Situated in the heart of Kyoto, the Screen is ideal for those wishing to experience contemporary Japanese culture. It is one of just a handful of boutique hotels in the city, and the quality of the experience makes up for the fact it's a fifteen minute walk from the station. Hallowed Hongan-ji Temple and the strolling area outside Kyoto Imperial Palace are both an easy stroll away. Nijo Castle and the mighty Heian Shrine are within a mile of Screen. The thirteen boutique guest rooms are all individually decorated by a variety of designers from around the world, offering a unique experience for every guest. These are modelled on motifs ranging from forests to Manhattan apartments, and are spacious by Kyoto standards. The Bron Ronnery restaurant offers guests innovative dining of French fusion combined with the finest local ingredients, with an enjoyable and light atmosphere. The stylish bar provides a combination of serenity and urban comfort, with rooftop terrace views and a distinctive sense of Japanese contemporary art nestled amongst the historical sights of the city.
I can't think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything.Bill Bryson