Yoshida-sanso

    Located on Mount Yoshida in Kyoto’s Kagura-oka neighborhood, Yoshida-sanso consists of five guest rooms in the main house and a semidetached villa. All of the rooms in the house overlook the property’s formal Japanese cypress garden, which is bisected by a series of stepping stones that lead to the villa. From the moment you don your yukata, or cotton robe, time slows. Steamy communal baths help soak away stress, while traditional multicourse kaiseki dinners—served in the privacy of your room behind sliding rice-paper shoji doors—help you soak up the local culture. Accommodations Five rooms with communal baths in the main house, plus a semidetached villa with a living room, bedroom, bath, and wraparound deck. All rooms have garden views. Facilities Communal baths for soaking and a large, formal Japanese cypress garden for strolling. The hotel also offers in-room massage services. Dining In addition to the eight-course kaiseki meals made with seasonal ingredients and served in the guest rooms, the new Shinko-kan tea salon offers organic chocolate desserts and displays the works of British children’s author and illustrator Kate Greenaway. Concierge Recommends Book a night in a club for a private performance by three Kyoto geishas—one to dance, one to play the shamisen, and one to sing. Rates From $395 per person, per night in the main house, and from $560 per person, per night in the semidetached villa.

    From Around the Web...
    From Hawaii to Virginia to New York, here’s where to go during this year’s U.S. holiday weekends…
    Yellowstone Club in Montana features over 2,200 acres of private ski terrain just for homeowners…
    Photo by Wildestanimal/Getty Images
    A biology professor at Brown University finally makes it to Darwin’s paradise…
    Photo by Andrew Plumptre/Getty Images;
    Adventurers can go on their own safari in Rwanda through Abercrombie & Kent tour company…
    When traveling to Chicago for America’ Cup this June, stay in one of these four exceptional hotels…
    Photo by Jennifer Cawley
    The famed surfer’s signature line will be available exclusively at One&Only Resorts…
    Photo by Mila Bridger
    The first Dawn off the line commanded $750,000 at Florida’s famed charity wine auction…
    Five classic New York City hotels for a perfect stay during the races…
    From Whistler to the Alps, reach new heights with these superlative heli-ski programs…
    After the big game, take off in time for the Pebble Beach Pro-Am as part of this premier package…