The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto sits serenely on the banks of the Kamogawa river, in a prime location with expansive views of the famous Higashiyama mountains. It is also close to Kyoto’s downtown districts such as Gion, Kawaramachi and Pontocho, convenient locations for both sightseeing and business.
The resort’s design concept is based on five key words and feelings: Utage (Festive), Seido (serenity and movement), Miyabi (elegance), Hana (splendid) and Nagomi (harmony) making use of a design that is in harmony with the historical neighborhood’s environment, while achieving a fusion of traditional and contemporary Japanese style sought to retain the character and aesthetic of a traditional Meiji house and courtyard into the architectural structure of the building to reflect the ancient culture of the city.
About 100 minutes drive from Kansai International Airport, the hotel is right in the heart of Kyoto, along the banks of the Kamogawa river, with views of the Higashiyama mountains. It’s within walking distance of a string of attractions (a fleet of electric bikes is on hand to explore) , from crafts-store lined Teramachi Street to the atmospheric geisha district Gion.
ROOMS & SUITES
Inspired by the concept of a luxury ryokan (a traditional Japanese inn), the hotel is likely to attract traveller who want a taste of cultural Kyoto without having to sleep on a futon on the floor. 134 guest rooms and suites are most with breathtaking views of the Kamogawa river and the Higashiyama mountains. Rooms are airy and soothing, with neutral white cottons and light wood furnishings. Bonsai plants, abstract calligraphic artworks, cherry blossom motifs on the bathroom walls and seasonal Kyoto bath salts create a contemporary zen feel. The most calming rooms have private Japanese gardens, created by landscape designer Kanji Nomura.
Dine at The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto and explore the very best of both Japanese and Western cuisine, from exquisite multi-course kaiseki dinners to tempting French patisserie. Experience the pinnacle of Japan’s gastronomic art at Mizuki, serving four classic styles of Japanese cooking. At La Locanda, you can enjoy fine Italian cooking with a contemporary twist in a historic, century-old dining room. After your meal, relax with a cocktail at The Bar, featuring a 360º cellar with more than 400 wine selections. Serving tea and sweet treats by the French patisserie Pierre Hermé Paris, The Lobby Lounge is a delightful place for a light snack at any time of day.