Four Seasons has opened its second hotel in Japan.
The Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto is located in a five acre (two hectare) 12th century pond garden in the historic Higashiyama District, just moments from key centres of business, culture, history and natural wonders.
The Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto features 123 rooms and 57 Hotel Residences, expansive meeting and wedding space as well as a range of F&B outlets.
Guest rooms at the hotel – including the 13 suites – are designed by Hirsch Bedner Associates to showcase views of the pond garden, Myoho-in Temple and surrounding neighbourhood.
Traditional elements such as shoji panels, polished woods, locally crafted Kyoto-style fusuma screens and urushi lacquerware are paired with modern at-one’s-fingertips technologies.
Selected accommodations, including the lavishly appointed Presidential Suite, also have balconies. At 245 square metres (2,637 square feet indoors plus additional furnished outdoors space, the Presidential Suite is one of Kyoto’s largest.
The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto is grounded in the Japanese aesthetic of enso, connecting mind and body. A menu of ceremonious rituals, results-oriented therapies and indulgent journeys are performed by skilled therapists in one of seven treatment rooms, including a couple’s suite.
Of special note are skin care treatments using Tatcha, a luxury brand inspired by the 200 year old style guide called Miyakofuzoku Kewaiden.
French high-performance line Biologique Recherche and all-natural Sodashi from Australia are also featured alongside Kotoshina products formulated with organic green tea from Uji, Kyoto and French spa water.
The Spa complex includes sauna, steam and whirlpool; a full-service beauty salon; state-of-the-art fitness centre; and 20 metre (66 foot) indoor pool.
The hotel’s General Manager is Alex Porteous.
The new Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto is the sister property of Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi. The company also has plans for a third hotel in Japan, in Tokyo’s Otemachi business district.