TraditionalJapanese architecture lines the banks of the Hozugawa River in a pristine verdant setting, where you will find serenity, elegance and seasonal beauty. A Zen retreat away from city life and modernity, the only option is for you to surrender to a state of complete relaxation.
Number of guest pavilions
Exquisite restaurant and lounge bar
Activities include hiking, meditation sessions, Kado lessons
Spa and wellness pavilion
Traditional kimonos provided
Beautifully landscaped gardens
Only accessible by boat, these 25 elegantly built rooms are reminiscent of cedar, with delicately carved shinning wooden floors, walls covered with karakami wallpaper featuring gold patterns that change throughout the day and large glass windows revealing the beautiful landscapes and spacious bathroom. Though furnished with contemporary comforts, the pavilions maintain the sense of sophistication cultivated by Suminokura. The king-sized beds offer you the most luxurious sleep with a comfortable sofa close by for you to be able to look out into the Arashiyama wilderness.From the iron lanterns that light the moss-traced stone walkways to the lashed bamboo fences, every detail has been considered.
The Japanese dining experience at Hozugawa is exquisite. Defined by the seasons, the menu reflects the local surroundings with a touch of western cuisine designed to stimulate and surprise. Breakfast can either be traditionalJapanese hot vegetable broth or you can opt for an American style breakfast. There is also a full room service menu if you fancy an evening of privacy, eating from the comfort of your pavilions using the raw-silk robes provided.
Head down to the traditional Kyoto spa and immerse yourself into a state of complete serenity intending to cleanse and revitalise, then take yourself down to the Zen rock garden and look up into the star-filled night sky. To fully experience the true Kyoto, have a go at meditation with an expert designed to fully engage you with the culture and nature of your surroundings.
Why we love it
To fully immerse yourself into the culture, we would recommend trying a digital detox to get away from stressful modern life. Spend two days reconnecting with yourself and your surroundings with stretching exercises, morning zen meditation, incense ceremonies, and houseboat rides down the serene river. You will leave feeling completely reenergized.
Planning your experience
Contact our Private Adventures team to find out more about our great accommodation partners and to start planning your own bespoke experience.
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