Kyoto remains one of the most famous tourist destinations in Japan. The city, which is protected by UNESCO, is a true gem of ancient architecture and culture. That is why when organizing a hotel in the heart of the city, Four Seasons had to face certain challenges. Together with interior design company Hirsch Bedner Associates, the companies developed the concept and design of Four Seasons Kyoto that is located around an 800-year old pond.
At Four Seasons Kyoto guests will find 110 standard guestrooms, 12 spacious suites and additional 57 condo units. The hotel has prime location surrounding Ikeniwa Pond an 800-year old pond in the central part of the city. Naturally, the hotel was made in traditional Japanese style so it fits that look and atmosphere of the place. Besides the pond, the hotel is located not far away from such famous landmarks of Kyoto as the Kyoto National Museum and Imahie Jingu Shrine.
The entrance to the hotel resembles a bamboo forest. Then hotel guests enter a traditional Japanese garden. The lobby is decorated with such typical elements of Japanese architecture as Aji stepping stones and shoji paper panels. Guestrooms are made in a way to resemble a traditional Japanese house. Guests will find there wooden screens, oak wood floors, artworks by local artists and modernized tatami. The hotel has a wedding chapel perfect for those who want to experience a luxurious wedding in traditional Japanese style. There are also a large ballroom and a tea house with open space built near the water.
The hotel’s spa is named Kyo no Iyashi or “Kyoto healing”. It includes 7 treatment rooms, a waterfall and an indoor swimming pool. Businessmen will enjoy visiting meeting rooms made in the imperial palace style.