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“The ryokan-inspired Ritz-Carlton Kyoto ticks all the boxes for an 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 super-tranquil, and the pièce de résistance has to be the excellent, Michelin-starred Tempura Mizuki.”
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.