Full of minimalist chic, yet at the same time homely and welcoming, The Thousand is a bit of a gem. It's a large-ish hotel, with a fairly unassuming exterior, but the stylish, modern rooms feel like an extension of Kyoto's natural calm.
All rooms are a good size, and the suites are especially generous, with lounge areas and outdoor spaces giving you multiple places to relax. You can also enjoy a modern fusion of traditional Kyoto ceremony and afternoon tea in the salon.
Leisure: spa, thermal pools, yoga, gym, tea salon
Rooms: 222 rooms & suites
Wander along the ancient trails of Kumano Kodo and its spiritual shrines, enjoying the peaceful, and enchanting surroundings as well as taking in the hospitality of local families along the way.