Roku Kyoto is the first LXR Hotel to open on this side of Asia, therefore as far as branding goes no one is quite sure what to expect from the property. Nestled in the handsome mountainous stretch of Kyoto's Kitayama region, it is apparent both from the remote location and the resort aesthetics of this handsome property that it is a luxurious retreat, far from the maddening crowd where the travel weary can come here to repose and forget realities, however temporal the respite may be. The rooms, some bedecked with private little onsen tubs, are sumptuous little hideaways that guests have no reason to leave over the duration of the stay, except to frolic in the main thermal pool or to indulge in the seasonal cuisines of Tenjin, the resort's main restaurant.
While at Roku Kyoto,
why don't you ...
Check into its the garden deluxe rooms which comes with a terrace decked with a lush tub fed with thermal spring water that extends into a small private garden. In short, the perfect retreat for the modern urbanite.
Make a booking at Tenjin, the hotel's main restaurant that serves creatively modern Japanese-French cuisine with the choicest Japanese produce, complemented by an extensive wine list.
Explore the relatively obscured area of Kitayama, a largely residential enclave in the northern mountainous region of Kyoto. A walk around the neighbourhood may throw up some quaint familial scenes that offer a peek into suburban Kyoto living.
Take a plunge at the resort's plus size thermal swimming pool fed by natural hot spring water. Maintained at a comforting warmth even in the depth of winter, this may be Kyoto's, if not Japan's, largest outdoor thermal swimming pool.