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“Four Seasons Kyoto takes your breath away from the start. Guests arrive at the sophisticated lobby and are immediately whisked into a space filled with calm, creamy marble, pretty lanterns and flower displays. In the distance, an enormous window frames an ancient pond garden with stone bridges, cherry blossom, maples and a tea house. It’s as if you’ve stepped into a whole new world - and you won’t want to leave.”
Located in the historic Higashiyama district, Four Seasons Kyoto is a contemporary hotel centred on an 800-year-old Japanese pond garden. Offering Japanese traditions and modern luxuries, this Zen-like hotel is the ideal base to discover Kyoto’s secrets.
The guestrooms and suites fuse Japanese minimalism with contemporary design for a peaceful ambience. They’re filled with natural light, and feature Japanese touches like washi-paper lamps, and traditional patterns and prints. Bathrooms have deep soaking tubs and rainshowers, and some rooms have balconies or terraces overlooking the gardens or temples.
In a city renowned for fine dining establishments, the hotel’s Michelin-starred Sushi Wakon is one of the best. Brasserie serves modern Japanese-European fusion cuisine, while the tea house serves matcha tea, champagne and sake next to the pond.
Kyoto’s ancient shrines and temples are nearby. Guests can delve into local culture and traditions including Zen meditation, ninja experiences, and making handicrafts, or participate in Japanese wellness rituals in the superb spa.