Enjoy the incense in Arashiyama in winter, an elegant time in Hoshinoya Kyoto


From December 15th, 2021 to March 31st, 2022, we will hold “Hoshinoya Kaorumono Hajime” where you can spend a relaxing time surrounded by the scent in the quiet Arashiyama in winter. Hearing incense has the meaning of slowly tasting the scent in your heart. Forget about the busy daily life and spend a relaxing time.

Making a scent that mixes your own scent

The Heian Aristocracy used to burn incense as a daily routine to add scent to his body and clothes. Refer to the Heian period book “Kunjurusho”, which summarizes the secret recipes of incense, and mix the incense ingredients to your scent.

Authentic incense ingredients made by a long-established incense store

We use authentic incense ingredients made by the long-established incense store, Yamada Matsukagi store, which was founded in Kyoto during the Edo and Kansei eras. With the support of Hoshinoya Kyoto staff who received guidance from the Yamada Matsukagi store to formulate incense, we will formulate incense ingredients based on the recipe so that you can create your own scent.

Relax in your room surrounded by the scent

You can enjoy the dignified beauty of the winter valley while being surrounded by the scent by burning the incense that you have prepared on the elegant houseboat “Jade” exclusively for Hoshinoya Kyoto.

Overview of “Hoshi no Ya Kaoru Hajime”

Period: December 15, 2021-March 31, 2022
Time: 15: 00-12: 00 the next day
Price: 1 group 1 person participation 1 group 48,000 yen
In the case of 1 group 2 people participation 1 group 53,000 yen
(Tax and service charge included) * Accommodation charge not included
Included: Making incense, boating in Hoshinoya Kyoto’s elegant houseboat “Jade”, matcha, Japanese sweets
Venue: Hoshinoya Kyoto
Target: Guest
Capacity: 1 group per day (1-2 people)
Remarks: The date and contents of the event are subject to change.

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Hoshinoya Kyoto
Arashiyama, Kyoto Prefecture, where the Heian Aristocracy set up a villa. A waterside private residence that appears when you board a boat from Togetsu Bridge and go up the Oigawa River. It is a resort where you can enjoy the extraordinary world of the beautiful scenery and tranquility of the four seasons, with guest rooms where you can feel the traditional Japanese techniques that live in Kyoto, dishes that add a light playfulness to traditional Japanese cuisine.



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