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Hidden Gem in Kyoto: A Charming Retreat in the Heart of Japan’s Historic Capital

Six Senses Kyoto, a luxury hotel located in the historic Higashiyama district, opened its doors in April. The hotel’s prime location offers guests the chance to experience an urban sanctuary while being within walking distance of local festivals and cultural events. Nearby attractions include Myoho-in Temple, Kyoto National Museum, and Sanjusangen-do Buddhist Temple.

The renowned BLINK Design Group, known for its expertise in luxury hotel design, spearheaded the creation of Six Senses Kyoto. The hotel seamlessly blends authentic Japanese traditions with modern design elements, creating a space that prioritizes privacy, space, and stunning views of the city and surrounding nature.

“We are thrilled to announce our debut Six Senses opening in Japan,” said Nicolas Black, General Manager of Six Senses Kyoto. “Kyoto is the perfect location for a Six Senses property, with its rich cultural heritage and focus on sustainability and well-being.”

The hotel features 81 thoughtfully designed guestrooms and suites, ranging from 42 to 238 square meters. Each room offers views of the central courtyard, neighboring Toyokuni Shrine gardens, or the city skyline. The decor throughout the hotel is inspired by Japanese traditions, folklore, and classic tales, creating a unique and immersive experience for guests.

Six Senses Spa at the hotel offers a range of rejuvenating treatments rooted in Japanese Zen culture. Guests can enjoy traditional bath houses, an indoor pool, yoga classes, and a state-of-the-art gym. The hotel’s dining options follow the brand’s Eat With Six Senses ethos, emphasizing locally sourced, seasonal ingredients for a flavorful and mindful dining experience.

Guests can also participate in hands-on experiences at the hotel’s Earth Lab, Alchemy Bar, and herb garden, immersing themselves in the local culture and community. Whether indulging in a multi-sensory culinary experience or relaxing in the rooftop cocktail lounge, guests at Six Senses Kyoto are sure to have a memorable and enriching stay.

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