It’s a member of LXR Hotels & Resorts, another branch of the dense forest under the Hilton name. But in the ways that matter, Roku Kyoto is absolutely one of a kind. Its setting, at the edge of the mountains in the north of the city, is idyllic; the hotel itself combines ryokan tradition and tranquility, luxury-resort comforts and facilities, and boutique-hotel aesthetics. A spa and a swimming pool heated by a hot spring are among the attractions; cultural programs include classes in pottery, paper-making, and the tea ceremony; the restaurant, bar, and chef’s table present a fusion of French and Japanese culinary traditions.
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