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Kyoto is an all-year destination with each season showcasing its unique culinary delights, festivals, and natural wonders. Experiences at Six Senses Kyoto embrace each season to bring you a taste and flavor of quintessential Japanese culture.
Dating back to the 8th Century, Kiyomizu-dera is a temple famous for its wooden stage that juts out from its main hall, 13 meters above the hillside. The stage affords beautiful views of the numerous cherry and maple trees below as they erupt in a sea of color in spring and fall, as well as of the city of Kyoto in the distance.
Toyokuni-jinja is a Shinto shrine originally built in the 16th century and is the official tomb and shrine of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, a famed Samurai and de facto leader of Japan.
Often referred to as Kyoto’s kitchen, the history of Nishiki Market dates back to the 8th century. Today there are over 100 shops selling Kyoto vegetables, fruit, fish, meat, dry foods and more.
Nanzen-ji is a Zen Buddhist temple famous for its Sanmon gate, which was reconstructed in 1628 with stairs leading to an elevated viewing deck.
Gion is Kyoto’s geisha district, where you’ll see ladies in colorful kimonos cross the wooden Tatsumi Bridge, which sits alongside upscale Japanese restaurants and boutiques on Hanamikoji Street. Gion Corner hosts traditional Kyomai dances, while Kennin-ji Temple is known for its Zen garden and Yasaka Shrine holds seasonal festivals in a lantern-lit courtyard. Nightlife ranges from quiet sake bars to buzzing, pub-like izakayas.
Coming from Tokyo or Osaka city center, the bullet train is the most convenient way to reach Kyoto. Six Senses Kyoto is a 10-minute taxi ride from the main station. Private transfers can also be arranged from Itami Airport for domestic flights and from Kansai International Airport for international flights, taking 1 hour and 1 hour 15 minutes respectively. Private transfers must be booked in advance. The nearest subway station is Shichijo Station on the Keihan Line, a 10-minute walk away.
As an all-year destination, Kyoto displays its magic and beauty in each season. While spring is famous for cherry blossoms and fall for flame-colored maple leaves, in summer Kyoto is at its liveliest with numerous festivals, and winter offers absolute Zen serenity with the city often covered in snow.