A location just across the street from Nijo Castle provides excellent views from the rooftop lounge and many of the guest rooms. Armchairs set before the windows let you gaze down on the city as long as you wish. In the middle of the garden's pond, a lacquer-floor platform is a stage for performances of traditional dances. Relax with a cup of tea as you watch, or pick from one of several reliable restaurants. The location, a few yards from the Nijo-jo-mae Station, is convenient for sightseers.