Refresh and Renew with Heavenly Green Tea Therapy at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto

An indulgent summer ritual, brimming with the pure goodness of locally harvested green tea

July 22, 2022,
Kyoto, Japan

This summer, experience the ultimate rejuvenation at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto. The newly introduced Heavenly Green Tea Therapy at THE SPA creates a state of deep relaxation and refreshment, ideal for those who spend long hours in front of the screen or feel fatigued during hot months.

The treatment features an all-star selection of seven luxurious products from KOTOSHINA, crafted with organic green tea from Kyoto and beautifully packaged in France.


Spread across 10,000 square metres (108,000 square feet), THE SPA is woven with influences from traditional Japanese water gardens, going back to the ancient Heian period. Designed for balance, harmony and renewal, the signature treatments are centred around the concept of Enso, a Zen Circle drawn with a single brushstroke.

Pure local ingredients and classical design elements come together to deliver Kyo no Iyashi (healing Kyoto style). THE SPA houses seven treatment and wellness-technology rooms, including two VIP suites for couples.

The Hotel’s bathing facilities and private relaxation lounge can be used by guests before and after spa treatments.

Heavenly Green Tea Therapy

The crisp fragrance of green tea sets the stage for this relaxing 60-minute therapy, featuring an array of indulgent products by KOTOSHINA.

Sip a cup of aromatic Hojicha roasted tea, a healing brew made in Kyoto, before beginning with the facial treatment. The expert Four Seasons therapist uses a unique Enso-inspired circular motion to soothe eyestrain and ease fatigue. The entire face and décolleté area is massaged with green tea beauty oil, using a sequence of dynamic movements to treat stiffness and promote revitalization.

A peel starring fine jojoba beads helps to remove dead skin cells and excess sebum, while luscious creams deliver a healthy dose of moisturization and age-reversing benefits. Both hands and arms are massaged, then wrapped in hydrating body butter, followed by an energizing dry head massage. Conclude the journey with a choice of Kyoto’s organic tea – Hojicha roasted tea, Sencha or Gyokuro green tea.

Emerge from this magical green tea journey with a calm mind, a new spring in one's step, and soft, luminous skin.

Guests can continue their wellness day with a nourishing lunch by Chef Ryuji Koga or indulgent Afternoon Tea by Pastry Chef Reiko Yokota at the Brasserie, framed by enchanting views of Shakusui-en, the Japanese pond garden. Stop by THE SPA boutique to browse a selection of carefully curated products – perfect as self-care treats or gifts for loved ones.

KOTOSHINA: Essence of Kyoto

“From massage techniques to products, our spa treatments draw their inspiration from the best of Kyoto. That is why we chose KOTOSHINA for the green tea therapy,” says Miyuki Yasuda, Assistant Spa Manager.

Indeed, this organic skincare brand is centred around local ingredients, elevated with a European touch. To create its bespoke green tea line, KOTOSHINA has partnered with a tea plantation in the Uji region of Kyoto, as well as an organic cosmetics maker based in France.

Booking Details

The 60-minute Heavenly Green Tea Therapy is priced at JPY 25,174 (including taxes and service charge).

The 75-minute spa treatment + Afternoon Tea/Lunch package is priced from JPY 28,336 (including taxes and service charge).

THE SPA at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto is open from 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm. To book a treatment, call 075-541-8474.