京都岩倉・陶芸体験・陶芸教室・清水焼のうつわの店 HOTOKI



TEL / 075-781-1353
OPEN / 金・土・日・祝 10時-18時
(※11:30~12:30 Close)

17-2 Iwakura Nishi-godacho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City 606-0006 Japan
TEL / 075-781-1353
OPEN / 10:00 AM-18:00PM (Closed from 11:30-12:30) on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Japanese National holidays


京都市営地下鉄 烏丸線
国際会館駅 3番出口より徒歩7分 (国際会館駅から約600m)

By Train:
Kyoto Municipal Subway Karasuma Line
7-minute walk from Exit 3 of Kokusaikaikan Station (approximately 600m from Kokusaikaikan Station)



By Bus:
Route 5 Iwakura Line
Kyoto Station→ Shijo Kawaramachi, →Sanjo Kawaramachi→ Iwakura Soshajo-mae (final stop)
Get off at Iwakura Soshajo-mae bus stop and then walk approximately 3 minutes.


『タイムズ国際会館西』内 、入り口側 ①・②

2 spaces are available at the entrance side of "Times Kokusai-kaikan West," Spot #1 & #2.




Iwakura, where HOTOKI is located, is a nature-rich area in the northern ward of Kyoto city. Iwakura is an attractive town with easy accessibility; it is just a single 20-minute train ride from Kyoto Station. You can enjoy the temples that offer seasonal beauty, historic hotels, and even modernist architecture. Here are some of the highlights of our surrounding area.

  • <自然・レジャー>

    1. 宝ヶ池公園

    Takaragaike Park


    Takaragaike Park is a nature-rich park that spreads around Takaragaike pond. With Mt. Hiei in the background, visitors can enjoy cherry blossoms in the spring and autumn leaves in the fall. The park has a large area with a boat dock and a playground where children can play, making it a relaxing spot to enjoy nature.

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    2. こどもの楽園

    Kodomo no Rakuen (Children's Leisure Facilities)


    Located within Takaragaike Park, this is a playground equipped with various play equipment. There are three zones: "The Big Playground," "Play Equipment," and "Play Park," where children can play freely in nature.

  • <宿泊>

    3. ザ・プリンス 京都宝ヶ池

    The Prince Kyoto Takaragaike


    This is an up-scale hotel located in a quiet location surrounded by nature, not far from Takaragaike pond. Guests can enjoy a luxurious time in a beautiful space designed by the Japanese architectural master, Tougo Murano.

  • <建築>

    4. 国立京都国際会館

    The Kyoto International Conference Center


    This building is one of the representative works of Japanese modernist architecture, designed by architect Sachio Ohtani. The conference center has a beautiful Japanese garden that melds Takaragaike pond as its background scenery. Public visitors can taste seasonal menus at the available restaurants and cafes.

  • <寺院・史跡・仏閣>

    5. 実相院門跡

    Jissoin Temple


    Jissoin Temple is a standalone temple of the former Tendai sect of Buddhism, and a temple where members of the imperial family have served as head priests for generations. It houses many treasures related to the imperial family, including fusuma paintings by the Kano school. The temple has both a karesansui-style garden (dry rock garden) and a pond garden, and the "Momiji on the Floor" seen in the guest hall is particularly famous.

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    6. 岩倉具視幽棲旧宅

    The Former Retreat of Tomomi Iwakura (Designated as a National Historic Site)


    Tomomi Iwakura, the politician during the late Edo and early Meiji periods, lived at this residence in seclusion for some time. The entire premise has been designated as a national historic site, preserving the appearance of the time when Iwakura lived here. The Taigaku Bunko, which serves as a museum, has been designated as a registered tangible cultural property of Japan.

  • <寺院・史跡・仏閣>

    7. 妙満寺

    Myomanji Temple


    This is the head temple of the Kenpon Hokke sect of Buddhism. The temple has a large stupa, and visitors can enjoy the changing scenery throughout the four seasons. The temple houses the "Bell of Anchin Kiyohime". The “Snow Garden” is one of the "Setsugekka Three Garden" designed by Teitoku Matsunaga. The beautiful scenery of Mt. Hiei serves as a borrowed landscape.

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    8. 圓通寺

    Entsuji Temple



    Entsuji Temple is a Zen temple of the Myoshinji school that originated from the Hataeda Palace built by Emperor Gomizuno. The karesansui-style garden (dry rock garden) in front of the guest hall has been designated as a national prestigious scenic spot, and visitors can enjoy the magnificent view of Mt. Hiei as a borrowed landscape (borrowed view).
    *Closed on Wednesdays.

  • <その他>

    9. 貴船‧鞍⾺・大原エリア

    Kibune, Kurama, Ōhara Area


    This area includes Kyoto’s top mystical power spots, Kifune Shrine, Kurama Temple, and Ohara, famous for Sanzen-in Temple. Access to each place is available from "Kokusai-kaikan Station," which is the nearest station to HOTOKI.