It is said that Kobo Daishi- the founder of Japanese Buddhism- bathed each morning in the river Katsura and emerged with his mind and body purified. Two kilometers away- hotel Asaba submerges you in a Japan of legends where Zen takes over your five senses. After a game of golf in picturesque surroundings- put your kimono to one side to enjoy the pleasures of an open-air bath filled with 40-degree C spring water. The restaurant serves traditional dishes and shall delight you with its sweet and savory combinations. In your suite while sitting in a designer Italian-American Harry Bertoia chair- relax and philosophize on the fragrance of nature. CLUB 5C- Hotel welcomes Relais and Chateaux Club 5C members with a VIP Welcome and a Discovery Privilege. Please include the Club 5C membership number in the reservation and please show your Club 5C membership card on arrival.