Over the Togetsukyo Bridge at Kyoto, you can see no shadow of a hotel and the landscape reveals no clues except for the banks of the Ôigawa River.
Once you are free of your luggage, you are invited to head for the pontoon, where a very beautiful wooden boat is moored waiting for you to get into. The engine starts up; the boat slips away from its anchorage with you on board and heads for Noyashiho. The pace is slow and the ride is pleasant, the perfect pace for you to observe nature and try to make out your destination.
Once a retreat for the Imperial aristocracy, Arashiyama offers such seasonal delights as cherry blossoms in the spring, lush greenery in the summer, red maple leaves in the fall, and waterfowl in the winter. All these sights can be taken in from the comfort of your rooms at Noyashiho.
This village which appears to be clinging on to the slopes of the hill is a place of tranquillity and pleasure. Once you have arrived, stress disappears and your worries and cares are left far behind, and your holidays can begin at the ryokan, a traditional Japanese resort that blends tradition and modernity.