Roku Kyoto, a LXR Hotel, is Now Open as the ninth LXR hotel and the first LXR hotel in Asia. LXR is Hilton's boutique luxury brand, which includes properties such as Mango House in the Seychelles and The Biltmore in London Mayfair. As with Hilton's other luxury brands, Waldorf Astoria and Conrad, the best way to reserve Roku Kyoto and other LXR Hotels and Resorts is as a TravelSort Client, with Hilton Impresario benefits:
- Daily breakfast for two guests per room, served through in-room dining or in the hotel restaurant (including buffets)
- Upgrade of one category, based on availability at check-in
- Double Hilton HHonors points for the stay
- $100 equivalent hotel credit once during the stay
Roku Kyoto Location and Grounds
Roku Kyoto is located in northern Kyoto, near the foot of the Takagamine mountains, and set within the 28-acre Shozan Resort Kyoto, home to Japanese gardens, historic architecture and teahouses. Roku Kyoto is about a 30 minute-1 hour drive from Kyoto Station depending on traffic, a 12 minute walk from Kinkaku-ji, the Golden Temple, and a 5-6 minute walk from Aman Kyoto. It's less centrally located than the Park Hyatt Kyoto and Four Seasons Kyoto, making it ideal if splitting a Kyoto stay between two different hotels so as to explore different temples and neighborhoods, without getting bogged down in what can sometimes be heavy traffic.
Roku Kyoto's grounds are where the classical Rinpa school of Japanese painting was founded about 400 years ago by Japanese artist and calligrapher Hon’ami Koetsu, considered one of the most influential artists of the 17th century.
Roku Kyoto Hotel Rooms and Suites
Roku Kyoto offers 114 rooms and suites; much larger than nearby Aman Kyoto, with just 26 rooms and suites, and larger than the Park Hyatt Kyoto (70 rooms and suites) but smaller than the Four Seasons and the Hyatt Regency Kyoto, each with ~180 rooms and suites. Rooms start with the Deluxe Room, 538 sq. ft. (50 sq. m.), with either one king bed or two twin beds, as well as a day bed. Garden Deluxe Rooms are 548 sq. ft. (51 sq. m.), with a private onsen and garden, while Poolside Deluxe Rooms are located near the Roku Hotel Spa and provide direct access to the outdoor onsen by way of a private terrace. Premier Deluxe Rooms include access to the hotel's Tea Room, with daily tea service, a privilege that only these rooms and the suites enjoy.
The Peak Suite, 1076 sq. ft. (100 sq. m.), enjoys panoramic views of the surrounding trees and Takagamine mountains. The bedroom is separate from the living room, making it ideal for a small family. The Roku Suite, also 1076 sq. ft., looks out onto the mountains and Tenjin River.
Roku Hotel Dining
The hotel's signature French Restaurant Tenjin, named after the river, features French dishes crafted from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. More casual fare is served in the cafe and bar area, with tranquil outdoor seating to take in the stunning natural landscape.
The Spa offers a full range of massages and spa therapy treatments, including a unique blend of aromatherapy oils infused with the essence of “Kitayama sugi,” a Japanese cedar tree native to the northern Kyoto area. Guests can work out in the 24-hour fitness center, practice yoga or meditation, or relax in the all seasons natural onsen hot spring.
Roku guests can explore Kyoto through its temples and arts, from the Omuro 88 Temple Pilgrimage guided by a priest, “kintsugi,” the art of restoring pottery with gold, to papermaking by hand with water sourced from the Tenjin River.
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