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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
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 09/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#42 of 582 hotels in Kyoto
Travelers' Choice
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)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
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
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Butler service
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
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Ariane MB wrote a review Jan 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Four Seasons in Kyoto is great each and everytime. I never miss it each time I am in Kyoto. While the garden is in itself perfect, above all, the most remarkable is the people. Special mention goes to Miyu Mikami of the restaurant Brasserie for serving me well in my every visit and knowing all my quirks and making sure they are all met! The white hot chocolate is to die for, by the way!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
1 Helpful vote
Chris S wrote a review Oct 2020
21 contributions10 helpful votes
Had a garden view room while staying with two friends, the room and the view were both outstanding. The real star of the hotel is the garden area, which has a lake with koi and a tea house for guests. While you should certainly be out and about seeing the history that Kyoto has on display (Fushimi-Inari shrine alone is worth the trip) you would be remiss to not take an afternoon to sit by by the tea house enjoying a drink while feeding the koi. The restaurant staff us also above and beyond, with recommendations and taking the time to get to know you a bit, same with the hotel staff. If you have the chance, this is an unforgettable experience to stay here.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Room Tip: Garden view provides a lovely little deck overlooking a gorgeous lake and garden.
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2 Helpful votes
Tom wrote a review Sep 2020
4 contributions4 helpful votes
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 contributions88 helpful votes
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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3 Helpful votes
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 contributions12 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
Sleep Quality
1 Helpful vote
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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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 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.