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A Beautiful Bespoke Journey to Japan

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In Japan (or Nippon as the Japanese call it), broken objects are often repaired in gold, a practice known as Kintsugi.  As a philosophy, its flaw is seen as a unique piece of the object’s history, therefore celebrating its beauty rather than something to disguise. It’s this approach combined with a constant “nod” reflecting old and new blended so seamlessly into Japanese modern life that makes the Land of the Rising Sun one of the most travelworthy around the globe. 


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THE HOTEL HIGASHIYAMA by Kyoto Tokyu opened July 7, 2022. Situated in a prime location, surrounded by an array of cultural and artistic facilities, this luxury boutique hotel exudes Japanese sensibility in both design aesthetics and warm omotenashi hospitality. Guests will find their stay so pleasurable that it becomes a purposeful part of their Kyoto visit.

Inspired by Traditional Kyoto Culture with a Modern Twist
The five-story hotel features 168 guest rooms located on floors 1 to 5.



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For more than 1,200 years since the emperor Kanmu moved the capital from Nara, Kyoto has been Japan’s center of culture, art, and cuisine. The Higashiyama ward especially, is home to a plethora of national treasures, temples, shrines, and historic districts. These include Kiyomizudera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Gion, an entertainment district famous for its Geisha. Also, Higashiyama ward is surrounded by the Higashiyama mountains and the Kamo river, where visitors can stroll and take in

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