The past and present meet at the Four Seasons Kyoto. Relax in contemporary rooms and step outside over a glass bridge to enjoy the serenity of the hotel’s 800-year-old pond garden.

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The Four Seasons Kyoto is nestled in the district of temples, located just minutes from Kyoto’s busy downtown. Kyoto is one of the only cities in the world that has four distinct seasons. Spring is a time for cherry blossoms, bamboo in the summer, red leaves add a burst of color in the autumn, and in the winter a blanket of snow covers the landscape. All of Mother Nature’s glory can be admired from the Four Seasons Kyoto’s 110 guest rooms, each with large windows welcoming natural light. This spacious setting blends modern aesthetics with Japanese culture. Paper lamps, screens and lacquerware adorn each room.

The Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto also features 13 suites overlooking the Pond Garden and the nearby Myoho-in Buddhist Temple, dating to 1158. Satisfy your appetite overlooking the pond garden at the Brasserie with a selection of modern dishes created with local Kyoto ingredients. Sushi can be sampled in the second restaurant prepared by Michelin-starred Chef Rei Masuda. Saki is sipped on the lantern-lit waterside terrace or in the bar.

Dip your feet in the indoor pool or relax in your room’s deep soaking tub. Couples can be pampered together at the Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto, which uses body and mind massage techniques and local skincare brands to revitalize guests. The rituals involve purifying sake baths, bamboo charcoal scrubs, and ginger extracts in Zen surroundings, all leaving you feeling blissful after a busy day of exploring this beautiful, top-rated city by rickshaw.

Japan’s former Imperial capital is home to many festivals, palaces and 2,000 temples and shrines showcasing the country’s golden age—an astounding 17 of them have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Kyoto also has a lively design, arts, and cultural scene. The city produces some of Japan’s premium teas, brought here from China by a Zen priest in the 12th century as a health tonic. You can enjoy a warm cup of green tea at the hotel’s tea ceremony.

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