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Four Seasons Hotel, Kyoto

An aesthetically pleasing blend of ancient Kyoto and modern international-class luxury, the Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto has been created around an 800 year old ikeniwa water garden.

Not only is the Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto set amidst the ancient temples of the historic quarter of Kyoto – so it’s perfectly positioned to allow you to experience the spiritual essence of the old town – the hotel is also a symphony of traditional ideas and contemporary comforts. Your guest room will have the calm ambience, light and space you associate with Japanese interior design, but executed in a modern idiom. Double height windows frame your view of the tranquil gardens. A glass bridge leads you to the Tea House, for matcha, and on into the centuries old ikeniwa water garden. If you want to gain an insight into life in ancient Kyoto on your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Japan, make sure you stay at Hotel Kyoto.

Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto, at a glance

  • Five star international hotel reflecting the best of Japanese design
  • Set at the heart of Kyoto’s famed temple district
  • Choice of 10 guest rooms, 13 suites and one presidential suite
  • All guest rooms have balconies providing generous views over the city or garden
  • Suites overlook the water garden or Myoho-in Temple and have living and dining areas
  • Sophisticated Japanese interior design throughout • Stunning en suite bathrooms
  • Contemporary Japanese and fusion food served in an ultra-stylish brasserie overlooking the garden, plus traditional sukiya and lounge

For leisure and pleasure

  • Fine indoor swimming pool with whirlpool
  • Full service spa with a wide range of holistic therapies and seven treatment rooms
  • 24 hour fitness centre
  • 800 year old ikeniwa water garden for quiet contemplation
  • Matcha in a Tea House reached by a glass bridge
  • Meditation in a Zen temple
  • Japanese cultural classes including calligraphy, flower arranging (ikebana) and regional cookery
  • Tea ceremonies conducted by geishas
  • Pottery classes and incense-smelling lessons
  • Tour the city’s temples, markets and sights in a rickshaw
  • Boat trips along the Hozu-Gawa River

  • Gemma took on board all I asked for and arranged a fantastic itinerary. She was always prompt and professional both in planning the holiday and during the very circumstances of Covid. We would not hesitate to come back to The Ultimate Travel Company.

    TS, August 2020