Art Mon Zen Kyoto

Art Mon Zen

Art Mon Zen is a small luxury boutique hotel offering fifteen individually designed rooms. These rooms are ornamented at every turn with the beauty and craftsmanship of the sukiya-zukuri style of architecture; the pride of Japan and recognised all over the world. These rooms are decorated with domestic and international works of art selected with an exacting aesthetic sense. All rooms are outfitted with beds, bubble bathtubs, air conditioning, and amenities of the highest quality.

The hotel is located in the northern part of Gion near the Kamo River on Furumonzen Street, the foremost antique art district in all of Kyoto. The Tatsumibashi, the symbol of Gion, is a mere stone’s throw away. Popular sightseeing spots within walking distance include Chion-in Temple, Maruyama Park, Yasaka Shrine and Kodaiji Temple.

Regular art events are held at the hotel as well as live music performances. Art Mon Zen has three restaurants, serving innovative Japanese fusion and kaiseki cuisine, as well as a bar and a sake bar.

This is an excellent Kyoto hotel, set in Gion's backstreets, that offers a great choice for anyone interested in art. Each of the 15 rooms in the hotel displays a rotating selection of both Japanese and international works of art and it's clear that every small detail has been carefully considered; even the flooring in each room is beautifully designed and the bathrooms with their illuminated, bubble bathtubs are a delight. The immediate vicinity is quiet yet within easy walking distance of lively nightlife for those that want it. This feels like a hotel for adults and indeed small children aren't permitted to stay here, so it's not the ideal choice for those with small kids but great for everyone else.