PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Aman Kyoto is a place to embrace seclusion, beauty and cultural riches. Inspired by Japan’s ryokan hospitality traditions, the resort resides within an enclave of greenery in the northern quarter of the historic city where it is ensconced within a beautifully landscaped secret garden surrounded by 32 acres of natural forest
  • Spectacular natural setting in remarkable garden. Spacious and light-filled interiors, paying homage to the traditional Ryokan inn
  • Within easy reach of Kyoto’s 17 Unesco World Heritage Sites. A 1-hour drive from Osaka International Airport and 2-hour drive from Kansai Int. Airport
  • The large Rooms & Pavilions serve as a window onto their spectacular natural surroundings
  • Natural hot springs make onsen an integral part of the property’s wellness offering. Traditional onsen bathing facilities – both indoors and open-air – deliver relaxation and healing, while dovetailing with a range of treatments that tap into Japan’s plentiful natural apothecary, from green tea to cold-pressed camellia oil
  • Dining celebrates the unique culinary traditions of Japan using the finest local produce. Savour both Western and Kyoto-style cuisines at the convivial Living Pavilion with its fire-warmed interiors and breathtaking garden terrace. Or picnic in a forest glade with a personalised hamper
  • Discover Kyoto’s secrets whether meeting a gracious geiko at a traditional tea house, meditating with a monk at Daiouin Temple, learning the art of Ikebana flower arranging or practicing calligraphy with a local expert

EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE

We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.

  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
  • Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
  • Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
  • Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
  • Complimentary private airport transfers.
  • Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
  • Early check-in and late check-out.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.

A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.

ACTIVITIES:


Aman Kyoto Experiences & Adventures

The hidden gardens of Aman Kyoto are the starting point for countless inspiring journeys into the secrets of Japan’s ancient imperial capital. No fewer than 17 awe-inducing Unesco World Heritage sites are within easy reach, and Aman has privileged access to an array of temples and transformative cultural encounters – out of reach for most travellers.



Meditate with Zen Buddhist Monks

Taking place in an ancient hall overlooking a beautiful Japanese garden, Aman Kyoto guests can learn and practice the principles of Zen meditation from a local monk, finding a sense of calm in a meaningful, yet light-hearted and engaging process.



Step back in Time

Kamishichiken is the oldest of Kyoto’s hanamachi – the ‘flower towns’ of the geishas. With a personal invitation to enter, Aman Kyoto guests can visit an ancient ochaya (tea house) and spend an afternoon and evening with a geiko (the Kyoto term for geisha) or a maiko apprentice, playing ozashiki, drinking tea and enjoying a dance performance and dinner.



Discover Kyoto's Temples

Explore the life of 16th-century master calligrapher, craftsman and artist Honami Koetsu at the Koetsuji Temple, and admire the glorious gardens and gilded architecture of Kinkakuji, the ‘Golden Pavilion’ within walking distance of Aman Kyoto.


Practise the Mindful Art of Ikebana

In Japan, the practice of flower arrangement is as much as form of moving meditation as it is an aesthetic art. Aman guests are invited to spend time with an Ikebana expert, transforming seasonal flowers into structurally magnificent arrangements of colour and form. For guests wishing to explore another dimension of Japanese botanical art, Aman Kyoto’s gardeners can offer instruction in the discipline of miniature garden design.

Harvest Tea in a Historic Plantation
Let Aman Kyoto arrange a visit to the tea fields of Uji, one of Japan’s largest tea-growing regions, during picking season and discover age-old traditions surrounding the planting, harvesting, brewing and drinking of the culturally integral beverage.

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Aman Kyoto Susuki room

Aman Kyoto is a place to embrace seclusion, beauty and cultural riches. Inspired by Japan’s ryokan hospitality traditions, the resort resides within an enclave of greenery in the northern quarter of the historic city where it is ensconced within a beautifully landscaped secret garden surrounded by 32 acres of natural forest. Aman Kyoto represents the fruition of a beautiful landscape first conceived as the garden of a textile museum. Whimsical stone pathways curve gently along the forest floor, and stone slabs blanketed in moss serve as the foundations for the resort’s architecture. The secluded grounds are part of what was an artistic community that gave rise to the revered Rinpa school of painting some 400 years ago, and are within easy reach of Kyoto’s most important sites, including the stunning golden temple, Kinkakuji.

Traditional onsen bathing facilities – both indoors and open-air – deliver relaxation and healing, while dovetailing with a range of treatments that tap into Japan’s plentiful natural apothecary, from green tea to cold-pressed camellia oil. Savour both Western and Kyoto-style cuisines at the convivial Living Pavilion with its fire-warmed interiors and breathtaking garden terrace. Or picnic in a forest glade with a personalised hamper. Discover Kyoto’s secrets whether meeting a gracious geiko at a traditional tea house, meditating with a monk at Daiouin Temple, learning the art of Ikebana flower arranging or practicing calligraphy with a local expert.

The large Rooms & Pavilions serve as a window onto their spectacular natural surroundings. Aman Kyoto’s latticed pavilions are a contemporary homage to the traditional Japanese Ryokan inn, strikingly minimalist in their geometry, and each serving as a window onto their spectacular natural surroundings. The interiors are spacious and light-filled – ingeniously crafted to foster peace, relaxation and contemplation at every turn. The intimate scale of the pavilions and their considered placement within the garden respects, on one hand the simplicity and appropriateness of traditional Japanese architecture, while on the other allows these contemporary buildings to exist and breathe with the landscape, as if it had been contemplated.

Aman Kyoto Washigamine Pavilion
Aman Kyoto Washigamine Pavilion Living Room

Washigamine Pavilion

Surrounded by nature in the highest and most secluded area of the resort, the east-facing pavilion pays homage to the traditional Japanese Ryokan inn and looks over the entire garden and the Hieisan in the distance. A trekking path leads directly from the pavilion through the surrounding forest and various private meditation gardens can be found nearby. At 241 square metres (2594 square feet) the pavilion is the largest accommodation at the resort and features a living room, a traditional Japanese Tatami room, a Western dining room and a kitchen area. Two en-suite bedrooms feature natural woods, floor-to-ceiling windows, tatami flooring and tokonoma alcoves, and are connected to the living-dining area. For guests who would like to experience a stay more similar to the traditional Japanese Ryokan Inn, futons can be provided in the Japanese Tatami room.

Aman Kyoto Takagamine Suite

Takagamine Suite

Located on raised land, the east-facing pavilion pays homage to the traditional Japanese Ryokan inn and looks over the entire garden with the Hieizan mountain in the distance. Sitting adjacent to the moss covered Tengamine stone steps, perched above a six-metre tall hand crafted ancient stone wall and offering floating views over the maple and cedar forest, the pavilion offers total immersion in the surrounding landscape. The spacious 165.7 square metres (1780 square feet) suite features a living room, a traditional Japanese Tatami room, Western dining room and kitchen area. Bedrooms feature natural woods, floor-to-ceiling windows, tatami flooring and tokonoma alcoves, and are connected to the living-dining area. For guests who would like to experience a stay more similar to the traditional Japanese Ryokan Inn, futons can be provided in the Japanese Tatami room. Alternatively, the Takagamine Suite is available as a 2 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms (226.2 square meters, 2430 square feet).

Aman Kyoto Hotaru Room

Hotaru Rooms

Hotaru are west-facing rooms and are located on both the ground and first floor. The ground floor rooms face the beautiful moss covered garden and stone wall, and the first floor rooms are ensconced on the mountainside with maple trees. On the side of the entrance to the guest room, there is the fast flowing Kamiya river. Paying homage to the traditional Japanese Ryokan inn, the 60 square metres (646 square feet) combined bedroom and living area features natural woods, floor-to-ceiling windows, tatami flooring and a tokonoma alcove. The bathroom includes a Hinoki Japanese bath and two sinks.

Aman Kyoto Kaede Room
Aman Kyoto Bathroom

Kaede Rooms

Kaede are west-facing rooms on the first floor with views over the beautiful gardens and stone path, and forest hillside and the stone wall in the distance. Adjacent to ancient stone entrances, it is located in the heart of the resort. Paying homage to the traditional Japanese Ryokan inn, the 60 square metres (646 square feet) combined bedroom and living area features natural woods, floor-to-ceiling windows, tatami flooring and a tokonoma alcove. The bathroom includes a Hinoki Japanese bath and two sinks.

Aman Kyoto Kaede Room
Aman Kyoto Bathroom

Nara Rooms

Nara are west-facing rooms on the ground floor with views of maple trees on the beautiful moss. Adjacent to ancient stone entrances, it is located in the heart of the resort. Paying homage to the traditional Japanese Ryokan inn, the 60 square metres (646 square feet) combined bedroom and living area features natural woods, floor-to-ceiling windows, tatami flooring and a tokonoma alcove. The bathroom includes a Hinoki Japanese bath and two sinks.

Aman Kyoto Susuki room
Aman Kyoto Bathroom

Susuki Rooms

East-facing rooms close to Kamiya river, Susuki are located on the ground with the view of moss covered garden or the first floor with the partial city view with maple and wild cherry trees. Paying homage to the traditional Japanese Ryokan inn, the 60 square metres (646 square feet) combined bedroom and living area features natural woods, floor-to-ceiling windows, tatami flooring and a tokonoma alcove. The bathroom includes a Hinoki Japanese bath and two sinks.

Savour both Western and Kyoto-style cuisines at the convivial Living Pavilion with its fire-warmed interiors and breathtaking garden terrace. Or picnic in a forest glade with a personalised hamper. Choose from multiple beautiful settings, from the Living Pavilion’s rolling lawns and the more intimate stream-side Kurusuno Garden, to Kagamiishi, a traditional space ideal for tea ceremonies. Open to both guests and non-residents, Aman Kyoto’s restaurant complements its beautiful natural setting, with Kyoto cuisine reflecting the seasons with its constantly changing menu. Private dining is available 24 hours a day for guests in the comfort of their own Pavilion.

Aman Kyoto The Living Pavilion
Aman Kyoto The Living Pavilion Interior
Aman Kyoto The Living Pavilion

The Living Pavilion by Aman

This convivial dining space rests at the heart of Aman Kyoto, offering elegant interiors and a bar arranged around a central fireplace. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto an ornate terrace, with beautiful views of the surrounding gardens and forest. Open throughout the day and into the night, the restaurant serves both home-cooked Kyoto-style cuisines, and innovative and comforting Western dishes. We source our ingredients – from milk and meat to vegetables – from the finest local purveyors. These include Ohara free-range eggs, Kyoto Rice from Kobatake, and miso from Matsuno Shoyu, founded in 1805 just a 10-minute walk from Aman Kyoto.

Inspired by Kyoto’s diverse food culture, The Living Pavilion offers both Western dishes and simple obanzai ryori – all focusing on the natural flavours of the ingredients used. Based on the freshest seasonal produce available, our chefs handcraft a range of dishes inspired by cuisines from the West, ranging from Italian to Latin American. Options include pastas, salads and grilled meats and seafood.

Aman Kyoto Garden Path

Picnic in the Gardens

Stroll through the gardens with a picnic hamper, then settle in a peaceful glade with a picnic blanket and cushions, and enjoy the delicious meal prepared just for you.

Aman Kyoto Matcha Tea Making Experience

Afternoon Tea

Served daily, Aman Kyoto’s afternoon tea introduces guests to flower-like Wagashi, traditional Japanese confections made of mochi, anko and fruits. Kyoto Matcha is freshly prepared and served as a finale.

Discover all that Aman Kyoto has to offer, from immersive wellness experiences and exceptional dining, to tailored excursions revealing the city’s remarkable history. Traditional onsen bathing facilities – both indoors and open-air – deliver relaxation and healing, while dovetailing with a range of treatments that tap into Japan’s plentiful natural apothecary, from green tea to cold-pressed camellia oil. Discover Kyoto’s secrets whether meeting a gracious geiko at a traditional tea house, meditating with a monk at Daiouin Temple, learning the art of Ikebana flower arranging or practicing calligraphy with a local expert.

Aman Kyoto Spa Outdoor Onsen
Aman Kyoto Spa Indoor Onsen
Aman Kyoto Spa Treatment Room
Aman Kyoto Spa Entrance

Spa & Wellness

The mineral-rich water that springs near Aman Kyoto is central to the philosophy at the resort’s Aman Spa. Traditional onsen bathing facilities deliver relaxation and healing in their purest forms, while a range of treatments tap into Japan’s plentiful natural apothecary – including Kyoto green tea, tanba kuromame black beans, local sake and cold-pressed camellia oil. Soak in the healing waters of our onsen bathing pools. Dating back to the sixth century, Japanese bathing culture initially grew out of Buddhist cleansing rituals. Today the Japanese still enjoy seasonal onsen and herbal baths for their health-giving benefits.

Discover the peace that nature can instill with a guided one-day mindfulness programme. This includes the Signature Spa Journey, onsen, a 2-hour hike and a hilltop meditation session followed by a picnic lunch. A speciality at Aman Kyoto, Shiatsu is an intuitive massage technique based on the same principles as acupuncture. Aiming to restore the flow of energy or qi in the body, it is known to improve muscle tone, strengthen immunity and dispel stress.

Aman Kyoto Spa Yoga

Yoga

In the dappled sunlight of a forest glade, tune back into body and mind with a private yoga session, tailored to your needs.

Area & Location

Area, Country
Tokyo, Japan
Nearest Airport
Haneda &  Narita International Airports
Local Currency
Japanese Yen
Time Change
GMT+9:00
Language
Japanese
Best time to go
Japan is good to visit all year round

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