Ranked the #1 city by the readers of Travel + Leisure in 2015 for the second year in a row, Kyoto is the cultural heart of Japan and is known as “the city with 10,000 shrines” and for its Zen temples, palaces, and gardens. A city storied with 17 world heritage sites, time-honored tea ceremony, and world-renowned kimonos, Kyoto is a thriving city full of culture and also home to cutting edge industries and upscale shopping.
Opened in February 2014 as the first luxury urban resort in Japan, The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto sits serenely on the banks of the Kamogawa river, with sweeping views of the famous Higashiyama mountains. The resort features 134 guest rooms and suites, four restaurants and bars, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, and four different types of banquet rooms ranging from corporate dinners, to meetings, exhibitions and private events. The resort also boasts a unique partnership with Pierre Hermé Paris, creator of Haute Pàtisserie, showcasing popular creations and introducing an exclusive range of signature desserts. Blending the centuries old traditions and rich culture of Japan's ancient capital with modern luxury, The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto brings to life the cultural heart of Japan. The hotel is in close proximity to Kyoto's popular downtown areas including Gion, Pontocho and the city's retail and entertainment district.
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The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto is a Tier 4 property in The Ritz-Carlton Rewards.