The Celestine

Kyoto | Superior

Located in the Gion district of Kyoto, the Celestine is a modern boutique hotel which combines chic interiors, well-designed facilities and high traditional service standards. In modest surroundings just a short walk from the historic Hanami-koji Street, with its maze of restaurants and tea houses, the Celestine is ideally placed for exploring the nearby shops and temples and has excellent transport links to other parts of Kyoto.

Large glass windows bring the outdoor greenery inside, framing carefully planted areas which echo the tranquillity of a traditional Japanese garden and give the shared spaces an ordered, calm appeal. The guest rooms are well laid out and welcoming. Low lighting and a simple, neutral palette creates a restful atmosphere while smooth, contemporary design elements sit alongside organic shapes in the furnishings. Each space is elegantly designed so that none is wasted and the rooms feel neat and uncluttered. The traditions of the Japanese tea ceremony are introduced in the Celestine Deluxe Yasaka suites, with a wide variety of teas available to prepare in traditional ceramic pots and staff on hand to provide advice and lessons on the best infusions.

A tempting selection of Japanese and fusion dishes are prepared onsite using locally-sourced ingredients. Choose to eat in the main restaurant, in a private dining area, or at a counter seat where sushi and tempura are prepared while you watch. A buffet breakfast is offered each morning, and kaiseki-inspired multi-dish meals are prepared each evening, giving diners the opportunity to sample a range of dishes. Enjoy a calm soak in the hotel’s traditional shared bath after a day exploring Kyoto, and finish the evening with a quiet cocktail in the serene hotel bar.

We Say
A well-located boutique offering a high-quality blend of tradition and contemporary style.


572 Komatsu-cho, Higashioji-nishiiru, Yasaka-dori, Higashiyama-ku

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  • Your Accommodation
    • 157 rooms & suites
    • Superior room amenities
  • Eating & Drinking
    • Yasaka Endo restaurant
    • Bar Oumie
    • Guest lounge
    • Tea ceremony taster
  • Leisure & Relaxation
    • Large public bath
    • Shuttle service
    • Japanese garden
    • Traditional Maiko dancing
    • Origami
    • Complimentary yukata robe

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