The Prince Kyoto Takaragaike, Autograph Collection

Kyoto’s forest hideaway

Tucked into the foothills of the picturesque Higashiyama mountains, The Prince Kyoto Takaragaike, Autograph Collection provides a leafy escape on the outskirts of the city next to Takaragaike Park’s cherry and gingko trees. With a unique circular design by late Japanese architect Togo Murano (his last creation), the historic hotel makes the most of its beautiful natural surroundings by providing a striking view from every room.

Outside the hotel’s curved walls, forested grounds and a placid river offer a tranquil feeling you wouldn't expect to find just 15 minutes from the city center and just across from the Kyoto International Conference Center. Nearby points of interest, including the Kyoto Imperial Palace and Heian Shrine, continue the peaceful theme, while back at the hotel, walls of windows surrounding the signature dining room keep your serene surroundings close.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • With its courtyard garden and views into the surrounding forest, The Prince Kyoto Takaragaike is a great home base to explore cherry blossoms in the spring and for leaf peeping in the fall.
  • Those looking to escape the bustling hub of Kyoto will love the luxury hotel’s serene riverfront location. Walking paths and a secluded courtyard garden provide plenty of opportunities for quiet contemplation.
  • Experience Kyoto’s culinary history firsthand with a tea ceremony in the luxury hotel’s sukiya-style teahouse tucked inside some Japanese gardens. Make reservations in advance.
  • Upgrade to accommodations that give you access to the club lounge, an elegant space where you can enjoy breakfast, tea, cocktails and more while gazing at the lovely Japanese gardens and waterfall from the floor-to-ceiling windows.
  • If you’re in town for business at the Kyoto International Conference Center, there’s no better place to stay. Unlike other conference-area hotels, this one offers a nature-filled respite.

The Restaurants

  • Seasonal French cuisine with Japanese flair is the order of the day at the Kyoto hotel's signature restaurant Ito-zakura. Stop by for breakfast, lunch or dinner surrounded by wall-to-wall windows that let the greenery take center stage.
  • Enjoy Beijing-style cuisine with a side of panoramic views at Tohen Chinese Restaurant. The prix fixe dinner menu is especially indulgent.
  • If you prefer something local, Takaragaike Japanese Restaurant fits the bill. Savor seasonal Japanese cuisine three meals a day in a traditional, light-filled dining room.
  • Start your day with coffee and sweets in the cozy Lobby Lounge Mizu-no-ne and cap off your evening with whiskey in the dimly lit, English-inspired Bar Ascot.

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Getting There
1092-2 Iwakurahataeda-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-0015 Japan
KIX (1 hr 30 min-2 hr 30 min)   ITM (1 hr-1 hr 50 min)  
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