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    Nostalgic yet new, Sophisticated yet relaxing, Sowaka, a hidden gem in the heart of Kyoto, offering a sense of ethereal serenity.

    Let Sowaka take you on a retreat of elegant tranquility and a journey of timeless beauty, where time stands still and your heart finds true rest. A new luxury hotel, highly anticipated to uplift people’s heart, has been newly opened in the heart of Kyoto. Adjacent to many tourist attractions such as Kodai-ji Temple and Kiyomizu Temple, SOWAKA just opened its doors in November 2018 on the site which used to be a high-class Japanese restaurant. This hotel will offer first time visitors a number of surprises with elegance and beauty appearing in every corner. The more often you stay at SOWAKA the more comfort you will discover. Eventually, you will find SOWAKA has become your “home” in Kyoto, and a reason to visit the ancient capital again. The Main building is simply luxurious and along with the guest rooms emanates a traditional Japanese ambiance. The traditional Sukiya-zukuri building built during the Taisho (1912-1926) and Showa (1926-1988) period was renovated by one of the talented Japanese architects, Shigenori Uoya. He employs exquisite traditional Japanese art and craft techniques on the walls, fusuma sliding doors and lacquered furniture parts.The fusuma paper sliding doors utilize Noda Print Motif Workshop’s traditional Karakami handmade paper while adding a modern touch. The lacquered furniture finishes are done by Yui Higashibata who learned the classical Japanese lacquer techniques from a craftsman. These are just examples of the modern fusion of Japanese tradition and contemporary senses you will find everywhere in SOWAKA.The eleven guest rooms also merge the essence of classical Sukiya style Japanese architecture and convenient and artistic modern comfort. Every room has a different concept and design; return guests to SOWAKA will never grow bored of their options. Whether your preference is to gaze a fine garden view, immerse in tranquilty, or soaking in the Japanese cypress bath - Tell them your preference or the purpose of your stay and SOWAKA will provide the best room for you that will make you want to try other rooms on your next stay.Walk along the narrow entrance of the stone-paved path which is refreshed by sprinkling water and receive a warm welcome to check-in at the stylish reception. Relax with a tea break in the Lobby and Lounge space, or sip a great Japanese whisky at their counter bar. There is so much more for you to discover every time you stay at SOWAKA – Indulge yourself at this supreme hotel in the heart of Kyoto.


    Name SOWAKA
    Address 480 Kiyoi-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-541-5323
    Resevation Telephone reservation is from 9 am to 6 pm (until January 31st 2019), Web reservation is available 24 hours.
    Recommended 30,000 yen (excl. tax and service) (2 people per room) Check-in 15:00, Check-out 12:00 23 rooms