Kyoto ZEN Residence
A wonderful hidden haven in the heart of Kyoto, full of Japanese sensibility.
The Kyoto ZEN Residence enables guests to experience both the modern lifestyle of Japanese Kyoto citizens, within the modern Private Zen Residence, along with the former lifestyle design and atmosphere of the incredibly well preserved Edo / Meiji period samurai’s villa premises, dating back to the end of 19th century and registered as cultural property of the city of Kyoto.
The private residence features beautiful Zen influenced design, in terms of its simplicity and natural materials, while at the same time providing all the modern comforts and amenities to ensure a relaxing and enjoyable stay.
The place is also remarkable for its beautiful villa from the 19th century, featuring very traditional design and two unique Tea Ceremony Rooms that are registered as cultural property by the City of Kyoto. A piece of Art and History not open to the general public.
Don’t be missed also, the exquisite private Japanese garden of 816 sqm included in the precincts, that features tall maples, evergreens, gingko and a tranquil pond fed by the Takasegawa river. Here time slows down and one can escape modernity, reflect and return refreshed.
A wonderful hidden gem, perfect for family or couples of friends who want to explore Kyoto and its surroundings by themselves in full independence, while enjoying a very convenient and peaceful location in the center of Kyoto.
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・ Direct access to main tourism transportation (subway, train, bus)
・ Free parking space to park your car
・ Concierge assistance to easy your stay
・ Housekeeping service available on demand (extra fee)
・ Cultural activities on demand : Tea Ceremony, Zen Experience, Kimono wearing…
・ IWATA Kyoto handmade bedding mattress and duvets for a premium sleeping experience
2 bedrooms, 2 baths, and 1000 square feet
King and 2x Twin
5 guests maximum
Kansai International Airport (KIX)
- Air Conditioning
- Concierge Service
- Espresso Machine
- Gated Community
- Multiple TVs
- Wireless Internet
Activities of Interest
- Takasegawa canal: Dug by Suminokura Ryōi in 1611, during the Edo period, to transport various goods and resources in the center of Kyoto. It made a great contribution to development of the city and economic growth at that time
- Traditional tea ceremony: Known as chado or sado, these ceremonies in Kyoto are especially sacred due to it's strong Zen Buddhist roots
- Visit a Buddhist temple: There are more than a thousand Buddhist temples in Kyoto, ranging from world-famous spots that are always crowded to quiet places where you can have the place to yourself
Places of Interest
- Pontocho Geiko’s quarters: This alley is packed with restaurants offering a wide range of dining options from inexpensive yakitori to traditional and modern Kyoto cuisine, foreign cuisine and highly exclusive establishments
- Shopping streets of Kawaramachi, Shinkyogoku and Teramachi are accessible by foot
- Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine: Kyoto’s most iconic treasure is located at the end of a flamed colored walkway made up of thousands of traditional torii gates