Asia

Ritz Carlton Kyoto

The luxury hotel collection Ritz Carlton has chosen the banks of the Kamogawa River, just a few minutes’ walk from the picturesque neighbourhoods of Kyoto, Japan to house its 134 rooms and suites in a building whose interior architecture recalls the ancient Meiji houses.

The specifications of the designers evoked different themes, serenity, elegance, splendour and harmony. The spirit of the place thus celebrates a true fusion between tradition and modernity. In fact, the modern minimalist rooms and suites have high-tech amenities and a style that evokes the spirit of the Ryokan, natural materials, sliding doors, handicrafts, tatami mats for some of the suites. Moreover, many local artists have contributed to the decoration of the Ritz Carlton Kyoto.

The culinary experience at the Mizuki restaurant focuses on Japanese cuisine, which offers Kaiseki, sushi, tempura or teppanyaki, as well as Italian flavours at La Locanda, and not forgetting a French pastry shop “Pierre Hermé Paris”!

The Spa uses the products of the ESPA brand for its treatments and massages and also offers sauna, gym and a 20 meters long indoor pool. Finally, the luxury concierge service offers a variety of experiences: cooking lessons to learn how to make sushi, wagashi or Japanese pastries, sake tasting, introduction to Samurai techniques and different sessions to learn how to create Zen gardens, make origami or umbrellas.

The Ritz Carlton also presents a collection of 400 contemporary works of art signed by 80 artists who gave their own interpretation of The Tale of Genji, the first Japanese novel written by Murasaki Shikibu in the 11th century.