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Inspired by a traditional Japanese ryokan inn, the Ritz-Carlton Kyoto pays tribute to the city’s rich cultural traditions, while offering impeccable service and contemporary comforts. Perched on the banks of the Kamogawa River, it occupies a fantastic base for exploring Kyoto.
The guestrooms and suites ooze zen-like calm, fusing contemporary elegance and state-of-the-art technology with traditional elements, including bonsai trees, cherry blossom motifs and calligraphic artworks. The spacious suites have huge terraces, and some have private gardens.
Sample four styles of Japanese cuisine in Mizuki Restaurant, or savour Italian at La Locanda. The Lobby Lounge offers a satisfying afternoon tea, and guests with a sweet tooth will love the French patisserie.
When not exploring the cultural attractions and food traditions of Kyoto, wander through the hotel’s grounds and waterfall, browse its expansive art collection, experience the signature Ryokucha Serenity Ritual in the spa, and sip a cocktail in the stylish bar.
Ritz-Carlton Kyoto Information
Location & Getting There
This luxury hotel is situated on the banks of the Kamogawa River, offering breathtaking views of the Higashiyama Mountains, a 3-hour train ride from Narita International Airport.
The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto provides elegant and spacious rooms and suites featuring stunning views of the Kamogawa river and the Higashiyama mountains. Guest rooms feature modern design with traditional Japanese motifs. Suites boast a private Japanese Zen garden with a personal terrace deck, some with a separate living room, dining area and splendid panoramic views. The Garden Terrace Suite Tatami is a unique, traditional Japanese theme accommodation that comes with traditional tatami mats and a futon. Connecting rooms are available for families.
The hotel is conveniently located near Kyoto’s downtown districts including Gion and Kawaramachi-dori and there is plenty to see and do. Visit Kinkaku-ji, the magnificent Golden Pavilion, explore the Ryoan-ji Temple, watch a live performance at Kyoto Tei Studio Park or wander through Gion, Japan’s only remaining geisha district.
Families are welcome and the hotel features the Ritz-Kids programme to keep younger guests well-entertained.
- Restaurants and bar
- Lobby lounge
- French patisserie
- The Ritz-Carlton Spa
- Indoor swimming pool
- Fully equipped gym
- Banquet and meeting rooms
- Explore Japanese crafts
- Morning chanting experience at Myokaku-ji Temple
- Hiking and Tandem bike ride around Kyoto
- Kimono and samurai experience
- Rickshaw tour of Kyoto
- Sushi masterclass and sake tasting
- Museums and galleries
The ryokan-inspired Ritz-Carlton Kyoto ticks all the boxes for a luxurious and stunning stay. Oozing ‘Kyoto luxe’, the rooms are dressed in bright fabrics and light oak, and feature a Bonsai tree and cherry blossom cut-outs on the bathroom wall. The darkly lit lap pool has a waterfall backdrop that’s tranquil, and the pièce de résistance has to be the excellent, Michelin-starred Tempura Mizuki.
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