The Sanskrit word “sowaka” means “Happy / Best Wishes”
This word of blessing, often used at the end of the Buddhist sutras,
is nostalgic to the ear yet new – and it fits well in Kyoto which has many Buddhist temples.
Once you enter the hotel and walk on the stone floor moistened with Uchimizu*
You are in another world enveloped by serenity.
Feast your eyes on the greenery of the courtyard and relax in your room while listening to the rustling of leaves in the gentle breezes.
Not only is the hotel situated in a wonderful location,
but its greatest charm is its luxurious space combining the nostalgic past with the new.
At the Michelin-starred restaurant you can enjoy creative cuisine distinctive of Kyoto
Take a stroll in the charming ancient city as if it was your home.
“Sowaka” represents the very best wishes to our beloved guests.
May you enjoy, to your heart’s content, an abundance of blessings.
(*Uchimizu is the custom of sprinkling water in gardens. People see uchimizu as a practical way of cooling the breeze while continuing an aesthetically pleasing and courteous custom.)