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Kanamean Nishitomiya

Kyoto, Japan


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Luxury Holidays At Kanamean Nishitomiya

The only Relais & Châteaux property in enchanting Kyoto, Kanamean Nishitomiya offers an authentic and immersive Japanese experience. This traditional wooden Ryokan is nearly 150 years old, comprising just seven suites with futons, Tatami flooring, ikebana flower arrangements and access to lovely Japanese gardens. The art of Japanese hospitality – omontenashi – is central to the experience here, with the couple owners (whose family have owned the ryokan for generations) ensuring that you are never without a matcha tea, beer, or anything else you may need.
Two hot public baths – designed to resemble the traditional onsen – continue the authentic Kyoto experience, while the ryokan’s central location means that you are just a short stroll from the city’s markets, galleries and exceptional restaurants. The Michelin-starred restaurant’s incredible cuisine can be enjoyed in individual dining rooms, while the property’s basement is home to an impressive wine and sake cellar.

  • Type: Boutique Hotel
  • Summary: A traditional, family-run ryokan in the heart of Kyoto
  • Feature: The Michelin-starred restaurant serves authentic cuisine
  • Rooms: 7 suites
  • Star rating: Member of 'Relais & Châteaux'
  • Nearest airport: Osaka International Airport
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Location and transfer

Kyoto, approximately 55 minutes by private car transfer from Osaka International Airport.


Each of the seven suites boast their own individual style, with all featuring typical Japanese furniture, Tatami mat flooring, low tables and sleek wooden bathrooms. Offering an authentic experience, the beds are futons on the floor, while modern touches include Bose sound systems, TVs, mini bars, Wi-Fi and underfloor heating. Bathroom amenities and Japanese nightwear are also offered.

  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 40m²
  • Room View: Garden view
  • Facilities: The Yokobue room offers views of the Japanese garden, featuring a bedroom with futons, a living area and charming wooden bathroom.
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 42m²
  • Room View: Garden view
  • Facilities: With lovely views over the gardens, this lovely suite features a separate living and sleeping area, as well as a reading room and authentic wooden bathroom.
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 43m²
  • Room View: Garden view
  • Facilities: This first-floor suite overlooks the garden and maple trees, featuring three futons, a living area and a reading room.
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 43m²
  • Room View: Garden view
  • Facilities: Located on the ground floor, Hatsune features a reading room, tatami living room and bedroom, and a lovely bathroom.
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 50m²
  • Room View: Garden view
  • Facilities: This traditional suite room features three futons across the bedroom and living room. Located on the first floor, it enjoys views over the property’s greenery.
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 55m²
  • Room View: Garden view
  • Facilities: With large windows overlooking a beautiful garden, this traditional ground floor room features a living and bedroom with three futons and a wooden bathroom.
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 70m²
  • Room View: Garden view
  • Facilities: Located on the ground floor and overlooking two gardens, this spacious suite features four futons and a large living area, as well as bathroom with a Japanese cypress wooden bathtub.

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Dining & Gourmet

A Relais & Châteaux property with a Michelin-starred restaurant, dining at Kanamean Nishitomiya is a real treat. The seasonal menu changes regularly, with the kaiseki dinner comprising nine exquisite courses served on local ceramics and accompanied by sake. For breakfast, choose from a western spread or a more authentic Japanese affair of fish, egg and pickles.

Culture & History

A stay at Kanamean Nishitomiya guarantees that you will be immersed in Kyoto’s colourful and captivating culture. As well as the authenticity of the ryokan itself – both in the style of accommodation, cuisine served and traditional hot baths – the neighbourhood in which it is located is renowned for its artisans, crafts and traditional fan making. Elsewhere in the city, catch a Geisha show, explore the many shrines or take part in a traditional tea ceremony.


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