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Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto

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

    October 2016

    Fanny Guibouret
Physical Features

Total Accommodations:  180

  • Guest Rooms: 110
  • Suites: 13
  • Hotel Residences: 57
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Design Aesthetic:

  • A modern oasis of serenity and style set in a 12th-century Shakusuien ikeniwa (pond garden)

Architects: Kume Sekkei

Interior Designers:

  • Hirsch Bedner Associates (guest rooms, function rooms, public areas and spa)
  • STRICKLAND (sushi restaurant)
  • Kokai Studios (all-day restaurant)

Exterior Designer: Landscape Design


  • Just minutes from downtown and surrounded by centuries of history
Spa and Fitness

Design Aesthetic:

  • Inspired by the Japanese aesthetic principal connecting the body and mind through the Enso Circle motion

Number of Treatment Rooms: 7

Signature Treatments: Four Seasons Signature Ceremonies

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Product Lines: Biologique Recherche, Sodashi, Tatcha

Special Features:

  • Couple’s spa suite
  • Bath menu

Fitness Centre

Fitness Facilities:  306 sq. m. / 3,294 sq. ft.

Pools: 1 indoor


Restaurant: Brasserie

  • Cuisine: modern brasserie
  • Indoor Seating: 94
  • Outdoor Seating: 56
  • Designer: Kokai Studios

Restaurant: Sushi Wakon

  • Cuisine: Edo-style sushi
  • Indoor Counter Seating: 10
  • Private Dining Rooms: 2
  • Designer: STRICKLAND

Lounge: The Lounge & Bar

  • On the Menu: pastries and baked goods, specialty coffees and teas
  • Indoor Seating: 42

Tea House: Shakusui-tei

  • On the Menu: Japanese tea, sake and champagne by the glass
  • Indoor Seating: 18 with private tea house also available
  • Outdoor Seating: 8
  • On-site Experience Manager curates customised activities and itineraries for guests
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Sample Activities:

  • Zen meditation
  • Japanese cultural classes
  • Tea ceremony
  • Monko ceremony
  • Pottery classes
  • Maiko & geiko ozashiki asobi experience
  • Jinrikisha (rickshaw) city tour
  • Hozu-gawa river boat tour
  • Japanese garden tour
  • Sake tasting
  • Flea market and antique shopping
Meetings and Special Occasions

Total Event Space: 6,123 sq. ft. / 569 sq. m.

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Meet and Feed Capacity: 200

Largest Ballroom: 3,940 sq. ft. / 366 sq. m. (divisible plus pre function area)

  • Naturally lit, offers optional show kitchen and VIP wedding entrance

Additional Meeting Rooms:  3 executive-style conference rooms

Special Features:

  • On-site wedding chapel
Special Features
  • Built around an 800-year-old ikeniwa (pond garden)
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