Matching the building’s storied past, the dining nods to Kyoto’s banqueting traditions. Tasting menus that range from classic sushi to prime cuts of menu are presided over by a head chef who trained in triple-Michelin-starred restaurants. You’ll also have an impressive range of dining settings among the grounds, with guests often favouring private hillside locations.
Alongside the dining, there’s a range of superbly curated experiences that get right to the heart of Kyoto’s heritage. Whether it’s a guided temple visit, rickshaw rides or incense ceremony, it’s not difficult to see why the city has garnered no less than 17 UNESCO-listed Word Heritage sites. There’s also a superb spa, where treatments even extend to two-day long programmes. Between all this, don’t forget to visit Kyoto’s famous bamboo gallery where shoots fold in over a forest path; it’s just a stone’s throw from Hoshinoya.