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.
Just steps away from the popular streets of Gion, Kawaramachi and Pontocho, the Ritz-Carlton hotel is the perfect gateway for seeing Kyoto’s famous sights. Respecting the ancient traditions and culture of Kyoto, the extravagant space is inspired by the natural surroundings and traditional architecture. Famous for Zen Temples, palaces and gardens, Kyoto's atmosphere is incorporated in the Ritz-Carlton’s design. Built in the style of a traditional Meiji House and courtyard, a stay here is truly a cultural experience. A four-story waterfall is featured in the hotel entrance amidst patterned motifs. Luxury Ritz-Carlton touches include high-thread count linens, plush Japanese “IMABARI” robes and towels, Kyoto soap and seasonal bath salts, LED TVs and touch-panel environmental controls for automatic drape closure. Accommodation amenities include a concierge service, swimming pool, banquet room, babysitting service, sophisticated dining and drinking options, as well as an indulgent spa for any pampering needs.
Choose from 134 guest rooms in four different deluxe styles, as well as sp acious suite options with multi-directional views of the city, river and mountains. Lig ht, wind and scenic beauty are incorporated into every space. All accommodation featu res 600-count linens and handmade premium toiletries.
Sophistication and charm create a bright, modern 483-square-foot space comfortable for two. A cushy sofa, table and lounge chair allow guests to relax easily. Traditional Japanese motifs including colorful ‘shippos’ showcase the talent of Kyoto's local craftsmen.
The Deluxe Kyoto room covers 538 square feet, can be configured with a king bed or two double beds and offers views of the inner court or traditional courtyard, from the third, fourth and fifth floors (and window seating for you to enjoy that view). Unwind in the bathtub, or under the "rainforest shower," then sink into fine 600-thread count bedding.
Facing a karesansui, a traditional Japanese rock garden featuring artfully-situated rocks in tranquil white sand, the Deluxe Garden Room has a strong presence of zen. The space covers 483 square feet and can be configured with a king bed, or two double beds.
Lush views of the flowing Kamogawa river greet guests as they gaze out the windows of this superior guest room. The 559 square feet of space includes floor-to-ceiling windows, guaranteeing a fantastic view and plenty of natural light. Traditional Japanese motifs and crafts in the decoration show off local culture and talent.
This suite, with its serene Japanese garden views, is the epitome of traditional Japanese design. 698 square feet includes living and bedroom areas, as well as luxury bedding and premium bathroom essentials.
666 square feet includes separate living and sleeping areas, tranquil and private Japanese Zen garden views, as well as floor-to-ceiling windows framing the Higashiyama mountains. Enjoy contemplative views from your personal terrace deck beyond the garden to the Kamogawa River and the peaks in the distance.
666 square feet includes separate living and sleep areas, tranquil and private Japanese Zen garden views, as well as floor-to-ceiling windows framing the Higashiyama mountains and the Kamogawa River. This suite is configured with traditional tatmi mats and futon for guests looking for a cultural, as well as comfortable, hotel stay.
This 1,075-square-foot spacious suite offers both spectacular views of the Kamogawa River and the Higashiyama mountains, with windows facing two directions. The living area, bedroom and bathroom are added to with ample window seating, so you can appreciate the idyllic, secluded location.
A corner suite with epic river and mountain views, and space covering 1,075 square feet, views look out over the streets of Kyoto. This accommodation also features traditional tatami mats and futons, so you can sleep in Japanese style.
A generous 1,236 square feet, the Corner Suite Minami is south-facing and offers views in two directions over the Kamogawa River as well as the ancient city of Kyoto. Of all the corner suites, this has the most space, with the largest living, dining and sleeping areas.
Traditional Japanese décor and furnishings give way to beautiful views of the river and mountains in three directions. This large suite encompasses 1,344 square feet, including large window seating that allows you to take in the natural surroundings.
A 1,505-square-foot suite located on the fifth floor, this luxurious space boasts panoramas of the Higashiyama mountains, including the dominating Daimonji. Enjoy the spacious living areas, or head outside to your private moon-viewing deck and Japanese garden, lit by night with historic lanterns.
The namesake suite of the Ritz-Carlton Kyoto offers incredible panoramas of the Kyoto cityscape and natural mountain skyline. The 2,279-square-foot space includes a spacious balcony, a fireplace, a study room and reading area, as well as a separate kitchen service.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Theater-style restaurants offer a comfortable setting for any occasion. Focusing o n both local authentic nosh and international favorites, there’s something delicious to s uit any guest’s palate. Each option features a different theme in a bold, innovative spac e. And of course, the Ritz-Carlton uses local ingredients wherever possible.
Beyond the restaurants and bars, the Ritz-Carlton Kyoto also offers exclusive and unique dining experiences, such as private dining, in-room dining and a kimono lunch. The latter includes a dress-up experience in traditional kimono, lunch at the Ebisugawa-tei dining room at La Locanda, followed by a stroll around town.
This restaurant serves up traditional Italian cooking in a unique, modern style. With experienced chefs making good use of local ingredients, the dishes taste like they are fresh out of Italy.
A Japanese umbrella motif lights the cozy atmosphere in this relaxed lounge. Surrounded by the works of blossoming artists and art books, the space is a treat for both the palate and the eyes. Afternoon tea is served in gorgeous teacups.
Japanese cuisine is a work of art and culinary genius.At Mizuki, you can taste traditional food cooked up by the expert local chefs, whose delicate cooking reflects the four seasons, while Japanese artisan tableware expresses the heart of Japan.
In partnership with the famous Pierre Hermé Paris, guests at the Ritz-Carlton Kyoto can indulge in delicate desserts, including cakes, macarons and chocolates, which will transport you to the decadent patisseries of the French capital.
Deep black counters designed to resemble the flowing river just outside complement the sofas that overlook a fantastic four-tier waterfall at this atmospheric location. Boasting over 450 wines, this is the spot to enjoy a refreshing beverage and quality conversation.