Published on : Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Nestled in a 12th-century, Shakusuien ikeniwa, just minutes from downtown and surrounded by centuries of history, is a modern oasis of serenity and style: introducing the all-new Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto.
At the foot of Higashiyama Mountain in the ancient capital’s temple district, Four Seasons is an intimate, contemporary sanctuary with double-height windows throughout that frame the surrounding beauty through every season, from spring’s cherry blossoms to swaying bamboo in summer, brilliant red autumn foliage and a soft blanket of winter snow. Inspired by traditional design elements and motifs, the new Hotel encompasses the city’s most spacious guest rooms and suites; four dining venues including a beautiful sukiya in the garden reached via a glass bridge; an exclusive spa and indoor pool; and a series of sophisticated meeting spaces, with a custom-designed chapel for wedding and other events.
Welcome to Kyoto
Welcoming guests from across the region and around the world, Four Seasons offers highly personalised service that will ensure that every visitor can comfortably enjoy all the wonders of this intriguing city, beginning with Kiyomizudera Temple on the hillside above and Kyoto National Museum across the street.
Kyoto remains one of Japan’s best-preserved historic cities, with intact palaces, gardens, 1,600 Buddhist temples, 400 Shinto shrines and an incredible 17 World Heritage Sites. Today, Kyoto is home to cutting-edge biotech, nanotech, publishing, textiles and education, including the country’s top medical school. It’s a forward-looking centre for art and design, where artists and artisans update ancient techniques with a look to the future.
Opening in late 2016, Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto will join sister property Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi, suggesting an opportunity for travellers to experience two very different sides of Japan, wrapped in the thoughtful luxury for which Four Seasons is renowned.