Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto

Location: Kyoto, Southern Honshu & Kyushu | Japan

Price guide: £££££ £350-£500 per person per night

The sleek, stylish Four Seasons Kyoto epitomises Japan’s knack of seamlessly blending the traditional and the modern, and takes its inspiration from ancient Japanese architecture and artistry while embracing contemporary chic.
Perfect forCouples and families who are keen to immerse themselves in the traditions of Kyoto and Japan – without stinting on luxury.
In the knowThe 800-year-old ikeniwa (pond garden) is the ‘poetic heart’ of the hotel.

Recommended for...

  • Family-friendly
  • History & Heritage
  • Luxury Hotel
  • City Hotel

Hotel Overview

Where

In secluded gardens just ten minutes from downtown Kyoto.

Rooms at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto

The contemporary rooms and suites are spacious and full of light, with floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies framing the views over the tranquil gardens and nearby temples (the impressive Presidential Suite has panoramic views over the Kyoto skyline). The signature Four Seasons beds will ensure a peaceful night’s sleep, and there are LCD TVs, DVD players and iPads. The beautiful Japanese touches include washi paper lamps, fusuma screens, urushi lacquerware and tatami-inspired wall panels. The bathrooms have deep-soaking tubs, rainshowers and marble, granite and glass features.

Food and facilities

The Brasserie has a chic seasonal menu, which you can enjoy on the waterside terrace, or head to Sushi Wakon for fresh seafood, including an Edo-style sushi experience courtesy of Michelin-starred chefs. Stroll across the glass bridge for Matcha tea in the teahouse, which also offers sake and champagne in the evening, or sip local craft beers on the waterside terrace.

Activities at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto

As well as a 24-hour fitness centre, there’s a beautiful pool, two whirlpools and a blissful spa with saunas and steam rooms – this Kyo no Iyashi (Kyoto healing) is perfect for winding down after discovering the delights of the city. Speaking of which – why not explore Kyoto with the expert help of the hotel’s concierges? Whether you’re on a honeymoon or a family holiday, they will find the perfect day out for you, from experiencing Japanese traditions such as Zen meditation or ikebana flower arranging, to finding the best restaurants for dinner and the best entertainment on offer. Meanwhile, many temples, museums and craft shops selling wares such as local pottery are within a five-minute walk of Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto.

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