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Hiyori Chapter Kyoto, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel is now open

Tribute Portfolio’s 2nd hotel in Japan, Hiyori Chapter Kyoto is now open.


Hiyori Chapter is located in Japan’s historical and cultural hub of Kyoto. The hotel, located near Kawaramachi-dori, is within 70-minute drive from Osaka International Airport while JR Kyoto Station is within a 20-minute drive from the property, making it easily accessible from other regional and international destinations.

Guests can easily access the main historical and cultural destinations in the city including the Kyoto Imperial Palace, the former palace of the Japanese Emperor, and the magnificent Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, with its breathtaking tree-lined gravel pathways, peaceful shrines and lakes.

Jennifer Connell, Vice President and Global Brand Leader, Tribute Portfolio, said:

We are delighted to be opening Hiyori Chapter Kyoto, introducing Tribute Portfolio to one of the most sought-after destinations around the globe. The opening further diversifies our exciting collection of hotels in Japan, offering unique experiences to our discerning guests. Tribute Portfolio seeks out and highlights the true spirit of a destination and creates vibrant social scenes for travelers to enjoy. The new hotel is set to present captivating design and truly authentic experiences tailored to the locale in Kyoto.


Hiyori Chapter Kyoto consist of 203 elegantly appointed guest rooms including 2 signature suites. The guest rooms, inspired from Japanese tea ceremonies, feature key elements of Japanese tea rooms and are reimagined with a modern interpretation to offer functional beauty and comfort with a sense of tradition.

Chapter Suite. Photo: Marriott

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The hotel features only one all-day dining restaurant called Matsunari, which offers Western and Japanese contemporary cuisines. It also serves breakfast and light meals, from baked goods to desserts and creative cocktails.


Hiyori Chapter Kyoto featured a fully-equipped, 24/7 fitness center as well as a traditional Japanese public bath, Hiyori No Yu’. The public bath features a granite bath and an open-air bath surrounded by lush greenery, for guests to relax and rejuvenate after a long day of exploring.

The ‘Chapter Factory’, which is located in the hotel’s lobby, presents a unique way for guests to connect with the local community. Acting as the hotel concierge, the Chapter Factory showcases a selection of curated travel stories from local insiders and hotel staff for guests to discover the hidden gems of Kyoto through a local lens. Additionally, guests can also share their travel stories in Kyoto by adding new chapters to the Chapter Factory.

Satoshi Furuya, General Manager, Hiyori Chapter Kyoto, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, said:

Kyoto is known for its cultural hotspots that are known to international travellers, but it also has many stories about back alleys, restaurants frequented by locals and other places not included in guidebooks. We look forward to providing an unforgettable experience for the modern traveler seeking local experiences and top-of-the-line customer service at the characterful Hiyori Chapter Kyoto.

As mentioned above, this is the 2nd Tribute Portfolio Hotel in Japan after Yoichi-Gun, Hokkaido. Hiyori Chapter Kyoto is a Category 6 property on Marriott Bonvoy chart, which means that you will have to spend 40,000 Bonvoy points for a off-peak season stay per night, 50,000 points for a standard stay per night and 60,000 points for a peak season stay per night.

Featured image by Marriott

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