A Season in Bloom: Discover the Best of Sakura with Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto

Embrace the ephemeral magic of cherry blossoms, guided by those in the know

March 1, 2024,
Kyoto, Japan

Discover the charm of sakura season at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto, where enchanting stays and delectable dining unfold against a spectacular backdrop of cherry blossoms. Blooming across the 800-year-old pond garden at the heart of this contemporary oasis, the pink-and-white flowers conjure a sense of pure joy and wonder for all who encounter their beauty.

As the ancient capital comes into full bloom, the stage is set for Hanami, the timeless Japanese art of viewing and appreciating sakura. As the go-to destination for sakura seekers from Japan and beyond, Kyoto’s charming streets, traditional gardens and historical temples provide the most picturesque backdrops for cherry blossoms, bringing alive the essence of Hanami. Set in the popular Higashiyama district, Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto offers convenient access to several famous sakura-viewing spots.

Hanami Suite Package

Guests can experience Hanami in privacy and at their own pace with this seasonal offer. Stay in a first-floor Residential Suite with unfettered views of the Hotel’s very own cherry trees. Awaken to the splendour of soft pink blossoms and bask in their pleasures around the clock.

The package features a line-up of Hanami experiences on the balcony, including in-suite breakfast, Sakura Afternoon Tea, and a bottle of Champagne. Enjoy special access to the private garden courtyard, furnished with benches to relax and appreciate the flowers.

Bathed in natural light, each 100 square metre (1,075 square foot) Residential Suite comes with a fully equipped kitchen and a host of special benefits, including complimentary overnight valet parking, a special gift from THE SPA, and an indoor tent for kids.


  • Residential Suite on first floor with guaranteed access to private garden courtyard
  • In-suite breakfast for two guests (American or Japanese breakfast)
  • In-suite Sakura Afternoon Tea for two guests
  • Welcome bottle of Billecart-Salmon Champagne
  • Sakura Sweets gift box
  • Residential Suite benefits

Available March 13 to April 9, 2024; JPY 558,600 per night for 2 guests. For bookings, email or call +81 75-541-8288.

Sakura-Inspired Cocktails

This year, the seasonal cocktails at Four Seasons come with a novel twist. The skilled bartenders at The Lounge & Bar took on the challenge of encapsulating the essence of sakura in every glass - without relying on cherry blossom liqueur! Each richly imagined concoction promises a surprising sojourn through the flavours of spring.

  • Haru no Ibuki: JPY 2,900
  • Hakushu Collins: JPY 2,900
  • Raspberry Fizz: JPY 2,900

Sakura Afternoon Tea

Celebrating the onset of spring in Kyoto, this exquisite Afternoon Tea menu transforms traditional French sweets with Japanese elements such as matcha, wormwood and (naturally) cherry blossoms. Served against a backdrop of 29 cherry trees in bloom, a delectable Hanami journey awaits.

  • Weekday JPY 7,000; Weekend JPY 7,800
  • With a glass of champagne: JPY 10,000
  • Two seatings: 12:00 noon to 2:30 pm, 3:00 to 5:30 pm

Japanese Afternoon Tea at Fuju Teahouse Lounge

Delight in an array of Japanese sweets and savouries, elegantly presented in a two-layered bento box and served at the scenic Fuju teahouse lounge, located within the pond garden. Paired with a cup of matcha, green tea or the distinctive hojicha originating in Kyoto, this local-style experience is elevated with mesmerizing floral vistas.

  • JPY 6,500 per person
  • 2:00 to 7:00 pm
  • 10 servings per day only
  • Advance reservation required

Dinner by the Pond

Share an unforgettable evening of Hanami dining by the pond garden. Guests can soak up views of blossom-laden branches against shimmering waters, as they savour bento boxes filled with Japanese delicacies or a gourmet Western meal.

Elevate the experience with fine sakes or wines, curated by Beverage Director Takashi Nakano. Available through the year, this signature Fuju dinner can be enjoyed by couples, families and friends.

  • Food only: JPY 50,000 per person (March 20 to April 30, 2024)
  • Sake or wine pairing: JPY 12,000 (regular), JPY 18,000 (premium)
  • Reservation required at least one week in advance
  • Minimum two guests

Sakura Wellness Specials

Through cherry blossom season, THE SPA offers an extra special treat. All treatments of 90 minutes or more include a rejuvenating Sakura Foot Bath. The fragrant, petal-strewn ritual marks the initiation into Kyo no Iyashi (Kyoto-style healing) to harmonize mind, body, and spirit.

Welcome the spirit of springtime and renewal. Join a special Cherry Blossom Yoga session by the pond garden, framed by the poetic beauty of sakura. Under the expert guidance of seasoned yoga instructor Sandra, each pose serves as one more step on the path to mindfulness.

For reservations, contact the Hotel at +075-541-8288.