Hyatt Regency Kyoto
Located close to the center of Kyoto, a pleasant walk from the famous Geisha Gion district and opposite the Kyoto National Museum, the luxury Hyatt Regency Kyoto is a great base from which to explore the cultural heart of Japan.
At a Glance
Excellent location in the cultural hotspot of Southern Higashiyama
Beautiful kimono fabric used for the headboards
Three delicious restaurants serving Japanese, Italian and Western cuisine
Seasonal menus with vegetables picked from an organic farm outside of town
Situated next to the Sanjusangen Temple
The staff are really friendly and will assist with local restaurant bookings, as there is a huge selectionScott Dunn team
Wander down to the basement level to check out the cool sake bar, Touzan.Scott Dunn team
The concierge here is excellent so ask for up to date advice on restaurants and other local secret gems.Victoria Douglas
Enjoy a glass of sake in the hotel's Touzan Bar before heading out to dinner at any one of the local sushi restaurants.Kirsty Cowie
All rooms have original and beautiful kimono fabric for the headboards and this is a really nice touch.Scott Dunn team
Head to the spa for traditional Japanese acupuncture and a Shiatsu massage - an authentic Japanese treatment, a must whilst in Japan.Louise Brooks
Make sure you request a room on the 5th floor with view over the Japanese garden - these are the most beautiful in the hotel!Scott Dunn team
Don't miss happy hour in Touzan Bar, drinks are half price from 5-7pm and you can sample some local Japanese white wine.Louise Brooks
A local sushi restaurant I highly recommend, but you will need to book, is "Wasabi."Sarah Rowan
The Hyatt Regency is located in the 'Higashiyama Schichijo' area, a cultural and traditional district within the city and is a great location for immersing oneself in all that Kyoto has to offer. The Gion district is nearby and here Kyoto's shops and restaurants offer visitor's endless choices. The temples and museums Kyoto is so well known for are also within an easy walk of this luxury hotel.
The hotel's décor reflects the traditional aspects of this historical city with luxurious Japanese silks present in all the rooms and natural materials giving the hotel a relaxed and calming feel. However, all of the modern amenities you would expect from a stylish and luxurious hotel are still very much present.
There is a Riraku Spa with specialist Japanese treatments where you can relax and unwind after a day of sightseeing and shopping. There is also a fantastic Japanese restaurant with views over a stunning traditional Japanese garden and two other excellent restaurants - an Italian trattoria and a continental grill.
The 189 rooms and suites at The Hyatt Regency Kyoto range from King Room to the Regency Suite and although they vary in size, view and layout, they all have TV, DVD and high speed internet access as standard as well as reflecting traditional Japanese design in their exquisite furnishings and fabrics.
Children are made welcome at The Hyatt Regency Kyoto and many of the room categories have sofa beds and interconnecting rooms are also available. The Regency Suite is a two-bedroom/two-bathroom suite for those seeking the ultimate in space and comfort when traveling as a family. The hotel is happy to arrange babysitting for your children on request.
The hotel's Riraku Spa is a real oasis offering a wide range of Eastern and Western treatments including shiatsu, acupuncture and aromatherapy. There is also an indoor swimming pool and fitness center with a full range of the latest exercise equipment.
The Hyatt Regency's three restaurants serve Italian, Japanese and Grilled meat and seafood and the Touzan bar has an extensive sake collection which just has to be sampled.
The Riraku Spa has much to offer the weary traveler but once revived, the museums and temples, many of which are within walking distance of the Hyatt Regency Kyoto are not to be missed. The Gion district nearby abounds with entertainment options, with Shijo Street and Nishiki Market within a short distance.
Location & Directions
Located in the traditional and historic area of Higashiyama Shichijo, in the heart of Kyoto, Japan. Located just a few minutes away from JR Kyoto Train Station.
When to go
The best and most popular times to visit Kyoto are the climatically stable seasons of spring (March to May) and autumn (late September to November). The highlight of spring is the cherry-blossom season, which usually arrives in Kyoto in early April. Bear in mind, though, that the blossoms are notoriously fickle, blooming any time from late March to mid-April. Fall is an equally good time to travel, with pleasant temperatures and soothing autumn colors, which usually peak between late October and mid-November. Be warned that Kyoto is crowded with domestic and international tourists during the cherry-blossom and autumn-foliage seasons.
Of course, you can visit Kyoto at any time of year, although the summer, from June to August, can be very hot and humid, and winter can be a little chilly for some people’s taste.