Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto
Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto
Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto
Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto
Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto
Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto
Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto
Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto
Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto
Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto
Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto
Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto
Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto
Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto
Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto

Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto

445-3, Myohoin Maekawa-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, 605 0932, Japan

Price from USD 1,268

“Luxury Japanese Ryokan”

Palaces. Geishas. Temples and shrines by the thousands. If anyone needed another reason to go to Kyoto, along comes Four Seasons. The hotel may be a new build, but its sophisticated hospitality and setting – around an 800-year-old traditional pond garden – is old world at its finest. Whether enjoying a traditional tea ceremony experience in the garden tea house or a weekend Maiko performance at the lobby, the resort manages to capture the essence of Kyoto to ignite travelers’ fascination.

Best time to visit : March to May, October to November

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What we Love

What we absolutely love about the property and feel sure will dazzle you too.

  • Stunning dining options – we are particularly partial to the 10-seater counter at the Michelin-starred Edo-style sushi den
  • How tranquil can a place get? Check out the spa to find out
  • Upper floor rooms overlook Myoho-in Temple
  • The experiences – from Ninja to Geiko, Kimonos to local Kiyomizu pottery – are intriguing

  • Rooms
  • Dining
  • Leisure
  • Location

110 Rooms and 13 Suites

Spacious Guest Rooms blend refined, modern aesthetics and the creations of Japanese artisans – including washi-paper lamps, fusuma screens and urushi lacquerware, while large windows offer views across the courtyard, garden or city.

Rooms Facilities

  • Thick terry bathrobes 
  • Custom Four Seasons Bed – with your choice of mattress topper 
  • Deep soaking tub 
  • Rain shower
  • 140-cm (55-inch) flat-screen TV 
  • In-mirror TV 
  • Soft lantern-style lighting 
  • Marble, granite and glass fixtures

Need to Know

Check-in 15.00 / Check-out 12.00

Four Seasons Room
Four Seasons Room
  • 3
  • 53 sq. m.
  • 1 King or 2 Doubles
  • Garden

Step onto your private balcony from these fourth-floor rooms and greet the morning with peaceful views of the Shakusuien pond garden and the Higashiyama Mountains lingering in the distance.

Premier Room - Garden View
Premier Room - Garden View
  • 3
  • 53 sq. m.
  • 1 King or 2 Doubles
  • Garden

With floor-to-ceiling views of the Shakusuien pond garden, these relaxing rooms embody traditional, minimalist Japanese design, featuring clean lines with little clutter.

Premier Room - Kyoto View
Premier Room - Kyoto View
  • 3
  • 53 sq. m.
  • 1 King or 2 Doubles
  • Myoho-in Temple

Gaze onto Myoho-in Temple from these inviting rooms, whose dark hardwood floors and soothing purple hues pay homage to the stately and royal Imperial House of Japan.

Premier Room
Premier Room
  • 3
  • 53 - 61 sq. m.
  • 1 King or 2 Doubles
  • City or Courtyard

These spacious rooms are filled with traditional artisan touches. Relax in your large sitting area, outfitted with a sofa for two, coffee table and desk area, and enjoy an in-room movie or simply soak in the city and courtyard views.

Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room
  • 3
  • 49 - 53 sq. m.
  • 1 King or 2 Doubles
  • Courtyard

Peaceful and functional, these are some of Kyoto’s largest standard guest rooms and your personal oasis. Unwind in the sitting area, bathed in natural light, or beneath a soothing seasonal scene painted on the bed board.

One-Bedroom Suite
One-Bedroom Suite
  • 3
  • 98 - 103 sq. m.
  • 1 King or 2 Doubles
  • Garden or Courtyard

Each of these expansive suites provides distinct living and sleeping spaces, as well as a Zen-like marble bathroom inspired by a bamboo forest. Need a little quiet time? Retreat to your master bedroom and rest your head on your customized Four Seasons Bed, next to views of the pond garden.

Four Seasons Executive Suite
Four Seasons Executive Suite
  • 3
  • 71 - 76 sq. m.
  • 1 King
  • Garden or Courtyard

Host colleagues for dinner or informal meetings, tend to emails at the marble-topped desk next to floor-to-ceiling windows that look out to courtyard or garden views, or shut the curtains and get some rest in your master bedroom. These spacious suites are ideal for business trips with or without the family.

One-Bedroom Hotel Residence
One-Bedroom Hotel Residence
  • 4
  • 83 sq. m.
  • 1 King or 2 Doubles
  • Myoho-in Temple or City

Royally inspired, purple and olive-green hues help create a balanced and comfortable atmosphere in these residential-style suites, with a living room, a kitchen, a dining area and a separate bedroom that make them perfect for a family of four.

One-Bedroom Hotel Residence with Tatami Dining
One-Bedroom Hotel Residence with Tatami Dining
  • 4
  • 130 sq. m.
  • 2 Doubles
  • Driveway

You’ll feel as if you’re staying in a traditional Japanese home in this unique, first- and second-floor residence, which features a comfortable living room, a tranquil bedroom and a custom Tatami dining room.

One-Bedroom Residence Garden View
One-Bedroom Residence Garden View
  • 4
  • 104 - 107 sq. m.
  • 1 King or 2 Doubles
  • Garden

Watch the seasonal blooms unfold in the Shakusuien pond garden from your residence’s private balcony, or open up the curtains and take in the view as you enjoy breakfast on the dining table – or better yet, in bed.

Two-Bedroom Hotel Residence Garden View
Two-Bedroom Hotel Residence Garden View
  • 6
  • 150 sq. m.
  • 1 King or 2 Doubles
  • Garden

Perfect for families or a group of friends, these residences embody the tranquillity of Kyoto with a private balcony, a generous living and dining room for spending quality time together, and two serene bedrooms for when some quiet time is all you need.

Two-Bedroom Corner Hotel Residence
Two-Bedroom Corner Hotel Residence
  • 6
  • 160 - 180 sq. m.
  • 2 Kings and 3 Queens
  • Kyoto

With two bedrooms on either side of the suite, a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area and a spacious living room, the hotel's largest residence offers plenty of space for everyone in your family to spread out and enjoy the floor-to-ceiling views of the city.

Presidential Suite
Presidential Suite
  • 4
  • 245 sq. m.
  • 1 King and 2 Doubles
  • Myoho-in Temple

It’s easy to feel at home here in this unique, two-bedroom suite, surrounded by local artisanal décor and spectacular views at every turn. Perched up on the fourth floor with extra-tall ceilings and an abundance of natural light, this calming retreat is where unforgettable family memories are made.

Brasserie
Brasserie
Meet up with friends and mingle indoors by the fireplace, grab a seat at the sleek and modern bar, or, book a table on the large waterside terrace overlooking the pond garden and enjoy the uncomplicated, seasonal menu at the relaxed, light-filled brasserie.
Sushi Wakon
Sushi Wakon
The vision of Master Chef Rei Masuda, the hotel's one-Michelin-starred restaurant offers an intimate and interactive experience as you watch as the master chefs create stunning dishes made with top-quality ingredients flown in each day from Tokyo’s iconic Tsukiji market – either at the 200-year-old, 10-seat Hinoki counter, or in one of the two private-dining rooms.
The Lounge & Bar
The Lounge & Bar
Enjoy a hand-dripped cup of coffee or relax with a Kyoto-inspired cocktail in a comfortable seat in the modern lobby lounge.
Fuju
Fuju
Follow the pathway through our 12th century ‘Shakusui-en’ pond garden and cross the glass bridge for a traditional Japanese experience at Fuju lounge. Fuju serves expertly crafted local sweets and matcha tea. In the evenings, sip a glass of Kyoto sake or premium Champagne while on the terrace, which provides the perfect opportunity to gaze at the pond’s reflection.
The Spa
The Spa
The Japanese aesthetic principle of Enso means connecting the body and mind through the Zen Circle motion to express both individuality and the oneness of life. The spa's rituals and revitalizing treatments draw you into the meditative realms of inner and outer peace to celebrate the present moment and a thoughtful connection to self with memorable kyo no iyashi: healing, Kyoto style.
Shakusui-en Pond Garden
Shakusui-en Pond Garden
Beyond the Hotel building, where tradition and modernity fuse, enter a world of high Japanese aesthetics refined through a coexistence with nature. From boating on the pond to viewing cherry blossoms, admiring the moon to marvelling at the snow, and enjoying traditional tea parties to lavish banquets, your experiences in the garden will deepen your sense of history and culture in Kyoto.
Flower Shop
Flower Shop
The first-floor flower shop, open daily from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm, features seasonal flower boxes and floral arrangements.
Fitness Centre
Fitness Centre
Stay on track with your fitness goals even when you're far from home. The full-service Fitness Centre is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week - meaning you can get in a workout whenever it is convenient for you, and then unwind in the sauna or steam room. 
Rickshaw Tours
Rickshaw Tours
Take a scenic tour of Higashiyama and beyond, including visits to neighboring temples, aboard the Four Seasons rickshaw.
Tea Ceremonies
Tea Ceremonies
Experience the solemn art of a private tea ceremony at Shakusui-tei, located in the hotel's Tea House that's surrounded by the historic ikeniwa, or pond garden. This immersive, enlightening experience is offered exclusively for hotel guests.
Indoor Pool
Indoor Pool
Go for an invigorating swim or sit back and relax on an underwater lounge chair in the 20-meter indoor pool, with adults-only hours in both the morning and evening and two whirlpools for even more relaxation.
Maiko Performance in the Lobby
Maiko Performance in the Lobby
A Maiko performance is held at 6.00 pm on weekends, followed by the visit to the Lounge & Bar, Brasserie and the Fuju.

Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto

Kyoto is one of Japan’s best-preserved historic cities, with intact palaces, gardens and hundreds of Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines from Imperial Japan’s golden age, balanced by a modern edge of culinary excellence, technology and a forward-looking art and design scene. The hotel, at the foot of a mountain in the scenic Higashiyama temple district, puts you just 10 minutes from bustling downtown Kyoto, with many of the city’s most scenic sites just a short walk away. Want to take a quick ride on a bullet train to Tokyo? Kyoto Station, the biggest train hub in the city, is just a quick seven-minute drive from our doors.

445-3, Myohoin Maekawa-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, 605 0932, Japan