- Four Seasons Kyoto is a sublime property with top-notch, wonderfully calming interiors, sensational gardens and a spa so sublime it’s a destination in its own right.
- The Four Seasons Kyoto boasts a super location in the historic Higashiyama district, set alongside an 800-year-old pond garden once owned by a wealthy samurai family.
- Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto boasts a sushi bar and a tea house by a pond in Shakusuien Japanese garden as well as a Western-style restaurant and a lounge. Kyoto Station is a 7-minute drive away.
- The hotel offers spa facilities including an indoor swimming pool, 2 whirlpools, saunas, steam rooms and 7 spa treatment rooms. There is also a 24-hour fitness centre with a variety of equipment and machines.
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.
Unleash your inner ninja during an expert-led training session where you’ll learn everything from breathing and meditation techniques to the handling of your tool of choice: Kunai or ninja swords, Shuriken stars or Fukiya blowdarts.
Lighting the city for more than 220 years, Kobishiya Chube is a Kyoto institution and one of the city’s most esteemed lantern makers. Its handmade creations have been illuminating temples, shrines and the estates of samurais and merchants for centuries. Today, its lanterns can still be found all over the city. During this experience, gain access into the intimate Kobishiya Chube atelier where the art of lantern making retains age-old techniques. Witness artisans at work, handcrafting the lanterns as the Kobishiya Chube, 10th-generation lantern master hosts and teaches you the essentials to make your own mini lantern.
Monko, literally translating as “listening to the incense,” can best be described as an incense-smelling party. A favourite pastime of nobles from Imperial times and before, it was the perfect excuse for a social gathering amongst acquaintances during which an assemblage of precious fragrant woods would be passed around, allowing each guest to guess the various scents as a form of entertainment. Monko remains a popular activity today, and an easy introduction awaits with the Sanshuko experience at an incense shop. During your session, three incense burners will be used, enabling a discovery of the rich smells of some of the more notorious precious woods such as aloeswood and kyara. Then, create your own nioi bukuro (scented sachets) – or take home some that are expertly prepared by the house’s masters.
Founded in the 1560s, Fujiwara Aritsugu was appointed the official knife maker to the Imperial House of Japan. While it originally focused its production to swords and carving knives, the kitchen knives and utensils made today use the same techniques as they did years ago. Best of all, they still offer the age-old tradition of engraving the owner’s name on the blade of each item sold. Aritsugu is located within the stellar Nishiki market. Make time to take a stroll and sample some of the best local foods before or after your purchase. Ask our Concierge for insider recommendations for foods and favourite stalls to find..
Experience the solemn art of a tea ceremony at our quaint tea house, Shakusui-tei, nestled in our historic ikeniwa, or pond garden. Here, get the traditional chashitsu (tea house) experience accompanied with explanations from our tea master for an immersive experience. Best of all, enjoy a cup of masterfully whisked tea in complete intimacy; an experience offered exclusively to guests of our Hotel..
A luxurious addition to Kyoto, the Four Seasons Kyoto offers spacious, contemporary accommodation with a Japanese flare in the historical heart of Kyoto. Enjoy the sites of this former Imperial city during the day before returning to this Japanese haven. Located in a traditional Japanese garden dating back to the 12th Century, the Four Seasons Kyoto is just minutes from the centre of this former imperial city. Walk along the glass bridge to the hotel’s chashitsu tea house where guests can enjoy some matcha. The hotel also boasts a spectacular full-service spa and miniature golf course for all ages.
Once owned by a wealthy samurai family, discover the magic of Kyoto at this heavenly hotel. There is an array of different accommodations to suit your needs at Four Seasons Kyoto. With an 800-year-old ikeniwa (pond garden) at its heart, the Four Seasons Kyoto features 110 standard rooms, 12 suites, one presidential suite and 57 condo unites. The hotel’s excellent spa, Kyo no Iyashi, has 7 treatment rooms where you can unwind. From massages, facials, body treatments, and manicures and pedicures, enjoy a treatment as well as the fabulous facilities including a large indoor pool here. The spa features a sauna, a spa tub, and a steam room.
The 123 rooms are soothing cocoons – dark hardwood floors, hand-painted panels, fusama screen doors with pops of pale blue and imperial purple. They’re modern yet echoing traditional Japanese interior design. The large bathrooms come with huge soaking tubs and monsoon showers which can be converted into a single space and infused with the citrusy scent of yuzu fruit. There are a number of signature suites with balconies and beautiful views of the gardens.
Premier Room – Garden View
With floor-to-ceiling views of our Shakusuien pond garden, these relaxing rooms embody traditional, minimalist Japanese design, featuring clean lines with little clutter.
Premier Room – Kyoto View
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.
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.
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 our pond garden.
Two-Bedroom Corner Hotel Residence
With two bedrooms on either side of the suite, a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area and a spacious living room, our largest Hotel residences offer plenty of space for everyone in your family to spread out and enjoy the floor-to-ceiling views of the city.
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 our fourth floor with extra-tall ceilings and an abundance of natural light, this calming retreat is where unforgettable family memories are made..
Four Seasons Room
Step onto your private balcony from these fourth-floor rooms and greet the morning with peaceful views of our Shakusuien pond garden and the Higashiyama Mountains lingering in the distance.
- Two-Bedroom Corner Hotel Residence.
- Two-Bedroom Hotel Residence Garden View.
- One-Bedroom Hotel Residence Garden View.
- One-Bedroom Hotel Residence with Tatami Dining.
- One-Bedroom Hotel Residence
Our sun-washed restaurant and garden terrace on the ground floor – plus comfortable seating overlooking the garden from the floor above – offer front-row seats to the stunning four seasons of Kyoto. Modern cooking techniques and local Kyoto ingredients come together in seasonal and vibrant dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner – with magnificent views to boot
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 our relaxed, light-filled brasserie.
The vision of Master Chef Rei Masuda, our one-Michelin-starred restaurant offers an intimate and interactive experience as you watch as our 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 our two private-dining rooms.
The Lounge & Bar
Enjoy a hand-dripped cup of coffee or relax with a Kyoto-inspired cocktail in a comfortable seat in our modern lobby lounge.
Please be advised that Sushi Sora closed on 31 October 2018 for a concept change. Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our guests who have enjoyed Sushi Sora over the years for their great patronage. In the meantime, the hotel offers a range of innovative dining venues throughout the property. An exciting new dining concept will be announced soon.
All of the staff are assured and approachable, with an uncanny ability to remember the names of every single one of their guests. And the facilities are top-notch too: a subterranean swimming pool lined with wooden cabanas and bubbling baths; pine saunas and ofuru showers; and a ravishing spa, which specialises in Japanese wellness rituals involving the likes of tanba salt scrubs, Zen massage and Sodashi gold-leaf facials
Stay on track with your fitness goals even when you’re far from home. Our 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, then unwind in our sauna or steam room.
Go for an invigorating swim or sit back and relax on an underwater lounge chair in our 20-metre, indoor pool, with adults-only hours in both the morning and evening and two whirlpools for even more relaxation.
The Spa at Four Seasons is a haven of Kyo no Iyashi (Kyoto healing), with seven treatment and wellness-technology rooms, including a VIP couples’ spa suite. Restorative therapies make use of all-natural, synthetic-free products from purveyors such as Sodashi, as well as state-of-the-art techniques. Indulge in special pampering from our menu of facials, massages and body treatments. The full-service Salon offers the latest in personalized products and services for hair, nails and aesthetics.