Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Kyoto

In the former imperial capital of Japan, a new luxurious ryokan-style hotel  with a storied past is now open. Suiran is The Luxury Collection’s first property in Japan and occupies part of the grounds of Tenruji Temple (literally ‘temple of the heavenly dragon’), a World Heritage site that formerly housed a traditional ryokan used by the Japanese government to entertain honourable guests.

The property’s 39 luxuriously appointed and capacious guestrooms, inspired by traditional ryokan-style accommodations, feature traditional motifs and a subdued colour palette, intended to highlight, above all else, each room’s unparalleled vistas that changes with each passing season, from the lush verdure of summer to the bright tapestry of foliage on show each autumn.

Two of the site’s original structures have undergone extensive renovations and now house the property’s dining options, including the fine-dining Kyo Suiran and more casual, cafe-style Saryo Hassui.

Located in the Arashiyama district, the property enjoys a calming riverside location and after a long day of exploring the many cultural and historical sites of Kyoto, guests can enjoy a rejuvenating plunge in the hotel’s open-air mineral spa before sitting back to take in the sweeping views of the surrounding Arashiymama hills.

To learn more about Suiran or to make a booking, visit its website here.