Each of the four guest rooms at Shinsho-an features different designs, and their interiors, which follow in the tradition of a Japanese-style hotel, offer the relaxation and comfort of a vacation home and a fusion of East and West.
The rooms are designed to incorporate the greenery of the garden within the hotel as much as possible.
This takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the city, creating the sensation that you are in the forest, on a mountain retreat despite being in the city.
This room overlooks a forest of red pines planted in the front garden, the origin of our hotel.
The ceilings feature kakekomi, a sloped structure with exposed rafters made with small Kitayama cedar logs, or ajiro, a wickerwork ceiling made of red cedar, creating an atmosphere that is sophisticated yet not overly formal.
A room with a bright, open atmosphere offering views of the Kyoto mountains beyond the roofscapes of Kyoto.
On the south side is a terrace where you can watch the moon rise at night or cool off after a bath.
The interior is designed based on the informal style of standard Japanese formality levels. The pillars have not been chamfered and remain as logs, while the ceilings are made of unfinished wood and bulrush to create the rustic ambience of a tea room.