Marriott has opened a new hotel in Kyoto, Japan under its Autograph Collection Hotels brand.

The Prince Kyoto Takaragaike, Autograph Collection hotel is located in the Takaragaike area, situated in the northern section of Kyoto, Japan.

“We are excited to expand the Autograph Collection portfolio in Japan with the brand’s third hotel in the country,” said Rajeev Menon, president, Asia Pacific (excluding China), Marriott International.

“The Prince Kyoto Takaragaike perfectly highlights Autograph Collection’s promise of showcasing experiences that are informed by unique perspectives on craft and hospitality. This opening reinforces Marriott International’s commitment to continue expanding its footprint across Japan.”

Marriott says the hotel is located within walking distance of Kokusaikaikan Station, and is approximately 58 kilometers from Osaka International Airport, making it accessible from other areas of Japan.

The hotel is also close to Takaragaike Park, which offers walking trails with views of spring cherry blossoms and autumn foliage. Local attractions including the 17th-century Shugakuin Imperial Villa, as well as the  gold leaf-covered Kinkakuji Temple, are within walking distance, says Marriott.

The main building of the hotel is an oval shape, with an atrium at its centre. The hotel’s 310  guestrooms come with free Wi-Fi and views of Takaragaike Park and its surroundings. Guests are welcomed at the hotel with a cup of matcha, or powdered green tea, prepared in Urasenke style.

The hotel’s main restaurant, Ito-Zakura, serves French cuisine. Guests can also visit the century-old Morita Farm in nearby Kamigamo to handpick their own vegetables, which they will later enjoy in a French-inspired meal, says the hotel. Takaragaike Japanese Restaurant presents an array of classic Kyoto cuisine and other Japanese regional favourites. At Tohen Chinese Restaurant, Beijing style cuisine is served. Mizu-No-Ne is the hotel’s lobby lounge serving specialty coffees and herb teas to be enjoyed with oven-fresh baked breads, cakes and pastries. Bar Ascot, an English-style bar, is “a cozy, convivial venue” for a relaxing evening over drinks and cocktails. In  Sukiya-style, a traditional wooden Japanese Tea House is set within the hotel grounds, where guests can also experience an authentic formal Japanese tea ceremony or enjoy kaiseki-style cuisine from Tsujitome, a long-established Japanese Restaurant.

“Kyoto is the cultural capital of Japan, and for many centuries, it has welcomed visitors from all over the world who come to take in its beautiful natural scenery, fascinating culture and excellent cuisine,” said Masashi Takizawa, general ,anager, The Prince Kyoto Takaragaike.

“We are extremely pleased to become part of Marriott International’s prestigious Autograph Collection, and to present our very special hotel to the next generation of visitors who wish to discover authentic, one-of-a-kind experiences when they visit Kyoto.”