Sowaka is a Sanskrit word meaning “happiness” or “wellbeing.”
It is a word of blessing, often spoken at the end of the Buddhist sutras
that echo through the innumerable temples of Kyoto.
Once across the stone threshold, you are instantly transported to an oasis of calm.
Relax in one of Sowaka’s 23 individually designed rooms, listening to gentle breezes blow through the green and tranquil courtyard.
Situated in the charming neighborhood of Gion and Yasaka,
the hotel effuses ethereal elegance in its luxurious space combining nostalgia with modernity.
Enjoy creative, distinctive Kyoto cuisine at La BOMBANCE Gion, the latest outpost of the award-winning Tokyo restaurant.
Meanwhile the ancient streets and charming neighborhoods of Kyoto are just outside your door.
“Sowaka” represents the very best wishes to our beloved guests.
May you enjoy 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.)