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HOSHINOYA Kyoto - 星のや京都

Genrokuzancho 11-2, Arashiyama, Nishikio-ku, 616-0007 Kyoto, Japan Access

HOSHINOYA Kyoto - 星のや京都

Guests must be 13 years or above to check-in to this property. A dreamy river cruise up the beautiful Hozu-Gawa River from the famous Togetsukyo Bridge in Arashiyama brings you to HOSHINOYA Kyoto. A delightful collection of traditional wood-framed buildings from 19th century that have been lovingly restored to create contemporary comfort in idyllic natural surroundings with 25 spacious rooms, a library lounge, a tatami drawing room and charming modern Japanese garden. This calming place is an ideal complement to the bustle of Kyoto. Watch the gentle flow of the river from your room or maisonette, then head to the library lounge with its soothing views of the modern Japanese garden and terrace. Everything here is focused on relaxation and appreciation of culture and nature.
Arashiyama is particularly beautiful during spring and autumn, so head off and visit Golden Temple, one of Kyoto s 17 World Heritage Sites. Then walk through the nearby bamboo grove before taking a spectacular boat ride down Hozu-Gawa River.
Experience authentic Japan with modern comfort in this picturesque nobles retreat in the millennial city of Kyoto.
* For Tsuki, Yama, and Mizu single rooms and those rooms with extra beds capacity, please contact us at [email protected] The HOSHINOYA Kyoto is a Small Luxury Hotels of the World property.

HOSHINOYA Kyoto is located in a river bank of Ooigawa river surrounded by lush nature, providing a conveniently located yet isolated settings. 15 minute boat ride Check-in is available at HOSHINOYA Boat Landing on the right bank of the famous Togetsukyo Bridge. From the Boat Landing, Kyoto city center and many of 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites are in 30 min taxi ride distance.
The surrounding Arashiyama area is known by Japanese for its magnificent seasonal views, cultural events, beautiful bamboo forest, and history rich temples and shrines. All are within walking distance but authentic rickshaw tour is also available to enjoy the area.


HOSHINOYA Kyoto - 星のや京都
Genrokuzancho 11-2, Arashiyama, Nishikio-ku, 616-0007 Kyoto, Japan


  • Internet
    FREE WiFi
  • High speed Internet
  • High speed wireless
  • Front desk
    Concierge desk
  • Front desk
  • Hotel service
    Butler service
  • Doctor on call
  • Multilingual staff
  • Safe deposit box
  • Security
  • Wakeup service
  • Green facilities
  • Renewable energy


  • Bathroom
  • Food & Beverage
    Coffee/Tea maker
  • Minibar
  • Entertainment
    CD player
  • Business
  • General
    Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking
  • Safe
  • Smoke detectors


  • Sport
    Hiking trail
  • Cultural
    Fine dining
  • Sightseeing tours
  • Shopping
  • Games / movies
    DVD/video rental

Food and Drink

  • Services
    24-hour room service
  • Room service
  • Outlets type
  • Restaurant

House policy

  • Check-in Time: 15:00
  • Check-out Time: 12:00

Cancel policy
Please note that other conditions may apply during high season as well as for special offers. See rate description.

Travel with others

Pets are not allowed

Payment type


Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese


Property's Green Action

  •  Renewable energy
  •  Recycling

Most helpful reviews - Google and TiCATi reviews 8 19 reviews

Bobby Hodgins
4 years ago – Google


Beautiful! Great experience.

Paul Caiazzo
4 years ago – Google


Most amazing ryokan in Kyoto

Ed Ting
4 years ago – Google


Romantic place, surrounded by beautiful trees and next to a river... Birds singing at no extra charge

Lizzy Kim
4 years ago – Google


One of the best places i’ve been to in Japan. Great atmosphere, lovely scenery and people

Stephanie Tietbohl
5 years ago – Google


Gracious service, fairytale setting, pure relaxation

Lewis Macdonald
5 years ago – Google


We stayed here for two nights recently. Excellent location, lovely staff, great inclusions (such as morning stretch) and excellent restaurant (do not miss the kaiseki).

Cindy Kim
5 years ago – Google


I've stayed at many luxurious resort/hotel chain properties (ie. Ritz, Four Seasons, Rosewood, Fullerton, Wynn, Mandarin Oriental, Relais&Chateaux, etc) and even during this 7 day japan trip alone staying at Ritz Tokyo and Kyoto and two of most luxurious rokyans in Hakone (Gora Kadan and Madoki no Mori), yet I can confidently say that my one-day experience staying at Hoshinoya Kyoto was one of the absolute best among them all! First things first, this welcoming you to the hotel thing after meeting you at some meeting point thing is much more seamless, luxurious, convenient and comfortable than what I was made to think initially. The taxi drivers know exactly where to drop you off and you're escorted into a building facility at welcome rather than straight to the boat. Here, you're invited to the most amazing check-in experience involving a delicious ginger tea, hot towels, paperwork and the famous indoor boat ride along a gorgeously quaint river. Once we arrived at the resort proper, we were immediately taken back by the beautiful and scenic resort grounds that looked just beautiful as they were in the photos. We felt immediately relaxed just standing atop the gorgeous resort grounds and the upon entering our spacious room with warmly heated floors, a large window overlooking the river and the train pathway and the painstakingly modern bathroom readied with Hinoki style hot bath. Contrary to other reviews, I did not find that the resort was too inconveniently located or isolated from rest of Tokyo as you are allowed to freely roam back and forth between the main resort and the original welcome dock right near the bustling downtown Arashiyama area. And even in our one night stay where we chose not to venture out after check-in, we felt plentifully entertained and busier with various activities available at the resort available: drinking tea/coffee at the library, participating in morning stretch group class, enjoying small occasional treats at the salon (basically its Club Lounge), enjoying the inroom dining options and just relaxing sitting by the River admits it's gorgeous scenery.

-The food! Both the mini kaiseki dinner and the morning hot pot was DELICIOUS and one of the best meals in our entire 7 day japan trip. Every ingredient tasted fresh and all seasonings done just right with lots of attention to details of the flavors. It was expensive and (probably) overpriced, but tasted very good

-The thoughtfully laid out rooms with great nature views

-The very friendly, warm and uplifting staff members

-The AMAZING food

-The irreplaceable feeling of relaxation and peace that you'll find immediacy taking a step into this resort

-Fresh air quality and closeness to the nature without inconvenience

-it was hard to book using their website and price varied too much
-this is a middle ground between a ryokan and a hotel, but wish it was just a ryokan where the food was included in Your stay. Otherwise the dining options was (although very good) very limited.
-as others have noted, the staff there were indeed skewing young and did make a few small mistakes ie. Confusion over my luggage delivery service and booking wrong number of people for the morning exercise. However the staff here also were the most welcoming, genuinely friendly and kind people I got to meet and that far outweighed the negatives.

Can't wait to try out other Hoshinoya properties!

kyoungrak kim
5 years ago – Google


Perfect service, superb food.

justin, T.O Wong
5 years ago – Google


The place is great for relaxing..

Nathalie Dottax
5 years ago – Google


Lovely place

Christiaan Rakowski
5 years ago – Google


Really nice surroundings for a relaxing stay.

Gaelle Vernet
5 years ago – Google


Amazing experience

Marius N
5 years ago – Google


Very helpful and friendly staff, fanstastic location by the river, very large suites, very quiet

Fuming Kuo
5 years ago – Google


EXCELLENT fusion cuisine !!

Joseph Huang
6 years ago – Google


The dinner was expensive, but well worth it. Inspiring interpretation of famous Japanese dishes with a fusion twist.

6 years ago – Google


Meditative villa oasis located deep in the forest, great for a one night respite from the city. You'll sleep a lot and well with unobstructed views of the river. Not much in the way of programs or facilities. Excellent kaiseki dinner albeit inflexible once you specify a time. Hot pot breakfast in room is very good.

6 years ago – Google


Go mi ji Zai sooooo Good food

Pauleon Tan
6 years ago – Google


Amazing getaway

Pat Durham
6 years ago – Google


In one word 'unbelievable'. And a serene experience with superb hospitality.

andras jokuti
6 years ago – Google



Ian Barber
7 years ago – Google


Wonderful and relaxing out of the way place.

mike charlon
8 years ago – Google



Max Echeverría C.
8 years ago – Google


Renovating, subtle experience.

9 years ago – Google


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