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Genji Kyoto

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  • Food & Drink

    1 restaurant, 1 bar

  • Spa & Recreation

    Rooftop garden, complimentary bicycles

  • Architecture

    Geoffrey P. Moussas

  • Interior design

    Geoffrey P. Moussas, Jun Tomita, Marc Peter Keane (Garden Designer)

  • The Originals

    Geoffrey P. Moussas

  • Themes

    New Hotels, City, Art & Culture

  • Food & Drink

    1 restaurant, 1 bar

  • Spa & Recreation

    Rooftop garden, complimentary bicycles

A secret world of serene gardens in the heart of Kyoto enables you to experience the essence of Japanese culture in a contemporary architectural setting.

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Architecture Geoffrey P. Moussas

Genji Kyoto Architecture (1)

Architecture Geoffrey P. Moussas

Traditional Japanese architecture and materials used in innovative ways, blending interior and exterior spaces into one.

Gardens are an important element to the hotel’s spatial layout, dissolving the boundaries between interior and exterior spaces. It is a tribute to “Teioku Ichinyo”, where garden and architecture coalesce; they become one. Despite the site’s long shape, the floorplan is oriented in such a way that every room has scenic views of the river and mountains, the city, or tranquil private gardens.The rooftop garden and bar allows every guest to enjoy panoramic views year round.

Interior design Geoffrey P. Moussas, Jun Tomita, Marc Peter Keane

A serene and ambient space for enjoying the subtleties of Japanese design

Custom-designed locally made furniture, Washi-paper lamps, a bamboo-lined entrance, and century-old handcrafted tansu chests are just some of the details brought forth to instill a sense of quietude at Genji Kyoto. Cedar imprinted concrete and innovative washi windows are examples of cross-cultural elements that allow a new build to blend with Japanese culture. Outside, adorning the gardens as sculptural pieces are a heritage water basin, a small shrine found on site, and antique stones and objects.

Genji Kyoto Interior Design (1)

The Originals Geoffrey P. Moussas

“The experience of everyday life, your interactions, everything affects the way you perceive things.”
Geoffrey P. Moussas

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Food & Drink An elegant and relaxed affair

Genji Kyoto Theme Box 2 Food And Drink

Food & Drink An elegant and relaxed affair

Soulful Japanese and international dishes made with seasonal ingredients.

Simple, hearty fare and tempting desserts can be enjoyed on the sofas, bar stools, rooftop lounge or in-room. Think juicy burgers, heartwarming donburi bowls, or matcha three ways for dessert—washed down with a yuzu cocktail or a warm sake.

Art & Culture The Tale of Genji comes to life

Paying tribute to Japanese literary masterpiece The Tale of Genji, the paintings in each room by young Kyoto artists take motifs from the novel.

Further continuing the association with the 1,000-year-old tale, the Ukifune Zen garden in the lobby courtyard, as well as the classical painting and ceramic sculpture on its verandah, all draw on the wabi sabi theme of life’s evanescence in the Ukifune (drifting boat) chapter of the novel.

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Destinations

Wabi-Sabi: An Imperfect Guide to Japan

As we assess all that we’ve taken for granted this year, we found that travel is high on that list. We are dreaming about traveling through Japan but find that it’s also become important to ask how and why. Inspired by the unique Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi, we decided to peer into this captivating land through this special lens.

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Location

Location

Asia
Japan
Kyoto

Genji Kyoto
Hashidono-cho 362-3, Shimogyo-ku
Kyoto 600 8113
Japan

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    5°C / 41°F

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