After a day of exploration in Kyoto, retreat to the elegant Dhawa Yura Kyoto by the Banyan Tree Group for a truly immersive and rejuvenating stay.
Kyoto’s cultural richness, encompassing traditional arts and rituals, harmonises with its dynamic contemporary facets, creating a unique allure for travellers. Visitors can explore iconic landmarks like Fushimi Inari Shrine and Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion), Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Nishiki Market and Nijo Castle or immerse in traditional tea ceremonies, witness the beauty of geisha performances in Gion and stroll through historic districts like Higashiyama.
Dhawa Yura Kyoto: A symbol of elegance and history
After all that exploration, one is bound to want pampering and relaxation upon returning to their hotel. Located beside the iconic Sanjo Ohashi, Dhawa Yura Kyoto by the the Banyan Tree Group gracefully opened its doors on June 17 last year, paying homage to Japan and Kyoto’s rich history and culture. The hotel stands near the final station of the ancient Tokaido Road from Tokyo, a vital route during the Edo period in Japan. As the interior reflects the city’s historic tapestry, the hotel offers more than just a stay – it provides an immersive experience. Decorative elements around the restaurant that include inspiration from Japan’s natural landscape – like a steel plum tree installation at the entrance to the hotel and a cluster of lush bamboo trees as the focal point of GRILL 54TH, the hotel’s contemporary dining restaurant – aim to evoke a sense of tranquillity throughout.
Culinary delights and comfortable retreats
Dhawa Yura Kyoto is not only a beautiful space but contains everything a visitor could require – all-day dining, sumptuous afternoon tea, a fitness centre, a spa for some luxurious treatments and professional and attentive staff. Next to the reception is the Nest, a lounge area for hotel guests to refuel with complimentary tea or coffee, fruit-infused water and snacks. Its 138 meticulously designed guestrooms blend modern comfort with a nod to tradition. Rooms feature minibars, espresso makers, and 55-inch LCD televisions. The private bathrooms boast rainfall showerheads and complimentary Sundari toiletries and a skincare kit. Savour international cuisine at GRILL 54TH or opt for 24-hour room service. The bar/lounge invites you to unwind with your favourite drink. Buffet breakfasts, available daily, complete the culinary experience.
8Lements Spa: A journey to holistic well-being
When it’s time to seek out relaxation, the 8lment Spa beckons guests on a journey to holistic well-being. The spa offers a comprehensive menu of treatments including Thai massage, body scrubs and conditioners, providing guests with a holistic and rejuvenating experience. Indulge in an hourlong, full-body massage by expert therapists, but not before experience the captivating welcome beverage: a fruity and non-alcoholic drink with a floating flower accompanied by a lemon wedge. Squeezing the lemon into the drink creates a visually striking transformation in the beverage’s colour, from blue to purple.
Tranquillity in the heart of Kyoto
Dhawa Yura Kyoto beckons discerning travellers seeking the perfect fusion of tradition, luxury and well-being in the heart of Kyoto. From cultural exploration to a tranquil retreat at the hotel, it promises an unforgettable experience immersed in the city’s timeless allure. dhawa.com/japan/dhawa-yura-kyoto
All photos from Dhawa Yura Kyoto.