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.