Most of the rooms and suites offer impressive views of Kamogawa River, the Higashiyama mountains and Old Kyoto. The interior inspired by Japanese cultural heritage, traditional décor and local craftsmanship features floor-to-ceiling windows with Zen garden terraces or panoramic outlooks, tatami mats or futons as well as other spatial specifics that promote contemplation and relaxation. In addition, a contemporary Japanese style complements the puristic and restrained ambiance. A vast art collection comprising 409 works from mainly local artists present the central artistic theme, a classic novel by Murasaki Shikibu from the 11th century named „The Tale of Genji“. The atmosphere of the protagonist’s residence is recreated in the public areas of the hotel. A rockery and three-story waterfall in the centre of the property add to a smooth transition between the natural and built elements.