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445-3 Myohoin Maekawa-Cho, Higashiyama-Ku, Kyoto 605-0932 Kyoto Prefecture
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#44 of 597 hotels in Kyoto
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Set at the foot of Higashiyama Mountain in Kyoto's district of temples, the only hotel in Japan named on Travel + Leisure’s The 100 Best Hotels in the World in 2022 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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Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
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Indoor pool
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Breakfast available
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Complimentary welcome drink
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
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JaceDowo wrote a review Nov 2022
London, United Kingdom52 contributions98 helpful votes
I really loved it here, but I couldn’t help but feel the whole thing was so westernized and I wanted to feel far away from home. For example, French branded bath products, English/American staff, food, styles…I think next time I come to Kyoto I would love to stay in a beautiful luxury ryokan to experience the real Japan. But that’s not to say that this property is bad: it’s gorgeous and very luxurious! But I think just one time is perfect for us.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Kishi Takuya, 支配人 at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you very much for staying with us at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Kyoto. The next time, please come and visit Shakusui-tei, the tea ceremony pavilion where invites Four Seasons guests to experience traditional Japanese culture through an authentic tea ceremony. The entire team will look forward to welcoming you back in Kyoto for another fantastic experience. Sincerely, Takuya Kishi General Manager
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Jasmine625 wrote a review Jun 2022
Hiroshima, Japan39 contributions34 helpful votes
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This is my second time to stay this hotel. Stayed with my family and a dog. Location is good (not far away from tourist area, central station, and downtown. A pet salon for temporary deposit/shampoo is also within walking distance) but not noisy area and you can relax. Hotel property itself is, needless to say, excellent: mixture of modern and traditional ambient in hotel equipment/room but has an old Japanese garden to have a small rests/walk within the hotel. As I was with my dog, services tried were very limited like in-room dining, breakfast at terrace (dog allowed), and spa (my family took care of dog while I was taking treatment) but level of all these services are good or even above (for me excellent but if I consider people's general preference, I may safe to say in this way). If you are looking for 5-star hotel with excellent service in soft/hard perspective, Four Seasons Kyoto would be the best. Especially those who want to bring dog, this place must be only one.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Kishi Takuya, 支配人 at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto
Responded Jul 5, 2022
Thank you very much for staying with us and for your kind review and recommendation. We appreciate your valuable feedback on our rooms, garden as well as our services and spa. We thank you once again for your patronage, and we look forward to welcoming you and your dog on your next stay with us. Sincerely, Takuya Kishi General Manager takuya.kishi@fourseasons.com
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AmerInEuroJen wrote a review Nov 2022
Anchorage, Alaska140 contributions137 helpful votes
The hotel was able to accommodate us in 2 adjoining rooms with a king bed in one room and 2 doubles plus a rollaway in the other room. Most other hotels could not do this for us as a family with 3 children so it was very helpful. Staff and facilities, dining were all up to Four Seasons standards and in fact were better than some other properties we've stayed at. We really enjoyed the large pool and 2 large hot tubs in the pool area. Food was better than some other properties as well.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Response from Kishi Takuya, 支配人 at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you very much for staying with us at the Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto and taking the time to post your positive review. We are delighted to hear that you and your family enjoyed our services and facilities. We are also grad that we managed to make your stay a comfortable one. We look forward to welcoming you back to Kyoto in the near future. Sincerely, Takuya Kishi General Manager takuya.kishi@fourseasons.com
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Alcoholic Kay Travel wrote a review Nov 2022
16 contributions5 helpful votes
Me & My friend arrived around 6pm to hotel, first we need to go through the bamboo aisle, then can see the entrance of the hotel. Warm welcoming from Ms. Shiroka, she was came and welcome us to help us to take two heavy luggages. (Wow, she is slim and she is strong, appreciated) While she was asking my confirmation details, she saw the name of flight tag on my luggage and she knew the details of mine. (OMG, that's so amazing) After that, Mr. Christoper was smiling and welcoming us at the Entrance and lead us to the front desk for check-in. He explained the facilities of the hotel while showing us to the room. Such a luxury & Huge hotel, it takes us 2 mins walk with Mr. Christoper and we are enjoying to listen to him. When we arrived the room, the luggages already sent to the room. ( Really? That's so efficient.) We were so happy and feel comfortable in the room. Suddenly, the door bell ring. I opened the door and saw Mr. Janie from In Room Dining caring a birthday cake to us. I was so surprised that the hotel remember our birthday celebration trip in here. We decided to enjoy the Autumn tea set at the hotel on the next day, Tea set is delicious with the free flow Seasonal tea & Four Seasons Kyoto coffee bean. A special thank you to Yuri, Sachika and Guest Relations Officer team(Hostess). They are very helpful and knowledgeable about the items of the menu. Thank you so much for the wonderful hotel experience to me. I definitely will come back for the next trip.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Room Tip: best view, can see the Kyoto Tower
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you very much for staying with us at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto and taking the time to share your kind words with us. All the staff are delighted that you and your friend enjoyed the stay and autumn in Kyoto. We endeavor to go above and beyond to ensure our guests have a memorable experience. We look forward to welcoming you back in Kyoto for another fantastic experience. Sincerely, Takuya Kishi General Manager takuya.kishi@fourseasons.com
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tj-eckleburg wrote a review Nov 2022
tj-eckleburg11 contributions11 helpful votes
Beautiful. Really elegant and you know you’re in Japan. Bit of a walk to the main dining / shopping areas I flung found myself in but they always had a taxi for you and there’s a walkable metro station. Would certainly choose it again.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you very much for choosing Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto. We are grateful for your 5-star review and to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Sincerely,
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annadecosmo wrote a review Oct 2022
Greater Sydney, Australia1 contribution
No trip to Kyoto is complete without a night or two at The Four Seasons. Exquisite service, an amazing pool and spa and decor that really has a strong sense of place makes this feel like a resort stay rather than merely a 5 star splurge.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded Oct 22, 2022
Dear annadecosmo, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your positive feedback with us. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our services as well as pool and spa. We endeavor to go above and beyond to ensure our guests have a memorable experience. We look forward to welcoming you back in Kyoto for another fantastic experience. Sincerely, Takuya Kishi General Manager takuya.kishi@fourseasons.com
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Drich808 wrote a review Sep 2022
Jakarta17 contributions6 helpful votes
Four Seasons Kyoto has been on my bucket list for some time, however the experience did not live up to my expectations. While I'm happy with my stay, I would consider other options for my next visit in Kyoto. Highlights: - Room was large, super comfortable, and well maintained. - Indoor pool is a must. - Fitness center was robust. - Spa was A+. Disappointments: - Dinning experience and options were poor all around. Food was good though. - The garden was underwhelming. Very small. Nice to look at from room, not to walk through. - The ofuro and tea house fall short of Japanese standards. - Totally price gauge guests. (¥870 for coke, ¥2,000 for local beer, ¥7,000 for breakfast). Everything else: - Service was inline with Four Seasons standards. - As other have stated, house keeping was on par but missed the little touches like removing old plates of welcome treats - Location decent. Close to bus line and taxis are $15-$20 to most sites. Not near subway / train. - Hotel feels like the lack of guests due to Japan's COVID restrictions have sucked the spirit out of it..
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded Oct 18, 2022
Dear Drich808 Thank you very much for taking time to share your constructive feedback with us on TripAdvisor. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our room, pool, fitness center as well as spa. On the other hand, we apologise that we were not able to meet your expectations in this visit to Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto. We wish to have the opportunity to exceed your expectations in your next visit. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Sincerely, Takuya Kishi General Manager takuya.kishi@fourseasons.com
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KI-NRT wrote a review Dec 2021
Ashiya, Japan1624 contributions343 helpful votes
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FS Kyoto is one of the nicest (if not the nicest) property in its city hotel in the Four Seasons portfolio. It's relatively new and fresh, is in a convenient location, its architecture and grounds give it a real sense of place, and the staff are warm and attentive. We stayed in a 1 bedroom suite, which has about 100m² of stretch-out space, and is tastefully appointed with modern Japanese-style furnishings and decor. The Suite has a living room, an adjacent dining area, a separate bedroom and a large bathroom with a generously-proportioned tub. The view of the beautifully designed (and immaculately maintained) garden and lake adds to the air of tranquility that this property exudes. While the Suite rooms are quite pricey, fear not... even the lower category rooms have a decent amount of space by Japan and Kyoto standards. We had previously stayed in a Premier Room, which has over 50m² of total space - far larger than similar category rooms at competing luxury properties in the area (save for Aman, which is slightly more spacious.) But if you require a separate bedroom/living room, then a Suite would be your only choice. Aman, Four Seasons and The Ritz-Carlton are arguably the top three luxury hotels in Kyoto (I'm not including top ryokans in the equation, since they're very different experiences.) The Park Hyatt is the newest of the bunch, but some teething service issues make me think that it needs a bit more time for service levels to be as refined and polished as the Four Seasons (if it ever even gets to that level.) Keep in mind that Kyoto has a LOT to see and do - first-timers on a budget would not be advised to splurge on accommodations at the expense of other noteworthy experiences (such as dining at a top kaiseki restaurant.) Overall, the Four Seasons Kyoto is a flawless luxury city hotel, and is a reliable choice for those that value comfort and top-notch service in a soothing environment.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Luvbabyhh627@yahoo.com wrote a review Aug 2021
Hiroshima, Japan5 contributions1 helpful vote
I had a bad experience at pool staff. Right after check-in I immediately called and make time-slot reservation at 4:00Pm but when we went there our name was not in the list the staff told us we need to wait for an hour because there is available. So I said yes and she let us use the Japanese bath while waiting for the pool.But after a few minutes we were at the bath another staff came to us and said we need to get out from the bath because she will disinfect it for the next guest so went at relaxation area but when we were there another staff came again and told us to wait a little longer because the guests before us is still using pool. I felt bad also the phone call early morning in our room from 7:30AM it keeps on ringing until 8:00. We didn’t request for a wake-up call. The last is our breakfast! We are booked for an in-room dining In dinner and breakfast but we are served of packed or take-out breakfast. What happened to Four Seasons hospitality that is famous in the World. I’m kinda sad because I haven’t had a good experience with the staff at Four Seasons Kyoto.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Kenji wrote a review Jul 2021
Tokyo, Japan63 contributions62 helpful votes
Good uniquely designed hotel that brings in the Kyoto element to the property. Service and everything was solid 5 star quality but docked a (point) due to personal preference for hotels that are access friendly. It’s more of a secluded property but if you like that its a five star given limited other high end options in Kyoto
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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$856 - $1,639 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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JapanKinkiKyoto PrefectureKyoto
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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 Kyoto National Museum (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 airport transportation?
Yes, Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto offers airport transportation 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, Chinese, and Japanese.