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The surface of the water,
illuminated by lights of the city,
brings sweet slumber.

A place of such tranquility that, once you set foot in it, you forget the bustling activity of Pontocho. The giant window that covers the entire wall surface is like a screen that displays the four seasons of Kyoto. As you lie down in your comfortably made bed and gaze aimlessly out the window, slumber will arrive. It is too special to call it “ordinary,” but too endearing and almost nostalgic to call it “extraordinary.” Maybe that is why people call places like this, where time seems to flow in strange ways, “villas.”

山 紫

Sanshi

This guestroom takes up the entire 2nd floor. The rust-treated logs from Keihoku in the center, the spotted bamboo at the head of the bed, and the wooden ceiling beams all impart the warmth of wood. The bedroom features a Hollywood twin bed so you can roll over at night without worry. If you put futons on the raised tatami room, which can also function as a tearoom, the room can accommodate a maximum of four people. The silk glass screens that surround the tatami room softens the light, creating a fantasy-like space. Another feature is that you can gaze out the window of the tatami room and see the streets in Pontocho.

Room Only, exclusively for women Plan

Musubi, a specialty furoshiki shop associated with Kyoto. As a gift, we will present each female guest staying at the hotel with their choice of a furoshiki (wrapping cloth) from among three or four especially popular styles such as Taisho modern, Choju Jinbutsu Giga (caricatures of frolicking birds, animals and humans), and classical patterns. With furoshiki in hand, guests can walk around Kyoto in even greater style, especially if they are women travelling together. Among the amenities is Moon Pearl from Mikimoto Cosmetics.

Room Only Plan

We are located in Pontocho, which is full of restaurants and teahouses. If you wish to fully enjoy what the location has to offer, we recommend the no-meals stay option. In the area you can try fine restaurant cuisine and kaiseki made by master chefs, and wake up early and have breakfast at one of the old cafes. If you get more out of today’s Kyoto, members of our staff who are especially knowledgeable about the area can help you pick out places to dine.

水 明

Suimei

What first strikes the eye as you cross the entrance is the Kamo River and the townscape of Gion filling up your window. The layout is reserved, with no excess decoration, designed so that you can enjoy this scenery to the fullest. The room is furnished with a bed from Simmons that is best suited to easing travel fatigue. The bed is queen sized, which is perfect for a couple to rest after travel. From May to September there is a noryo-yuka style private terrace installed, from which you can enjoy the Kyoto custom of sitting on raised terraces over the river to get cool in the evening, but have one all to yourself.

Room Only, exclusively for women Plan

Musubi, a specialty furoshiki shop associated with Kyoto. As a gift, we will present each female guest staying at the hotel with their choice of a furoshiki (wrapping cloth) from among three or four especially popular styles such as Taisho modern, Choju Jinbutsu Giga (caricatures of frolicking birds, animals and humans), and classical patterns. With furoshiki in hand, guests can walk around Kyoto in even greater style, especially if they are women travelling together. Among the amenities is Moon Pearl from Mikimoto Cosmetics.

Room Only Plan

We are located in Pontocho, which is full of restaurants and teahouses. If you wish to fully enjoy what the location has to offer, we recommend the no-meals stay option. In the area you can try fine restaurant cuisine and kaiseki made by master chefs, and wake up early and have breakfast at one of the old cafes. If you get more out of today’s Kyoto, members of our staff who are especially knowledgeable about the area can help you pick out places to dine.

Amenity

Amenities

  • For amenities, the hotel has chosen Mikimoto Cosmetics, which is produced by the Pearl jewelry brand Mikimoto. Use them to enjoy a superb bath, one that washes away the fatigue of your travels.

  • Would you like to fill your room with the aroma of coffee? Put a capsule in the Nespresso machine and make a real cup like a barista, perfect for when you wake up or to relax after you’ve just checked in.

  • The minibar is stocked with Tsubakido tea, Tamba wine, Fushimi sake, craft beer brewed in Kyoto, and other items that Kyoto is known for. You can enjoy many of the tastes of Kyoto’s various areas while in your room.

  • Let your favorite music accompany you during your stay. The rooms have hi-fi Bluetooth speakers. You can easily play music with your own player or smartphone while reclining on your bed.

  • Villa Pontocho is an accommodation facility operated directly by the publishing company Leaf, which is dedicated to informing readers about the appeal of Kyoto. With over 20 years of experience in editing, we help guests make their limited time here a stay they will always remember.