On May 1, real estate developer Mori Trust announced the acquisition of 2,300 sqm of land in Kyoto’s Gion district with the aim of creating a luxury hotel of an international standard.

The property includes an older ryokan-style hotel that will be demolished. It adjoins Daiunin Temple, which houses the graves of Oda Nobunaga and Ishikawa Goemon, and is near Kodai-ji, Nene-no-michi, and Yasaka Shrine.

The developer has been expanding the opening of luxury hotels across Japan. In 2015, the company opened the Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Kyoto alongside the river in Arashiyama.  


Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama, Kyoto

The Kyoto Shimbun, June 2, 2022.
R.E.port, June 3, 2022.