The picturesque beauty of old Kyoto survives on Shinmonzen Dori, the Street of the Artists. Sustained by a vibrant community of galleries, antique shops, and art lovers, these historic alleys exude the peaceful energy of the lived-in and well-loved.
Joining this artistic community is The Shinmonzen, a luxury inn with a modern Japanese design by Tadao Ando, cosmopolitan accents by Rémi Tessier, and a world-class collection of contemporary art. With just nine spacious suites, all with verandas overlooking the Shirakawa River, The Shinmonzen provides a highly personalized experience and a relaxing refuge in the heart of Gion.
As art exists in the delicate interplay between preservation of time-honored skills and creative innovation, The Shinmonzen draws on the exacting attention to detail that characterizes traditional Japanese hospitality while bringing a warmer, more agile approach to service. Add a refined epicureanism shaped by sister property Villa La Coste in Provence and an environmentally conscious ethos and you have a new standard for Kyoto luxury.
The Shinmonzen, where Kyoto lives.
JAPANESE EXPERIENCE IN KYOTO
"Along the Shirakawa River and Shinmonzen Street in Gion, Kyoto stands an elegant and triumphant hotel.
During our design process, the goal was to create a space that accommodates the desires of the modern traveler while respecting the tradition and legacy of Kyoto.
This hotel represents a nuanced fusion of the past, the present, and the future.
I believe that it will embody the essence of Kyoto while still appealing to cosmopolitan sensibilities.
From each room, guests can gaze upon a sparkling and effervescent river that is considered to be the most beautiful body of water in all of Kyoto.
I hope that everyone who visits will discover the new charm of an age-old city."
This is your home, your urban sanctuary. Slip off your shoes and step inside.
Nine unique suites, all defined by elegant comfort, each accented by a different native material. In Japanese philosophy, natural materials like bamboo, lacquer, silk, even stone, are full of dynamic life, providing a connection to the divine. Aromatic cypress soaking tubs, immense marble counters, velvety soft tatami floors — every detail of these bright, spacious residences is alive with the elemental beauty of nature, augmented by striking custom artworks.
Guest-exclusive spaces like the riverside lounge exude the same stylish warmth as the guest suites to entice residents to linger together with an always-available espresso or cocktail, soothed by the tinkling babble of the Shirakawa River and a benediction of light dappling through cherry and maple boughs.
A cardio gym and luxurious treatment room ensure optimal wellness and relaxation.
This autumn, The Shinmonzen will add to the cosmopolitan energy of the lively local community by opening a petite bar, an exclusive restaurant from a world-class chef, and a unique pâtisserie.
235 Nishino-cho, Shinmonzen-dori,
Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605 0088