ROKU KYOTO, LXR Hotels & Resorts

Modern minimalist luxury in Kyoto

If nature inspires art, then the quiet mountainside retreat of ROKU KYOTO, LXR Hotels & Resorts had quite the muse. The first Asian outpost of Hilton’s LXR Hotels & Resorts emulates the artist colony (where the legendary Rinpa Japanese painting school was founded by prominent artist, poet and calligrapher Hon’ami Koetsu about 400 years ago) that once occupied the same Takagamine Mountain foothills with sleek, minimalist design; immersive natural elements; and bespoke Japanese craftsmanship.

Like a breath of fresh air, ROKU KYOTO offers a serene retreat from the bustling streets of the historic city below. Mountain views and cherry-blossom-lined walkways quickly put your mind at ease while a modern spa and rare heated outdoor swimming pool keep it there.

The luxury hotel may be part of an international brand, but authentic Japanese experiences are the order of the day. From the wabi-sabi ceramics that dot the modern tea house to the locally made snacks in the mini-bar, ROKU KYOTO exhibits pride of place in the most elegant way.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • ROKU KYOTO, LXR Hotels & Resorts boasts an enviable location, tucked away from busy city streets among lush greenery and fresh mountain air. Make the most of your surroundings with a staff-led meditation walk through the nearby Japanese gardens.
  • Explore the 114-room Kyoto hotel to discover more than 500 pieces of unique Japanese art. For a bit more context, join the concierge’s daily art tour.
  • The intimate Roku Spa offers a haven of nature-influenced relaxation. Three forest-inspired treatment rooms — think rich, green tiles; light woods; and low lighting — conjure a serene setting for treatments like the aromatic Tenjingawa stone massage, performed with smooth stones washed in the nearby Tenjin River.
  • Signature restaurant Tenjin serves up stellar views with its mouthwatering plates through wall-to-wall windows overlooking the onsen pool, forest and mountains beyond. Three distinct dining areas suit every mood, including a casual all-day dining section, drinks at The Bar and elegant dishes championing Kyoto-grown products at the chef’s table.
  • A carefully curated collection of classes lets you experience Japanese craftsmanship firsthand. Opt for a washipaper-making class, learn to make broken things beautiful with a kintsugi workshop or discover the art of the Japanese tea ceremony.

The Rooms

  • ROKU KYOTO’s 114 rooms and suites are a haven of tranquility with soothing neutral tones and sleek, contemporary fixtures that don’t detract from the stunning mountain vistas through floor-to-ceiling windows.
  • Authentic Japanese touches abound in the chic accommodations, including locally made kyo karakami prints, wooden lattice partitions and beautiful ceramic tea sets.
  • Garden Deluxe rooms are in high demand for their private Japanese-style walled gardens and black stone deep-soaking tubs made all the more luxurious with gratis salts for the hinoki cypress wood baths.
  • If you prefer to make a different sort of splash on your Kyoto getaway, opt for a Poolside Deluxe room. These accommodations come with spacious patios that lead directly to the luxury hotel’s heated outdoor onsen pool.

24-hour room service
Babysitting services
Fitness classes
House car
Outdoor pool
Getting There
44-1 Kagamiishi Kinugasa Kita-ku, Kyoto, 603-8451 Japan
NeighborhoodKinkaku-ji Golden Pavilion
KIX (1 hr 30 min-2 hr 30 min)   ITM (50 min-1 hr 50 min)  
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