October 2016

    Fanny Guibouret
Physical Features

Total Accommodations:  180

Number of Floors: 5

Design Aesthetic:

  • A modern oasis of serenity and style set in the 12th-century Shakusui-en ikeniwa (pond garden)

Architects: Kume Sekkei

Interior Designers:

  • Hirsch Bedner Associates (guest rooms, function rooms, public areas and spa)
  • STRICKLAND (Sushi Wakon)
  • Kokai Studios (The Brasserie)

Exterior Designer: Landscape Design


  • Located in Higashiyama  Temple District
  • 15-minute walk to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, a UNESCO world heritage site
  • 10 minutes by car to Kyoto Station, a hub for Shinkansen bullet trains
  • 10 minutes by car to City Centre (Kawaramachi area)
  • 90 minutes by car from Kansai International Airport (KIX) and 60 minutes from Itami Osaka International Airport (ITM)

Special Features

  • Built around Shakusui-en, an 800-year-old pond garden

Director of F&B and Culinary Operations, Food & Beverage: Giovanni Battista D'Alessandro    

Restaurant: Brasserie

  • Cuisine: modern French
  • Indoor Seating: 94
  • Outdoor Seating: 56
  • Designer: Kokai Studios

Restaurant: Sushi Wakon

  • Cuisine: Edo-style sushi
  • Counter Seating: 10
  • Private Dining Rooms: 2
  • Designer: STRICKLAND

Lounge: The Lounge & Bar

  • On the Menu: Specialty coffees and teas, afternoon tea, light meals, seasonal cocktails
  • Seating: 42 including 5-seat bar counter

Tea House Lounge: Fuju

  • On the Menu: Matcha, Japanese tea, sake and champagne by the glass, romantic candle-lit dinner by the pond
  • Indoor Seating: 18
  • Outdoor Seating: 8



The Spa

Concept: Inspired by the Japanese aesthetic principle of connecting body and mind through the Enso Circle motion

Number of Treatment Rooms: 7, including 2 Couple’s Suites and 5 single rooms

Signature Treatments: Kyoto Green Tea Therapy, Enso Journey

Product Lines: Biologique Recherche, Sodashi, Tatcha, Kotoshina

Special Features:

  • Unique spa ritual with green tea footbath and foot scrub using Kyoto ingredients
  • Ofuro (Japanese bath), sauna and relaxation lounge
  • Private bath menu, including sake baths
  • 2 Couple’s Suites equipped with private bath, shower and in-suite bathroom

Fitness Centre

  • 24-hour Fitness Facilities: 306 sq. m. / 3,294 sq. ft.
  • 20-metre indoor pool with Jacuzzis
  • Sauna and Ofuro (Japanese bath)
  • Relaxation lounge with 4 daybeds

Wellness Services

  • Private yoga session by the pond
  • Private forest bathing hiking session
  • Private Reiki and stone therapy
  • Complimentary wellness activities every Sunday
  • Bike for rent to cycle along Kamogawa river


Meetings and Special Occasions

Total Event Space: 6,123 sq. ft. / 569 sq. m.

Meet and Feed Capacity: 360

Ballroom: 3,940 sq. ft. / 366 sq. m. (divisible plus pre-function area with bar counter)

  • Large window with natural light and bamboo forest view, offers optional show kitchen

Additional Meeting Rooms:  4 executive-style conference rooms

  • Kirinoi: 63 sq. m.
  • Yamazakura: 70 sq. m.
  • Komatsu: 70 sq. m.
  • Zuiko: 50 sq. m.

Wedding Facilities

  • Chapel: 140 sq. m., accommodates up to 120 guests
  • 2 bride rooms and 2 groom rooms
  • Wedding Salon

Special Features:

  • Total event space, including a ballroom and meeting spaces, is ideal for a range of social and business events
  • Located on ground floor with easy access to hotel entrance and driveway
  • VIP entrance also available
  • Special provisions for events, including cultural functions such as Maiko & Geisha performance
  • Resort-like outdoor reception area in Japanese pond garden
  • Option of teahouse buyout for an exclusive cocktail reception to host VIP guests
Leisure and Recreation

Culture Experiences Recommended by Concierge

  • Tea Ceremony at Shakusui-tei Pavilion located in Shakusui-en pond garden
  • Complimentary Maiko dance performance at Hotel Lobby
  • Zen meditation
  • Japanese cooking classes
  • Monko incense ceremony
  • Pottery classes
  • Maiko & Geiko ozashiki asobi experience
  • Rickshaw city tour
  • Hozu-gawa riverboat tour
  • Japanese garden tour
  • Sake tasting and sake brewery visit
  • Flea market and antique shopping

Activities and Benefits for Families with Kids

  • Koi fish feeding in pond garden
  • Special bath amenities and robes for kids
  • Kids under 5 years dine for free
  • Kids under 18 years stay for free when sharing a room with their parents
  • Playroom for kids ages 3-8 years (must be accompanied by parent or guardian)
  • DIY Pizza Feast for Residential Suite guests (optional and chargeable activity)
  • Complimentary kids activities such as treasure hunt

Naoko Tokunaga
Director of Public Relations, Sales and Marketing
445-3, Myohoin Maekawa-cho, Higashiyama-ku
Kyoto, 605-0932