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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
  • 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.


#45 of 598 hotels in Kyoto
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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KI-NRT wrote a review Dec 2021
San Jose, California1369 contributions268 helpful votes
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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Lola wrote a review Oct 2021
Charlotte, North Carolina216 contributions51 helpful votes
I know the review for all of our Japan reviews states Nov 2020, but we traveled Nov 2019 since TA’s calendar only goes back a year! We absolutely loved The Four Seasons and Kyoto which was the imperial city. Every feature of this hotel permeates for a Zen vibe. We had a one bedroom suite which was pricey but worth it -large and most comfortable, especially with double-height windows flooding the spaces with natural light. The stylish Japanese hotel is centered around an 800-year-old ikeniwa, or pond garden. The impeccably manicured grounds are visible throughout the light-filled building, and a charming garden terrace offers a scenic setting for breakfast or a sake toast after dusk. Kyoto is the home of green tea, so what better place to enjoy it than at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto’s very own chashitsu (tea house) we took part in a traditional ceremony overseen by an experienced tea master, all in the serene and intimate surroundings of the Shakusui-en garden. The spa was wonderful and we had many treatments . What a wonderful stay and some of the best restaurants and shrines in Kyoto.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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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
Sleep Quality
Kenji wrote a review Jul 2021
Tokyo, Japan63 contributions55 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
Room Tip: Public transportation is limited so plan accordingly.
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Live2Leave wrote a review Jul 2021
Dallas, Texas53 contributions50 helpful votes
We have such a long bucket list, going back for 2nd visits isn't usually a high priority for us. Our stay at the Four Seasons Kyoto changed our mind. We'd go back in a heartbeat. Suite #201 had 1 king bedroom with a massive master bath.... dual vanity, huge soaking tub in separate area from freestanding glass shower, separate make-up vanity, long row of closet space with bench for getting ready. Seated dining area for 4-5 and separate powder bath in the spacious living area. Views are amazing. Floor to ceiling glass in both living area and bedroom overlook pond, expansive gardens and tea house. Four Seasons service only enhanced by an exceptional staff. They were great with our 2 kids! (Speaking of kids, you'd never know there's a primary school just outside the walls except when traffic is stopped in front of the hotel for 30 minutes in the morning to allow the children to cross the driveway.) This property is so beautiful. We didn't make time for a tea service while we were here, but do spend time enjoying cocktails on the terrace... you'll never want to leave.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: 1-bedroom suite #201 was perfection.
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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 and Japanese.