Take a riverside journey to your magical lodgings along Kyoto’s Katsura waterfront
Kyoto is Japan’s ancient capital, home to countless idyllic landscapes, most of which have been unchanged for centuries. Hoshinoya is a traditional Japanese inn located along a resplendent, picturesque riverside in the Arashiyama region of the city. The location can be reached by a 15-minute boat ride down the Katsura River, which features magnificent foliage during the autumn months. Upon arriving, you will be greeted by attentive and courteous staff to begin your traditional lodging experience. Hoshinoya also offers a unique cultural activity in the form of monko, literally “listening to incense,” or the art of appreciating the fragrance of different Japanese incense in a formal setting. Conceptually akin to Japanese tea ceremony, it’s a wonderful way to challenge your senses. Your stay at Hoshinoya will open the doors to appreciating the Japanese aesthetic in a highly luxurious and relaxing environment.