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KYOTO, JAPAN, December 22, 2016 – With stunning vistas overlooking the Kamogawa River, Japanese gardens and the Higashiyama Mountains, The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto is located in a beautiful setting, perfect for a relaxing stay at the end of the year, and a revitalizing start to the new year. This year, The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto is offering a whole host of delights for guests and visitors to celebrate the new year, including both classic versions of traditional Japanese new year foods and the finest contemporary world cuisine made by our highly-skilled chefs, reflecting Kyoto’s heritage as the ancient political and cultural capital of Japan.

The holiday season is the perfect time to get together with your closest family and friends and celebrate. The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto is offering a “Winter Special Package” featuring a stay in one of our special Kamogawa View Rooms, featuring a stunning view of the Kamogawa river and Higashiyama mountains. Guests can choose from a choice of America, Japanese or in-room breakfasts .

Winter Special Package
Package includes: Special Kamogawa view room
Period: December xx, 2016 to February 28th, 2017
Price: from JPY 78,500 (per night per room)

In addition, our restaurants are pulling out all the stops to create the finest new year’s celebrations for both guests and visitors to The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto.

The hotel’s signature Japanese restaurant Mizuki continues its tradition of indelible holiday memories, as Chef Miura will be presenting a festive, seasonal menu on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Classic, traditional Japanese specialties on offer will include toshikoshi (“year-crossing”) soba noodles served on New Year’s Eve, and an unforgettable selection of classic New Year osechi dishes exclusively for staying guests. In addition, guests will also be invited to make a toast to 2017 with champagne served at The Lobby Lounge.

A sumptuous Italian-style lunch or dinner at our world-class Italian restaurant La Locanda, created by master chef Valentino Palmisano, is a decadent way to celebrate the new year. La Festa di san Silvestro is celebrated every New Year’s Eve in Italy, and as with most

Italian festivals, food plays a major role in the festivities.

Finally, an indulgent afternoon tea featuring passion fruit, strawberries and rhubarb is being served at The Lobby Lounge during the holiday season. Enjoy scrumptious home-made scones, macarons, and pastries from Pierre Herme Paris, together with classic seasonal savories and sandwiches.

Traditional Japanese Toshikoshi Soba

(Buckwheat noodles on New Year’s Eve)
Place: In-Room Dining only
Price: Yen 4,760


Place: Mizuki
Date: Dec. 31- Jan. 3
Price: Yen 15,255

Countdown Party

Place: The Lobby Lounge
Date: Dec. 31, 10:00pm
Place: Yen 15,000 (visitors), Yen 12,000 (hotel guests), Yen 7,000 (after dining at our restaurant)

New Year’s Traditional Italian Lunch & Dinner

Lunch: Yen 7,200 or Yen 10,862
Dinner: Yen 21,967, Yen 30,510 or Yen 39,053

Festive Afternoon Tea Celeste

Place: The Lobby Lounge
Yen 4,882 (Weekday)
Yen 5,492(Sat. Sun. public holiday): From Dec.1-Dec.20
Yen 6,102: From Dec.21 to Jan.3                   

The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto is excited to be able to inspire our guests with many unforgettable memories of Kyoto during their visit. We hope that our guests will truly enjoy the spirit of the New Year holiday through our seasonal offerings .

The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto opened in February 2014 and is Kyoto’s only international luxury branded resort. The property’s stately ryokan-inspired design pays homage to Japan's rich culture combining tradition with modern luxury.