Kyoto & Around
Secreted among lush forests, Kyoto is the antidote to Tokyo – a serene ensemble of gardens, shrines and temples. Kyoto was the imperial capital until 1868 and is modern day Japan’s cultural centre with its white-faced Geishas, traditional tea ceremonies and atmospheric dining. It’s the perfect place to while away a few days, wandering old lanes and getting to know the cultural heart of Japan.
Kyoto’s signature is its temples, palaces and shrines. One of our favourites is the Kinkakuji Temple because of the way its golden layers reflect in the pond below. We also recommend the Ryoanji Temple with its distinctive rock garden, and impressive Nijo Castle, a former shogun residence. To us, Kyoto is also about experiences: ambling around in Gion, the Geisha district, taking part in a traditional tea ceremony or treating your taste buds at Nishiki Market, which is a hive of centuries-old Japanese culinary activity.
The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto
The property has an excellent location on the Kamogawa River, close to Kyoto’s downtown areas including Gion and Kawaramachi-dori and is one of the city's most desired abodes. Guest rooms offer stunning views of the river and the Higashiyama Mountains.
Kyoto, Kyoto & Around, Japan
Aman Kyoto is one of the years most anticipated hotel openings in Asia. Inspired by the traditional ryokan and onsen it has been thoughtfully designed making it one of Japan’s most luxurious hotels.
Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto
A luxurious addition to Kyoto, the Four Seasons Kyoto offers spacious, contemporary accommodation with a Japanese flare in the historical heart of Kyoto. Enjoy the sites of this former Imperial city during the day before returning to this Japanese haven.
Kyoto, Kyoto & Around, Japan
Stay at a romantic riverside hotel, with Japanese architecture, a meditative green setting, and a ryokan lifestyle, accessed by a peaceful private boat journey. Offering the ultimate in seclusion and tranquillity, Kyoto is just 15-minutes away.
Hyatt Regency Kyoto
Located close to the centre 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.
Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel
A simple hotel located in central Nagoya next to the station, the Marriott Associa provides a comfortable base from which to explore this city.
The Celestine Kyoto Gion
The Celestine Kyoto offers guests a truly authentic experience showcasing the best of Japanese hospitality and unique experiences within the ancient city of Kyoto. The Celestine has a fantastic location facing Yasaka Doori avenue in the heart of Gion.
The Thousand Kyoto
Kyoto, Kyoto & Around, Japan
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.
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