LXR Hotels & Resorts, one of Hilton‘s three distinctive luxury brands, announced its debut in Asia Pacific with the opening of ROKU KYOTO. This property represents Hilton’s inaugural property in Kyoto, Japan. LXR Hotels & Resorts is a collection of legendary hotels in unique destinations that offers independent travellers a new taste of luxury defined by individuality and one-of-a-kind immersive local experiences.
ROKU KYOTO is situated beneath the breathtaking panorama of the majestic Takagamine mountains in northern Kyoto. It is nestled within 28.6-acre Shozan Resort Kyoto, a luxury enclave home to some of Kyoto’s most notable and idyllic Japanese gardens, historic architecture and authentic tea houses. The hotel is also located within walking distance from the famed Kinakaku-ji “Golden Pavillion” and other historic temples such as the Koetsuji Temple and the Genkoan Temple.
Inspired by an artist’s residence
The grounds on which the hotel was built was historically a renowned artisan colony where the classical Rinpa school of Japanese painting was founded around 400 years ago by Hon’ami Koetsu, a Japanese artist, poet, calligrapher, tea master, and landscape designer, considered one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 17th century. Rinpa played a significant role in nurturing important artists and craftsmen over the years and had a strong influence on the development of traditional Japanese art and culture.
Paying homage to the Takagamine area’s rich history, which was also the source of water for washi papermaking, the hotel has been designed by the international design firm, BLINK Design Group, to reflect an artist’s residence. Guests can discover the multi-faceted expressions of traditional Japanese art as they explore the hotel, from exquisite lacquerware at the entrance, bamboo art pieces in the restaurant, ceramics artefacts in the spa, to karakami decorative paper in the guest rooms.
A culinary adventure for the senses
Named after the Tenjin River, the French Restaurant TENJIN welcomes guests to embark on a unique epicurean journey and indulge in French-style dishes made from the finest locally sourced seasonal ingredients. At the Chef’s Table within the restaurant, guests can witness first-hand the art of cooking by the masterful chefs as they present an exclusive seasonal course menu served with a special technique, inspired by the history and culture of the Rinpa school. At the bar, guests can sip on signature cocktails made with local ingredients or enjoy an elegant seasonal afternoon tea. Guests can lounge at the “Engawa”, where they can relax to the sounds of the Tenjin River gently flowing by the indoor patio while enjoying the stunning views which transform with the seasons, providing guests a sensational visual feast all year round.
Where is ROKU KYOTO
ROKU KYOTO is located at 44-1 Kinugasa Kagamiishi Kita-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto 6038451, Japan. For more information, or to make a reservation, travelers may visit Hilton.com or call +81 (75) 3200111.