Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto is a brand-new destination set in an 800-year-old ikeniwa (traditional garden) in Japan’s historic imperial capital. Its favorable location, right at the foot of Higashiyama Mountain in the city’s temple district with numerous historic landmarks surrounding it and minutes-away access to city’s tech industries, creative arts and leading educational institutions, make it a primary venue to experience the essence of Kyoto.
Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto boasts stunning views in every direction, from the neighbouring Kiyomizu-dera Temple to its own five acre (two hectare) pond and gardens. The hotel features 123 guest rooms and suites and 57 residences, all stylized in traditionally-inspired yet contemporary design by Hirsch Bedner Associates.
In its spacious guest rooms, suites and Hotel residences, Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto blends refined, modern aesthetics and the creations of Japanese artisans – including washi-paper lamps, fusuma screens and urushi lacquerware. Patterns of light and shadow play from large windows, and bathrooms reflect the soothing effects of water.
Four dining options include an exclusive sushi restaurant, a modern brasserie, lounge and a tea house Shakusui-tei, nestled in pond garden. Here, guests are offered the traditional chashitsu (tea house) experience with a cup of tea and ryurei-style seating. An intimate spa is adjacent to a shimmering indoor pool. Aspired to become Kyoto’s preferred address for glamorous weddings, social occasions and prestigious business functions, the Hotel’s flexible event spaces include an exquisite, one-of-a-kind chapel.
Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto is easily accessible through Osaka’s Kansai and Itami airports, and is just 2 hours and 20 minutes via bullet train from Tokyo. The Hotel is 7 minutes from Kyoto station in the historic Higashiyama District, close to downtown.