Historically the capital and still thought to be the cultural and historical heart of Japan, Kyoto is famed for its Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, palaces, traditional Japanese architecture, beautiful cherry blossoms, and mountains covered in centuries-old cedar trees surrounding the city.
You’ll find us in Higashiyama, a prime location to enjoy an urban sanctuary and welcome recharge ready to discover many delights on the doorstep. We’re an easy walk from the Myoho-in Temple, Kyoto National Museum and Sanjusangendo Buddhist Temple. Choose your view in one of our 81 rooms and suites – either our courtyard garden, the city, or the garden of the famous 16th-century Toyokuni Shrine opposite us – with the interior design inspired by folklore, The Moon Rabbit, and the Tale of Genji.
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Six Senses Kyoto features 81 spacious guest rooms and suites on six floors, including our Deluxe Garden Rooms, Junior Suites, and the pinnacle of our property, the Three Bedroom Penthouse Suite. They are all designed in modern Japanese style, decorated with art pieces, and curated according to traditional Kyoto folklore.
Higashiyama district is home to numerous cultural and historical sites, including the famed Kiyomizu Temple, Nanzenji, and Gion. Beyond the major sites are narrow alleyways dotted with small family-run arts and crafts businesses, art galleries, and traditional Kyoto food shops. Six Senses Kyoto is an ideal base to discover those hidden gems. Nature lovers can hike through the cedar-clad mountains on trails that served as pilgrimage routes for the monks in bygone days. The spiritually inclined can find balance and inner peace while meditating at a tranquil Zen temple. Foodies flock to Kyoto for its diverse culinary offerings, from traditional Kyo Kaiseki cuisine or Buddhist vegetarian cuisine to Japanese French fusion and fine dining.