Japan and especially Kyoto have an ineffable sense of tranquility and Zen-like balance, and there’s no better place to experience it than the recently opened Garrya Nijo Castle Kyoto. The latest addition to the Banyan Tree Group’s rapidly expanding global portfolio of outstanding properties, this 25-room luxury boutique hotel was purpose designed to welcome and nurture the modern-day traveller looking to take a break from the clutter and chaos of everyday life.
Helping guests to take that deep, relaxing breath and revive themselves are peaceful, graceful guest rooms, where traditional, typically Japanese design techniques and materials exemplify minimalist simplicity, while wellbeing rooms stocked with personal exercise items offer an even deeper immersion in the brand’s philosophy. There’s also the ELEMENTS spa, which specialises in restorative massage therapies. Promoting the awakening and detoxification of the body is the focus at Singular, an innovative French restaurant where all producers are carefully selected to ensure they supply sustainable ingredients of the highest quality from Kyoto and all over Japan. While the East-West dishes it offers are healthy and virtuous, they’re also simply delicious!
Guests will surely want to take a trip to nearby Nijo Castle, which has rightfully been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This stunning, majestic site is a wonderful monument to the mighty Shogun warlords who built it and dominated much of Japan from the 17th to the 19th centuries.
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