Ritz Carlton Kyoto
Kyoto's newest addition in 2014 has an excellent location on the Kamogawa River, close to Kyoto’s downtown areas including Gion and Kawaramachi-dori. Guest rooms offer stunning views of the river and the Higashiyama Mountains.
At a Glance
Stunning riverside location
Beautiful design as a blend of traditional Japanese and modern western influence
Fantastic ESPA Spa in the heart of Kyoto
Incredible attention to detail
Amazing choice of cuisine and stunning sympathetic restaurant design
Ensure you make time to relax at the beautiful spa and pool, after a day of sightseeing, a perfect way to unwind.Scott Dunn team
Request a room on the second floor on the Kamogawa River side for beautiful and serene views.Scott Dunn team
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Located on the banks of the Kamogawa River the Ritz Carlton is Kyoto's newest five star property opened in February 2014. Sympathetically drawing inspiration from the river in design, the hotel seamlessly incorporates nature inside and out. With just five storeys the hotel blends beautifully into Kyoto's skyline and provides an oasis in this bustling and culturally rich city.
Based on traditional Japanese architecture, Ritz Carlton Kyoto has a fantastic blend of modern clean lines whilst still maintaining a fantastic sense of place. All rooms at the Ritz Carlton are extremely spacious and boast some of the largest in Kyoto with views over the Kamogawa River or Higashiyama mountains in the distance. Equipped with enormous twin or king sized beds, expansive bathrooms with double vanity areas and huge deep soaking tubs they provide the perfect place to unwind and relax.
There are two stunning restaurants serving both beautifully crafted Italian dishes and traditional Japanese cuisine. Alongside these there is a fantastic and incredibly stylish bar and lovely airy lounge where afternoon tea is served - an institution in Japan. To further the indulgence there is an ESPA Spa with seven beautiful treatment rooms, 20 meter swimming pool and sauna in which to relax and unwind.
The Ritz Carlton Kyoto boasts the largest rooms in Kyoto. Starting with Deluxe the rooms are open plan in design with floor to ceiling windows either facing the Kamogawa River or Japanese Rock Garden keeping the close connection to nature. Some rooms even have balconies overlooking the river providing even more space. Every bathroom comes equipped with a double vanity, huge bathtub and incredible rainforest shower. With a similar layout, the Luxury rooms are slightly larger and the Suites are wonderfully spacious with a separate living room and some boasting a large terrace or private garden. There are two tatami suites available in the traditional Japanese style providing a fantastic blend of tradition and modern western comfort.
The Ritz Carlton welcomes children and has a large number of rooms that connect to accommodate families.
There are two fantastic restaurants providing a mix of Italian and traditional Japanese cuisine. La Locanda offers exquisite Italian dishes expertly prepared utilising the freshest and most authentic ingredients where necessary shipped directly from Italy. The restaurant itself is a beautifully designed with a fantastic mix of intimate private dining areas and chefs table and more open plan dining. Nestled within the restaurant there is also a traditional tatami style dining area, for guests that want a truly unique experience and mix of old world Japan and modern western cuisine.
Alongside this, there is a light and airy Japanese restaurant, Mizuki, with the backdrop of a beautifully crafted stone wall and gentle waterfall. There are three separate areas to the restaurant with a sushi counter for guests who want to watch the expert chefs at work, a beautiful granite counter where freshly prepared Tempura is served and an open style kitchen where you can have your very own Teppanyaki experience.
For a pre dinner aperitif or night cap the sleek and stylish bar provides the perfect spot and for afternoon tea, a staple in Japan, the Lobby lounge offers a lovely light and airy atmosphere with an amazing selection of delicious sweet treats and nibbles.
As the center of Japanese culture there is a wealth of historical and cultural sites to explore in Kyoto. To relax after days uncovering Japan's incredible and varied history, you can indulge in a spa treatment or two at the hotel's ESPA Spa where expert therapists are on hand to pamper and polish with relaxing and rejuvenating treatments. There is also a 20 meter swimming pool, sauna and fully equipped gym in which to unwind.
Location & Directions
Ritz Carlton Kyoto is located on the banks of the Kamogawa River the Ritz Carlton in Kyoto.
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.