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KYOTO, JAPAN, October 01, 2016: Back in 794, Kyoto, called Heian-kyo (meant "tranquility and peace capital") in its time, became the seat of Japan's imperial court, beginning the Heian period of Japanese history. Although military rulers established their governments other cities, Kyoto remained Japan's capital until the transfer of the imperial court to Tokyo in 1869 at the time of the Imperial Restoration. With its 1,600 Buddhist temples and 400 Shinto shrines, as well as palaces, gardens and architecture intact , Kyoto remains as one of the best preserved cities in Japan, steeped in history and culture.

The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto, situated along the Kamogawa river where the Heian nobility of old located their villa, offers a series of carefully selected activities, to help our guests to experience the sophisticated wonders which Kyoto can offer. These authentic activities, led by the hotel’s experienced ladies and gentleman, are available year-round with a few seasonal activities added for your enjoyment. Some of the activities include:

  • Samurai Lessons
  • Premium Sake Tasting
  • Create your own Garden

Respecting the majestic city’s tradition, The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto preserved its own history as well, and preserved the garden rocks, lanterns and gigantic waterfall rocks that were originally owned by the Hotel Fujita Kyoto which built the resort to inherit the legacy of the land. This location is truly a land of cultural tradition, exceptional and premium even within Kyoto.