The Concept Behind Shinsho-an
The carefully selected timber that forms Shinsho-an comes from only wood grown in the natural world over great lengths of time, chosen by seasoned connoisseurs.
This natural wood is processed meticulously by master carpenters and builders to form the pinnacle of Japanese architecture.
The grace, texture, and luster of this wood increase in quality and beauty over time.
A stay inside this hotel heals with the scent of wood and immerses you in a mysterious sense of peace and tranquility.
Shinsho-an hopes to be a charming hotel that provides warm hospitality and high-quality spaces that will fill you with a sense of relaxation, as though you’ve come home.
Okazaki, an Area of Town Filled With History and Culture
Shinsho-an is located in front of the gates of Nanzenji, a prestigious Zen Buddhist temple situated in a quiet area of Okazaki, Kyoto.
Home to Heian Jingu, Chion-in, and other famous temples and shrines as well as art museums, history museums, and other cultural facilities, Okazaki is the ideal place to experience history, culture, and sightseeing.
The Concept Behind Our 4 Rooms
A place in Kyoto that you’ll want to return to...
This is what Shinsho-an dreams of being and is the passion behind this high-quality hotel.
The carefully selected timber that forms the building comes from only wood grown in natural forests over great lengths of time.
Wood processed meticulously by master carpenters and builders have been transformed into a high-quality building that meets their expectations, where the grace, texture, and luster of this wood are said to increase in quality and beauty over time.
A stay inside this tranquil hotel heals with the scent of carefully selected wood, whose gentle texture calms the mind.
Hanare, a building located on the east side of the main garden,is a 14.5 m² space created in 1966 as an exemplary work of the master carpenter Sotoji Nakamura.
Enjoy views from the counter at Higashiyama Ogata or from the guest rooms on the west side of the garden.
The Concept Behind Our Dining
Located next to Shinsho-an is Higashiyama Ogata, a Japanese restaurant offering a variety of cuisine that expresses ingredients in a delicate yet bold manner, letting you encounter a wealth of Japanese produce that changes with the seasons
Enjoy seasonal produce, tableware, and furnishings while gazing out at sceneries that change with the seasons in the Japanese garden from the counter.
Guests staying at Shinsho-an are served breakfast made at Higashiyama Ogata.
Enjoy room wear, original amenities, and other distinctive items from Shinsho-an at home.
For those using public transportation,
the hotel is a 7-minute walk from the nearest station,
Higashiyama Station on the Tozai Line of the Kyoto Municipal Subway.
Shuttle service and limousine service can also be arranged.