The guides and drivers were very knowledgable about the areas and took care of us well
A couple from San Francisco

Ritz-Carlton Kyoto

Why We Love This Hotel :

Location: Sitting on the serene banks of the stunning Kamogawa river within walking distance of several famous streets and popular sights, this hotel couldn’t have a more perfect location. Plus, it’s only a 20-minute taxi ride from the Kyoto airport.

History: Paying homage to rich Japanese culture, the fourth Ritz-Carlton in Japan opened in Kyoto in February of 2014.

Service: Guests can count on dependable, high-level service at the Ritz-Carlton, where a luxury experience is guaranteed, complemented by extremely helpful staff.


Relaxation, exercise and fun are all achievable in one space - the Ritz-Carlton Spa and Fitness Center. Unwind after an exciting day spent touring the magnificent natural area. Take a long swim or hit up the fitness center to get a workout on the latest equipment. 

Fitness Gym

Open 24-hours for guest’s convenience, it’s easy to fit a workout in when staying at the Ritz-Carlton in Kyoto. Featuring the latest technology workout equipment, there’s something for any style of workout. After breaking a sweat, guests are welcome to use the dry sauna or steam room to relax and stretch out.

Swimming Pool

Dive into a 65-foot pool, perfect for swimming laps or splashing around. Open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. or until 5 p.m. for those under 16 years old, this is a wonderful spot to enjoy a swim in a natural atmosphere.

The Ritz-Carlton Spa

Seven treatment rooms offer high-end, luxurious treatments with spa products from ESPA or the UK focusing on the highest quality of botanical essences and marine actives. Pampering takes place in a healing atmosphere filled with the soothing sounds of a flowing waterfall. Choose from signature treatments, massages, express treatments or treatments specifically for men, women and maternity. There are several authentically-Japanese treatments available.


Theatre-style restaurants offer a comfortable setting for any occasion. Focusing on both local authentic nosh and international favorites, there’s something delicious to suit any guest’s palate. Each option features a different theme in a bold, innovative space. And of course, the Ritz-Carlton uses local ingredients whenever possible. 

La Locanda

This restaurant serves up traditional Italian cooking in a unique, modern style. With experienced chefs making good use of local ingredients, the savory dishes taste fresh out of Italy.


Japanese cuisine is a work of art and culinary genius when tasting the traditional food cooked up by the expert local chefs. Delicate cooking reflects the four seasons. Japanese artisan tableware intends to express the heart of Japan.



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