Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto

Don’t be fooled by the Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto’s cutting-edge external architecture as you arrive, nor the grand central lobby lined with marble or towering glass-clad atrium, as when you look a little harder you’re faced with a luxury Kyoto property that’s actually very proud of its Japanese heritage and history.

The designers of this unique resort have since suggested their aim was to create certain spaces that felt like the ‘inside of a shoji paper lantern’, and while this might feel like an abstract thing to imagine, there’s certainly no doubting the Four Seasons Kyoto’s sense of place and nods toward traditional Japanese ryokan-style abodes.

Even in such an impressive five-star hotel of only the very best furnishings, decor and design elements, the final effect that such attention to detail creates is nothing short of enchanting.

Going beyond the look of Four Seasons Kyoto however, there is so much else to fall in love with here too. Take the hotel’s setting, sat beside an 800-year-old pond garden that can be admired as you dine al fresco, before visiting a clutch of nearby temples that rarely feature on the regular tourist trails.

Then there’s the spa, one of the best in Kyoto with its traditional treatment rooms, ancient remedies, an exotic underground swimming pool surrounded by sunken bubble beds plus steam baths, saunas and so much more besides; it all looks like something from a fairytale film.

Add into this already enticing package a string of fine dining restaurants, including an exclusive Michelin-star sushi joint; beautiful communal areas and grounds; family-friendly services; well-equipped and spacious suites; hotel services available at the touch of a button, even a personal in-house florist, and the Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto really does start to speak for itself.


Inspiring Travel Company - Gym
Inspiring Travel Company - Restaurants
2 Restaurants
Inspiring Travel Company - Spa
Inspiring Travel Company - Swimming Pools
Swimming Pool
All of our holidays are tailor-made to your requirements by an expert Travel Specialist
Enquire Now Video Consultation

Accommodation Options

The guestrooms, suites and residences at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto reflect the blissful garden scenery that surrounds them outside, as floral prints punctuate the walls, cushion covers are hand-embroidered with delicate flowers and thick-set rugs colour-code to match it all. They are spacious too, with even standard guestrooms enjoying a floorplan of nearly 600sq ft, all rooms then coming with at least a comfy sofa and lounge area, or an entire living room, kitchen and diner in the residence options, plus a furnished balcony for almost every room. Standard in-room extras include Wi-Fi; customisable king-size or twin beds; marble bathrooms with separate tub and rain shower; a complimentary iPad for accessing hotel services; espresso machine; plush bathrobes and Lorenzo Villoresi toiletries, among the many other mod-cons you’d expect from any Four Seasons hotel. If travelling to Japan as a family or small group, suites and residence suites are an ideal option due to their extra space and amenities, while couples will have their pick as every room category here is terrifically well-equipped, and beautifully adorned once inside.

Deluxe Room
deluxe room
The smallest option available (570sq ft) at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto, though no less impressive with its courtyard views, king-size or twin beds, elegant furnishings and large bathrooms complete with a separate tub and rain shower. Some Deluxe Rooms are located on the ground floor which makes them nice and accessible, while others are a little higher up.
Premier Room
premier room
Some of the Premier Room options have a slightly larger floorplan than the Deluxe category, though their main benefit is the range of either courtyard, Kyoto or garden views available plus the guarantee of a more elevated position in the main building, being located between floors three and five.
Four Seasons Room
four seasons room
Similar in size to both its Premier and Deluxe option equivalents, a Four Seasons Room is worth any extra investment for the private furnished balcony with captivating garden views alone.
One-bedroom Suite
one-bedroom suite
A Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto One-bedroom Suite is a supreme space from which to enjoy this wonderful city. A separate lounge area and master bedroom is one thing, though their private waterside verandas, dressing room and sizeable floorplans of up to 1,108sq ft really make them stand out; ideal for honeymooners visiting Japan.
Executive Suite
executive suite
Executive Suites take both space available and in-room extras up a notch, many of which come with a furnished balcony. All possess both a lounge and dining area within, a powder room and over 800sq ft of space to spread out in.
Residential Suite
residential suite
If planning an extended stay in Kyoto or holidaying in Japan as a family and need a little independence, the one and two-bedroom Four Seasons Residential Suites are hard to beat. Enjoying either garden or courtyard views, these luxe home-from-homes range from 900-1,900sq ft in size and come with a fully-equipped kitchen, washer, a separate lounge and master bedroom, at least one private balcony for most, two bathrooms in the larger options and plenty of space for up to 6 people.
Presidential Suite
presidential suite
The Presidential Suite at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto is a 2,637sq ft haven of infinitely elegant décor, electric in-room controls, two separate marble-clad bathrooms, balconies and views over the Myoho-in Temple. This spacious, exclusive abode is one of the best hotel rooms in Kyoto, without doubt.



Brasserie restaurant and bar is an absolute gem at the Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto, a place where inside you could be cosied up with a cocktail by the fireplace or, if staying during one of those warm Kyoto evenings, dining al fresco on the terrace surrounded by the neighbouring pond gardens. The cuisine on offer here is a kaleidoscopic fusion of Asian inspired flavours and one or two more European dishes. So, your freshly caught seafood may be fused with ginger, soy and seasonal vegetables, yet don’t be surprised to see staple classics such as prime grilled steak on the menu either; everything cooked to perfection in this fantastic fine dining eatery.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Sushi Wakon
Sushi Wakon

Michelin-star sushi at the Four Seasons; it really doesn’t get much better than this esteemed onsite Kyoto restaurant if looking to get one of the ultimate introductions to delicate Japanese cuisine. With just two private dining rooms and space for 10 lucky guests at the Hinoki counter available, this is not only one of the best sushi restaurants in Kyoto but one of the most exclusive too. And to make every mouthful even more special, in addition to the fresh seafood and seasonal produce that goes into each piece, certain ingredients are also flown in directly from Tokyo on a daily basis specifically for this restaurant; a real cut above.

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
The Lounge and Bar
The Lounge and Bar

The Lounge and Bar is an atmospheric and beautifully designed space, all velvet armchairs, brass and glass light fittings, high ceilings and polished black marble floors. It’s as elegant as the long list of cocktails, fine teas and artisan coffees to be savoured here, as well as handmade cakes, sweets, gourmet wagyu burgers and other lip-smacking snacks, some of which can be ordered to take away, if out on a sightseeing tour or day trip.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Shakusui – Tei
Shakusui – Tei

An authentically-styled teahouse overlooking the hotel gardens, Shakusio – Tei is a suitably serene place to spend a few hours between tours, though it’s not just tea on offer as champagne and sake are also on the menu too.

Activities and Entertainment

The Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto sits beside an 800-year-old decorative pond garden, filled with fish and lined with trees covering 2.5 acres; you can either wander through it or simply enjoy the sight, while dining on one of the hotel’s al fresco decking areas overlooking the water. Nearby, more historical intrigue can be glimpsed at a handful of ancient Buddhist temples plus Kiyomizu-dera, Kodaiji and Chion-in a little further afield. Onsite experiences come in the form of chibi-maru lantern making, learning how to wear an authentic kimono, meditation sessions and everything from tea tasting to trying your hand at age-old ninja moves or how to use a real-life samurai sword!


The Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto have kindly considered just about everything you could imagine to ensure each lucky guest wants for absolutely nothing throughout their stay. This extends far beyond the hotel’s irresistible interior design and unrivalled grounds – beginning in the spa where an underground swimming pool lined with sunken loungers is just the start. There are all manner of traditional Japanese wellness treatments on offer here, everything from gold leaf facials to authentic healing ceremonies or a straight up holistic massage, plus steam baths, Jacuzzis, saunas and quiet zones to unwind in. The Four Seasons is also a family-friendly Kyoto hotel, with babysitting, a kids’ program, toys, books and games, even mini bathrobes all available. You can hire bicycles, visit the onsite florist, hit the gym, tailor your stay with a complimentary tablet in every room where each hotel service can be accessed, or simply lean on their fantastic concierge team while here.


Our World, Your Way

Padlock Icon

Trust &

One of the most trusted names in luxury travel

Over 40 years’ experience in worldwide holidays

Fully bonded and protected

Person Icon

Travel Experts

We use our first-hand expertise to create a bespoke holiday

We’ve spent years establishing industry-leading contacts

Insider knowledge: our team travel to all our destinations

User Focussed Icon

For us,
it's Personal

We get to know you personally, so your trip is perfect for you

You’ll be looked after by your own personal Travel Specialist

From meet & greets to private transfers – we’ll make it happen

Concierge Service Icon

On Hand When
You Need Us

24/7 assistance throughout your holiday

Our travel experts take care of you every step of the way

Our dedicated concierge team will take care of all the details

Your bookings are protected by our travel guarantee Read More