.  You can see breathtaking views around the property.   Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about Hoshinoya Kyoto Ryokan from the below space.   Check Availability and Pricing for the ryokan on the website.

Info about Hoshinoya Kyoto Ryokan

Style Modern Ryokan
Check-in and out times
15:00/12:00
Estimated Price 121,803 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact to the ryokan Fill the form in
Internet Connection Free wifi in the ryokan
Facility Information Wheelchairs are not available
Pets are not allowed
The parking lot is not available
Location Hoshinoya Kyoto’s MAP
Access 50min by car or train from JR Kyoto Station.
Address and TEL  11-2 Arashiyama Genrokuzanchō, Nishikyō-Ku,
Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 616-0007
Tel +81-50-3786-1144  Open time 9:00 to 20:00
Official Homepage Hoshinoya Kyoto’s HP

*All information is as of the date that I posted on my blog.