Six Senses Kyoto to welcome guests from April 2024

Six Senses Kyoto to welcome guests from April 2024

Located in historic Higashiyama, the retreat is next to temples and shrines

Six Senses Kyoto is set to welcome guests from 23 April 2024, marking the brand’s entry into Japan.

Located in the historic Higashiyama district, Six Senses Kyoto enjoys a prime location in this urban sanctuary with festivals and other cultural events and attractions on the doorstep. Myoho-in Temple, Kyoto National Museum and Sanjusangen-do Buddhist Temple are all an within walking distance from the hotel.

The 81 guest rooms and suites, ranging from 42 to 238 square metres, are arranged to offer views of a peaceful central courtyard, the gardens of the neighbouring Toyokuni Shrine or the city skyline.

Authentic Japanese traditions and décor appear throughout the property, with touches inspired by folklore, Asia's mythological Moon Rabbit, and the 11th-century classic Tale of Genji. 

The pinnacle of the accommodation is the three-bedroom penthouse suite. Occupying the top floor of the hotel, it's designed as "an oasis of calm", ideal for multi-generation groups and private events.

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Six Senses Spa incorporates smart science, traditional healing and Japanese Zen culture into wellness experiences that includes rejuvenating treatments and programmes rooted in Kyoto culture.

At the resort's culinary venues, a relaxed all-day dining restaurant and counter-style sushi restaurant, menus align with the brand’s Eat With Six Senses ethos, mixing the best of what is grown locally and seasonally with wellbeing front of mind. 

Six Senses Kyoto is a 90-minute drive or a 70-minute train ride from Kansai International Airport (KIX), and a 10-minute drive from Kyoto Shinkansen Station. Private transfers can be arranged.

General manager Nicolas Black, said, “We are thrilled to announce our debut Six Senses opening in Japan. There couldn't be a more fitting location than Kyoto in the cultural heart of Japan, where age-old sustainability traditions thrive and wellbeing is deeply ingrained in the way of life."

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