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Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto

Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan

The Four Seasons Kyoto is located in Higashiyama, the historical district of Kyoto. From the hotel, there is convenient access to traditional temples such as the infamous Kiyomizudera.

The hotel itself is opulent and luxurious, yet still offers many of the traditional touches such as the 800-year old pond garden, located in the grounds of the property, a spa and Japanese public baths and an on-site sushi restaurant.

The rooms are spacious and modern, but with elegant finishes such as washi-paper lamps and urushi lacquerware. The Four Seasons Kyoto caters to single travellers, couples and families.

OUR RATING: Deluxe

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The Four Seasons Kyoto is an exciting addition to the luxury hotel range in the heart of Kyoto, focusing on high-end service with Japanese character.

Rooms

The hotel room sizes start at a modest 49 sq m (527ft), all the way up to a spacious 245 sq m (2637ft) for the Presidential Suite. The guest rooms are modern with Japanese touches such as paper lamps, screens, and lacquerware. Rooms have a range of modern amenities, and highlights include remote controlled curtains, a butler box for laundry, an espresso maker, an iPad to access hotel services, luxury bath products and newspapers.

There is complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, and all rooms are en suite with features such as luxury rain showers and double vanity sinks.

Location

The Four Seasons can be found in the traditional Higashiyama district of Kyoto. From here, you are just a 10-minute taxi ride away from one of Kyoto’s most famous temples, Kiyomizudera. It is also just a 15-minute walk to Shichijo Station located on the Keihan Main Line, and a seven-minute drive away from Kyoto station, another fantastic transport hub for the city.

Food and drink

Breakfast is served daily in the French inspired Brasserie restaurant, which is also open for lunch and dinner. The restaurant offers a set menu, à la carte options, as well as cocktails and hot drinks throughout the day. Here guests can enjoy waterside dining, with spectacular views over an 800-year old traditional Japanese garden.

A more traditional dining choice is also available at the Michelin-Starred Sushi Wakon restaurant, offering guests the opportunity to interact with the world-class chefs as they are crafting each dish.

Japanese tea, sake and champagne is also served throughout the afternoon and early evening in the traditional Japanese Fuju lounge, which can be reached via the 'Shakusui-en' pond garden.

Tour ideas in Kyoto

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

    • Dinner with Maiko Performance
      A Maiko and a Geiko during the Geisha Night at the Gion Hatanaka

      Dinner with Maiko Performance

      Dinner with Maiko Performance

      Maiko are trainee Geisha (Geiko in Kyoto dialect) who train for six years before becoming fully fledged Geisha. They learn skills such as dance, singing, instrument playing as well as how to entertain guests with conversation.

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    • Geisha District Walk
      Romon Gate, Fushimi Inari, Kyoto

      Geisha District Walk

      Geisha District Walk

      Explore around the Gion district and other parts of Kyoto to help shed some light on the exclusive and mysterious world of the Geisha and other aspects of Japanese culture.

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    • Kyoto Cultural Experience
      Ikebana flower arrangement

      Kyoto Cultural Experience

      Kyoto Cultural Experience

      Take the opportunity to learn more about a traditional Japanese pastime of your choice. These courses are instigated and run by the Women's Association of Kyoto and you will visit the home of one of the members.

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