Superb ryokan in Kyoto, not the most traditional but the interior is definitely well designed. The room service was cool, but the kaiseki set dinner at the restaurant was a bit overpriced. Overall, the experience was good, but the grounds seems a little small for...更多
2 night Nov 2016
Its raison d’etre: Fabulous riverside location, surrounded by wooded hills, rather being surrounded by urban development as is more usual in Japan. As a result, it’s a very peaceful and relaxing place. Very hard to beat the one-off unique “arrival...更多
The arrival at Hoshinoya is outstanding. An idyllic boat trip complete with blankets and hot water bottles, brilliantly welcoming staff and a lovely entrance into the property. The room was lovely, fronting the river and with a comfortable bed and all basic requirements. A nice...更多
Western Kyoto is home to some of the city's best eccentricities. Kyoto's Saga-Toriimoto Preserved Street takes visitors back in time to the Meiji Period, where old homes have been transformed into tea houses and eateries. Pleasure boats drift down the riverbank, under wooden bridges that beckon nature lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The area's famously tall bamboo groves, monkey park, and
impressive vistas during the Hanami cherry blossom viewing season mean that it is busiest in warmer months, though also gorgeous in the fall, when the mountains and hills along the banks turn multi-colored. Historic and engaging, even the rail cars in Western Kyoto seek to exemplify its traditional nature and scenic beauty. Many people, including natives, come to visit the 1,200 rakan statues at the Otagi Nenbutsuji Temple, which is still in use as a religious site.