The concept of “Exploring the Essential Value of Japan” shows Oriental Hotel Kyoto Rokujo and its commitment to the essence of traditional Japanese culture. With its Garden Path and the Lights of the Tea House, you’ll have a profoundly warm and relaxing stay in a location inspired by the simple hospitality of Japanese tea ceremonies.
Why tea, you may ask? This aromatic beverage has always been an integral part of Japanese tradition as far as history has been around. There’s also an outlined term for it: chadō or sadō, which suggests “the way or manner of tea,” and green tea is the common type prepared ceremonially. Japanese will sit inside a tea room with tatami flooring (a Japanese traditional rice straw mat) to prepare the drink before serving it. After that, the tea will be served to guests in a hospitable environment that will feel very different from daily life.
When it comes to the room reservation, there are 166 guest rooms available that will spoil you with the magnificent culture of the nation: you’ll find a concealed tea set where you can experience the culture of tea ceremony directly from your room. The tea set is functional enough to live up to the expression “Yo no Bi”—where function and beauty meet.
The room types in Oriental Hotel Kyoto Rokujo are:
● Standard twin (Japanese and Western-style room)
● Superior twin (Japanese and Western-style room)
● Deluxe twin (Japanese and Western-style room)
● Standard double (Japanese room)
● Standard king (Japanese room)
● Superior king (Japanese and Western-style room)
● Deluxe king (Western-style room)
● Junior corner suite
● Corner suite
● Universal twin
All rooms are non-smoking, with included amenities such as IC card security, stand mirror, TV (43 inches or more), alarm clock, safe, electric kettle, refrigerator, night light, and shoehorn. The en-suite bathroom will already include bath and face towel, minus-ion hair-dryer, toiletries, and disposable slippers.
The on-site restaurant offers up to 82 seats and serves a hearty breakfast buffet spread including seasonal cuisines, Kyoto obanzai (a nourishing soul food cooked from vegetables like pickled vegetables, miso soup, and tofu), and a warm stew with Kyoto clay-pot-cooked white rice. If you desire a lighter fare and need to chill, visit the bar lounge for some matcha green tea, wasanbon sweets (tea cakes made from fine-grained Japanese sugar), and even sake (Japanese alcohol)!
Other hotel services and facilities available to all guests include a vending machine, trouser press, luggage storage, 24-hour front desk, designated smoking area, heating, and elevator.
For those who have planned sightseeing in their itinerary, Kyoto is renowned in that area: the historic Nishi Honganji Temple, a short 4-minute drive away (1km), the majestic Nijo Castle that has been around since 1603 and a short 6-minute drive (2km) away, and last but not least the world-famous Fushimi-Inari Shrine, a slightly longer 23-minute drive (6km) away.
If you’re interested in having a fully Japanese excursion like this, staying in Oriental Hotel Kyoto Rokujo will definitely be in your interest. You can reach this place from Osaka International Airport (or also known as Itami Airport) by a 50-minute drive (43km). If you’re boarding an international flight, remember to charter a direct flight to Kansai International Airport instead and reach the hotel within a 1 hour 35 minutes (95km).
Combining deeply Japanese values and the best views of Kyoto, staying here will surely provide you with a top staying experience that truly defines Japanese culture!