Enjoy art, gourmet dining, and a Japanese-style stay in spaces designed by Tadao Ando and other artists.

The Shinmonzen

If you're looking to enjoy a uniquely artistic stay in Kyoto, consider "The Shinmonzen," a luxury boutique hotel located on the historic Shinmonzen Street, known for its antiques. It stands beside the flowing waters of Gion Shirakawa.

It is a one-of-a-kind space designed by the world-renowned architect Tadao Ando and his colleagues, reflecting Kyoto's traditions and cultural heritage. The new yet tranquil, townhouse-style architecture harmoniously blends with the historic streetscape. Each of the nine guest rooms is a distinctive suite featuring a modern Japanese interior with natural materials such as bamboo, lacquer, silk, and stone, as well as traditional elements like shoji screens and hinoki bathtubs. On the terrace, you can leisurely enjoy breakfast, tea time, or an aperitif before dinner while admiring the mesmerizing river flow. Occasionally, herons and ducks playfully swim in the river, offering a serene experience with nature. The hotel also houses a vast collection of books about Tadao Ando, making it a significant learning resource for travelers interested in architecture. Moreover, artworks by renowned artists like Damien Hirst, Louise Bourgeois, Taizo Kuroda, and Hiroshi Sugimoto are displayed throughout the hotel.

Staying at "The Shinmonzen" is an artistic experience in itself that will make your stay in Kyoto all the more special.


235 Nishino-cho, Shinmonzen-dori, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto

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