Located at the foot of the Higashiyama Mountains, in the Temples district of Kyoto, Four Seasons has settled on a preserved site, an emerald-coloured oasis with an Ikeniwa, other name for a garden from the 12th century featuring a natural pond.
Four Seasons Kyoto – member of the luxury Four Seasons hotels – consists of 123 rooms and suites with tall bay windows opening onto the garden and the roofs of the Myoho-in temple. All of the room mix a contemporary spirit with creative creations from Japanese artists, sliding panels with Japanese patterns, polished wood, lacquers, washi paper lamps, brightly coloured cushions reminiscent of origami papers.
The main restaurant of the Four Seasons Kyoto, the Brasserie, has a large wooden terrace where you can enjoy a drink whilst facing the gardens. The bistro cuisine is accompanied here by Japanese flavors. The sushi bar, “Sushi Wakon”, is signed by the famous Michelin star chef, Rei Masuda. After crossing the glass bridge which goes over the basin, one arrives at the Tea House which serves a delicious matcha tea during the day and offers a wide choice of sake in the evening.
Among the various experiences on offer, the Spa is inspired by the Japanese Enso which connects the body and mind with many rituals, meditation, hot tubs and a large indoor pool. Four Seasons Kyoto also offers tailor-made workshops where one can learn how to create lanterns, Japanese ceramics or get an induction to Ninja art or traditional tea ceremonies…