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Starting From TY.

To whom made a reservation before 30th March,2020

kanra spa spa x parfait


“Strawberry and Pistachio”

“Spa × Parfait” plan is the special combination plan which taking relax with spa treatment and have sweet time with seasonal parfait.

Organic certificated medical aroma oil are using for this treatment, and it will release your body from everyday stress and tune up your skin.


After the treatment, please taste our special parfait at kanra lounge. 

Strawberry and Pistachio parfait is limited menu for this March and April.

You may enjoy the harmony of sweet and juicy strawberry confiture, mousse, jelly and flavorful pistachio gelato. 

Much of fresh strawberries are also tasty and bring you fresh springful aroma surely. 

One drink will be also comes with this parfait.


How about refreshing your body and try the fresh spring taste?

We are looking forward to your booking.


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kanra spa 1F Annex

kanra lounge 1F Main building



¥12,000 / person (Tax & service charge are inclusive)


■Booking & Information



*Reservation is necessary for this plan.

Digout Local Tour Special Tour 2020


Visiting Local Casting studio “Nanjo Kobo”

Would you like to come to the Nanjo laboratory Orin casting tour?

We are offering original tour that guiding by our staff. 

As special edition of it, we will held special tour that visiting Casting studio “Nanjo Kobo”.


At Nanjo Kobo Studio, they taking over their traditional casting way for 190 years and they using special technique and metal blending to produce Orins.

Orin is the important Buddhist instrument which used for Buddhist altar. In Japan, we ring the Orin before we pray to relieve ourselves from distracting thoughts.


In this special tour you can enjoy observing how to make this Japanese traditional craft and experience their natural sounds.


Why don’t you come to join this rare chance to get to know Japanese culture? 

Please find your favorite sound.


*Reservation is required to participate




Digour Local Tour Special tour2020

■Places to visit

Nanjo Kobo Studio


■Date and time

17th April, 2020  10:00AM~13:00PM


■Tour Fee

2,000 yen / adult

*Public transportation fees are not included/ Taxi fee from station to laboratory are included.)



6 adults 

*Children age 6 and older are considered as adults.


■Booking & Information

Booking is available  by e-mail or directly at our front desk



If you have any questions please do no hesitate to email us.

Announcement: Minimizing the risk of being infected by the new Coronavirus(COVID-19)



Thank you very much for your interest in
hotel kanra kyoto.

In order to minimize the risk of being infected
by the new Coronavirus(COVID-19)

We are doing the followings; 

・Placing bottles of sanitizer at the front desk. 
・Some staff members are wearing masks. 
・Opening the windows and air the entrance. 
・Recording our staff’s health condition everyday. If you have any

questions,please do not hesitate
to contact us directly to our email

We hope the situation will calm down globally soon, 
and hope you, your family and
friends will stay in good health.


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Jidai matsuri (festival) and traditional Japanese fashion


surprise box“Tamatebako”


There is a small surprise box which is named “Tamatebako” in all our guest rooms. We present something seasonal from Kyoto in the box every season. The topic for this month is “Learn the tradition of Japanese ornaments from Jidai matsuri”. 


Jidai matsuri (festival) is one of three important festivals in Kyoto, and is a festival of Heian shrine. It is held every 22nd of October every year, but it will be held on 26th of October because of the ceremony of enthronement. The festival started in 1895 to celebrate the 1100th anniversary of the relocation of the capital to Heian-kyo(ancient Kyoto). ‬‬


Please enjoy the difference in fashion style for every era with the acquired traditional Japanese skills.

Gion Matsuri Festival


Gion Matsuri Festival


Gion Matsuri festival is held annually in Kyoto throughout July. Not only the parades on the 17th and the 24th, there is more to see during the month. One of them being Gion Bayashi, which is a group of musicians who make unique rhythms at the top of Yama-hoko floats. It consists of gongs, drums and flutes. Two of our kanra staff went to a workshop of gongs in Uji, Kyoto. (There are only a few places that makes gongs in Kyoto)



Nanjo workshop in Uji, Kyoto has been making not only orins (Buddhist bell), but also gongs for the festival for over 180 years. They use Sahari, which is a type of metal that contains well compounded tin and bronze. A casting was processed by only four craftsmen in a very hot work shop like a sauna.
〈process〉 1. Heat the Sahari (well compounded tin and bronze) up to 1300℃
2. Pour the Sahari into a handmade soil mold
3. Remove it from the mold and heat it again
4. Whittle it to adjust the sound and shape



An echoing sound of orin by Nanjo workshop is not a mass production, and it always composes our mind. The sound of orin will be changed depending on a quality of a mold, a casting and a whittling process. Because there is no perfect way to make “a good orin”, they try to remove the negative parts throughout the process.



A casting is done two or three times in a month. They have a routine drink on the days, and we enjoyed it together.



Mr. Kazuya Nanjo (left in the picture) is a following 7th president of Nanjo workshop. He used to be a chef in Kyoto. When he went to the workshop for the first time that is actually his wife’s family business, he was attracted to how amazing a process of orin was, and how good the sound of orin was. It’s been 17 years since he started making orins. As he met many craftsmen in different genres, he started to think about not making Buddhist altar fittings but making sounds instead. He wants us to choose a sound, enjoy it and feel it in our daily life. He recently launched a new brand called LinNe which is a small orin to let us feel more sounds of orin in our daily life. URL



In 2015, Ofune-hoko, literally a big shaped-ship float revived to a Yama-hoko Junko parade after 150 years. The 5th president of Nanjo workshop, a casting engineer, Kazuo found out the fact that a gong of Ofune-hoko that was decorated in an exhibition room, was made by his ancestor. Because of that, he offered a donation and decided to make gongs to revive them. Other than Ofune-hoko, recently they made gongs for Naginata-hoko, Kanko-hoko, Kitakannon-yama and Minamikannon-yama. Mr.Kazuya Nanjo goes to Gion Matsuri festival every year, and he can recognize a sound of orin that he made. The more we beat a gong, the softer it will be and the more it increases the charm. I was impressed with his idea that he would like us to choose not an orin, but a sound. He wants us to choose our own favourite sound. He has been trying to make some places to feel a sound of orin in our daily life.



We borrowed one of their orins, and you can try to beat it in the lounge on the 1st floor. Please enjoy it throughout July! We would like to introduce you to a tradition of Gion Matsuri festival through a sound of gongs.

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