Built along the famous Kamogawa river banks, in an enviable location favored by Japanese noblemen since the 17th century, The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto offers sublime views of the river and walking proximity Gion- where shopping, dining, and entertainment await. Blending centuries-old architecture with modern luxury, international guests will feel right at home in this opulent boutique hotel after being awe-struck by an intimate arrival experience comprising a rock garden and waterway. The resort features 134 guest rooms with traditional Japanese motifs, four restaurants and bars, modern Japanese cuisine, and a spa for the ultimate rejuvenation.
Guests may expect to be pampered by all 134 over-sized rooms and suites, often considered the largest and most decadent in this city. Most also feature a complimentary view of the river. Often interpreted as a ryokan, The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto features an authentic Japanese restaurant Mizuki with its separate tempura, teppanyaki, and sushi counters cascading waterfall as its backdrop. La Locanda provides true Italian fares in an atmospheric ambiance, with a comprehensive wine cellar, tantalizing cheese room, and even a 110-years-old restored and repurposed Japanese house- Ebisugawa-tei within its repertoire.
Furthermore, guests can enjoy various activities ranging from temple chanting, bicycle tours, zen garden making classes, art tours, sake tasting, to name but a few. The Ritz-Carlton Spa offers an extensive spa menu and features seven cozy treatment rooms, a steam room, a dry sauna, a 20-meter swimming pool, and a 24-hour fitness center.
Dining - Delicious By Design - From Michelin-starred Japanese cuisine at Mizuki to the Italian cuisine of La Locanda, dining at The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto both delights and surprises. The hotel offers four restaurants, sweet indulgences at its Pierre Hermé Paris Boutique, and special experiences like wine tastings and private dining. "Mizuki" - Four distinct experiences within one space, this Japanese restaurant offers kaiseki, sushi, tempura, and teppanyaki cuisines. Private dining is also available. "La Locanda" - Traditional Italian cuisine prepared with locally sourced produce in an enchanting, modern space. Charcuterie, cheeses, and handmade desserts complement the experience. Private dining is available. "The Lobby Lounge" - A space of culture and calm, light, and shade, this elegant lounge offers Afternoon Tea, brunch, light snacks, and French pastries. The space includes a gallery, library, and terrace. "The Bar" - Bathed in the glow of candlelight, this stylish bar features carefully selected spirits and exclusive cocktails. Light fare, including caviar, cheeses, and charcuterie, is also offered.
Through a unique partnership with famed patisserie Pierre Hermé Paris, guests at The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto, are treated to various exquisite desserts. Imagined by Pierre Hermé Paris, the offerings are tailored to each of the resort’s food & beverage outlets to enhance its cuisine and complete the gastronomic experience. The resort is also home to one of the few Pierre Hermé Paris boutiques in all of Japan, offering cakes, macarons, chocolates, and other delights. Discover the original world of tastes, sensations, and pleasures of the creator of Haute Pâtisserie.
The Spa - Inner peace begins with external tranquility at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Kyoto. Here, a bubbling waterfall complements seven treatment rooms, including one spa suite, where modern Japanese design evokes a serene atmosphere. Unwind within the sleek relaxation room as you sip Matcha green tea. Or let your cares melt away in the 20-meter swimming pool, the steam room, or the dry sauna. At this Kyoto day spa, restoration follows with a curated menu of treatments that celebrate local traditions. The signature Ryokucha Serenity Ritual, for example, incorporates antioxidant-rich green tea leaves from the city’s Uji region in its body, foot, and scalp massage. The Kyoto Bamboo Ritual, meanwhile, utilizes heated bamboo stalks and warm oil to improve flexibility. The Spa complements these regional influences with luxury ESPA products, which are crafted with the finest botanical and marine ingredients.
Area & Activities - Inspired by its location along the Kamo River in downtown Kyoto, The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto cultivates experiences that are as diverse as the city itself. Explore Kyoto in a rickshaw, master the art of sushi, practice the movements of a samurai warrior, or take advantage of the hotel’s address to walk through the entertainment district of Gion and peruse the stalls of the legendary Nishiki Market. Enjoying proximity to everything from the Kyoto International Conference Center to attractions like the Kyoto Imperial Palace and Shimogamo Shrine, the hotel invites you to discover both the majesty and the mystery of this ancient city. The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto, is located: 60 minutes away from Osaka International Airport, 75 minutes away from Kansai International Airport, 6 minutes away by foot from the Kyoto Metro.