If this is your first time staying at ryokans, I really think you should stay here. Perhaps if you want to experience a ryokan adventure, I would recommend it. On the other hand, if you are looking for ryokans with hot springs in Arashiyama area, I would rather recommend Sumiya Kihoan Ryokan or Kyo Yunohana Resort Suisen nearby. Unluckily Hoshinoya Kyoto Ryokan has no hot spring. It would be great for couples, solo travelers, small groups, or family. *A minimum age requirement of 13 applies. The ambience is cozy, serene, and peaceful. When you visit the property, you take a small boat provided at the foot of Togetsu-Bridge. Refer to the map. It wouldn’t be easy to find the location if this is your first visit. Check the Google maps. We were so excited in a boat. It’s as if we were in another world. The property was enveloped in silence. Then the room facing the river tend 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. Facilities tend to be the latest, stylish, and relaxed. Then all of the amenities are taken care of including toiletries, pajamas, yukatas, bathrobes, loungewear, a coffee machine and 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 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. Then the property is not universal design. If you take people with weak feet, I wouldn’t recommend the property. There are many steps in-house. Then the buildings are illuminated at night. The ambience at the library lounge, bar, terrace, etc., is perfect to relax. Complimentary coffee, English tea, herb tea, cookies, etc., are available at the lounge. Also a DVD player, a CD player, a PC are placed for use someone. Only my issue is that there is no hot spring in-house. We felt something missing after dinner. Then Kyoto-style kaiseki food experience for dinner and breakfast was just divine. The food would be equivalent of Michelin 1 or 2 stars. It may be little challenging for western palates. The portion tends to be small. Dinner is served in a dining area. Breakfast is served in each room. *Please note that inform staff when you book a room with meals if you have any food allergies. Alternatively if you want to go out for dinner, I would highly recommned 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 staff to arrange a car when you check in. It’s free of charge. *Please note that most of shops, restaurants, cafes in Arashiyama are closed before 6PM. If you go out for dinner nearby, you may want to book a table in advance. Most of restaurants for dinner are reservation-only. Then all staff tends to be friendly, warm, and helpful but they wouldn’t be first class. Overall the hardware tends to be wonderful but the software wouldn’t be the same class and still have a long way to go. To be frank, I felt it was kinda overpriced. 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 the property from the below space. *All information is as of the date that I posted on my blog. Check in and out times 3:00PM/12AM Check Availability and Pricing for the ryokan on the website.
Info about Hoshinoya Kyoto Ryokan
|Style||Modern Traditional Japanese Ryokan|
|Guest Rating||Fabulous 8.7|
|Estimated Price||121,803 JPY for 2 adults per room|
|Contact to the ryokan||Fill the form in English|
|Internet Connection||Free wifi in the ryokan|
|Facility Information||Wheelchairs are not available
Pets are not allowed
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|
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