Minimalist Perfection at HOSHINOYA Tokyo
HOSHINOYA Tokyo brings me joy. Located in the heart of Tokyo, it was a beautifully curated ryokan. Modern and sophisticated interior. Think of a minimal place to be, with ample of space and well placed and chosen furniture. I love the natural feel of it. Everything was well thought out, from the placement of the tatami mats to the hidden television (you’ll have to find out when you get here).
We had the 14th floor room, it had a onset bath and a lounge room. More space than we ever need. We checked in at night :) I’m in love with the cushions and ceramic ware!
The next morning we were treated to a delicious Japanese breakfast (there is also a western option for those craving bacon and eggs). Beautifully presented, a flatlay perfection. There were a range of little breakkie treats to try from miso soup to sesame pudding. We were spoilt for choice!
And don’t forget to check out the onsen at the very top floor. It was a surprise and delight. The hot spring is split into two, for men and women. I thoroughly enjoyed the full view on the sky in one part of the hot spring baths.
Have you ever tried classic Japanese and French cuisine? We were treated to a beautiful 8 course “Nippon Cuisine” at HOSHINOYA Tokyo. The dishes were designed by Chef Noriyuki Hamada.
It was a delight as each dish were almost of miniature size, full of flavour and made with beautiful ingredients. My favourite (too many to choose from) has got to be the Five Flavours of Delight and the miniature savoury cake called Apple dish.
As much as the dishes were in small portion, it was the right amount, as by the end of the 8th dish, we were very full.
Thank you again for a wonderful time.
Japan, 〒100-0004 Tokyo, 千代田区大手町１丁目９−１