Notices

Activities

  • Hoshinoya Kyoto's original boat "Hisui"

    • Reservation required
    • For all ages
    Availability:
    All year

    Reserve Hoshinoya Kyoto's original Japanese-style boat "Hisui", and spend a graceful time at deep Arashiyama. Surrounded by the agile techniques by artisans of Kyoto, be amazed at the breathtaking view of the sky through the glass window on the roof. Enjoy the experience of making matcha green tea while sailing through the seasonal scenery of beautiful Arashiyama.

  • Digital Detox Stay

    • Reservation required
    • For all ages
    Availability:
    All year

    This digital detox stay is a one-night two-day program that concentrates on activities through which you can experience the nature and local culture of Kyoto while being away from digital devices such as computers or mobile phones.

  • Introduction to Incense Ceremony

    • Reservation required
    • For all ages
    Availability:
    All year

    This parlor game popularized by the Kyoto aristocracy dates back to the 14th century. It involves warming an aromatic piece of wood indirectly to enjoy and contemplate the produced scents. At HOSHINOYA Kyoto, guests are provided with high-quality agarwood, as well as the traditional tools that were used to draw out the aromas from the wood.

  • Kado

    • Reservation required
    • For all ages
    Availability:
    All year

    The Sasaoka branch of the Misho School of kado--or ikebana--blends tradition with creativity to develop practices that properly convey the school's traditions, but with a contemporary touch. These lessons, led by current master Ryuho Sasaoka, involve learning the basics of kado as well as ways to apply the art to one's daily life. Since the lesson plan is designed based on the participant's needs, all levels of participants--from beginners to advanced learners--are welcome.

  • Morning Zen Meditation

    • Reservation required
    • For all ages
    Availability:
    All year

    Participants depart HOSHINOYA Kyoto at the break of dawn--when mists still shroud the premises--to meditate at a nearby temple, in a hall that echoes with Buddhist chants and slowly fills with the day's first rays of sunshine.

  • Comprehensive SPA Program - Harmonizing Mind and Body -

    • Reservation required
    • For all ages
    Availability:
    All year

    A scent of the fragrant wood, a profound silence at the temple, and seasonal dinner in your room. And above all, a treatment to regulate blood, qi, yin and yang, performed slowly and carefully in a dignified and calm setting. HOSHINOYA Kyoto offers a stay that will sharpen your senses through the delicate Kyoto culture. Please listen carefully to the voice of your whole body as it becomes pure and clean from the inside out. This is a two-day and one-night personal SPA program based on Oriental medicine, which is tailored to each individual and helps to balance "body conditioning, breath conditioning, mind conditioning, and sensation conditioning". In addition to spending time with your own body, you can also tone your mind and senses through Kyoto's culture.

  • Luxurious Solo Trip at Deep Arashiyama

    • Reservation required
    • For all ages
    Availability:
    All year

    An exclusive plan for solo travelers to spend a luxurious time alone in the nature of deep Arashiyama. You will make yourself relaxed by savoring a cup of matcha green tea in the floating tea room with a view of Arashiyama Gorge, reading a book, or touring around the garden surrounded by sounds and the clean air of nature.

  • An excursion to the Japanese tea house in Kyoto

    • Reservation required
    • For all ages
    Availability:
    All year

    The unique plan could consist of a dinner at a Tatami room, a drink at a bar, and more. Spend the adventurous day in a city full of cultural fascination.

  • Morning Outdoor Stretch

    • Reservation required
    • Free of charge
    • For all ages
    Availability:
    All year

    Stretching in dignified air to stretch the limbs and encourage blood flow.Leads to an energized day.

  • Exploring Kyoto in Kimono

    • Reservation required
    • For all ages
    Availability:
    All year

    Kimono culture runs deep in Kyoto, where residents and visitors alike dress up to enjoy occasions such as cherry blossom season, the leaves changing color in the fall, and the vibrant Gion Festival in July. HOSHINOYA Kyoto offers a wide range of kimono for rental, as well as outfitting services, to help guests enhance their Kyoto experience.

  • Refreshing Summer Stay in Deep Arashiyama

    • Reservation required
    • For all ages
    Availability:
    Jul 1, 2024 – Aug 31

    This is a program that allows you to feel breeze of nature as having dinner at floating tea room that overlooks the Oigawa River and riding on a private houseboat with specially made shaved ice under the green leaves.

  • Private Cormorant Fishing Boat

    • Reservation required
    • For all ages
    Availability:
    Jul 1, 2024 – Sep 23

    Spend the luxuary time by watching cormorant fishing on the Oigawa River in a private space of HOSHINOYA Kyoto's elegant chartered houseboat, "Hisui." personal live Shamisen music and a special dinner, Ukago-zen, prepared by our executive chef.

  • Japanese orchestra of Gion Festival boat

    • Reservation required
    • Free of charge
    • For all ages
    Availability:
    June 15, 16, 22, 23, 2024

    This is an event to enjoy the sounds of Gion-bayashi music played on a Japanese-style houseboat. You can listen to the music played on the boat while tasting limited-edition rice cake. You can enjoy the atmosphere of the Gion Festival, a summer tradition in Kyoto, as elegantly as the Heian aristocrats who used to enjoy boating on the Oigawa River.

  • Tanabata Festival experience

    • Reservation required
    • For all ages
    Availability:
    July 1-7, August 1-10, 2024

    While feeling the coolness of the air, write your thoughts on the leaves of the Kaji and enjoy the atmosphere of Tanabata.

  • Hoshinoya Momiji no Ga

    • Reservation required
    • Free of charge
    • For all ages
    Availability:
    Nov 29, 2024 – Dec 1

    You can enjoy the elegant atmosphere of the Heian period by watching the Bugaku performance "Seigaiha" and listening to the Tale of Genji "Momiji no Ga."

  • Autumn stay in Deep Arashiyama

    • Reservation required
    • For all ages
    Availability:
    Nov 10, 2024 – Dec 10

    A program that allows you to experience autumn with dining and outdoor activities surrounded by vibrant fall foliage.

  • Autumn Breakfast Boat

    • Reservation required
    • For all ages
    Availability:
    Nov 20, 2024 – Dec 5

    A luxurious morning time to enjoy a seasonal hot pot on a chartered boat , surrounded by autumn leaves.