With the debut of the 70-room Park Hyatt Kyoto, travelers can expect to embark on even more enriching journeys in Japan’s ancient capital.
Kyoto, with its Shinto shrines, quaint wooden houses, and refined cuisine, has charmed the world over with its poetic beauty. With the debut of Park Hyatt Kyoto, travelers can expect to embark on even more enriching journeys in Japan’s ancient capital.
Located in one of the city’s best-preserved historic districts, Higashiyama hills, the 70-room luxury guesthouse is a stone’s throw away from Kodai-ji temple and within walking distance to many of Kyoto’s UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Kiyomizu-dera temple, and offers sweeping views of the city and Yasaka Pagoda.
Within the property’s lush grounds is a historic garden with steps leading to Kyoyamato, a traditional ryotei and culinary institution which opened in 1877 and serves authentic and seasonal kaiseki (traditional multi-course Japanese dinner) meals.
Here’s a fun fact: Kyoyamato, one of the hotel’s owners, is a seven-generation, family-run business and consists of several historic buildings including “Soyotei,” a teahouse from the Edo era with a private room where feudal warlords once secretly met.
Guests will find respite in the hotel’s elegantly designed guest rooms, including nine suites—each one featuring local craftsmanship and materials such as fragrant tamo wood, original artwork, and zen garden views.
On the dining front, the hotel offers four distinct culinary venues. Kyoto Bistro is a casual, street-side café featuring international and Japanese comfort food prepared with locally sourced and organic ingredients in a lively, open kitchen. Meanwhile, The Living Room welcomes guests to start their day with an authentic Japanese breakfast expertly prepared by Kyoyamato or an afternoon enjoying tea and light snacks.
Fans of teppanyaki can head to Yasaka to see the skilled chefs demonstrate their elevated cooking skills on the Japanese “teppan,” or “steel plate,” while enjoying the breathtaking views of Kyoto’s famous Yasaka Pagoda.
For a relaxing nightcap, there’s Kohaku with its fine collection of rare and craft spirits, including artisanal whiskey, sake, and gin made in Kyoto.
David Udell, group president, Asia Pacific, Hyatt, said: “We are delighted to celebrate the opening of Park Hyatt Kyoto, the second Park Hyatt hotel in Japan in 25 years, and to offer guests a refined home-away-from-home in this remarkable city.”