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This is what it means to reward yourself! I experienced a one-of-a-kind Arashiyama stay at [MUNI KYOTO]

Arashiyama has continued to be a scenic spot for more than 1,000 years since the Heian period, when it prospered as a resort area for the aristocrats. Before the coronavirus pandemic, it was a tourist spot that was difficult to get close to, but recently there has been an increase in the number of tourists from nearby areas who are enjoying microtourism.
I want to relax my mind and body while listening to the sound of the river! We visited MUNI KYOTO, a luxury hotel that seems to gently embrace modern people.

1.The beginning of my dream stay at [MUNI KYOTO]


It's a 4-minute walk from Randen Arashiyama Station, and you'll be there in no time.


I made a reservation at [MUNI KYOTO] after hearing that it has a reputation for offering scenery and delicious food that can only be found here in the world. From the moment you step into the hotel's white-based space, you can't help but feel excited by the luxurious atmosphere that combines Western and Eastern aesthetics. There is also a smart style where check-in is done in each guest's room.

2.19 rooms with a view of Arashiyama from the front windows (2 other maisonette type rooms)


Arashiyama and Togetsukyo Bridge are right in front of you. You can experience the benefits of staying in one of Kyoto's most scenic spots.

The guest rooms have the comfort of being in nature and the elegance of an ink painting, and the interior has been designed to maximize the view from the windows. The autumn leaves are nice, but the quietness of winter with its apocalyptic sabi feel is also nice.


River view deluxe. Spacious and spacious with large windows and a ceiling height of up to 4m.


Garden View Premium overlooks the main garden called the Black Garden. Only this room has its own private courtyard in the bathroom.

3.Bath items with the scent of Mizuo yuzu and Kitayama cedar


The creamy foaming shampoo, moisturizing conditioner, and moisturizing body wash are all original.

[MUNI KYOTO] original amenities provided in your room. A citrus cedar scent blended with Kitayama cedar and yuzu from Mizuo, Kyoto, known as the birthplace of yuzu. Items that incorporate Kyoto's natural blessings will make your bath time in your room more fulfilling.

4.Enjoy champagne at [MUNI LA TERRASSE] before dinner


Spend a luxurious moment gazing vaguely at the river surface, which gradually turns into the color of the setting sun.

At MUNI LA TERRASSE, supervised by Ducasse Paris, you can enjoy a relaxing breakfast, lunch, or tea time while looking out over the Katsura River, Arashiyama, or the hotel's garden. From 17:00 to 19:00, at dusk before dinner, is a special time only for hotel guests! Champagne service enhances the feeling of reward.


Menu de Noël11,000 yen (Christmas special lunch)


Lunch menu single plate, 3 plate lunch from 6,100 yen


  • Muni La Terrace
  • Tel.075-873-7770
  • Breakfast 7:00-9:30, Lunch 11:30-14:00, Tea time 14:00-15:30 (LO)

5.Blissful dinner at the gourmet space [MUNI ALAIN DUCASSE]

[MUNI ALAIN DUCASSE] is a contemporary French restaurant that incorporates ingredients from Kyoto, created by Ducasse Paris, founded by Alain Ducasse, a master of the French culinary world. A blissful gastronomic time passes as you enjoy dishes prepared by Chef Hugues Gerard while admiring first-class items such as antique Baccarat glasses and Chagall paintings.


Special Christmas dinner available from December 23rd to 25th, 45,000 yen

Signature course 34,000 yen


  • Muni Alain Ducasse
  • Tel.075-873-7771
  • 17:30-21:00 (LO)

6.For souvenirs for yourself, go to [MUNI LA BOUTIQUE]


During the winter, we also sell hot chocolate made with plenty of high-quality cacao.

[MUNI LA BOUTIQUE], located next to the entrance, sells original baked goods and brioche. Two types of original chocolate mandiens using Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse's couverture for 1,200 yen and tablets for 2,300 yen are perfect souvenirs for yourself.


  • Muni La Boutique
  • Tel.075-873-7772
  • 10:00-17:00

7.Tune your mind and body at "MUNI SPA" where you can enjoy nature


In a space that takes advantage of the textures of wood and earth, the latest anti-aging care from Swiss clinic VALMONT is also on standby.

At the in-house [MUNI SPA], you can receive original treatments with a wellness and holistic theme. We use products from the spa brand "ALL THAT SPA" that uses domestically produced essential oils that are rooted in the Japanese climate. The gentle and rich scent of plants grown in Japan will envelop your tired mind and body. A body treatment starting from 20,000 yen that gently targets fatigued areas with comfortable long strokes.


  • Muni Spa
  • Tel.075-873-7775
  • 13:00-21:00 (last reception/20:00)

8.Experience report summary


Check out the white garden that was designed with the concept of spaces and blank spaces.

[MUNI KYOTO] has been on my mind ever since it opened last August. I went out feeling a little stretched out, but the high-class hospitality immediately eased my nerves and left me feeling very refreshed!
Rediscover the charm of Arashiyama, a scenic spot where you can experience rich nature not far from the city center of Kyoto. I would like to tell my friends about it as a microtourism destination that you can go to whenever you feel like it.


  • Muni Kyoto
  • 3, Aonobabacho, Saga Tenryuji Temple, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 4 minutes walk from Randen “Arashiyama Station”
  • Tel.075-863-1110 (main)
  • 5 parking spaces (reservation required)
  • https://muni-kyoto.com/jp/
*Please note that the information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
*Since this site uses automatic translation, the translation may differ from the original Japanese content.

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