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. Autumn is an equally good time to travel, with pleasant temperatures and soothing autumn colours, 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.
Experience the epitome of Kyoto hospitality with a warm welcome and personalised stay at The Thousand Kyoto, a bold new luxury hotel located in the heart of central Kyoto.
A top choice for travellers seeking a modern, sleek hotel, the striking design of the Thousand Kyoto gives other luxury hotels in Kyoto a real run for their money. Opened in January 2019, this spacious design-led hotel is home to 222 luxuriously appointed rooms as well as a state-of-the-art zen spa, several well received eateries and even has a chapel on site!
The hotel isn’t all about the contemporary though, nestled in the heart of the property is a serene garden adding a touch of green to the otherwise dark exterior. A nod to the Japanese belief around zen the quaint garden offers visitors an oasis of calm in an otherwise bustling city.
Each room and suite at The Thousand Kyoto has been designed with minimalism in mind. Contemporary yet comfortable, the rooms are thoughtful designed, each showcasing the unique Japanese style of low-rise furniture – a stylistic nod to historical Japanese culture whilst still maintaining a supreme level of comfort using premium quality furnishings.
Each airy room features a flat-screen TV, opulent rainfall shower, a uniquely designed Japanese tea set and personal touches such as luxurious pyjamas and premium bathrobes. The decor echoes that reminiscent of a traditional Machiya tea house, employing hues of grey, beige and natural wood. The suites are an oasis of serenity – similar in décor and design to the rooms but larger in space and often with private garden terrace. All in all an expertly modern yet simplistic and serene space - an ideal retreat after a day exploring Kyoto.
Dining at a The Thousand Kyoto is an experience in itself. Kizahashi offers guests a premium Japanese dining experience featuring seasonal delights based around a traditional menu. Salae on the other hand is a more relaxed Italian restaurants where an open kitchen and chef’s table invite guests to partake in the action.
The Thousand Kyoto is also home to one of the cities most modern spas. Based around the concept of meditation, the spa is dedicated to awakening the human bodies five core senses. Offering a carefully curated selection of treatments and utilising natural products, the spa at The Thousand Kyoto defines the concept of wellbeing expertly complimenting the sense of zen the hotel emulates.
An oasis of calm in the heart of Kyoto yet just a moments’ walk from Kyoto’s mainline train station, The Thousand Kyoto’s location allows visitors easy access to the city’s most popular sites whilst offering guests a place to relax in harmony and luxury.
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