Kyoto, Japan

enigmatic quality the first time he visited in 1995. Hardly surprising, then, that he should feel an immense sense of responsibility when commissioned to create a contemporary look for the hotel The Mitsui on the UNESCO World Heritage site opposite Nijo Castle in the heart of the ancient capital. First, local artisans restored the 300-year-old Kajiimiya Gate at the entrance to what was the Mitsui Kitake family residence for over 250 years, adding a dark silver-gray patina to the weathered wood. The gate opens onto a serene bamboo forest, the first of several contemporary and traditional gardens, and a large internal courtyard by Kyoto landscape master Shunsaku Miyagi.?? #themepark#zoo#nationalpark#lakes#beaches
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