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Located at the foothills of the Takagamine mountains is the Kyoto Shozan Resort. Set within 28 acres, the resort is home to idyllic Japanese gardens, historic temples, tea houses and Michelin starred restaurants. The design of the ROKU KYOTO, LXR Hotels & Resorts reflects the unique and culturally immersive luxury enclave of Shozan.

ROKU KYOTO, LXR Hotels & Resorts

Once belonging to an eminent artist of the Edo Period, the land was residence to a village of artisans. The design takes inspiration from this heritage and the interiors are filled with art collections from all over Japan. The dramatic high-pitched ceilings in the tea lounge and lobby design were influenced by the historical architecture of the region.

Each area of the Resort features artisanal crafts specific to the ancient city of Kyoto, a celebration of this rich cultural capital. Iconic ‘urushi’ lacquerware, traditional ‘takezaiku’ bamboo weaving and copperware feature in the tea lounge, restaurant and bar.

BLINK ROKU KYOTO Pavilion Restaurant

“The design inspires guests to reconnect with the true spirit of Kyoto. By incorporating the natural surroundings into the interiors and embracing regional craftsmanship, we have created a real sense of place.

Rie Minoura

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

The design of the rooms encourages a feeling of serenity and relaxation. By installing a framed, refined washi paper in a wooden lattice, we echoed the traditional Minka Japanese home into every room and suite.

The spa blends Japanese Zen culture and natural elements into the interior design. The feature wall ceramic depicts the shape of bamboo, reinvigorating body, mind, and spirit to welcome and encourage the philosophy of Japan’s healing tradition.

BLINK ROKU KYOTO SPA

“We were thrilled to work with LXR Hotels & Resorts to create an authentic experience at ROKU KYOTO which illustrates a great respect to Kyoto’s rich heritage and culture. Each space in the resort is inspired by various traditional Japanese elements with the aim of connecting people, culture, and nature.

Clint Nagata

Founder and Creative Partner

Location

Kyoto, Japan

Scope

Interior Design

No. of Keys

114 Guestrooms