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445-3 Myohoin Maekawa-Cho, Higashiyama-Ku, Kyoto 605-0932 Kyoto Prefecture
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 09/15/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#37 of 559 hotels in Kyoto
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2020 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Set at the foot of Higashiyama Mountain in Kyoto's district of temples, the hotel is a sanctuary of space minutes from the city's cultural treasures and the bustle of downtown with double-height windows throughout that frame the surrounding beauty through every season. You arrive through an alluring bamboo forest that leads to the sanctuary of an 800-year old pond garden “Shakusui-en” at its heart, a haven of quiet dignity, discreet expression and strong engagement with nature. Inspired by traditional artistry yet exhilaratingly contemporary the hotel is a modern window into the rich history of this ancient capital city. The hotel encompasses some of the city’s most spacious 110 guest rooms and 13 suites plus 57 hotel residences; four dining venues including a beautiful tea house in the garden; an exclusive spa and indoor pool; and a series of sophisticated meeting spaces, with a custom-designed chapel for weddings and other events.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Wifi
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Massage
Salon
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Butler service
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bidet
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
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Tom wrote a review Sep 12
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The combination of japanese culture, best levels of service, incredible food. Even for a Four Seasons, this hotel is the best i've been to. Would highly recommend visiting the pool area as it is just as good as the photos show, along with a lovely outlook from the breakfast/dining area.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Chan wrote a review May 2020
Hong Kong, China141 contributions49 helpful votes
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I stayed here for 2 nights and I absolutely love this hotel. The room was very big even though it was not a suite. I really liked the layout and design of the room especially the bathroom. The view from my room was nothing special. Pillows and bed were cosy as always. It also offered a non-private butler service. You could control the room lightings, air-con and ask for room service using the iPad placed near the bed. The minibar was stocked with a wide range of drinks and snacks. Service was very good during my visit. Staff were attentive and the front desk officer escorted me to my room after check-in and introduced the hotel's facilities. People were nice and helpful. Breakfast was good. The restaurant was so beautiful and comfortable. If you sit near the window, you can enjoy the view of the hotel's own pond. The pond has a long history (~100 years). I went straight to the outdoor area after I had had my breakfast to enjoy the stunning environment. Geiko came and perform at the lobby every weekend. People could take pictures with her after the performance. In addition, the hotel offered a wide range of activities and special experiences. Since my stay was during the weekend, the hotel was crowded. People came here for banquet/wedding. This hotel is popular for the locals.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Saeko Kawamura, Marketing at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto
Responded Aug 15, 2020
Dear peterchan_hkg, Thank you very much for your recent stay and your kind compliment. I am honoured to read your compliment of our team and about our facilities and services throughout your stay from the restaurant, guest room, our 800-year-old Shakusui-en pond garden and to the Maiko performance on weekends. As you have experienced, our rooms are equipped with high technology, I hope you have enjoyed using in-room iPad, automatic toilet, butler box etc... Our guestrooms carry out the characteristics of a traditional Japanese house. From the quiet and elegantly simple lines of the wooden slats to fusuma screens decorated with artwork by local artisans inspired by Kyoto's heritage that is intentionally designed to emphasize the influence of Kyoto's nature, you can feel the essences of Japan even inside of the room. I wish you and your family stay safe and we hope to welcome you back to Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto in the near future. Yours sincerely, Alex Porteous General Manager
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glenn wrote a review Feb 2020
Laguna Beach, California10 contributions2 helpful votes
The Four Seasons is a beautiful property with 5 star rooms and facilities and a gorgeous garden. They provide professional friendly customer service. The staff can’t do enough for us. The hotel is in a convenient location to visit sites.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from FSKyoto, General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto
Responded Mar 29, 2020
Dear glenne20192019, Thank you very much for staying with us and taking the time to write this kind comment. I am thrilled to know that you thoroughly enjoyed our hotel experience and our team has taken excellent care of you. We hope Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto made you at home in this historic city’s most scenic district, close to many of Kyoto’s finest cultural assets – from the Kiyomizu-dera Temple to Kyoto National Museum, and Sanju-sangendo temple, a national treasure, all within an easy walk. I know that there are so many things to experience here in Kyoto, our Concierge is happy to assist you for your next journey when you return to unlock the authentic essence of today’s Kyoto. We look forward to welcoming you back to Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto. Yours sincerely, Alex Porteous General Manager
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Cinnamoncrunch wrote a review Feb 2020
366 contributions27 helpful votes
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Yes the stay was expensive but - the rooms are truly the most beautiful and thoughtfully designed out of all the hotels we have seen, the view of the garden is gorgeous and we never got tired of it, the hotel is immaculately clean and spacious. We needed a converter for my Airwrap as it was running on different voltage and they brought it to us in under 5 minutes (amazed!), anything you request for (extra toiletries, coffee capsules etc) are brought very quickly to your room, housekeeping keeps it pristine twice a day (including thoughtfully folding your clothes/jackets!) The hotel is set in a quiet area of town but a quick 8-12 minute taxi drive gets you to wherever you want to go to in the main part of town, which we faithfully did twice a day for our meals/sightseeing. Staff are wonderful and warm all around - be it at reception welcoming you, at the gym or swimming pool for a workout, management/ GM greeting guests on a Saturday morning, an origami class given by patient Linh, and Shibuya who gave us recommendations on planning our day while we wait for transport! We also especially loved the big and well-equipped gym and pool that must require a lot of upkeep! Plan to be back in the near future!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from FSKyoto, General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto
Responded Mar 29, 2020
Dear cinnamocrunch, Thank you very much for your recent stay and your wonderful feedback. I am thrilled to know that you have thoroughly enjoyed our hotel experience and our team has taken gracious care of you. I will make sure to share all the kind compliments to Linh, Shibuya, and our team. I am also delighted to hear that you have enjoyed our hotel room with the view of our 800-year-old Shakusui-en pond garden. Kyoto remains one of Japan's best-preserved historic cities, with intact palaces, gardens, 1600 Buddhist temples and 400 Shinto shrines, including 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In such a city, Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto is located in Higashiyama district, which is one of the most preserved wards in Kyoto for almost a century. I hope you have enjoyed the authentic Japanese culture during your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto! Yours sincerely, Alex Porteous General Manager
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dha205 wrote a review Feb 2020
Scarsdale, New York35 contributions31 helpful votes
This is a beautiful hotel, and a no-smoking property, which was important to us. We were upgraded to a suite and had a good stay. Though it’s no surprise that a Four Seasons is expensive, this one seems to go a bit over the top. Part of the sticker shock comes from the huge taxes that are added onto the already high room rate (not the hotel’s fault, but be aware). The tea house is cute, but when we were there they had run out of “confections.” We decided against a $25 cup of tea. The property sits between a girl’s school (which we found endearing) and a temple that isn’t in the guidebooks, but is worth exploring. There are not a lot of restaurants or shops in the immediate area. (The fluffy pancakes at Cafe Arietty across the street are wonderful, though). Since the sights in Kyoto are spread out, we ended up taking (and often waiting for) a lot of taxis. The staff is young, some really friendly, some a little bit formal. All in all, a beautiful property, a little out of the way. Expect to pay top dollar for everything, but indisputably a first class hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from FSKyoto, General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto
Responded Mar 1, 2020
Dear dha205, Thank you very much for your recent stay and your valuable feedback. I am happy to learn that you have enjoyed our hotel experience, especially our suite. However, I regret to hear that you felt our hotel is slightly far from the city and the pricing is expensive. Yet, please note that Kyoto remains one of Japan's best-preserved historic cities, with intact palaces, gardens, 1600 Buddhist temples and 400 Shinto shrines, including 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In such a city, Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto is located in Higashiyama district, close to many of Kyoto’s finest cultural assets – from the Kiyomizu-dera Temple to Kyoto National Museum, and Sanju-sangendo temple, a national treasure, all within an easy walk. We hope you have taken advantage of the closeness to the beautiful historical destinations in Kyoto. We hope to welcome you back to Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto. Yours sincerely, Alex Porteous General Manager
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$781 - $1,957 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
JapanKinkiKyoto PrefectureKyoto
NUMBER OF ROOMS
180
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Frequently Asked Questions about Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto
Which popular attractions are close to Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto?
Nearby attractions include Sanjusangendo Temple (0.3 miles), Chishaku-in (0.1 miles), and Kimono Art Workshop Kyo-ya (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto?
Yes, valet parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto?
Conveniently located restaurants include Trattoria Sette, Ichikawaya Coffee, and Touzan.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.